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Let Me Help Your Start Your First Blog

GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS

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GET A HOSTING ACCOUNT

The first step is signing up for a hosting account at Bluehost. This is where all of the files for your blog will be stored.

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LET BADNET SET UP YOUR BLOG

Fill out the brief setup request form at BADNET and I will make sure WordPress is installed and ready to go!

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START BLOGGING RIGHT AWAY

Setup is typically completed within 24 hours and you'll be notified so you can log in and start blogging immediately.

You must use the link above to be eligible for BADNET services.

"OKAY. WHAT IF I REGISTER FOR HOSTING? THEN WHAT?"

Don't worry. I don't want you to just have a blog.

I want you to have a successful blog!

My free blog setup service is designed for people who are interested in getting started and have no previous experience with blogging or the tech behind it. If you've got the desire and motivation to start your own site but have a hang up about getting started then I'm here to give you that helping hand to get you over that first hurdle.

After signing up for a Bluehost hosting plan and sending your request form to me, you'll get the following:

  • I​​​​​nstallation service - I'll install WordPress for you if you haven't already installed it yourself.
  • Cleanup - We remove unnecessary sample data and plugins added by Bluehost and the WordPress installation routine so you start with a clean slate.
  • 10 must have WordPress plugins - We install and configure 10 plugins we consider to be vital for running a successful blog.
  • Security & Optimization - We set up WordPress for SEO, proper caching, image optimization, spam prevention, security and database maintenance.
  • Quick-Start Guide & 3 Blog Reports - We'll send you our Quick-Start Guide and 3 additional blogging guides to help you get started with writing your first post, understanding the basics of WordPress and the plugins we've installed, how to boost your writing skills as well as how to make money from your blog.
  • Client support - This is perhaps the best part of the service. If you have any questions you can contact BADNET support. It doesn't matter if it's a simple question about choosing a theme or plugin or something more technical. BADNET is here to help answer your questions. I've had clients that signed up years ago that still ask a question from time to time. You've probably never hired an IT consultant but if you know anything about their hourly rates you'll understand the value of what is being offered here... for free!

If you want to install WordPress yourself it's no problem. Just indicate that on your submission form and you'll still be provided with the materials and support outlined above.

The BADNET setup service is 100% free

All you have to do is register with Bluehost by clicking the button below.

Hosting is mandatory for anyone who wants a website, so by doing it with Bluehost through my link you not only get top notch hosting but you also get all of the extras that BADNET offers!

You must use the link above to be eligible for BADNET services.

WHY IS BLUEHOST THE BEST CHOICE FOR HOSTING?

  • Speed and reliability - Bluehost servers are well-optimized for WordPress and use Nginx to reduce server loads without you having to handle confusing setup and configuration. It just works!
  • Free domain name - Don't have a domain name yet? Get your first year of registration on the house when you sign up!
  • Free SSL certificate - Serving secure web pages has become important for reader confidence and security. With Bluehost, enabling your free SSL certificate on your website is as easy as toggling a switch. No forking out extra money, setting up CSRs, applying for a CRT and installing it. Just toggle the switch and it's generated and activated automatically. Easy peasy.
  • 24/7 Customer Support - Whether by phone or chat you can always get hold of someone at Bluehost.
  • Bang for your buck - They have the best value for the price. Hosting plans start as low as only $3.98 a month! That's lower then the price of a Frappuccino. Instead of spending $4 on a cup of coffee, use it an an investment for your business.
  • Money back guarantee - Bluehost offers a 30-day money back guarantee. If you aren't 100% satisfied, get a refund. There is absolutely no risk to you for trying it out.

You must use the link above to be eligible for BADNET services.

WHY WORDPRESS?

WordPress is reportedly used on more than 60 million sites. Every day you probably visit sites that you don't even think of as “blogs” and unbeknownst to you there is a WordPress installation chugging along behind the scenes.

Here are a few of the reasons why WordPress is the number one software platform choice for pro bloggers:

  • You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use it - The WordPress core software uses a plugin and template system so you can change the look and feel of your site and add new functionality without ever writing or looking at a line of code. Just upload the theme or plugin file and activate it. The blog post editor makes writing a new post post as simple as writing an email.
  • It's not just for blogging! - While it's true that the core was built and continues to be primarily focused on blogging, 3rd party plugins have made it incredibly versatile. Want to run an e-commerce store? A discussion forum? A classified ads site? An e-learning site with courses? Perhaps your own social network? The options go on and on... You can do it all with WordPress!
  • Mass adoption = mass support - When millions of sites are using something you can rest assured that the ecosystem to support the software is strong. The core software is always being improved and updated and there is plenty of 3rd party developer support. If you want to know how to do something with WordPress or encounter a problem there's usually a dozen people that have had the same questions and written about it online with solutions being offered or someone has made a plugin to accomplish what you want to do. The community behind WordPress is massive.
  • It's free and open source - Free software typically isn't worth the time it takes to download it. That's not the case with WordPress. It's amazing that you can get the same software used to power some of the top sites on the internet without paying anything for it. There are no up front licensing fees or recurring fees.

You must use the link above to be eligible for BADNET services.

STILL ON THE FENCE? THAT'S OKAY.

Look. There is no timer on this page counting down the seconds for some high pressure sales pitch. I have been setting up sites for BADNET clients since November of 2013. This offer of assistance will be here tomorrow, next week, or next year.

If you aren't ready then don't get a hosting plan today. Nobody goes off and rents a building to open a store when they don't even know what they plan to sell yet. Take your time. Make a plan. Then act on it when you are ready.

Yes, Bluehost has a 30-day money-back guarantee but that 30 days is to figure out if their hosting plan is right for you. It's not for you to jump in first and figure out what you want to do after. 

I said before that I want you to have a SUCCESSFUL blog. You absolutely cannot achieve success if you do not have a goal. I don't mean a FANTASY like “I don't want to work a real job. I just want to make a lot of money online.” 

There is nothing wrong with making money online but making money is the fruit of a successful business. If you don't even have an idea and some sort of business plan then how can you have a successful business?

Stop now. Do a reality check and sit down with a pad and pencil and start outlining a plan before you jump into this.

Maybe money is not your goal. Maybe you want to have the best darn bottle cap collecting blog in the world and just want to share your passion for bottle caps with others. You still need a plan of action.

If I set up a blog for you, it's a blank slate. What are you going to fill it with? 

If that very question gets your creative juices flowing and you are chomping at the bit and ready to go then click the button below and let's get you started!

If you're not sure, there's no shame in that. It's more shameful to spend money on something you have no use for.

Sit down and brainstorm. Put some time into thinking about what you want your site to be.

Is it a store? Is it a personal blog? Is it a forum or community? You need to know what it is supposed to be before you start or it will just be a vacant void or a hot mess of indecision. 

Have a goal so when you are standing at the starting line you at least know what direction to start running. Then, come back and see me when you're ready. I'll be here.

You must use the link above to be eligible for BADNET services.