Would You Like Your Blog Set Up For You?
Don't Struggle With Technology, We Can Set Up Your Blog For You!
If you’ve read my Blog Profit Blueprint or taken my Blog Mastermind course, you know I’m convinced anyone can start a blog from scratch, build an audience, and make a minimum of $10,000 per month, blogging part time.
After a decade of teaching people how to start from scratch and build a successful blog, I’ve found a huge stumbling block for many people starting out is struggling to make technology work.
If you have no idea how to build a website, the thought of running an online business can be so overwhelming that many people quit before they even begin.
There’s no denying that the learning curve when you start an online business is steep. For years I’ve been trying to find an affordable and easy solution for my clients to take the fear out of that first big step…
I came to a simple conclusion. For many people the best answer is not to try and set up a blog yourself because you will waste time, get frustrated and possibly quit even before you start.
The best solution is simple: Get someone else to set up your blog.
I'm so excited to finally offer a blog set up service thanks to a partnership with
Kerry from the Blog Mechanic
"Hi, I'm Kerry and I'm so excited to
help you set up your new website!"
For many years, I have been referring my coaching clients to Kerry, who is affectionately known as ‘The Blog Mechanic’, to take care of their blog setup and ongoing tech needs, while they focus on getting their businesses up and running.
Recently, I spoke to Kerry to see if we could work together to offer my customers and community members a special blog setup package for under $100. I wanted the service to provide a fully optimized, beautifully designed website, built and ready to go.
Kerry has been an active member of our community for a long time and she jumped at the chance to offer such a valuable service to help her fellow entrepreneurs get started.
Introducing... Blog Setup Services.
We Will Build Your Website For You!
Here Is What You Get
The Blog Setup Services Package Includes:
A PRE-DESIGNED PROFESSIONAL THEME
Included in the package is a professionally pre-designed premium theme of your choice from StudioPress (worth $99.95 - but we cover this cost for you).
HELP PURCHASING YOUR DOMAIN NAME
Kerry will walk you through the process of registering your domain name, also known as a URL, which is the address people use to find your blog website on the Internet e.g. www.myawesomewebsite.com.
ASSISTANCE SETTING UP A HOSTING ACCOUNT
You get step-by-step assistance purchasing and creating a web hosting account. This is the space you rent on the Internet where your website exists.
INSTALLATION OF BLOGGING SOFTWARE
The latest version of WordPress, the most popular blogging software on the web, installed with your web host.
THEME INSTALLATION & INTEGRATION
We won't just install your theme, we'll set it up so it looks as beautiful as the demo on StudioPress, configured for optimum performance and ready to use.
Your blog will look beautiful and you will have your own unique domain name just like other professional blogs and websites. You can login and immediately start filling your new blog with content (that’s your job!).
Six Must-Have Plugins Installed Ready To Go
To keep your new blog secure, stop spam comments, and to help you create amazing blog posts, we will install and configure six WordPress plugins including:
(For spam protection)
(Protection against hackers)
WP Super Cache
(Speeds up your blog loading time)
(Enables you to create forms)
(Helps with editing and formatting blog posts)
WP Spell Check
(Checks your spelling)
Yaro's Blog Tech 101 Guide
As you continue to grow your online business you will no doubt come up against more questions, including…
- How do I add an email newsletter to my blog?
- What if I want to sell products from my blog?
- How do I add a membership site to my blog?
…And many more tech related questions.
I’ve dealt with these questions before myself, and I’ve helped thousands of other new bloggers deal with them too.
This is why I put together a 128-page eBook specifically for beginners that explains everything you need to know about blog technology. It’s called –
Blog Tech 101 – The Basic Tools And Technology You Need To Build Your Blog
All the answers to your questions are in this ebook, and you get it 100% free as part of the Blog Setup Services package.
Turn Your Idea Into A Fully Functioning Website In Under 3 Days
Getting your website set up is a lot like moving into a new home.
You can’t start hanging pictures on the walls if you don’t even have a block of land, a street address or a house constructed on a solid foundation.
It’s the same with a website – you can’t start writing blog posts and uploading images without first purchasing hosting, registering a domain name, building your website with a custom theme and installing plug-ins.
If that all sounds like gibberish to you, that’s where Blog Setup Services comes in. We take care of building the technological foundations of your website so you can move straight into your new blog home and start decorating.
But even if you do understand the basics of WordPress and how to build a website, Blog Setup Services saves you time, money and hours of tech rage compared to building the same website yourself.
'Blog Setup Services' Is
Cheaper Than Doing It Yourself
The Blog Setup Service is actually cheaper than building the same website yourself.
The full package is just $99.
That’s right, under $100 to remove all the tech headaches of setting up your blog. Everything will be done for you.
The premium theme we provide in the package on its own costs $99.95, but you’re not just saving 95 cents. You’re also saving days or even weeks of your own time that would be better invested in building your business in other ways.
You should be spending time creating content for your blog. Not struggling for days trying to get the tech basics set up or trying to make your blog look good.
The idea is to keep the cost of this service low so it removes the first financial and technological hurdle many people face when turning a good idea into a profitable online business.
What Others Are Saying About
The Blog Setup Service...
Before finding Kerry at the Blog Mechanic I really struggled with my blog setup. I’m not technically minded and found this part of the process a real headache. I tried to get it up and running with the many free tutorials online promising a quick and easy 20 minute setup… but its not that simple!
I discovered there are many components that are important for blog safety, functionality and aesthetics and I was quickly becoming overwhelmed and frustrated - which meant I was losing momentum for what I wanted to do - which was the actual blogging!
After engaging Kerry, I had a fully functioning and professionally setup blog within a few days, complete with a personalized tutorial explaining how my blog works and all the installed features. Brilliant! Well worth the investment.
What Happens When You Purchase The
Blog Setup Service?
To get started, just click the purchase button, go to the check out page and submit your payment information. Once your payment is received, you will be taken to a confirmation page which guides you step-by-step through the process of submitting all the information we need to set up your blog:
Set up your domain name. Watch the step-by-step video and follow the prompts to set up your domain name (this is the address people need to find your blog on the web)
Set up your web hosting. Watch the step-by-step video and follow the prompts to set up your web hosting (this is the rent you pay for the place where your website lives online)
Find a premium theme. This is the fun part! Browse StudioPress to find a premium theme for your website (these designs will blow you away - your blog is going to look amazing!)
Enter the requested information into the fields provided so Kerry, your blog mechanic, can get to work building your site.
When the website is built and Kerry forwards you your login details, you can start blogging, writing content and uploading images to your WordPress site immediately.
Your blog will be live and people will be able to find it at your domain name address instantly.
I can’t wait to see your new blog!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the $99 package include?
- A pre-designed premium theme worth $99.95 configured to look like the demo on StudioPress
- Installation of the latest version of WordPress with your web host
- Installation of six must-have plugins designed to speed up your blog, keep it safe from hackers and spam and assist with editing and formatting content
- Blog Tech 101 - a 128 page eBook on blogging technology for beginners
- Assistance purchasing web hosting and a domain name if you do not have these already
Why are the costs of domain name and hosting not included in the Blog Setup Services package?
In order to set up your blog you will need to purchase a domain name and web hosting. Some customers may already have one or both of these, but if you don’t (or if you’re not sure what they are!), don’t worry, the Blog Setup Service will provide you with tutorials on how to buy them.
In general, domain names are billed annually and prices start at 99 cents while web hosting is billed either monthly or annually with prices starting at around $4 per month.
Your domain name and web hosting need to be purchased through external companies who will bill you monthly or annually for as long as your website is active online. These will be ongoing expenses for your business, while the Blog Setup Service is a one time fee to get your blog built and live on the web.
Why do I have to buy my domain name separately when my hosting includes one domain name for free?
Kerry at the Blog Mechanic recommends purchasing the domain name separately so it is easier to transfer if you decide to change web hosts at a later date.
Does it matter which web host I use?
Although we have our preferred and recommended web host, we are happy to work with any hosting provider you choose. However, you must have cPanel and FTP access with your account. Also, we don't recommend using Managed WordPress Hosting because user limitations mean you (and us) have less control over the server space your blog resides on.
How long will it take for my blog to be set up?
It will take approximately three business days for your new blog to be set up to look like the demo on the StudioPress website. If we experience a high volume of traffic and cannot meet this timeline, we will advise you as soon as possible.
What will my blog look like?
Kerry will set your blog up to look like the StudioPress demo version you select from the StudioPress website. The demo content (images and text) will be imported into your website so you can get a feel for how the site will look when you add your own content. Kerry will show you how to delete it when you start adding your own content.
Otherwise, your blog will be a blank canvas, waiting for you to fill it with pages, blog posts, images, videos and information. The Blog Setup Services package is a bit like hiring a builder to construct a house. We build the walls and the foundations and make sure it is safe to live in, but you will need to take care of the decorating and fill it with content so it feels like a home.
Can you add my logo?
If you have a logo you would like uploaded, email Kerry after you have sent her your details for setting up the blog. Different themes require logos to be different sizes so Kerry will advise what dimensions your logo needs to be to fit the theme you’ve chosen.
Do I get ongoing support for my new blog?
Blog Setup Services is a low one time fee only, so we can't possibly provide ongoing support after your site is setup. If you do need ongoing support with WordPress and the technical side of building your online business after your blog is set up, you should consider one of Kerry's monthly support plans.
What if I don’t know how to add content to my blog?
Don’t worry! We take care of the most difficult part of setting up a blog - integrating your web host with WordPress, installing and configuring the theme so it looks like the demo and installing key plugins.
The Blog Setup Services package includes a 128 page guide to using WordPress for blogging which will helps you better understand the technology. If you are a member of the Laptop Lifestyle Academy then you also have access to dozens of tutorials on how to add posts, pages and all other content to your blog.
If you need any extra technical assistance or training on how to use your new website, Kerry at the Blog Mechanic offers a number of different packages for bloggers and a very reasonable flat monthly fee. Once she has finished setting up your blog, get in touch with her to talk about your needs and how she can help you.