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Below is a simple roadmap to follow where you’ll find all of my hand-written tutorials and guides that are jam packed with free resources.

Starting a Blog – Making a Website

How to Start a Blog — The simplest step-by-step tutorial that’ll take your hand and guide you in creating your blog from top to bottom. Everything you need to know to make a blog is detailed in 3 easy steps that will have you up and running with your very own blog in a matter of minutes.

How to Make a Website — Widely known as the easiest way to create a website. This 5000+ word guide covers all the nooks and crannies in setting up and customizing your website.

Blogging Sites Comparison Chart — This infographic serves to help you decipher which blogging site is best suited for your blog or website. I highly recommend you begin with a self-hosted WordPress blog but there are certainly more options out there. See what works best for you.

Why You Should Start a Blog — Still on the fence about moving forward with your blog idea? Here are 10 mind-blowing reasons why it’s a no-brainer to buy a domain, register hosting and start blogging today.

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Blog — A complete guide on the most important elements to consider before you take the leap and start your own blog. I’ve made many mistakes starting out, read this guide to avoid making the same mistakes.

Domains & Hosting

How to Choose a Domain Name — Names are everything. The name of your blog/website can be the first good or bad decision you make so be careful when choosing and reference this article.

Registering a Domain Name — Step-by-step process to registering your own domain name.

Beginner’s Guide to Web Hosting — Don’t know much about web hosting services? I’ve got you covered with this beginner’s guide to learning about web hosting and how they impact your blog.

Web Hosting Buyer’s Guide — A no-nonsense guide to comparing the best hosting services and companies. Determine with ease which web host is right for you.

Now That Your Blog is Live…

Blogging Best Practices — Expert tips on how to blog the right way. Learn from the best on how to approach almost every situation when it comes to your blog.

Blog Post Ideas — 151 of the very best ideas you can use for your next blog post. Engage and excite your loyal visitors with fresh ideas.

Content Marketing & Blogging Strategy — An easy guide to help you establish a proven blogging & content strategy that will help you visualize how you’ll reach your blogging goals

How to Write a Blog Post — Learn what ingredients are needed in the recipe of a flawless blog post.

WordPress Security — Helpful guide to prevent your website/blog from being vulnerable to security hacks and malware.

Growing Traffic

Holy Grail of Link Building — Learn the top strategies to build authority and relevant links to your website, to help increase your rankings.

WordPress SEO Tips — My personal SEO tips and strategies to help you grow and maintain your WordPress blog.

Promoting Your Blog & Increasing Website Traffic — Your personal ‘go-to’ guide on promoting your blog/website and growing daily visitors by TEN FOLD. Use the same strategies and tactics I used to grow traffic to On Blast Blog.

Cheat Sheets

WordPress Cheat Sheet — A collection of charts and tables to help designers and developers with WordPress functions from a technical perspective.

HTML 5 Cheat Sheet — A handy reference for all new HTML 5 tags. Easily download as a PDF or print it out and pin it on your wall.

Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017 — Find the most up to date image sizing for each social platform, the best days & times to share socially, the top tools the experts use, secret tricks for each social network and a proven method on how to write irresistible headlines to capture more readers.

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Blog — A detailed guide to show you how you can increase the speed of your WordPress blog; the same way I sped up On Blast Blog so it’s super fast!

Monetization & Passive Income

How to Make Extra Money — In this guide I show how you can make extra money right now so you can start living a fuller life, instead of constantly waiting on that next paycheck

How to Make Money with Google Adsense — This step by step guide will help you leverage the monetization avenue of Google Adsense. One of the best and easiest ways to earn revenue from your blog, Google Adsense is a money making beast that can be tamed.

Other Tutorials

How to Work From Home — A detailed guide that’s super easy to follow along. Creating a perfect balance between your work life and your personal life can be challenging. Read this guide to learn how to find that balance your life needs!

How to Monetize your Website — Learn countless ways you can make money from your website. This guide shows you dozens of ideas to help you start earning a passive income.

How to Design a Website — Even if you don’t have any design experience, there are some best practices to keep in mind when mapping out a website/blog. Learn how to create a masterful and engaging design for your website.

Joomla vs WordPress vs Drupal — A CMS showdown to find out just which platform is right for you. Learn more with this technical analysis into Content Management Systems (CMS).

Frequently Asked Questions — Website and blogging FAQs that I’ve seen just about everywhere. I created a central location to house and address some of the most burning questions new website owners are asking.

Okay, I think that covers it all. If I’m missing anything at all, don’t hesitate to let me know. I’m updating these resources all the time so be sure to check back soon.

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