We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU.

We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Empower Network or Create Your Own Blog

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU. How to begin?

Brand Name and Domain. Have you decided on a name to use online? You can use www.fullname.com if its available or perhaps a nickname that you wanted to be known for. I’ve used www.7figuresurfer.com because it stands for me helping out everyone to be come 7 figure earners. The surfing part is what I do in between! Remember, once you decided on brand name, it would be hard to switch to something else or your followers will get confused. Seeking and deciding on your brand and domain URL is the hardest part of setting up your own site – its final and it sticks.

Hosting and Domain. Search for a hosting domain that has had several reviews on satisfied customers.  They usually give more discounts when you purchase a hosting plan for more than 1 year. For example, buying a hosting plan that will cost you $8/month for a year is more expensive than buying a hosting plan that will cost you $3/month for a year for 3 years.

Hosting plans already include a free domain for two years the most. Don’t get confused between hosting plan and domain. You can buy a domain anywhere and register for a www.yourbrandname.com but you need a hosting plan to “host” or cater all your files and content that you are going to be publishing online. A domain cannot stand alone without a hosting plan.

WordPress, Blogger or Joomla. Now that you have your www.brandname.com and is now hosted, you will have another choice to make – will you build your website from scratch or install it using WordPress or Blogger (there are others but I’ve just listed the major two)?

My blog is hosted with WordPress and notwithstanding its functionality and form, WordPress seems to be the best content management system online. Blogger, on the other hand, lacks the necessary plugins or functionalities that can make your blogging life easy. [Watch out soon for an in-depth tutorial on setting up WordPress]

Blog. Start putting and publishing content on your blog. Try posting everyday if schedule permits or at least three (3) times a day. Read about more blogging content here.

Now that you have your blog set up and ready – it is time to optimize and customize it! More of this soon!

Ciao,

Scott

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