Hosting Your Online Business
There are thousands, if not more, of hosting companies out there. They come in all price ranges, and with all kinds of bells and whistles. BlueHost and HostGator are two of the most reputable hosting companies around. I can't provide a definite recommendation as I'm using my own dedicated server due to the high amount of traffic my sites generate (very expensive option for the novice user), but I can definitely say that a number of high-profile bloggers recommend BlueHost as the best web hosting for WordPress.
Creating and Growing an Email List
I use AWeber for my email and newsletter – it's extremely easy to use. I’ve used other systems in the past, but have found AWeber so much more user friendly and far more customizable.
Building and Customizing a Website
This site is proudly powered by WordPress which is a free blogging software. If you're looking to start a WordPress blog from scratch, I'd recommend the "How to Start a Blog That Matters" online course. The course has all the right ingredients and is delivered by one of the most respected voices in the online sphere, Corbett Barr.
Year to Freedom Book
The One Year to Freedom book will take you step-by-step through the process setting such an ambitious goal in such a short time span, the necessary mindset shifts you’d need, the habits you’d have to adopt, and the relationships you’d want to create.
Step-by-Step Guides to Starting Your Online Business
Step One: Dig out your passion.
Step Two: Unfold your expertise.
Step Three: Find a hungry crowd.
Step Four: Pick your niche.
Each step will provide practical methods and guide you through a series of questions that will help you further refine your niche.
The Begin with a Blog eBook follows a simple four step plan to build your presence online:
Step One: Getting Started
Step Two: Branding & Design
Step Three: Setting Up
Step Four: Content & Writing
The purpose of this eBook is not to teach you how to make a living from blogging (although it’s certainly possible if you put you mind to it). The purpose is to help you establish your presence online and show you why a blog platform and blogging can be powerful tools in your overall online-business journey.
This 4-step guide covers topics such as:
- Which email service you should use
- How to setup your email list the smart way
- What you should send to your list
- How to grow your subscribers quickly
An email list can help you establish a long-term relationship with your visitors, keep in contact with your fans, increase brand awareness, promote your business, drive traffic, and most importantly, it can raise your bottom line.