I had no idea how to start my blog ...
March 27, 2014
But these fun-to-watch videos taught me how to use WordPress in less than an hour
Last week, while promoting the awesome writing tool Scrivener, I made the commitment to y’all that I would start my own blog.
Many of the most successful people and companies I know have their own blogs. With their blogs, they are able to publish and share their ideas, grow their network, and make more money.
After getting excited to finally get my own blog up and running, it hit me ... I had no idea where to even start :-(
I had never started a blog before and didn’t have anyone to teach me.
Have you ever wanted to start your own blog but didn’t know where to begin?
I knew that my friends used WordPress for their blogs and raved about how customizable it was, but it sounded like a foreign language to me.
I searched online and read some random articles to try and teach myself. I even found some crappy videos on YouTube promising to teach me WordPress.
In the end, I was just as lost as I started.
But late last week, Chief Sumo showed me WP101, a video course to get up and running with WordPress in no-time.
I watched their intro video and was amazed by the high-quality content:
So I personally went through the whole course and in less than an hour, had my WordPress blog up:
That's right ... I did all that just by following the WP101 video course.
I learned everything I needed to get started with WordPress including:
- How to step-by-step install WordPress
- How to set up hosting for your blog
- Formatting blog posts to look awesome
- Setting up a custom theme
- Tons and tons and tons more
The course is taught by Shawn Hesketh, an established member of the WordPress community who has over 25 years of experience and has made thousands of WordPress sites.
I personally easily get distracted when trying to learn something new but loved how the videos were easy to follow and fun to watch.
As well as access to the videos, you also get access to their members-only Q&A forum, where you can personally ask Shawn any questions you have about setting up your WordPress blog or site.
Regularly, you can get lifetime access to WP101 for $79.
I'm so excited to show y'all WP101 that I gave Shawn some extra sake and talked him into giving all you sumo-lings lifetime access to WP101 for only $15 (that’s 80% off!)
With lifetime access, you can watch these videos anytime you want.
WP101 is constantly updating their videos and adding new videos teaching more advanced subjects on WordPress. With this deal, you’ll get access to all future videos.
You could go out and spend $20 on a WordPress book and spend tons of your time reading through it.
Or you could just spend $15 and way less time on this fun-to-watch video course to learn WordPress.
I made my blog in less than an hour with WP101. What’s stopping you from doing the same? Click here and join me in starting your blog.