Step ZERO: Is blogging even worth it?

 

Step ZERO: Is blogging even worth it?

Catch a vision of a successful agent using blogging here:

http://www.realestatetechnologyexperts.com/blogging-for-profit-real-estate/

You really need to commit to this and leverage it just like you would your follow-up calls to your sphere. If you don’t think you can commit, then don’t bother – it will just be a waste of time and money.

Step 1: Decide which type of blog system to use.

We recommend a self-hosted WordPress blog since you will ALWAYS own the content, and it’s really easy to use.

1A: Buy a Domain at www.NameCheap.com or www.GoDaddy.com or whoever you use

1B: Get some Server Hosting at www.HostGator.com (NOT GoDaddy.com – we can’t stress this enough – you will run into issues if you try to use GoDaddy.com for your hosting – they do funky stuff with their servers). Other options are www.Page.ly which is really managed for you, but offers about 10% less flexibility and costs a little more.

1C: Setup a free “installation” of WordPress on your Server.

1D: Point your domain name’s DNS to the Server.

Step 2: Create your first post the SAME DAY

That’s right, the best way to gain momentum is to create your first “Post” the same day your blog gets setup.

2A: How to Create your first WordPress Post

2B: How to Add a Thumbnail image of your Post

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2C: How to Embed a Video inside a WordPress Post

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2D: Managing SEO, Authors, Misc. items for your WordPress Posts

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Step 3: Record Market Update Videos and Post Them on your Blog

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Step 4: Choosing a WordPress Theme and Installing the Theme

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Step 5: Customizing your “Widgets” on your Blog

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Step 6: Cool Plugins to Make your Life Easier

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Step 7: Basic On-Site Search Engine Optimization

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Step 8: Basic Off-Site Search Engine Optimization

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Step 9: Social Networking Integration

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Step 10: Adding Optin Forms and Other Ways to Generate REAL Leads

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Also, we will have a Discussion Forum area on Blogging over here