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‘Million’ is a magical word. However, until a few years back, it used to be an alien word for me.
I’m from New Delhi, India, and here we talk in Lakhs and Crores. Thanks to globalization and the growth of the blogging and startup industries, “million” is no longer a word that is exciting for me.
Why am I talking about this word?
Because ShoutMeLoud receives more than 1.5 million page views a month, and one of my goals for this year is to reach 2 million page views a month.
I think we can get there…
Do you have an idea to turn your passion into a business?
With the affordable business tools available today, it’s now easier than ever to create a product and market it to the right audience. Anyone can become an entrepreneur by simply starting a blog, selling a book on Amazon, or opening an online store.
So it’s surprising to see that some people are still hesitant to dive into a business venture despite their big ideas.
If you’re one of these people, then maybe some guidance and motivation are all you need to finally push you into action.
You’ve probably seen this advice somewhere while surfing the internet, watching a TV show, or reading a book.
Or perhaps, at some point in time, you’ve asked someone you considered an expert – someone you highly look up to – for advice on how to build your own business so you can escape the Rat Race.
They undoubtedly gave you the same misguided advice:
- Follow your passion.
I’m here to tell you that this is the worst advice you’ll ever get, and therefore, you need to stop paying attention to it.
Unfortunately, this mantra has become one of the most popular pieces of career advice in recent times.
Teaching what you know online can be the best thing you can do for your audience. More and more bloggers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers are adding online courses in addition to their blogs.
It’s a great way to help others while establishing yourself as an expert in your field.
One of the first things you’re going to need when launching a course is a piece of software for creating your content.
Courses are not the same as blog posts. For one, a course needs to be accessed by registered students and not just anyone who lands on your site. It doesn’t matter if you’re offering a free or paid course, you need to have some kind of student profile to track your students’ progress.
There are many cheap and reliable hosting services for WordPress out there, and one of the best is Bluehost.
This guide is for newbies to learn how to install WordPress on Bluehost hosting.
I have used Bluehost for my sites and my client sites, and what I like about them is they don’t oversell themselves. They’re simple, they’re cheap, and they’re good.
In case you don’t know, Bluehost is one of the officially recommended hosts by WordPress.
One thing I like about Bluehost is that they’ve scaled their server for optimum performance when running WordPress. They offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, premium support, and everything else you could possibly need to run a successful WordPress blog.
Have you ever wanted to start your own online store? How about launch your own e-commerce portal on WordPress to sell eBooks or other digital downloads on your WordPress powered blog/site?
Back in the day, it seemed impossible to set up a digital downloads store of your own, but thanks to various online WordPress plugins, now anyone can start a digital downloads store on WordPress and start making money.
Don’t let the term “digital downloads store” misguide you, as it is merely a popular term in the business industry. For a blogger like you and me, what it means is:
Bluehost is one of the top web hosts for running WordPress-based blogs & websites.
Here are some of the popular ones:
In today’s exclusive tutorial, you will be learning how to use a free SSL certificate with your Bluehost hosting. Using this guide, you will be migrating your WordPress blog from HTTP to HTTPS.
According to Google, using SSL is one of the positive ranking factors. Moreover, SSL adds a higher trust level to your blog.
Yoast SEO is the best free SEO WordPress plugin out there.
But they also have a paid version which has added features like:
For redirects, I used a free redirection plugin.
I usually don’t use the focus keyword option.
I don’t typically need to see the full social preview.
And for internal linking, I used the SEO Smart Links plugin, but I thought the plugin was getting old and needed to be replaced with something better.
The Yoast internal linking feature available on the premium version shows posts that can be interlinked directly in the post editor section. This was enough reason for me to start using the pro version of Yoast.