Today (March 11, 2010), I gave a talk at a local Meetup group here in Denver. I talked for an hour about how to build your business by building your blog.
Overall, I think it went pretty well. Especially since it’s the first time I’ve spoken in public in more than 6 years. It’s been so long, I can’t even remember the year I last talked.
One thing that quickly became apparent is that it’s difficult to explain how to set up a WordPress blog on your own domain. And it’s hard to explain the concepts of themes, plugins, etc. to somebody who is not familiar with blogging.
If you’re just getting started, you’re certainly free to take the time to learn how WordPress works on your own. That’s what I did. There’s lots of free information at WordPress.org.
But if you’re short on time, and you’d rather have somebody else set up your blog for you, then you should hire my friend and business partner Ken Gary.
He can set up a new WordPress blog for you, install a theme, and even install a handful of plugins for you — all for just $200.
If you’re interested, here’s what to do.
Step #1: Go to Ken’s consulting page.
Step #2: Check the third box down, which is the one for two hours of consulting.
Step #3: Complete the order form and click Continue.
Once you complete this process, you’ll want to let Ken know your hosting account login details so he can login and install WordPress.
Ken will also need to know what theme you want installed, as well as the plugins you want installed. You can probably do that by email or a phone call, whichever you prefer. I’ll leave it to you to work out the details with Ken.
Anyway, I’d hate to see you put off starting your blog because of a lack of time or a lack of technical know-how. So if one of these things is holding you back, hire Ken to help you.
-Ryan M. Healy
P.S. I just got off the phone with Ken, and he told me that you will also get access to his private WordPress training videos if you hire him to install your WordPress blog.
These videos show you how to use WordPress as a publishing platform, and are very helpful if you’re just starting out.