WordPress Website/Blog Setup Package
Ready to enter the world of blogging? Need a simple website that YOU can control? I can help you market and promote yourself or your product or service online. The package below will get you online and blogging fast. Generally, once we get started, your blog should be up and running within just a few days. And remember, whether you plan on blogging or not, a blog-based WordPress website with the Thesis framework is the best value available today. It’s the only platform I work with because of the amazing results with SEO, SMO and customization. Here’s a short post I wrote about it: Want Google To Find Your Site?
What’s the point of having a website
if no one can find it?
A website isn’t just a place to direct people to, it’s a place to be found, a place to inform, and a place to interact with your friends, clients, colleagues and the public at large. It’s your home base where all your other social networks should be pointing to. With good content and excellent tagging and descriptions, you can pull people to your website naturally. Once on your site it must be user friendly and easy to navigate. And the “Call to Action” must be clear; Buy my book, hire me, volunteer, let’s collaborate, donate to my cause, etc…
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Blog setup: $400
This is my rock bottom price for setting up a very basic WordPress website using Thesis. Please note that there are additional charges for your domain and hosting, the akismet plugin, as well as your blog theme. (see details below)
Here’s what’s included:
- WordPress installation
- Installation and configuration of the Thesis theme for WordPress
- Installing WordPress backup
- Installation of email subscriber form
- Feedburner account and RSS setup
- Google Analytics account setup
- Sidebar widgets for your social media accounts (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Creation of a blog header from your artwork
- Setup of the home, about, and contact page, and one additional text page.
- Detailed title tag and descriptions instructions for optimum SEO.
- Installation and configuration of the following plugins:
- Akismet – The best spam management tool available.
- ShareThis (allows visitors to share your post on other sites and email to friends)
- WordPress database backup (backups of your site emailed automatically)
- A one-hour coaching session on how to use the blog and the Thesis settings.
Domain name and hosting (approx $100 per year)
I recommend hosting your blog with Bluehost aff. I can help you set this up if you’d like me to.
Thesis WordPress Theme – $87 (a one time charge)
Every blog uses a theme, which controls the visual layout. The theme I recommend is Thesis aff. In addition to the layout, it offers built in SEO features and is highly customizable. Thesis offers much more than most blog themes and is considered to be the best theme on the market. It is considered an industry standard and used by many well-known bloggers.
Akismet Spam Filter (approx $60 per year)
I recommend installing the Askimet filter to block spam from your website. This will require that you sign up at Askimet.com for 5$ a month.
If you have questions, or if you’re ready to begin, contact me and we’ll get started!