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WordPress Plugins BluePrint is now finished and live 😉

I am sure it will be a valuable resource for your WordPress Blog ….

I want to first share the story about the creation of the WordPress Plugins BluePrint eBook and hope that it may drive you to create your own product and take action 😉

Thanks to Marcus Passey, for allowing me to share this story 😉 (Buddy you will be a star in the Internet Marketing Arena, keep the faith and focus ….. )

As you will know by now, I have always been open and honest that if you contact me for help or advice I will always look help you to overcome whatever problem or barrier that you may be struggling with ….

Anyways, back to my story …..

Marcus contacted me on my cell phone a while back asking for some help and guidance with creating a new product ….

We arranged a time to have a one to one brainstorming session and set to work, lots of ideas were being generated , one of which was a WordPress Plugins eBook ……

Reasoning I had behind it was ….. easy to research , sought after topic, would be good product either to sell or build a list with it …..

Marcus did not agree with me and plumped for another topic …… I respected this, but the WordPress Plugin idea was still niggling at me, so I decided to create it myself 😉

As well as being a valuable resource to add to my current products, I hoped it would inspire others, as one of the common problem or personal barriers I find that most people encounter is that of having a lack of confidence and the feeling of “I can’t do that!” ….

This is a natural stumbling block, but I was hoping that this may possibly drive someone to ‘grab the bull with the horns’ and go for it, everyone has it in them to create a book 😉

And so …………

WordPress Plugins BluePrint was born!!! Woo Hoo 😉

(Marcus has joked with me, that he wished he had gone for that idea after seeing finished product …. I do however know that his product will be a corker as well …… )

Ok, I am sure that WordPress Plugins BluePrint will help you improve your WordPress Blog, I have as promised in my last video also included the following for you:

A Squeeze Page (Just copy & paste your AWeber Code or Payment Button)
A Download Page
A Download Folder
Your Resell Licence with support details

All you need to do is upload to your webspace and away you go 😉

You can Download your copy by clicking the image below:



Click here to get your copy of WordPress Plugins BluePrint

There will be regular updates as there are 1000’s of WordPress Plugins for many functions, I was concious that I did not want to just cram the book full of Plugins just for the sake of it 😉

However, this is your eBook so to speak so if you have any suggestions or want your own Plugin included within future versions of WordPress Plugins BluePrint, then post a comment below …..

Again, big thanks to Marcus and I hope you the reader enjoy this ebook and maybe even go on to create your own product, if not then feel free to utilise this product within Giveaways, Memberships to earn money or help build your subscriber list …..

Keep any eye out as I will be launching Niche Blogging Riches towards the end of this month (another product I hope will help you 😉 )

I am in the process of creating some promo videos for another very special project I have planned in January 2010 …….

So all in all some big things happening at ‘Tommy Towers’ ………

Meantime, enjoy WordPress Plugins BluePrint and feel free to retweet 😉

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Ok, here we are at the next video tutorial, which will show you how to install WordPress Themes & WordPress Plugins to your WordPress Blog ….

There are hundreds of free wordpress themes out there, that can be used, you can go to google.com an type in ‘free wordpress themes’

You can then choose one that you like, if you want a wordpress similiar to myself then you can download it free here Download Pro-Sense WordPress Themes Here the reason I like these templates are that they have a double sidebar which can be customised to include anything you want to monitise your blog …..

I will show you how this is done in my next video tutorial ….

Brilliant, you now have chosen the wordpress theme, that suits you, now you will need to think about which WordPress Plug-ins you want to use on your Blog …. (so much to think about!!) don’t panic though as after watching the video tutorial, you will be able to do this with ease, as always if you have any problems or questions, then just post a comment or question and I will help you 😉

There are numerous different types of WordPress Plug-ins you can use within your blog …..

I would reassure you, that there is no right or wrong plug-in to use on your WordPress Blog …..

There are plug-ins that will do the same or similiar functions, for example, ‘Add This’, ‘Share This’ or ‘Sociable’ Plug-ins all do the same function which is to allow your posts/blog be shared via ‘Social Media’ medium, now a lot of the time it is your personal preference as to what you like that will determine which WordPress Plug-ins you will use within your blog.

You can visit here to get your WordPress Plugins Click Here to view WordPress Plugins

In the video tutorial below I show you how to use ftp software to upload your WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins. I use a program called Filezilla, now there are lots of other software programs that will do the job, it is just that having used a few, I have personally found Filezilla to work well….

You can obtain your own copy of Filezilla Click here to download Filezilla ftp software

It is important that you download the version that will met your needs , ie- windows, mac user etc

I hope that I may have solved some of the issues that people that have emailed and posted questions on the blog about the uploading of wordpress plugins, but as you will find that a lot of learning is about trial and error, but I also prefer to try and “learn from other people’s mistakes” 😉 i say that as I have made the same mistakes as others….so that you don’t have to 😉

I also show you how to create ‘trackbacks’ in the video, I know that I have explained to some about ‘backlinks’ , however ‘trackbacks’ is a very useful tool to create traffic to your blog 😉

I hope you find the video tutorial helpful as I tried to get it done quickly given the emails & questions I have been receiving….

Please feel free to comment, good or bad so I can ensure that my videos get better ….

I have received some questions via email and on blog about adsense and changing sidebars etc …..I will ensure I cover this in my next video tutorial ……

Enjoy 😉

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Ok, by now you will have followed the first steps to creating your blog…. so again well done 😉

I have created as promised a video tutorial showing you how easy it can be to install WordPress via your C-Panel…

After watching you will see how something that seemed like a difficult task is actually easy to do ….

but as I always like to provide valuable snippets of information, you will also see how to set up a professional looking email address ….

Most people will have generic email addresses, maybe like tommy@gmail.com or tommy@hotmail.com , which is ok, however appearance can be everything and small things can make a difference when it comes to presenting yourself to the online world 😉

I am sure you would agree that support @ tommy-mclaughlin.com or support @ yourdomain.com not only cosmetically looks better but I would say it automatically installs a sense of confidence in the subscriber or reader?

Which do you prefer?

You are now well on your way to getting your first post under your belt on your new blog, I will be posting another video tutorial in the next day or so, showing you step by step how to upload themes and plugins to your blog to help you get the most out of Worpress.

As always, feel free to comment and let me know if there is anything else you would like covered.

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Would you like to set up your own blog?

This a topic that I had in mind for one of the ‘new’ products I was going to create in 2009 …

But I have had some emails about how I went about setting up my blog and asking advice.

The first thing I would advise before doing anything, is get a blank piece of paper and think about what you want to blog about and write down your ideas….

Affiliate Marketing?
eBay Marketing?
Making Money Online?
Weight Loss?
Dating?
Self Branding or Multiple Niche?

Ok, now you know what your niche, the next thing is to think about a domain name, if you are self branding then check and see if your name is available to register, if it is a niche then think about what you are writing about or wanting generate affiliate income from …

For example, if it is a weight loss niche then you want to try and have a ‘keyword rich’ domain name … ie …. something like simpleweightlosstips.com or similair.

I use www.namecheap.com for registering my domains, don’t register it until you check out this link for a coupon code to save money Coupon Codes for Namecheap.com

I would also suggest that you try and obtain a .com or .net extention, try and avoid .info extentions as there is a reason why they are cheap, the spammers use them …

Now you will have the choice a ‘hosted’ blog or a ‘self-hosted’ blog ….. What is this you may wonder?

A ‘hosted’ blog is were your url would be something like tommy.wordpress.com or tommy.blogger.com, now the advantage being they are free and set up in no time, the disadvantage in my eyes being that they do not allow you to post freely links affiliate or IM Links etc, they limit what you are allowed to post or use to monitise your blog.

The worry is that your blog could be shut down or closed without any warning, this would be very frustrating if you have spent months posting, building backlinks, getting established.

A ‘self-hosted’ blog would be where you host the blog on your own webspace, this gives you so much control and means you are able to do anything you want.

It also installs confidence in your reader/visitor, in my opinion and looks more polished and professional.

What do you think?

tommy.wordpress.com or tommy-mclaughlin.com which do you prefer?

Graphics are optional and in all honesty, not something you need to worry about at the moment.

There are many webhost companies out there, I use www.d9hosting.com I can not fault the service I have received and recommend them, however most people use companies like www.hostgator.com now they offer a service of unlimited blogs for only $7.95 a month, but if you enter the coupon code ‘wordpress’ then you can get started for only 1 cent for the first month.

I am going to complete some videos showing how to set up wordpress on your webspace in the next few days.

If there is anything else you want me to show you, plug-ins, themes then feel free to post a comment.

I hope this has helped some of the people who were stuck in what steps to take, if you have manged the above steps, congratulations as you are on your way to setting up your blog.

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