Start A Kit Blog
Feeling lost as you start a new website and/or blog? Get started FAST with a Kit Blog!
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Just $97 for your new Kit Blog (regularly $299)!
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So You Want To Start A Blog/Website...
But you keep getting stuck.
“I want to start a blog but have no idea where to start.”
“WordPress is just too complicated.”
“There is so much information out there that I am lost on what to do to launch a website for my business.”
“I’m not techy.”
HERE'S THE TRUTH:
There is a learning curve. We are NOT going to tell you differently. Our goal is to make that process as fast as possible so you can focus on what truly matters – your content.
And then there’s everything for AFTER you launch:
- learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- monetize your site/blog
- email marketing (and signing up with an Email Servicer Provider (ESP))
- create and maintain a blog (if applicable)
- learn social media outlets
- understand Google Analytics
And a million-and-one other things you may not realize.
Is this you right about now?!!
There are so many things you need to learn...don't let creating a website stop you.
We can’t shield you entirely from the learning curve.
But what we CAN help with is getting you off on the right foot and save you time, effort, and headaches (some of them).
But let me tell you a secret:
All you need to do is launch your site. Everything else will take time to learn and master.
This page does contain affiliate links, meaning (at no additional cost to you) if you click on some links and make a purchase Kit Blogs may make a commission. This helps us maintain our low prices to help more people get started.
What Is A Kit Blog?
A Kit Blog is a blog that we set-up for you on your brand new WordPress site with a Starter Template with the Astra Pro theme for LIFE with all the plugins you need (free) when you first start out (security, optimizations, SEO, and others – see FAQs below for a full list).
Astra is installed on 1M+ sites because it is fast, customizable, and light weight. Not to mention the theme and the Starter Templates are all responsive (mobile ready)!
With our Agency license we are saving you $50 a year (or $249 if you purchase a lifetime license) AND you get access to ALL Starter Templates they offer.
We know SEO experts that have switched to Astra since it is so fast and easy to use.
What may have taken you weeks, months, or even years (yes, we’ve seen some that get so frustrated they give up, come back to it, rinse and repeat) we can set-up for you in less than a week (potentially less).
And it doesn’t stop there.
We will provide you with a master checklist and course to customize your new website, add the content you need, and launch faster.
The whole point of a Kit Blog is to get you up and running FAST.
While there IS a learning curve with any new skill or tool you use, our goal is to help you master them without taking months to launch your site.
Elementor is our favorite page builder.
After trying out everything from Beaver Builder to Cornerstone to Thrive Architect to Gutenberg (native WordPress), we have found that Elementor is the easiest to work with.
Sure, any tool has it’s challenges, but the benefits and ease far outweigh any hiccups.
All Astra theme Starter Templates use the FREE version of Elementor.
Upgrading to Elementor Pro is completely up to you (and will not change anything on your site – merely add additional widgets, templates, and functionality you don’t need when you first start out).
Plus, you will also receive lifetime access to the plugin Essential Addons for Elementor to add 70+ widgets to choose from while building your pages ($169 value)!
What Is Included?
We are already overwhelming you with text, so here is the bullet point version. Want more details? Check out the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Plus, you can take notes in every lesson!
Print or export (to Word) by lesson or select them all to print at once (with links back to the lesson to head back if you need!).
Astra Starter Templates
Bring Your Website to Life Instantly
The amazing thing about Astra (one of many) is you have soooo many templates to choose from. The template doesn’t need to be perfect and every part of it is customizable for your brand and audience.
Keep in mind that if you want to start a blog, ANY template can be used (not just those categorized as a “blog”). Look at the style, not the implied use.
Having a blog is built-in functionality of WordPress (and we will set it up for you if your template does not come with the page).
Here are some examples (see a full list here on Astra’s website).
READY TO GET STARTED?
Let’s Jump Right In!
REMEMBER YOU NEED THESE 3 THINGS IN PLACE BEFORE YOU START:
1) Purchase your domain (URL)
2) Sign up for self hosting
3) Install WordPress on your domain
This is done through your host, usually through your cPanel. Search Google for tutorials from your host.
HAVE THESE 3 SET AND READY TO GO?!
Launch Your Website FAST
LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT (normally $299)
After purchase, you will be taken to a form so we can gather all the information we need to get started ASAP.
Pay once or $115 for 3 months.
(Introductory Price for one-time-payment only)
Custom Kit Blog
Beyond The Essentials
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Frequently asked questions and answers
The actual process of installing your new site will take under a day, but exactly when we schedule your site depends on how many websites are ahead of yours.
After receiving all the information and access we need, we can generally get you all set-up within 2-3 days.
Below is our general list of free plugins we install on almost every site (unless told otherwise):
- Astra Pro: provides additional funtionality and widgets (needed for some Starter Templates or youcan manually activate to add more customization to your site)
- Ultimate Addons for Elementor: additional widgets for page building (not installed if you do not use Elementor)
- Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg: additional widgets for either page building or blog post customizing
- Rank Math SEO*: Search Engine Optimization (Yoast is also popular, but we prefer Rank Math)
- Updraft Plus*: creating backups of your site in case of any issues (saving a copy)
- Shortpixel*: image optimization for online (free with limits)
- WP Optimize: optimize your site for speed (caching, lazy loading images, etc)
- Wordfence: site security firewall
- Antispam Bee: helps block spam comments
- Grow by Mediavine (formerly Social Pug): social share icons
- Header Footer Code Manager: allows you to add code to integrate Google Analytics and Search Console (and others) without touching your cPanel or files!
- Broken Link Checker: scans your site to search for broken links
We also have access to lifetime licenses for Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder, Convert Pro, Schema Pro, WP Portfolio, BetterDocs and Happy Forms. Please contact us at [email protected] if interested.
*Requires some set-up from you, which is included in the step-by-step guide.
Any Astra Starter Template can be used! With our Agency license we have access to ALL Starter Templates (including those marked as “Agency”).
We have built these Kit Blogs in a way that they are all you need when you first start out.
However, there are some definite upgrades you can make down the road or if they are within your budget (we will send recommendations in the guide).
There are 3 things we believe all bloggers and website owners should invest in: domain name (URL), website host, and legal page templates. You likely already have the first 2 and should look into the third.
There are also some things that need to be done for GDPR and CCPA if you receive traffic from either the EU or California State, USA (which is likely). Our thoughts on this will also be in the guide (though we are NOT lawyers).
Once work has started or been completed, there are no refunds. I always try to give more than I receive (in all things), but my time is valuable. If you have any issues or feedback, we would love to do what we can to help. If the work is canceled before work begins, you may receive a refund (minus the fees to process the payment).
Elementor is an amazing way to customize your pages and so much more with a drag and drop editor.
We have used many page builders (Beaver Builder, Cornerstone, Thrive Architect, Gutenberg, and a few others) and find Elementor to be the easiest and most user friendly.
Just like anything you use, there is a learning curve. But once you get the hang of it, you’re golden!
That is perfectly fine! This is YOUR site. But some items in the step-by-step guide may not be applicable to you (and may take some research). We will try to help answer any questions you may have, but our speciality is Elementor.
A Kit Blog is intended only for brand new sites without any content or customizations (which may be overwritten or cause additional time on our end).
If you want to just update your theme or revamp your site, fill out this form and we will be in touch.
Before ordering a Kit Blog, fill out this form and we will be in touch to see if we can help.