Start A Kit Blog
Feeling lost as you start a new blog and/or website? Get started FAST with a Kit Blog!
So You Want To Start A Blog and/or 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…I feel completely lost.”
“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.
You need to learn how to:
- purchase a domain
- set-up hosting
- learn online jargon
- master how to use WordPress
- learn your page builder (Elementor, Gutenberg, etc)
- figure out which plugins you need
- write amazing content
- cover yourself legally
- optimize your site for speed
- GDPR and CCPA compliance
- (and sooo much more)
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.
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What Is A Kit Blog?
A Kit Blog is a website that:
- We set-up for you on your brand new WordPress site to help you get over the learning curve faster
- You customize your site the way you want it, and focus on what truly matters: CONTENT!
Your site comes complete with the Astra Pro theme with TONS of Starter Templates to choose from to kickstart your site.
We will install all the plugins you need (free) when you first start out (security, optimizations, SEO, and more).
Plus, take the Master Your Kit Blog course to take you step-by-step through your customizations!
Considerations Before Starting A Blog or Website
It sounds so fun to just jump right in with a brand new website.
BUT, before you do anything else do your research!
You want to ensure that what you create will be something you will want to work on for years to come. You need to define your audience/niche and, if you are a blogger looking to make money, choose a niche (topic) that isn’t too saturated and/or has the potential to bring in profit.
Here is a FREE Profitable Blogging Roadmap course from Tracie Fobes to help you get started on your journey.
Done your research? Hurray!
In order to get started with a Kit Blog, there are 3 things to get in place:
- Purchase a Domain (we recommend NameCheap – FREE domain privacy!)
- Sign up for Hosting (see our recommendations)
- Install WordPress at your Host (Google instructions from your host)
That’s it! We’ll take it from there.
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)!
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.
How To Choose Your Page Builder
There are many choices for Astra Starter Templates. So how do you choose which is the right one for you?
Our personally preference is using the Gutenberg page builder (native to WordPress) or Elementor.
While we highly prefer using Elementor for it’s ease of use, Gutenberg has the greatest potential for fast site speed.
If you are just starting out, we have found that Beaver Builder and Brizy (the other page builders available with Astra Starter Templates) to not be as user friendly and may require a little more advanced knowledge.
Here are the pros and cons of our 2 favorites:
Amazingly fast, customizable, and light weight theme (with child theme to protect your customizations).
Gutenberg, Elementor, Beaver Builder, or Brizy.
Astra Starter Template
Jumpstart your website or blog with ANY Starter Templates from Astra!
All the plugins you need to get started (free!). Focusing on security, optimizations, and saving time.
Course & Workbook
Receive instant access to a course and workbook (even before we install your site) after purchase.
We know you will have questions so we offer an exclusive Facebook Group to get answers.
Customize to Match Your Brand
Here is a before and after of the Mountain Starter Template on a live site:
Bring Your Website to Life Instantly
Astra Starter Templates
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).
With a Kit Blog you can choose from ANY Starter Template Astra offers, including those marked as Pro or Agency.
Unsure which Starter Template is right for you? Check out this article on things to think about when choosing an Astra Starter Template.
What’s Included in the Course?
Below are the modules and lessons to help you along the way to launch.
Take notes in each lesson and save or print them out for reference!
Snag your workbook and learn a little about the course.
Meet Your Website
WordPress walkthrough, overview of a typical website (jargon), and a full video outlining your new Kit Blog.
Set-Up Your Website
Each lesson shows you how to optimize your site and get it ready with Google Analytics/Search Console, plugins, widgets, menus, and more!
Learning WordPress / Elementor
Discover how to use Gutenberg (native WordPress page builder) and, if applicable, Elementor.
Set Your Foundation
All about your pages (homepage, legal pages, etc) and setting up your Menus and header.
How to set-up your blog (if applicable). Learn about Categories vs Tags, potential landing pages to create, and a video walkthrough of creating a typical blog post!
Now that your site is set-up, this module covers additional resources for you, Astra features not covered in the course, and planning for the future.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Let’s Jump Right In!
REMEMBER, YOU NEED THESE 3 THINGS IN PLACE BEFOR YOU START:
1) Purchase your domain (URL)
The URL for your website. We highly recommend NameCheap with their FREE privacy protection.
2) Sign up for self hosting
You need somwhere for your website files to live. See our recommended hosts here.
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?!
Kit Blog with Master Your Kit Blog Course
Brand new to WordPress or want help getting your site ready for launch FAST? Get the workbook and access to the Master Your Kit Blog course.
After purchase, you will be taken to a form so we can gather all the information we need to get started ASAP.
You will receive an email with access instructions for the courses and workbook right away.
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