Set up your Webste Hosting

Hostgator –  About 2 months ago I switched over from Bluehost and Siteground to HostGator. Bluehost seemed to have more downtime than promised and only allowed 5 add-on domains for any of the shared plans they offered. My time was running out for the year so I opted to go with HostGator and there baby plan.

The baby plan is ideal for me as I do alot of web sites and the unlimited add-on domains is great. It seems like a pretty good deal. and plus they are having a 20% off for signing up.

I’m really liking the switch so far. No downtime and sense i didn’t feel like moving everything over, HostGator offered new customers a great transfer option which I gladly choose to do.

So if your not happy with your hosting give them a try.

Resources

Listed in this resource page are the tools I use for blogging and mostly on my online business. As I learn more, I will add more resources in this list. I recommend bookmarking this page for your future reference. Have fun!

Do you want to get your own URL?

Domain Names are not expensive. If you want to buy your own domain name, you can buy them at a registrar like GoDaddy, the largest hosting provider of secure websites in the world. You can get a domain name for new website whether it ends on .com, .co, .net, .edu, .info.

If you are committed to blogging, you are willing to invest a few bucks. Putting that hard earned money towards a good theme is a good investment in blogging.

Thesis Theme

1. I am using Thesis Theme for most of my self-hosted WordPress blogs. It is very easy to install and customize and it offers great support forums (that has been a lifesaver). It is pretty well optimized for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Catalyst Theme

2. I like the Catalyst WordPress Theme too. Many of my blogger friends uses Catalyst Theme. It is an immensely powerful and customizable wordpress theme that provides you with a huge degree of flexibility. It is user friendly. No matter what level of coding skills you have or not have.

3. Need help choosing a WordPress theme? You can get a ready made premium wordpress themes.

Studiopress

Select from different styles and designs. When you buy a StudioPress theme, you’re getting state of the art code, smart design architecture, as well as an array of beautiful frames for your content — all powered by the Genesis Framework.

Small Business Resources

There is so much information out there it can be hard to know where to start. Especially when you’re trying to wear many different business hats at once.

If you are searching for information and just don’t have the time to do the research then you’ll find our resource list just what you need.

Blogging and Articles

What is and how to create a blog

https://www.blogger.com/start (uses your google account)

http://wordpress.org/

Article writing and submission sites

http://ezinearticles.com/

Small Business Resources

Many of these resources are Australian focused but are just as useful for any small business

http://www.business.gov.au/Business+Entry+Point/How-to+guides

http://www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Social Media

How and where to get your business linked into the online world

http://www.linkedin.com/

http://twitter.com/

http://www.facebook.com/

http://www.youtube.com/