The Core

The Core

On this page, you’ll find our best laser-focused guides to getting your site up and running the right way.

Dig into our winning formula with the links below and you’ll be a superhero ninja in no time. Hatori Hanzo sword not included.

How to Start a Blog: Step 1 – Choose A Great Topic

If you're starting a blog, your first job is to choose a great topic. Maybe you've already picked a topic. Cool. In that case, maybe you're ready to move...

How to Start a Blog: Step 2 – Budgeting. How Much Does it Cost...

In Step 1 of "How to Start a Blog", we learned that it's in our best interest to approach starting a blog like we're starting a business. Like...

How to Start A Blog: Step 3 – Writing Your First Blog Posts

Ladies and gentlemen, pull out your laptops, pencils, fountain pens, or quills and let's get our write on. (if you actually pulled out a quill, send me a picture and I'll post...

How to Start a Blog: Step 4 – Setting up Your Blog’s Back End

Now that we've come up with our topic, figured out how much everything is going to cost, and actually rolled up our sleeves to prep some great content, it's time to set...

The Journey Begins

This blog started as a way to teach people how to raise their voice above the general noise of the crowd. And to do it in a way that generated revenue, so...
Starting A Blog Step 5

How to Start a Blog: Step 5 – Your WordPress Theme & Plugins

Once we have our blog's back end set up with some rockstar hosting, we can do the last technical step before taking our blog live - setting up a great theme and...

Some Things I Know

Let’s take stock of what I knew going into my first blog project. That is, if I’m going to start a blog from scratch, what does “scratch” even mean? 
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Some Things I Don’t Know

I’ve written a piece that summarizes what I knew going into my first blog building project, and now it’s time for the evil twin, which I’m creatively calling “What I Don’t Know.” 

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