Here are some things you will need to get going and to help you along the way.
1. Web Hosting
You will need a web host. I strongly recommend you use Hostgator You will hear nothing but good reviews about them. Their servers never crash, they are 100% reliable and have incredible customer service. Totally worth working through Hostgator.
2. WordPress Theme
Although there are lots of free WordPress Themes, we strongly recommend you spend a little bit of money and purchase The Thesis Theme for WordPress. Thesis is honestly a great Theme, very flexible and customizable. It is designed with SEO in mind. A lot of big names use Thesis.
3. Essential Reading
We first came across Emilie’s Puttylike product about a month ago.
The basic idea is that we all have multiple interests that we can capitalize on.
You don’t have to choose a specialization or niche. And just because you bounce around from interest to interest doesn’t mean you’re insane.
Emilie has found a great system where you can analyze all of your bounced-around hobbies/interests/passions and figure out what the hell is the underlying trend there.
And if you want to — capitalize on it, and live off it. She has the system down in terms of converting into hard, tangible success Check out Renaissance Business
4. Building a Mailing List
#1. I can send out auto responders. E.g. someone subscribes to my mailing list and it automatically sends a “Thank you! Stay tuned for more updates.” Or, you can have someone sign up and immediately get emailed a copy of your e-book. It makes my life a ton easier.
#2. It provides analytics and click rate information that help you track what is working and what is not. Similar to google analytics.
#3. Incredible support. They even called my home phone when I registered to ask if I had any questions. How many internet companies do that these days? (Hint: It’s the first time It has ever happened to me). Check out Aweber