BecomeABlogger.com Launches – Free Video Tutorials To Help You Start Your Very Own Blog

In the second half of 2007 I was contacted about whether I was interested in buying the domain name, becomeablogger.com.

Initially I said no because I was wearing my “too busy” hat at the time. A few days later I changed my mind and decided to grab the domain for an idea I had previously considered.

Become A Blogger - Free Video Tutorials on How to Blog

Helping Beginner Bloggers

As those who have studied Blog Mastermind know, I don’t provide absolute beginner training in the program on the simple technical tasks, like buying a domain name, setting up hosting and installing WordPress.

Instead I recommend my students immediately begin outsourcing the technical aspect of blogging if that is not your strong point. In the long run it’s definitely a smarter tactic, something I wish I did myself from day one, but instead I decided to struggle with technology myself and thus slow my progress down considerably.

In 2007 I started to attract more press coverage. To leverage the publicity I directed the attention towards my Blog Profits Blueprint download form, which I realized was not the smartest thing to do. The Blueprint is a great report, but it’s really suited towards more experienced bloggers and is not a good entry level book.

People who discover me via mainstream press are usually brand new to anything about making money online, thus they really need a very basic introduction to the world of blogging.

I wanted to make a site where I could offer basic training to get a blog set up using video tutorials, so I could direct people to the site as a first contact point with my training and blogging in general. I wanted a “doorway” site into the world of blogging and also to begin a relationship with my business. Something I could easily say on radio or podcast interviews or in emails from newbies.

When the domain Becomeablogger.com was offered to me I thought it was perfect for my objective. Initially the project was put on the back burner while I was busy with Blog Mastermind creating the lessons, but I kept my eyes open and put some feelers out for someone good at video to produce the tutorials.

I met Gideon Shalwick at a conference in Brisbane and began watching his work interviewing Internet marketing experts at his site Internet Marketing Wizards. I was impressed with his video production and asked if he was interested in the Become A Blogger project and he said yes.

Three months later, and we have just finished the final touches on the site.

Free Video Tutorials To Help You Start Your Very Own Blog

If you are new to blogging and you need help setting up a WordPress blog, then you definitely want to check out www.becomeablogger.com.

The site currently has a series of ten videos covering:

  1. Why You Should Use WordPress
  2. How To Get Your Own Domain Name
  3. How To Get A Web Host
  4. How To Install WordPress With One Click
  5. How To Upload Files To Your Webhost Using FTP
  6. Choosing A WordPress Theme For Your New Blog
  7. How To Install And Use WordPress Plugins
  8. How To Create Your First Blog Post And Blog Page
  9. What RSS Is And Why You Need It
  10. How To Use Feedburner For Supercharging Your RSS Capabilities

Many of the readers of this blog already have WordPress installed and these videos will be too basic for you, however I hope that whenever someone asks you about how to get into blogging that you send them towards BecomeABlogger.com as a great place to learn the basics.

I’d also really appreciate it if you could write a post to your blog about these new videos as I’m sure all the beginners out there would appreciate knowing the site exists.

The videos are 100% free and as you will see, are easy to follow and of a high standard. You are also welcome to embed the videos in your blog if you like, you can grab the code from within any video.

I’m distributing the Blog Profits Blueprint from Become A Blogger as an option for those people who decide they want to pursue an income stream from blogging after their blog is set up.

I spent several thousand dollars to have Becomeablogger.com created, and if you are wondering why, it’s because I hope to foster new relationships with my email list from people who subscribe via the site. I also hope it becomes a really popular destination for anyone new to blogging.

So what are you waiting for, go visit – BecomeABlogger.com – and tell your friends!

Yaro Starak
Blog Trainer

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37 Comments

  • Yaro, great site, specially for the very beginner. Another great job done by Yaro.

  • Hey Yaro,

    I really love it when a blogger is committed being innovative and always trying to improve. What you’ve done by taking the angle of helping beginners with quality information on the basics is unique. Furthermore, the way you’ve combining with your ebook is fantastic. I look forward to seeing how this new venture goes for you.

    Keep up the good work,
    Hafiz Dhanani

  • Oh, Yaro, you have no idea how much I need this! It’s amazing how so many blogs about blogging assume a level of knowledge which is so far and beyond my own that it’s just not funny. I want to launch a new blog (hopefully) this coming summer, and I currently have a domain name, a host and a default theme, and no idea what to do next! I’m off to subscribe right now 🙂

  • Jim

    Great news! The site looks awesome. My readers will definitely want to know about this site. Gotta run off and post something right away.

    BTW, I love the simplicity of the design and the videos.

  • The site looks really good.

    Could you do one on how to do up-grades? They are such a pain! Not entirely serious about this. With all the options and widgets and whatnot it would be a nightmare I guess.

    As to outsourcing the tech stuff – where could I go to find out how much it costs.

    Complements and congratulations to Gideon too of course.

  • Good idea to create videos instead yet another text guide for bloggers. Seeing the report offered there I would assume you are reopening Blog mastermind?

  • Thanks Yaro. Why you are not Rich Scefren yet I really don’t know? You really are the most valuable teacher and mentor I have ever had 🙂

  • I just (december 07) started learning about how to blog.

    I paid $29.99USD monthly to learn the stuff you are giving for free.

    That’s $360 worth of content. Real dollars I get to keep in my pocket.

    What a very valuable site.

    >>What do you have planned in the months ahead?

  • Great idea, Yaro. I’ll definitely point folks towards it when they ask about blogging.

  • Another successful website launched.

    Glad to see your portfolio grows while you deliver great stuffs.

    Cheers!

  • Most excellent! I will add this to my intro of your interview.

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  • Dang it. Yaro! You’ve got to stop having all the really good ideas and save some for the rest of us!

  • Thanks for the excellent video series, and who better to do it than yourself? You saved me a ton of time because I was going to do something similar for my restaurant owner clients.

    Regards
    Nathan

  • I’m impressed, as usual. I’ll be sharing this resource with other people I know. Thanks for presenting it, Yaro.

  • Hello Yaro,

    Where was this two months ago? I needed it. Anyway I got around it, but great to see you launching this new site and service.

  • Hey thanks Evan

    It’s been great working with Yaro on this project, and I’m glad to see all the positive comments already.

    Talk soon!

    Gideon

  • You always give the best of the best for people. Those are very cool edited video too, thanks Yaro.

    Well done too Gideon!

  • Hi Kenneth

    Thanks for the compliments!

    Always good to get feedback.

    And of course, if there is anything you guys think we can improve on, this is place to let us know!

    Cheers!

    Gideon

  • Yaro, this is great!! I am working on a team where a couple of people had no idea how to set up a website or post content and I thought, wow, I’d love to help, but where would I ever find the time?

    I’m pretty technically savvy (I work in IT), and I’ve figured out WordPress pretty much on my own. I’m looking forward to watching these videos because I know you’re a great teacher and I’ll learn plenty.

    The best part is, though, I love WordPress, I know how powerful it is as a platform and this will be a fabulous way to turn on my new team members to how to use it.

    Thanks!!!
    Cheryl

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  • Well-executed blogging resource! WOW, I am definitely going to point new bloggers to BecomeABlogger.com! I’ve just posted about it on my blog.
    It’s an amazing site!! Well done!

  • The videos are very thorough, I wish I had seen this when I started my first WordPress Blog! It would have saved me some serious time, great job Yaro!

    Here is a little bit of info for people who started out on the Blogger platform and don’t want to give up on it in order to start a WordPress Blog. WordPress is awesome, don’t get me wrong and I highly recommend it over any other platform I’ve seen to date because of how user friendly it is.

    But don’t throw away the work you’ve already accomplished. When you switch to WordPress continue to post on your other blogs but only leave a real short blurb and let the readers know if they would like to read the article in it’s entirety please go to… whatever your new blog name is. Make it a habit to leave 2 links in your blurb. The first in to whatever your offering and the other is to your main Blog.

    The reason for placing your call to action link as well as your main blog link in the blurb is to accommodate two types of buyers.

    The first type will eat up what you have to offer simply because it’s from you. They don’t need anymore info because you haven’t let them down yet, you’ve delivered every time!

    The second type is the person who needs to be convinced; needs more info before a purchase so the link heading back to your main site will accommodate them as well…

    Also, don’t forget to place Google AdSense in your Blogger platform. What better way to fund the hosting costs for WordPress than have Blogger pay for it!

    I hope this information was useful to someone,
    Theo Baskind
    http://www.theobaskind.com

  • Great work! The site is nice and simple. The videos are very informative. Great promotional vehicle.

    By the way, when are you reopening BlogMasterMind?

    Beau Hooks
    TzuVelli.com

  • Hi Yaro,

    Thanks for the “Become A Blogger” resource. I have blogged about it at my blog on Militant Marketing at: http://www.MarkEdwardBrown.com

    Thanks again,

    Mark Brown

    AKA – The Militant Marketer

  • Don’t U add some paid to programs for new blogger ? like Adsense for paid to click, or smorty for paid to review
    🙂

  • Yaro, thanks for this great resource! I was thinking of creating some videos like this. Now you saved me the work. 🙂 I will definitely let my readers know about these videos.

  • I am currently vacationing in Florida and I am loving every moment of it. (Jet Skiing,the beach,etc ). All my attempt to download the videos proved abortive which make me to wonder how difficult it would be for those in developing countries to view those videos.
    May I humbly suggest a corresponding text versions of these videos.
    It is a master piece!

  • Thanks Yaro, This is a great help for newbies like me. I will share this with my readers.
    Keep them coming!

  • Hi Yaro: I understand that your new site is for beginners. I was there once upon a time. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a blog FAST loading …yours starts to load immediately upon the browser getting the url. I notice many word press blogs are slow loading and wondering what is behind that. Is that a changeable thing?

    I have always been reading http://www.howtospoter.com/ which is Alex Sysoef who has been a “godsend” for me as I learned to blog. He is a wealth of info on wordpress and another blog that loads quickly.

    Will you guys tell us your secret…

  • Hi Cheryl – I think you will find that load time is usually helped by having a good server.

    My blog is on a virtual private server, so there are not many other sites taking the bandwidth from it.

    Installing the WP-Cache plugin can help wordpress load times too.

  • TzuVelli – Blog Mastermind is reopening as soon as we finish the renovations behind the scenes.

    We’ve completed the updated to the members resources area. Now I’m going back over the lessons to update them and we also have to install a new affiliate system.

    Once all that is done we will reopen. I think another month should do it.

  • Thanks for all the compliments everyone and I’m glad BecomeABlogger.com was so well received.

    I hope it goes on to become THE resource to send newbies to for help setting up their blog.

  • You’re a lifesaver, Yaro! I’m recommending becomeablogger.com to all the members in my site as well as those who read my blog, Mediation Mensch.

    Mediators are shy about marketing but blogging is an excellent way for potential clients to ‘get to know’ and hire a mediator they feel comfortable with.

    Maybe you’ll even grace us with an interview at the Mediation Blog Summit in April???

    Thanks for a very useful and needed resource.

    Dina Beach Lynch
    ADRPracticebuilder.com

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  • Great training! I learned more in this 10 videos than I have in the last 12 months.

  • This is a terrific video series, thanks Yaro! I am moving my blog from Blogger to GoDaddy using WordPress, so this is exactly what I needed to help me get setup.

    Cheers,

    Jason

  • Hi Yaro

    Yes it is really a good tutorial. But in your video you are using version 2.6.4. If you need to upgrade to the latest version say 2.8.4, how to do it? Any videos pertaining to this?

    thanks

  • Hey,
    I really enjoyed your video”why you should use WordPress”. as a beginner it provides me bunch of information about blogging.

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