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In the articles below you will find tips & tricks for new bloggers. If you still haven't started your blog, use my easy beginner's guide to create one and then come back to this page later.

How to Move Your WordPress.com Blog to Your Own Domain

If you already have a blog on WordPress.com and would like to move it to your own (self-hosted) domain name using WordPress.org, this tutorial will show you how. Wordpress.com has several inherent issues that make it less desirable for many bloggers. The main issues are the lack of control and security, along with the inability…

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How to Install AdSense on Your WordPress.org Blog

Google AdSense is the publisher’s component of the world’s most popular pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platform, and as such, it is among the most popular ways to monetize a blog. Its popularity, plus the fact that it is easy to use, is the reason it is my #1 choice for monetizing your first blog (see Step…

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Setting Up Visitor Stats for Your Blog

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. While there’s no end to the plugins available for self-hosted WordPress blogs which track and display various stats, using the Jetpack Stats feature via the Jetpack plugin is one of…

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Setting Up Email Subscriptions to Your Blog

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Jetpack includes a subscriptions module which allows your readers to easily subscribe to your blog in order to receive updates by email on the latest comments and posts. This powerful…

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How to Use Jetpack Publicize

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Promoting your blog and new posts when you publish them is a major part of the battle when it comes to building up a successful website. To help streamline the…

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How to Use the Jetpack Sidebar Image Widget

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Jetpack includes a simple widget which you can use to easily add images to any of the widget areas available in your currently selected theme. You can activate additional widgets…

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