Here we are at Week 2, it seemed like forever getting here. I have been excited to move on as I know many others have been ready to move forward, as well.
The forum is starting to become more active. All have been helpful posts and I even solved someone’s problem. It made me feel good. I know how it is to hit a wall and not be able to figure it out. It is a welcome relief when someone gives you the solution to your problem that has been frustrating you. And it genuinely makes one feel good to help others. That is what the forum is all about, keeping one another on track and moving forward.
If you have not entered the forum yet you should do so. There is a wealth of information there and many willing and able to help along with John, of course.
Ok, on with Week 2
We get the PDF material: Week 2, Checklist, Updates
Week 2 pdf, John explains why we are taking it slow even though many want to jump ahead. He made it a 16 week coarse for the very reason that he want’s everyone to keep up and not get flustered with information overload as happens all to often when you are thrown a bunch of videos and 200 pages to consume.
Slow and easy, focused. Patience will be rewarded, he says.
Checklist is as before. Print and tick off each task when completed.
The Updates pdf goes over the different look of WordPress and Clickbank from what they looked like in the videos that were originally made 2 years ago.
Audio Consultation – Scott Voelker
Scott being consulted by John. Scott goes over where he came from jobs and things. Why he ventured online and how he got where he is plus gets advice from John on different aspects and tips on how to grow his business. Scott tells about his success and some issues that he encountered and how he is working rectify these issues. Is good info for those starting out, creating new products and procedures you should go through to avoid the same issues.
Step by Step Videos
Step 1 – Initial Preparation
Shows how to delete files from your web server using FileZilla, an FTP client (Windows and Mac Compatible). It is free to download. I prefer Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional (only works with Windows), costs a little after a try before you buy but is easier to use in my opinion.
UPDATE: John explains how to use FileZilla much better than any other person that I have seen. Ipswitch layout IS less “busy” and therefore less confusing. But, with the way John explain’s FileZilla, just go with that especially if you’re a Mac since Ipswitch is only for Windows.
Step 2 – Create Blog
We learn how to install WordPress via your cPanel. Very simple, done in no time. 5 minutes
Step 3 – Create Categories
We learn in this video how to get to your WordPress login page. Then once inside John shows how to set up our categories that show in the right side bar normally. You can change where your side bar is located later if you choose, right, left, or not at all. Plus, you can have 1 or 2 side bars, as well. You can play with the look and feel later once your blog begins to develop. A single, right hand column will do for now.
Step 4 – Create Links
John continues to show how to set up our links and categories. And also gives examples of what sort of categories to set up and where to link out. You will be able to place your posts and links in more than one category if need be.
We learn how to promote Clickbank products, how to get your affiliate links and place it in your blog. Then we test our affiliate links to be sure they are working correctly.
This video is about 10 minutes long and if you already have your Clickbank account set up it shouldn’t take much longer to do what you’re instructed.
Step 5 – Final Preparations
In final prep we edit the About page and delete the default home page post. 3 minutes.
Step 6 – Start Posting
All the tech stuff is over for this week. John wants us to start posting. At least 5 posts over the next 5 days. After 3 days we sign up for Google Adsense.
Shows us how to Bold text, insert affiliate links and place each post into a category. And also how to add categories on the fly.
Shows where to go to sign up for Adsense.
That’s it for this week. Except participating in the forum by getting help or giving it out to those who may have hit a snag.