Top Things To Do Right Away with Your Website
Congratulations on setting up your new WordPress blog! I’m assuming you’re using WordPress for website, but if not never fear most of these tips will still apply to you! Here’s the key things you should do with your website now that you have WordPress installed.
Choose Your Theme
The first thing you want to do is choose your theme. Take a look at several themes, and make sure you find one that fits your needs. Think about the the way you want your site to look, and check out the themes to see if they have specific functions you want.
Upload Your Freebie
You should create a freebie as a “thank you gift” to give to people when they sign up for your newsletter. Upload your freebie using Dropbox or Amazon S3, or some other type of cloud service that will allow people to download the freebie.
Make sure you go back into your autoresponder messages and put the download link to your freebie in the first message, so people will be able to get their gift.
Create Your Opt-In Box
You will have to have a place where people can sign up for your newsletter list. Log in to the service you chose and create a form. You will get some code.
Copy the code and paste that into a Text Widget on your sidebar, as well as on any landing pages you created for your freebie. You just created your sign up box and people can now sign up for your newsletter and get your freebie!
If you don’t have any testimonials right now, start collecting them! Ask any current or past clients for a testimonial that you can use on your site. If you are just starting out and don’t have any clients yet, maybe you can do some work for a discounted price in exchange for a testimonial.
Set Up Social Media Profiles
If you haven’t done so already, set up your social media profiles. Be sure to place the links to your profiles on your website.
Start Promoting Now
It’s time to start promoting your website! Share the links to your main site, as well as any specific blog posts or pages. This may be hard for you, if you have a hard time talking about yourself. Remember, you have to promote your site! If people don’t know your website exists, they cannot visit it!