Blog Setup Service (Premium)

The Premium Blog setup service is a significant step up from the basic free blog setup service we offer. The service provides you with an “out of the box” powerhouse blog customized to your unique requirements.

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The cost of the Premium Blog Setup is currently $397 (USD) for a limited time only.


What’s in the Premium Blog Setup Package?

Let’s walk you through this incredible package, and show you what to expect. We’ll break this down in detail but in brief, you receive the following:


Hosting Setup

Setup and configuration of the web hosting account.

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Domain Name Mapping

Managing DNS & Nameserver settings so your domain points to your site.

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Install & Configure WordPress

Installation and Configuration of the latest version of WordPress with automatic updates.

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Setup Secure Certificate

Secure certificates provide critical security, privacy, and data integrity for your website and visitors.

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Theme Installation

Installation of a StudioPress or GeneratePress Premium Theme is inclusive or you can provide us with another theme of your choice.

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Theme Customization

The package includes Customization of the theme in respect of fonts, colors, and logo in line with your own unique design preferences.

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Image Optimization

Automatic optimization and compression of your image uploads to enhance speed and performance.

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Caching for Performance

Website caching minimizes network traffic while improving the perceived speed and responsiveness of your site.

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Cloudflare CDN

Integration with Cloudflare helps improve speeds by reducing bandwidth and CPU usage.

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WordFence Security

Installation and setup of Wordfence security to scan and monitor your installation and plugins.

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Google XML Sitemaps

Auto-generation of sitemaps to tell search engines of all the pages and posts on your blog.

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Google Analytics

Integration with Google Analytics to provide intelligence on website data relating to visitors and behavior.

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Google Search Console

Integration with Google Search Console provides intelligence on search queries and website health.

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Bing Webmaster Tools

Your site is added to the Bing index crawler, which monitors performance in Bing and other places.

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SEO Plugin

We will install and set up either The SEO Framework, Rankmath, or Yoast Plugin for your SEO Requirements.

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Elementor Pro

If you prefer a drag and drop site builder to give a Wix type editing experience we’ll install Elementor Pro.

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Priority Search Submissions

Your website is submitted to Google with priority processing. Key pages will be indexed within 48 hours.

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Mailing List Integration

We’ll integrate your site with the MailerLite mailing list platform so you can start building a subscriber list.

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Set up the Hosting Account

Depending on the host you select, there may be some initial baby steps of the sign-up process that you need to complete as the account holder.

I’ll help you every step of the way and give the guidance you need via telephone, live chat, or instant messaging.

Once, you’ve gone through the sign-up process, I’ll take it from there.

Unlike the free blog setup service, you can choose any hosting provider you like. Although I would personally recommend Cloudways or SiteGround.

If you need hosting discounts or promotional code coupons, check out my hosting coupons where you can find discounts for Cloudways, SiteGround, Dreamhost and Bluehost.


Domain Name Mapping

The domain name is your website address. You can register an address with any domain registrar. If you want a recommendation, then I’d suggest Namecheap or Google Domains.

Both offer domain name privacy by default. If you don’t have domain name privacy, prepare to get unsolicited phone calls and emails!

Once your domain name is registered, I will edit the Nameservers or DNS settings on the domain to point at your web hosting account.


Install and Configure WordPress

WordPress is the most popular Blogging Platform available. I’ll ensure you are set up with the latest version and with automatic updates, so you won’t ever need to worry about not being on the latest and most secure version.


Setup a Secure Certificate (SSL)

SSL (Secure Socket Layers) is essential for protecting your website. Secure certificates provide critical security, privacy, and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information.

Websites with a secure certificate begin with “https” and have a padlock marking them as secure. Google and other search engines penalize websites that aren’t marked secure in search engine rankings.

I’ll take care of this and make sure your website is humming nicely under a secure certificate.


Theme Installation

Themes govern the layout, look, and feel of your blog. The popularity of WordPress works in its favor, with thousands of themes available.

You are welcome to choose a premium theme from StudioPress or the pro version of GeneratePress within the price of this service.

Alternatively, thousands of free themes are available on WordPress.org that you can use at no additional cost.

There are plenty of other commercial theme websites, with ThemeforestTemplate Monster, and Elegant Themes among the most popular. If you choose a theme from any of these repositories, we can set up but you’ll have to pay the vendor for the theme.

Cloning

Sometimes, a new client has seen a site they like and want something similar for their blog.

Usually, this is fine. The majority of Bloggers use “off-the-shelf” themes.

So, if you find a particular blog that matches your requirements, then provide the website address. I’ll find out what theme the blog is using.

Occasionally, a blog may be running on a custom-built theme. This means the blogger will have paid for a unique design, and in that scenario, I won’t clone it for ethical reasons.


Theme Customization

The service includes theme customization covering:

  • Colors – This includes adjusting the colors of any theme elements to meet your preferred branding.
  • Fonts – We’ll set the typography of the blog to meet your preferred branding.

Additionally, your logo will also be incorporated into the design. If you don’t have a logo, then we can create something up for you.

Bear in mind, this is not a logo design service. If you don’t like the logo we come up with, you are welcome to source one from elsewhere.


Image Optimization

Many blogs suffer from poor technical performance because of bloated unoptimized images.

Images regularly get uploaded onto a blog without being pre-processed to reduce the file size.

This can kill the load time and speed of a blog which doesn’t help with Google rankings or user experience.

I will set up an image optimization plugin that will do this work for you automatically.


Caching for Performance

Caching involves storing copies of your web files in a cache so that they are accessed more quickly by visitors.

If you are a non-technical blogger, all you need to know is that this is a standard practice used by developers and makes your website faster.


Cloudflare CDN

The Cloudflare CDN gives you enhanced security and speed. Cloudflare provides fast cached content delivery from servers closest to your readers.

It also includes built-in DDos protection, which means it prevents malicious denial of service attacks on your website.


WordFence Security

The massive popularity of WordPress (running over 30% of the Internet) means it is also the most attacked platform by hackers.

To help protect your website, I install and configure the Wordfence plugin. This will notify you of any suspicious activity on the site.

Wordfence also notifies you if anything needs updating to a newer version, like a plugin or theme. It’s an excellent plugin that provides an additional level of security and peace of mind.


Google XML Sitemaps

Google Sitemaps provides a simple way to index all the pages on your blog website and tell search engines what they are.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics gives you the tools to analyze your web traffic data. You’ll find out how many people visit, how long they stay, which pages they visit, their city and county, and the site that referred them.

That’s just a small example set of the overall features. Analytics is an extremely powerful tool that can help you make informed decisions.


Google Search Console

Formerly know as Google Webmaster Tools, Search Console is a web service by Google, which allows webmasters to check the indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.

It’s a great tool to find out how your site is performing in the search engines and where you need to improve.


Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools is Microsoft’s alternative to Google Search Console.

The Tools allow you to add websites to the Bing index crawler, and monitor a site’s performance in Bing and other places.


SEO Plugin

The package includes setup and integration of an SEO plugin, so you can optimize keywords and keyphrases for search engines.

Our preferred plugin is The SEO Framework because it’s lightweight, clean, and works well.

Some other Bloggers prefer Yoast SEO or Rankmath. We can install and set up either of these if that is your preference.


Elementor Pro

Elementor Pro provides you with “Drag and Drop” visual building tools that speed up your workflow and design. If you’ve used platforms like Wix or Squarespace, you’ll probably feel more at home using Elementor Pro than the native WordPress Gutenberg editor.


Priority Search Submissions

With the Silver Blog setup service, we can guarantee that Google and Bing will be aware of your websites’ existence, and at least partially indexed the site within 48 hours.

At the very least, the home page will be indexed. Forty-eight hours is the guarantee, but usually, it’s less than 24 hours.​


Mailing List Integration

MailerLite is an advanced email marketing campaign platform and an excellent platform for building your subscriber lists.

The platform is especially popular with bloggers. MailerLite’s free plan allows you to build a list of 1,000 subscribers and send 12,000 emails each month.

When you surpass these numbers, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan.

Integration of MailerLite means you can start building your list from Day One. You’ll have a sign-up form on your blog for new subscribers to add themselves.


What’s the Next Step?

To take advantage of the Premium Blog Setup Service, get in touch. I’m available by contact form, live chat, and email

It is an exciting time for new Bloggers, and I genuinely enjoy playing this small but useful role at the beginning of your blogging journey.

The cost of the Premium Blog Setup is currently $397 (USD) for a limited time only.


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Domain Name Registration

The domain name is your website address. You can register an address with any domain registrar. If you want a recommendation, then I’d suggest checking out Namecheap or Google Domains.

Both registrars offer domain privacy which means companies and people cannot look up the domain and find your contact details. In turn, this helps prevent cold calls and spam from organizations and individuals trying to sell their services.


Web Hosting For Blogs

The following web hosts are popular with new bloggers (click on the links for discount links or promo code coupons to save money)

If you were to ask me for a preference, I would recommend SiteGround or Cloudways.  They both have above 90% average reviews on Trustpilot.


How to start with your Premium Blog Setup Service.

If you have any questions, then don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to provide advice, even if you don’t use my services.

The cost of the Premium Blog Setup is currently $397 (USD) for a limited time only.

To proceed with your Premium Blog Setup Service, contact me. I’m available by contact form, live chat, and email.  

I look forward to working with you and helping you begin your blogging journey the right way.

If the premium powerhouse setup service is a bit much for you right now, then check out the Free Blog Setup Service.


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