For more than two years, I have provided a video resources to help people get started in WordPress. I called them WPStarters.
Initially I sold them on their own site and had fairly good success with them. But as you may know, there are tons of WordPress video tutorials out there. So how does one stand out in the crowd?
Put simply, the difference between your tutorials and other peoples is that you put in the time and effort to EXPLAIN the information, while others just SHOW the information. This is a big difference for those who are unfamiliar with website building. ~ Chris Dawson
There was my strength. Also maybe the fact that I tend to be very non-geeky and take my time explaining things.
Then at one point, I had to revisit all the energy I was putting into creating and marketing these videos. I knew from feedback that I had a unique teaching style that people liked. But still, I wanted to shift how I offered this series. The solution came to me. Sign up for my newsletter WPChatter and you get free access. As you may guess, this has been a success.
Now at this point in the road, as I am starting to offer more intensive training courses here on my site (which you will soon be seeing), the challenge of keeping the videos updated reared its ugly head. Because every time WordPress does a major update (typically 2 times a year), I must redo several of the videos.
With that in mind, yesterday I made the decision to pull them from the back end of my site as of next Friday.
But here’s the good news. Starting today, every Monday and Friday, I am going to post one of the videos here and make them accessable to everyone, no strings attached. I will also be doing a regular post with good stuff in it each Tuesday and Thursday.
Now you may be asking. “But Bob, I liked them all in one spot where I could access them.” No worry because I will create a category of WPStarter Videos, so as they are published here, you can, at anytime, search that category for the one you are looking for.
Lastly, you may be thinking, “Bob, I’m beyond most of this.” Well, think of it. Next time someone asks you something about starting a WordPress blog or site you can send them to one or more of my videos and be their hero.
So here is the first of the series which explains how to take advantage of the one-click installs of WordPress that’s offered by many hosting companies.