Being a professional blog artist is a tremendous job to have and I'm very lucky to have it. But I'm not here to brag, I don't believe I'm any more “special” than you, I just happen to have more knowledge in that area than you do.
I always try and teach what I have learned. That's my job. My motto is: If I needed to know it – someone else needs to know it. But even if you know what you need to do, starting is still the hardest part.
That's why I developed BADNET as a way to teach you some of the insider knowledge I have learned and as a way to get you started on your blog asap. When you learn how much Badnet does for you and how little you have to give in return (it's free) you'll see that it's a total no-brainer.
Years ago, I wanted to start a blog but I didn't know how. I'm not a tech guy and don't pretend to be. I had to have a friend come to my house and install my blog for me and show me what to do and I'm very thankful. Otherwise, I wouldn't even be here. Seriously, I had no idea what to do.
All that technical stuff looks like Martian or Chinese to me. I don't understand it and my brain doesn't like to learn it. That's fine because you don't have to be a genius in every area of life.
There are certain types of people: technical types and creative types. You could say Badnet is for the creative type of person who loves to create and teach and make art but doesn't like the dry and boring technical stuff.
That's what Badnet takes care of. We do the technical stuff so you can concentrate on making art and business. I didn't know what to do to start a real blog, I had a friend do it and it was a great favor, so myself and my behind the scenes team created Badnet to be that friend for you.
Badnet will install your blog and teach you in plain-speak how to use it. I wrote 4 guides for you and you can be sure I wrote them in a simple, easy to read way so that everyone can learn.
Blogging isn't just for the Einsteins of the world. Blogging is a big benefit for the normal Joes and Janes, the free spirits, the meathead bodybuilders, the young bucks and the old wolves, the crazy-eyed entrepreneurs who want their voices heard and their pockets full.
You don't have to be the greatest writer, the most skilled copywriter or be the best speller. I couldn't spell anything without the help of google and I couldn't write an entire paragraph without typos.
You don't have to be a genius, you just have to have a voice and a desire to spread some fire. If you have a voice now you can be heard.
You know something that other people don't know, so why not tell them? Share your knowledge, put your thoughts into words and publish them in a blog post.
The internet is where the people who need to hear you are listening. A blog is simply a way to let the world hear your voice in a format that you own and control.
Badnet gives you ownership. Anyone can have a free blog at tumblr or blogspot, what Badnet offers is your very own website. Instead of yourname.tumblr.com you'll own yourname.com and your domain name will be free for the first year.
Even if you don't make millions of dollars with your blog, you'll make connections you simply could not make otherwise. When you publish a blog post it's instantly available for everyone in the world to read. The people who think like you will be attracted to you like a magnet.
I frequently run into readers. I see them in the shopping malls, in the elevators, in the casinos in Vegas, or walking down the street in Venice Beach. They yell: “Hey, Victor Pride! I love your blog!”
Strangers from India, Scotland and Amsterdam have all met me in the street and told me how much the blog changed their lives.
If reading a blog can change your life, how much do you think owning and controlling that blog can change your life?
I already know that answer —
It can change your life so much that, really, it doesn't even seem fair. Why is everyone else toiling in jobs they hate when all I have to do is type a few words? It's because they don't know what I know.
Here's an even better question —
Now that you know what a blog can do for you, and now that you know how easy it is to set up your blog via Badnet…
What are you waiting for?
If you're ready to start your blog, let me show you how much Badnet will do for you and how little you will give Badnet in return….
When you want to start a blog you need to use Badnet. It’s a free service, it's easy for you, you get a ton of benefits, and it will take you less than 2 minutes. It’s a total no-brainer.
Here's what Badnet does for you…
- Badnet will install your self-hosted WordPress blog for you within 24 hours
- Badnet will install the 7 critical plugins that every blog needs
- Badnet will give you 4 free ebooks showing you how to make money from a blog
- and you will get a free domain name (free for the first year)
These are the 4 free ebooks available only to Badnet clients…
- Quick-Start Guide: Creating Your First Blog Post
- How to Create the Perfect Blog Post
- Blogging for Profit 101
- The Tools of the Trade for a Pro Blogging Career
What about cost? The only thing you have to pay for is website hosting, which is what every website needs to be “live”. The total cost is as low as $3.95 per month for the basic hosting plan which is billed annually.
If you follow my exact recommendations you can expect to pay $6.94 per month, billed once at $83.28. That figure includes your website hosting and one add-on product that I highly recommend (I'll tell you more below). There are no other fees and you will not pay anything to Badnet directly.
How do you get started? To start your blog you only have to do 3 things and they couldn't be any easier. Badnet will take care of the rest…
This is how you start a blog in less than 2 minutes
(your 3 steps in quick detail)
These are literally the only 3 things you need to do to start your blog. It should take you less than 2 minutes of actual work to do them.
You do not even need to visit the Badnet.com home page, you can take advantage of the Badnet bundle right here on this page. Just follow the 3 steps listed below.
Step 1 – Pick a domain name for your blog
- Cost: free. Your domain name will be free for the first year. Time: up to you.
- Cost: as low as $3.95 per month (paid annually). Time: 1-2 minutes.
- Cost: zero. Time: 20-30 seconds. You only have to enter 5 pieces of information.
That’s it! Your 3 steps are done. It took you about 2 minutes of actual work and Badnet will do the rest. After you complete the request form you will receive a complete, ready-to-go blog in less than 24 hours (even on weekends)!
OK, let's look at the 3 steps in a bit more detail…
The 3 Steps to Start Your Badass Blog
(your 3 steps in more detail)
Step 1 – Pick a good domain name for your blog
You will get a free domain name when you sign up for the Badnet/BlueHost web host package. To renew your domain name after the first year it will cost only $15.99 per year.
What is a domain name? The domain name is the name of the website. It's what people type in the address bar to get to your website. (ex: the domain name of this website is boldanddetermined.com)
How do you pick a good domain name? The domain name should be catchy, easy to read, easy to spell and easy to remember. You need to pick an easy domain name so people will remember it and come back to your blog.
How to pick the right domain name quick tips:
- Do get a dot com (.com) domain — everybody on earth defaults to .com as the default domain option, everyone will remember it
- Don't get a dot net (.net), dot org (.org) etc. because no one will remember the address. If this website was called boldanddetermined.net 95% of the readers would continually type boldanddetermined.com and then be lost when the website doesn't show up.
- Your first and last name is a good domain name to use (ex: victorpride.com)
- Avoid using hard to read or hard to spell words in your domain name.
- Avoid using numbers in your domain name. Numbers are very confusing because it's hard to remember if you use the actual number or if you spell the number (ex: 9 or nine, 2 or two).
- Don't use dashes in your domain name. No one will ever remember where the dashes go. (ex: bold-and-determined.com would have been terribly hard to remember!)
Remember, if they cannot remember how to type your domain name they will never be able to find you. Make it easy for them to find you!
Many of the best domain names have already been purchased so it may take you a little while to come up with a great domain name that is available.
Here is how you can check to see if your domain name is available:
- Click here to here to the Badnet/BlueHost page
- Click get started now
- Select the basic plan
- Enter your domain name choice in the new domain box (pictured below)
If your domain name is unavailable you will see a screen that says ‘the domain name [you entered] is unavailable'. You will need to try again with a new domain name.
If your domain name is available you will be directed to the next and last page which is called ‘create your account'. That's how you know your domain name choice is available and you will be able to continue your web hosting purchase. Which leads us to step 2.
Every website has to have a web host. A web host is how your website “lives” on the internet. Without a host your blog will never be live on the internet.
To take advantage of Badnet you must purchase your web hosting at BlueHost and you must use the official Badnet-BlueHost link. Badnet is paid directly by BlueHost, not by our clients. This is how we can keep the service free for you.
Which is the best hosting option for new blogs? You have 3 hosting plans to choose from: basic, plus and pro. The BASIC plan is the option I recommend for Badnet clients.
Why choose the basic plan? Web hosting prices depend on the amount of traffic your website gets (traffic = visitors to your website). For a new blog you will only need the most basic/cheapest hosting package because your traffic will be small at first.
Until you have a large amount of traffic a larger hosting plan is unnecessary. When your website traffic increases is when you can upgrade to a larger hosting package.
Note: You can only host one website with the basic plan. If you plan to add additional websites to your website portfolio then you would want to use the plus package.
What is the cost of website hosting on the Badnet/BlueHost plan? Your web hosting plan is billed annually and you have three options: 1 year, 2 years or 3 years of web hosting.
- Basic hosting for 12 months ($5.95 per month, $71.40 billed annually)
This is the option I personally recommend because it's the cheapest upfront option and it's only one year so it is not so overwhelming.
- Basic hosting for 24 months ($4.95 per month, $118.80 billed annually)
I would not personally recommend this option because I see no great benefit.
- Basic hosting for 36 months ($3.95 per month, $142.40 billed annually)
This is a great option because it's the cheapest long term option and you can “set it and forget it” for 3 years.
The image below highlights the exact hosting plan and add-ons I would personally use:
What about hosting extras and add-ons? I would personally not include any hosting extras except for this one: Domain Privacy Protection. It costs $11.88 per year and it is an expense I would absolutely pay for. The other extras are unnecessary in my opinion.
Why include domain privacy protection? Domain privacy protection protects your privacy by hiding the domain owner's personal information. When you use domain privacy protection your personal information will not be available.
If domain privacy protection is not added then anyone with an internet connection can see the domain owner's name, address, email address and phone number just by utilizing a quick WhoIs lookup.
The image below shows you exactly how Domain Privacy Protection will protect your privacy by hiding your personal information:
- On the left – Without domain privacy protection your personal information will be available online.
- On the right – With domain privacy protection your personal information will be hidden.
BlueHost password notes: The secure form linked in the next step allows you to send Badnet your BlueHost login details. This is how we install your blog and plugins for you.
After you have purchased you web hosting package you will receive an email from BlueHost asking you to create, change or update your password. We ask that you use a random password and not your common/everyday password (we don't want to know it).
- Here's a random password generator you can use to create a secure password.
After you submit this form Badnet will start right away on your blog. It's a very easy form, you only have to fill out 5 pieces of information
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your domain name
- Your BlueHost username
- Your BlueHost password
Below is a photo of the secure blog set-up request form so you can see how easy and painless it is:
Fill out this form and click submit. And then?
That’s it! You will receive a complete, ready-to-go blog within 24 hours (even on weekends)!
You fill out the form and Badnet does all all the rest. After that, your blog is ready to go and you're free to write and create. Easy peasy, Japaneasy.
Please note — Badnet does the technical work of setting up your blog, but you still have to do the creative work. That fire can only come from you and your experience and your knowledge and your heart.
Creative work cannot be done by machines and clicks and html codes. It has to come from you, friend. And that's the point.
Start your blog now and share your story. Don't worry about the technical details – your friends at Badnet will take care of that.
Your quick steps recapped:
Step 1 – Pick your domain name
Step 3 – Fill out this form
Done! Within 24 hours Badnet will return to you with your blog ready to go and your ebooks ready to be studied.
If you have any more questions about Badnet please read the BADNET FAQ.
If your question is not answered in the FAQ please leave a comment below and I will answer you personally… but only… if you promise to have a nice day.