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Very few of us are perfect writers, and luckily we don't need to be. But, we do need to write well enough so that our written content is easy to read, flows well, and is free of grammatical errors.
Every blog or website (in fact, every online property) is hosted on a server somewhere. The server provides a space on the web for your blog. Without hosting, your blog doesn't exist online. Hosting also provides the technology that allows your blog to operate.
Not all hosting is equal, and the one we use and have always recommended is Siteground web hosting. It's consistently highly rated across numerous authority review sites, computer magazines, etc.
It has everything you need; it's reliable, fast, user-friendly, fairly priced, and has excellent support.
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There will be small tasks that you might prefer to delegate to an expert from time to time. For example, logo creation or installing Google Analytics (free software for tracking and analyzing your blog traffic).
Email List Building
A responsive list is an asset and can make a significant difference to your blog's revenue. Make it part of your marketing strategy as soon as you can. To build an email list, you need a tool called an autoresponder.
The oldest and unarguably the best autoresponder is Aweber. I've been using it since 2006. Over the years, I've tried others, but none have ever lived up to Aweber or even come close.
Plans start at $16 per month and include some fantastic features, such as an opt-in landing page builder and much more.