Follow up from my Zoom meeting

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

This will make more sense after my Zoom mtg on Tuesday at 2pm.  I'm just going to leave some key links for your reference.


Please note that some of these are affiliate links, and that means that if you buy something, I may earn a commission, at no extra cost to you.

First, I hope this meeting goes well.  I'm not used to doing/leading Zoom calls. In fact sometimes I even get confused on how to log in, so wish me luck.  Also, know that you don't need to be tech savvy to do what I do. I'm not tech savvy.


Now, before I forget, here's a link to sign up for my email list.  It is free and I provide lots of blogging advice, especially on how to monetize your blog. If this doesn't interest you, don't sign up.

Please note that I don't normally teach people how to start a blog.  I will do my best to help guide you to the right resources.  If you have questions or problems along the way, I probably will not be able to help you, because as I said, I'm not tech savvy.


First, choose a niche.

Second, choose a domain name.  You can use NameCheap because they are good, cheap, give free privacy protection. I don't care if you use someone else, but don't use GoDaddy as they tend to steal domain names, sell your data and are not an honest company.


Third, get hosting. I strongly recommend NameHero for new bloggers as they are the best value.  Good hosting/uptime, good speed, good customer support and good price. When you site gets more traffic, you can upgrade, but don't worry about that now.


BTW, avoid the following for hosts: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Bluehost, Hostgator and/or any other EIG company.


Now, you can just start blogging.


If you want, but you don't have to, you can get a theme.  (Or you can do this later).  They key is to get started quickly and your theme has very little impact at the beginning.


If you get a theme, make sure it's fast, mobile responsive and has good support. I do recommend my them which is Astra as it's fast, lots of support and will work w/ Google Core Vitals.  You can start with the free version if you want and upgrade to paid later.  Kadence is another great theme and will set you up for success.


If you need tech support or someone to set up your price, I highly recommend Grayson Bell as he's awesome at this, honest and reasonably priced.  That's who I use.  (Please note he helps blogger who monetize their blog and prob does not know about IDX, etc.)  But, he is awesome and does all my tech work.


Here are some links to some of my courses, if you have an interest.


If you need help with all the beginning steps of starting a blog, here's a link to one of my friend's FREE course.  She'll walk you through the steps and what to do right after (things like how to set up Google Analytics, proper URL structure).

It's very easy as you'll see.  She also works you through the set up w/ NameHero.  But, it would be wonderful if you use my affiliate link for NameHero.


Comments (14)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debbie Gartner - we are driving back from Florida but want to hear year.  I will try to pull over.

Nov 30, 2020 04:43 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello Debbie Gartner I am looking forward to learning from you during the Tuesday call.

Nov 30, 2020 06:21 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have so much to learn and I definitely am missing out on a lot of good stuff by not being able to attend the zoom meetings.

Dec 01, 2020 05:09 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

You're so sweet Grant Schneider .

Rocky - Oh good. I hope it's helpful.  I've never done a lesson on this.

Brian - Oh sorry you can't make it.

Dec 01, 2020 09:05 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I'm watching you right now Debbie Gartner Looking forward to hearing your presentation

Dec 01, 2020 11:13 AM
Debbie Gartner

Thank you so much.  I hope it was helpful.

Dec 01, 2020 12:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie you did a great job with your presentation today, and gave us all a lot to think about.

Dec 01, 2020 04:59 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thank you so much, George. It was great to see you again.

Dec 01, 2020 05:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW - and there's more! Thank you SO much, Debbie! Long story but, since hubby has been permanently disabled, he's needed some pick-up to give him something to do. He was in IT before he could no longer work so, after your call, I told him about it. It sparked some excitement that I hadn't seen in a long time.

THANK YOU! AR members appreciate you for what you shared with them but, I appreciate you giving my husband something that he can work on and look forward to doing every day! Did I say THANK YOU?!! 🙏 

Dec 01, 2020 07:22 PM
Debbie Gartner

Oh that is sooo great to hear Debe Maxwell, CRS .You just totally made my day!

And, I will say that this has given me so much freedom in so many ways that I hadn't planned. While I'm fine now, it enabled me to rest in bed for a month last summer and recuperate for 5 months while I was healing and had low energy and could only do a bit of work each day.

It becomes cumulative and that is what is soooo cool.

Dec 02, 2020 12:03 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Debbie Gartner you rocked the zoom call yesterday!  Chock full of success stories and challenges to reach a new threshold.  I followed Dan Kennedy to adapt to technology and met affiliate marketers long the way.  Hence the mention of the Warrior Forum.   It is not as easy to achieve without a mentor or coach.  Thanks for your willingness to participate and inspire your fellow rainships!😎 

Dec 02, 2020 09:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love it! That is perfect for him as well, Debbie. I know it's a lot to ask but, if you had time to chat (at your convenience), we would love to have a few minutes of your time.

Dec 02, 2020 01:54 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

You did an awesome presentation Debbie Gartner .

Dec 07, 2020 03:42 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thank you so much, Elyse.

Dec 07, 2020 05:10 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debbie, after hearing you make a presentation at Dagny's I have no doubt you are/were up to the task.  

Feb 20, 2021 05:28 AM

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