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Tutor Business 101 â€“ Part 7
Setting up your wordpress â€“
Todayâ€™s task is not difficult, it is just time consuming. Weâ€™ll assume that you signed up through GoDaddy, but if you didnâ€™t, thatâ€™s OK cause it is the same for virtually all hosting accounts. Weâ€™ll talk about the other hosting first.
Other hosting â€“
Do a search on google for â€œsetting up wordpress on ???â€ insert your host name in the ???. So if I wanted to find out how to setup wordpress on Hostgater, I would add that.
You should find a page like this, which has a step by step guide for exactly how to do it.
If you have any questions on setting things up, make sure to send a note to your support team.
Instructions for setting up wordpress on GoDaddy can be found here – http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/834/installing-wordpress-on-your-hosting-account
Templates or themesâ€“
WordPress uses themes to change how your website looks.
Now we want to set up how your website looks. Weâ€™ll finish up today with picking a template, then next time weâ€™ll talk about modifying it / tweaking it so that it looks Ok.
The best site to find themes hands down is the WordPress site – http://wordpress.org/themes/
BEWARE â€“ if you use them from other places just make sure there isnâ€™t any malicious things that are installed.
Pick a theme that you like, and then install it, this link will help you do that.
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You should be thinking and planning for the following:
- It wonâ€™t be long before final exams.
- Plan what youâ€™ll be tutoring this summer. Weâ€™ve included some links in the URL section for Summer tips.
- Start talking with parents about if theyâ€™ll be tutoring with you next Fall.
- Plan to spend some time with your family.
Useful URLs â€“
Tips for choosing a wordpress theme – http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/selecting-the-perfect-theme-for-wordpress/
Summer tutor tips â€“
Quote – If you are successful, you will be cloned. That’s life. In fact, it’s a sign that you’ve made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up.
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