Dress Up Your Blog with Pictures

In our last installment of Blogging for Expats, we learned how to add content to a WordPress blog. Today we’ll go ahead and add some eye candy. Keep in mind that some WordPress themes require you to handle images a little differently, but this will work with the majority. It’s very common to see two […]

How to Add Content to your WordPress Blog

Congratulations! Your blog is ready to accept content. If you know how to use MS Word or another word processor, adding articles to your blog will be a snap. There are four ways to add articles, or posts, to your blog: Use WordPress’ internal editor Write your post using Word or another word processing program […]

Blogging for Expats: WordPress Settings to Know and Love

In this installment of Blogging for Expats, the tutorial series to help you develop a portable income from a blog, let’s go back to WordPress itself and finish setting it up. You’ve already accomplished a lot in getting your blog started. You have Found and set up a webhost Reserved your domain name Installed WordPress […]

More Fun with WordPress Plugins

In our last installment of Blogging for Expats, we looked at plugins. Plugins can decorate your blog, and provide additional functionality beyond what your theme offers. Remember, though, just as you should never download free themes from anywhere except WordPress.org, you should never get free plugins from any other source either. I’m going to talk […]

Blogging for Expats: Choose Your Plugins Wisely

One way to support your expat, overseas lifestyle is by creating a blog-based business. This is the 6th installment in the series of Blogging for Expats tuturials. In our last installment we talked about themes for your blog. Today we’ll continue with our WordPress / home construction analogy. If WordPress is the foundation and framing, […]

Turn Your Blog Into a Reader Magnet

One way to support your expat, overseas lifestyle is by creating a blog-based business. To help with that, I’ve created a tutorial series on the basics of starting and running a WordPress blog. The series is called Blogging For Expats, and this is the 5th installment in the series. Click the links below to review […]

One Simple Key to Locking Your Blog Against Hackers

One way to support your expat, overseas lifestyle is by creating a blog-based business. To help with that, I’ve created a tutorial series on the basics of starting and running a WordPress blog. The series is called Blogging For Expats, and this is the 4th installment in the series. Click the links below to review […]

How to Install WordPress

Welcome to the third part in our Blogging for Expats WordPress tutorial series. Previously, we’ve looked at choosing a domain name and a web host and then purchasing and setting them up. Now you’re ready to install WordPress. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world, used by over 25 million sites. (Read […]

How to Start Your Expat Blog

This is the second tutorial in the Blogging for Expats series. You can review the first one here. In the first tutorial in this series, you learned how to choose a domain name and a hosting company. Today, we’ll review the process of purchasing the domain name and signing up for your web hosting service. […]

Blogging for Expats

Welcome to the first tutorial in our new series, Blogging for Expats. As we’ve discussed previously, you can use a blog as a business platform to develop an income while you’re overseas. It’s not rocket science, but don’t naively expect you can just start writing and watch the money roll in. You’ll need some basic […]