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WordPress Staging

How to set up Staging Environment for WordPress

Creating a staging environment for WordPress I recently changed web hosting companies to Site Ground. One of my favorite features that they offer — which my previous web host did not offer– is a WordPress Staging Environment (and not for WordPress they also offer staging environments for Joomla and other software programs). It’s a feature […]

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Author Website with Divi

Author Website with Divi

Divi Themes for Authors In this video tutorial, I’ll show how to create an eye-catching author website with Divi. Divi is the flagship WordPress Theme from the folks over at Elegant Themes. They create some stunning looking WordPress themes. Divi is an easy to use drag-and-drop WordPress theme. Elegant Themes makes it even easier for […]

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How to transfer domain name to Namecheap

How to Transfer Domain Name to Namecheap

How to transfer domain name to Namecheap In this video, I’ll walk you through the process of transferring a domain name to Namecheap from GoDaddy. This is done with a real domain name (alanpetersen.com which is the domain for my author website). Why Transfer a Domain Name? I first registered AlanPetersen.com in 2000. I’ve had […]

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Link Ebook and Paperback on Amazon

Link Ebook and Paperback on Amazon

In this video, you can watch how I link ebook and paperback on Amazon. This is very easy to do, thanks to the great support offered by Amazon Author Central. Paperback Version of my Book Here is my the paperback version of my book which I set up using Amazon’s CreateSpace (watch my video on […]

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Google Search Console for Beginners

Google Search Console for Beginners

Google search console for beginners including integration with the Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin. These are must-have free tools for your author website. In this video tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process, step-by-step with a real life and in real time example. Watch me as I explain and set up a Google Search Console account […]

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Distraction Free Writing with Cold Turkey Writing

Distraction Free Writing

Distraction free writing can easily be achieved by using a free software program that blocks you from accessing all of the time-sucking distractions on your computer from “doing research” on Google (translation: hour losing rabbit holes), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, games on your machine, looking at photos, or an old document, et al. that can distract […]

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2018 Word Count Tracking Spreadsheet

2018 Word Count Tracking Spreadsheet

2018 word count tracking spreadsheet for writers is now available! I’ve written about word count tracking spreadsheets in the past. And you can click on this post to download a free basic spreadsheet (direct download, no email address needed). But if you’re looking for a more advanced Word Count Tracking Spreadsheet then look at the video […]

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Check Affiliate Link

Check Affiliate Link

Check affiliate link video for down in this post. Quick lowdown on affiliate links This post is about affiliate marketing, but it’s something that authors should be doing on your author website in order to add another source of income to your business. Note: if using affiliate links on your website you need to disclose […]

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Moving WordPress Site

Moving WordPress Site

I’m moving WordPress Site because I’m changing web hosting companies. Just like moving in real life, I was dreading making this move for the obvious reasons… Downtime Deadlinks Broken Images Manually intensive Expensive (hiring someone to move my WordPress site) A lot more headaches kept popping in my head But thanks to a plugin, it […]

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BookBub Author Profile

BookBub Author Profile Fixing Errors in My Books Section

BookBub Author Profile The BookBub Author Profile is a valuable piece of online real estate that BookBub offers you, for free. Even if they keep turning you down for their email promotions, they offer all authors a chance to “claim” your “BookBub Author Profile” for free. BookBub is a major player in the book publishing […]

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