Before you unveil your new blog to the world, you need to put a few finishing touches on it.

Social Badges

At the bottom of your blog you will see a series of social badges. These are intended to aid your visitors in finding you on social media. The default badges do not lead to your pages, so you need to change the ones you use and delete the ones you don’t use. To do this use the “Customize” option again…

customize

From the customization, go all the way down to the bottom of the page and hit the edit button (the pencil.) Make the necessary updates to the social media links by replacing the generic URL with your specific link. Your link can be found by going to the appropriate social site and clicking on your profile. Your link will show in the address bar of your browser. For example, my Twitter link looks like this…

“https://twitter.com/bobswetzonline”

When you are done making changes make sure to hit the “Save” button near the top left of your screen.

Editing the Sidebar

Once again, go to the customize option as illustrated above and click the menu option on the left side titled “Widgets.”

Click the button that says “+ Add a Widget.”

widget

Select the widget titled “Image” to add an advertisement picture (with a link) to your sidebar. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to your affiliate site and get a shareable image
  2. Copy and paste the Image URL from your affiliate site
  3. Copy and paste your referral link from your affiliate site

Hit “Save and Publish” on the top left of your screen.

Important!

Make sure all of your links are working properly before moving on to the next step.

To Your Success,

Bob

Home Business Online w/Bob Swetz

 

photo credit: Sam-H-A Art is Colors! via photopin (license)

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