Monthly Archives: March 2010

Indie Band Websites 9 | WordPress Overview

UPDATE: April/2011 The video that was on this page (along with 8 or so others) has been lost. I’m in the process of recording and doing a re-release of the videos. I’ll add a link once it’s ready…

Okay, for those of you who have been keeping score, we’re now up to the ninth video in my Indie Band Website series. This one is a little more ‘how to’ as I show you how quickly you can install a WordPress blog and set up a theme. I even use a stop watch to demonstrate how fast it is to do this.

If you’re concerned about being able to handle setting up your own website, hopefully this video will show you that it’s probably a lot easier than you may think. You can check it out below and see for yourself:

If you want to see more videos like this that actually break down exactly how to use WordPress – you’re in luck. I’m going to be recording more of these and make them available to those who choose to become a member of the Indie Band Alliance. These videos will show exactly how to hook up your domain to your hosting account, how to install wordpress (I showed you in this video already) plus how to tweak and configure your WordPress set up with free plugins.

The WordPress videos will be available to members of the Indie Band Alliance and I’ll probably get around to offering it for a modest fee on it’s own for those that just want the videos and not a membership. There will also be a free option for those who are very tight on cash but want to take control of their online presence and open up their opportunities even further. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or ideas about the Indie band website WordPress videos.

Indie Band Websites 8 | The DIY Compromise

UPDATE: April/2011 The video that was on this page (along with 8 or so others) has been lost. I’m in the process of recording and doing a re-release of the videos. I’ll add a link once it’s ready…

Okay, we’re back to our regularly scheduled indie band website coverage. This is part 8 in my band website series where I reveal two great companies to get your hosting from if you want to save yourself anywhere from $15 or more each month without missing out on the main features offered by Hostbaby.

This video clocks in at a little over 21 minutes, sorry…but I took a little time off from recording these videos and my long-winded-ness returned with a vengence! However, it’s worth it to find out how to save some money and still create a kick-butt website right? You can watch the video below.

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For those that watched the video and were wondering about the surprise I mentioned, here’s the scoop: if you’ve decided that Hostgator is the right webhosting service for you, you can get your first month for only 1 cent! All you need to do is click on my sponsored link (or if you’d rather I don’t get a commission for sharing this info with you, go straight to Hostgator.com to bypass my link), choose the plan you want and enter the coupon code “404PAGE” (without quotes) and you’ll automatically get the first month of your hosting for only one cent – pretty cool. Here’s the link again:

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Just make sure you put enter coupon code 404PAGE in while your going through the shopping cart or else you’ll miss out on the discount!

If you’re looking for quality web hosting with lots of features, limited storage and for less cash – make sure you visit Geekhosting.com – you’ll want to click on the “Linux” page at the top of the page, then click on the “Classic Geek” plans and choose the one that’s right for you. In the video I mainly talk about the Mini Geek Plus web hosting plan, but if you want to save even more money and don’t want more than a single domain you can get the Mini Geek web hosting plan for about $2 per month! You’ll only have 150 megabytes of storage and 5 GB of bandwidth. You can get by with this if you don’t have hundreds of visitors everyday and if you go lightly on the rich media files (photos, videos and music) on your site.

Remember, you can always start small and scale up as you go.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the video and learned that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to have a feature-rich and fully functional band website!

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