I have posted on this topic before but I like the way he lines it out. From Gem Cocci at http://www.overwhelmingtraffic.com
The first thing you must do is to acquire a domain name and web site hosting to run your own website or you can try registering on a blog site. The next thing you need to do is to learn how to access and use your cPanel (control panel). Once you’re in your cPanel you are going to look for the program that will install the WordPress platform onto your website so you can operate a blog from it. If you’re having a hard time with this procedure you can simply look for online videos showing you how to find the WordPress installation program and a tutorial on how to install it or you can get a blogging software to install it for you..
There are plugin’s available for your WordPress blog which are going to help you optimize your website in order to make you achieve web traffic (site visitors). One example is the All In One SEO Pack plugin, this is going to ensure you that your every post is optimized properly. Another very important plugin that your website need is the Google xml sitemap plugin. This plugin will create a new sitemap each time you add new content to your website so you don’t have to do it manually.
Once you have created your blog and you have all the necessary plugin’s installed, you’re ready to add your Google Adsense blocks into your blog. What you need to do is to make an AdSense Ad, also known as the Wide Skyscraper. Google will supply you with a code that you can put right into a widget to be able to add this advertisement into the sidebar of your website.
Now you can start creating content for your website and be able to post it. Most important is you can then include Adsense advertisements inside the content of your post. When positioning the other two Ad blocks you won’t be using skyscrapers, instead, you need to create a square or rectangle Ad and place one at the top of your content and one in the middle. Your web contentsor blogs must be updated every day and you must look for strategies to drive traffic to your website.
Gem Cocci started out as a blogger who loved to write about anything and everything that she found interesting! A few years ago she stumbled into one of Tim & Anthony’s sites and was introduced to the intricate world of SEO andinternet marketing. She is now one of the main writers in several of their blogs.