NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
Are you new to the blogging world? Not sure where to start when it comes to purchasing a blog theme or what the process will look like? It can be pretty overwhelming when you’re just starting out. There’s so much information to sort through, and at least half of what’s out there isn’t even applicable to you, anyway. We’ve fielded questions on the topic for four years now, so we’re simplifying the process and breaking it down for you, pointing you to the resources that might be helpful to you as you start the process of purchasing a blog template or theme.
STEP 1: MAKE SURE YOUR BLOG IS ALL SETUP
Have you decided on your platform, set up your account and gotten your domain and/or hosting secured? If so, high fives! You can skip along to step 2. If not, this post will help you sort through all that pre-blogging stuff.
STEP 2: PICK OUT YOUR DREAM THEME
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STEP 3: DOWNLOAD YOUR FILES
After your purchase is complete, you’ll get access to your files. Depending on what theme/template you’ve purchased, you may get one or up to three different files. The important thing to start with is the document that starts with READ FIRST. This will guide you to our instructions page with helpful documentation, video tutorials and extensive explanations.
STEP 4: FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
You’ll follow our easy, step-by-step instructions that guide you in setting up your blog to look exactly as shown in the demo blog of the theme or template you purchased. We leave no stone unturned! You can rest assured that if you’re purchasing a Get Polished theme, we’re going to equip you with everything you need to make your blog rock. And if you have questions, we’re here to help!
If you’d prefer that we install your theme for you, you can find our installation options in our add-on section here.
STEP 5: UPLEVEL YOUR BLOGGING GAME
We don’t stop with your theme. We’ve created tutorials and a knowledge base that allow you to get even more familiar with your blog platform and theme to ensure that you’ll have everything you need to run your blog efficiently and effortlessly (well, as effortlessly as you can run a blog, at least).
STEP 6: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TOOLS & RESOURCES
Once you’ve got your blog setup and your design sparkling, you might find our resources section helpful. We’ve compiled a huge list of helpful tools that we’ve used to grow our business and our own blogs. With so many tools out there, it can be tough to waste time trying things that don’t end up being helpful. We hope this list eliminates some of that wasted time for you!
STEP 7: GRAB YOURSELF SOME FREEBIES
Take a peek at our freebies section, where we post new freebies periodically to help you take your blogging game to a new level. There you’ll find things like blog planners, social media graphic templates, resource PDFs and more!