Your Perfect “Start Here” Page
The best “Start Here” page designed for bloggers. Create this free, powerful, and super useful page in under an hour. Learn why every serious blogger needs it, how to build one the right way, and why our template is the best one out there.
Just fill in headlines, copy, links, and images, hit Publish, and link to it front and center. Style it, word it on brand.
What’s included with our basic template:
- Copy+paste into WordPress in 30 seconds
- Follows best blogging, branding, and SEO practice
- Inspired by wildly successful blogs
- Removes guesswork
- Free support (email me your questions, rajshahseo[at]gmail)
Why Every Serious Blogger Needs One
It’s the home page for Brand YOU. While your blog home page serves to create a lasting professional impression of your business, the Start Here page serves to create a lasting impression of YOU, the human(s) behind the scenes.
The Start Here page tells your story, showcases your most proud or popular works, and persuades random visitors to become fans. It has many and powerful SEO, branding, and business benefits.
The Start Here page has extremely high upside, virtually no downside, and should cost you nothing. If you create, design, and optimize properly, you can maximize your blogging business potential. Just these benefits alone should excite you:
- Increase in new visitors from SEO
- More repeat visitors
- More social media followers
- More email subscribers
- More potential customers for your print designs, (e)books, and other exclusive offers
- Stronger brand recognition
The Start Here page is a chance to sell yourself, your work, and your business, all on a more personal level than the About page. To some bloggers, both pages are the same. If you’re 100% satisfied that your About page offers most or all of the Start Here page components (as seen in template below), then you don’t need one. <1 percent of bloggers are doing this today.
It’s also likely to get more clicks than the About page, because Start Here is not only a page name, it’s a call to action. It’s an attention getter.
The most prominent place you see Start Here page links is the main WordPress header menu. Some bloggers believe in this page so much, they put it right next to their logo.