Are you ready to start a blog but unsure of how to do it?

Follow the simple checklist to create a blog your audience will love to read
(even if you’ve never blogged before)



We are Jo and Dale Reardon. We live by the beach in beautiful Tasmania, Australia. Yes, the home of Taz, The Tasmanian Devil.

The Online Beginners Hub – or ‘The Hub’ – as we like to call it, is the resource we wish we had access to when we first started in the online space. It brings together our experience, skills and passion into a central resource for all your online beginner needs.

We provide a wealth of information and direct you to the right resources.

The Hub is a learning and discussion site for all people starting a new solo or micro business, especially if you don’t know where to start with creating an online presence for your business and then marketing online. We are here to help you.

“We love owning and working in our own business and know that many others have great ideas ready to become businesses too.

We want to share our experience so others can learn and get to where they want to be as soon as they can.”


START HERE if you are new to the online business world

symbol only 260x260Click on the button to go directly to the things you need to learn about first.

We will show you around our site a little and suggest some blog posts for you to read.

Plus we will show you some of the very first things you need to do when you are getting started.



We use all of these tools for our own blogs, websites and online marketing.
We highly recommend each of them to you.

Web HostingSiteGround offers great value web hosting. Plans start from just $3.95 per month for a single website with up to 10,000 visitors per month. Other plans offer additional features and volume.

We use Siteground ourselves for a number of our websites and their online chat support is just amazing – they solve any problem really fast and are highly skilled.

SiteGround really does offer fantastic value and performance.

Visit SiteGround  |  Read our review

Avada 250x250This website is built using the Avada WordPress theme from ThemeForest.

Avada is the number one selling WordPress theme for a reason. It includes incredibly powerful options and a visual page builder that allows you to create any design without need to touch a line of code.

The theme comes with 12 demo versions which are a great starting point for any website or blog. You really can create any look and feel with Avada. We certainly wish this theme was around when we started out!

Visit Avada

LeadPagesEasiest250x250When we started using LeadPages we wondered why we had not checked it out a lot earlier.

LeadPages makes the creation of well designed high converting landing and sales pages so very easy.

Link the pages you create to your email marketing service and you are well on the way to building a great list of potential customers.

You can also A/B test different designs or content to see what works best for you.

Visit LeadPages

ActiveCampaignBuilding an email marketing list is very important if you plan to sell your products online. It is also important for offline businesses if you want to communicate with your customers with a regular newsletter and offers.

There are many email marketing tools available, from low or no cost through to super expensive.

ActiveCampaign is what we are currently using across both our businesses. We moved to this when we started to need some additional functionality. Plus it covers the CRM side of things too. It is really easy to use and integrates well with WordPress and other services.

Visit ActiveCampaign


We write about the basics and a little more.

We want to help you begin your business online and then make amazing progress as you add more tools and techniques to your online marketing mix.


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