The first thing you need to do is log in to your WordPress admin panel. Your WordPress installation came preloaded with a Hello World post and a blog comment. We want to get rid of these. So click on Posts in the left side bar, then click on Trash under the Hello World Post. This will take care of both the blog post and the comment at the same time.
Your blog also came preloaded with a bunch of links back to the WordPress website which you don’t need. To get rid of these, click on Links in the left sidebar. You should now see a list of links that appear on the front page of your blog. Tick the box next to Name in the top left hand corner to select all of the links at once. Then Change the Bulk Actions tab to Delete and click the Apply button. This will delete all of those links from the front page of your blog.
Now click on Settings in the left sidebar. Click on the very last link that says Permalinks. Click on the Custom Structure radio button. In the field provided, type /%postname%
This is for SEO purposes and will make your blog pages read as follows http://yourdomainname.com/pagename or http://yourdomainname.com/postname. Without doing this step your pages and post names would read as follows http://yourdomainname.com/randomnumber. Not very search engine friendly.
One more crutial step that we need to take in your WordPress settings panel is to make sure that your blog is visible to everyone. Click on Privacy under the Settings section and make sure that ‘I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers is ticked. If it’s not already ticked (it should be by default), then click on it and then click on the Save Changes button. There’s no point in trying to build an income generating blog if no one can find it.
There are a few other useful things you can do from the Settings panel. If you wanted to change your blog’s name and description, you could do that by going to General.