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step 1

Register a Domain Name

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A domain name is the address of your site. It starts with www and typically ends in .com. Don't rush this step because you cannot change the name once you register it.

Branding your site and name is important. Before you select a domain name, make sure it is also available on various social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, etc.) Also, choose a name that is memorable and easy to spell.

Discover how to register the "best" domain and get a free e-book and video to help you start your website.

step 2

sign up with a web host

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The web host houses all your website files and is necessary for any website. This is where you go to create email addresses, install software for your site (online store, shopping cart, etc.)

Hosting companies can overwhelm you with their features, but the majority of them offer the same services. Start with the cheapest monthly plan offered because upgrading later is very easy.

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step 3

Install WordPress

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Once you've gotten your domain and signed up for hosting, login to your account and install WordPress. It's free and there is no web design experience needed.

After the installation, just point your browser to, login and begin building your website.

Find out how to get a free Wordpress tutorial video that will help you start your site.

If you want to learn to build an HTML website from scratch without WordPress, click here.

Not sure about the difference between blogs and regular websites? Click here to learn more.

"How Do I Design My Website?"

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WordPress comes with thousands of free themes, so you don't have to spend any money on your website design if you don't want to.

All you do is choose the theme you want from the WordPress Admin area and click "Install & Activate."

If it's in the budget, I recommend going with a premium theme because you will be offered more design options. Many free themes are very limiting when it comes to design customization (unless you're a programmer.)

Click here for help with choosing the right WordPress theme.

How Long Will Website Success Take?


This is one of the most common questions I receive about the creation and success of a website and it's also the most difficult to answer.

The time it takes will depend completely on YOU and how long it takes you to learn how to market your site. It will vary from person to person for a variety of different reasons.

If you were running an offline store, you would never expect to know how long before you sell 100 donuts right? The same applies to the online world. There is no way to predict how quickly you will get the traffic you need to succeed with your site.

Read this article for more details.