Free Website Creation Tutorial For Beginners
Register a Domain Name
Also, try to choose a name that is short enough so you can get matching usernames for Twitter, YouTube and other Social Media accounts. Branding is everything.
Discover how to register the "best" domain and get a free e-book and video to help you start your website.
sign up with a web host
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.
After the installation, just point your browser to yoursite.com/wp-admin, login and begin building your website.
You simply pick your theme, add your content, and hit Publish!
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.
What Kind of Site Do You Want?
There are so many different types of websites you can create. From ecommerce, membership to content sites, etc. Find out the best way to approach your future site.
How Long Will Website Success Take?
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.
A CLASSIC Website Mistake
Don't fall into the trap of being so focused on the money that your site fails to connect with real people.
1) Will your site solve problems better than the competition?
2) What kind of person will it cater to?
3) Why would someone come to your site instead of an already-established site on the same topic? What is your unique angle or spin?
If you want to create a successful site, you have to understand the importance of connecting with human beings instead of just building a site with words on a page.
There are enough wikipedia-like websites on the Net today. Aim to be different, fresh and over deliver your content.
The Free Website Warning
I am often asked about creating free websites. Sorry, but you won't find recommendations here.
Not only does the web address look unprofessional (freesite.yoursite.com), but you will be very limited to what you can do with your site.
Free sites are also very risky because you don't own your content. So if the company decides to shut down, guess what happens to your content?
Yep. Right down the drain.
Many people make the mistake of starting off free with the intention of moving to a paid host later. The problem is, the process of moving to another host can be a royal pain, so you might as well do it right the first time.
Not convinced yet? Read why I believe free websites are bad.
Also, check out my article that discusses more common mistakes people make with building websites today.
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