Step By Step Beginners Guide On How To Build Your Own Website
Build Your Own Website And Profit
Are you looking to build your own website? If so, then you’re in the right direction. Whether you want a website for your business or personal use, building a website is actually easy.
Here are a few steps to follow to build a website that could put your site up and running in less than 30 minutes.
STEP 1 -CHOOSING DOMAIN NAME AND HOSTING.
This is your very first step when building your website. The domain name is the name of your website. Having your domain name doesn’t mean that you have a website, it’s just the name of your website.
In the brick-and-mortar world, we would refer to as registering a company. So goes the same as starting a website. So choosing the right domain name is very important.
Make sure the name fits with your niche website you want to create. For example, if you planning to create a website about taking care of dogs, then something like www.carefordogs.com would be suited.
So now that you’ve chosen your domain, you actually have to find a company on the internet to register it. They will first check if there’s no other domain name the same as yours. If there’s already an existing name like yours, you just have to choose another name.
I personally use DreamHost to register all my domain names and they also do the hosting once you register with them.
After your domain is registered, and your hosting account has been set up, you will have to point your domain to your hosting account. Web hosting is like the rent you pay for the building in the brick-and-mortar world. You have to pay rent to be on the internet too with your website.
So now that your domain name is set up, along with your hosting account, lets now move on to the next step.
STEP 2 -INSTALLING YOUR SITE USING WORDPRESS.
First, you need to install the WordPress platform for your domain. Most of the hosting companies(including DreamHost) have integrated a click-installation for WordPress.Simply browse around on your hosting dashboard until you find a way to install WordPress.
STEP 3 -DESIGNING YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE.
Log into your WordPress dashboard. You will notice that the site looks very basic and clean. Now you need to change the theme and start building your site. Make sure the theme fits with the topic of your new site.
There are over 5000 free themes to choose from the WordPress dashboard. It’s very easy to install a new theme on your website. All you need to do is look for specific keywords.
STEP 4 -ADDING CONTENT AND CREATING NEW PAGES.
In order to create new pages such as “resources”, “faq” etc, you need to head over to WordPress dashboard and look for “Pages-add new”.To put those pages to the menu as well, you need to go to “Appearance-menus” and ad them.
If you want, you can also add a blog to your website where you can start making regular posts. Just create a new category by going to “Posts-Categories”.Making regular posts to your blog and adding more and more pages is like watering a plant. The more posts you make, and the more pages your ad, the better your website will start to rank.
STEP 5 -INSTALLING PLUGINS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WEBSITE.
By installing plugins, will add more value to your website and make it more personal. To start installing plugins, go to “Plugins-add new”.
Examples of plugins are:
• contact forms
• facebook box
• Google Adsense
• youtube channel
• and lots more…
So those are the basics of building a website. Once you know how to do the basic setups, the rest will follow. And then it’s up to you to drive as much traffic as possible to your website to get those leads and customers.