The most popular post on tonyseel.com returns from May 2014 and it has been thoroughly revised for this Throwback Thursday. You can build a website easily with these 4 steps.
I haven’t polled this question, but I suspect that building a website is the number one reason why people don’t enter the internet marketing business. These days, creating a website is not difficult, but again, I am guessing that there are many people who consider building a website and step away saying “I don’t know how to do that.”
You can take classes on it, read books on it, but the easiest way to build a website is to just do it (didn’t a sneaker company say something about just doing it?). I’ve built three websites, including two WordPress websites (see more on WordPress below). It isn’t hard.
The Four Easy Steps
- A website can be thought of as internet real estate. In the material world a business has a street address and in the online world a business has a domain name. Your domain name enables others to find you on the internet. You buy an internet domain name from a domain seller called a registrar (sounds a bit like college, doesn’t it?). Under my Recommended Resources tab you’ll see that I recommend GoDaddy. This is the company that I use.
- Once you have a domain, you need hosting. You can think of hosting as a storage business. You own your domain and website and your hosting company holds the data that keeps your website online. If there are any technical problems, your hosting company fixes them. On my Recommended Resources page, you’ll see that I recommend TMD Hosting. Again, like with GoDaddy, I recommend the company that I use because this company has offered excellent services to me and many others. If you have problems with your website building or later, a good hosting company like TMD Hosting will help you.
- The third step is choosing your website platform. TMD Hosting offers several sitebuilding services, and the good news is that you don’t need to know computer language to build a website. I chose WordPress.org for my website and I recommend it to you. It is easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials on youtube if help is needed. Plus, there are plugins that will supercharge your site. WordPress is used by Fortune 500 companies and sophisticated internet businesses. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.
- Set your website up as a blog and start producing great content. Your content is the first step in setting your apart from the crowd. Write great content for your targeted audience and your digital business is officially started.
If any of this sounds too hard, do a Google search on “starting a website.” You may be surprised how much free help is available for you online.
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