Today’s Throwback Thursday post is one of the most popular on tonyseel.com, which leads me to believe that building a website is holding many people back from starting an internet business, which is a shame. It’s a shame because it really isn’t very hard to do. 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.
How Do You Get Started?
- Take these three easy steps to get started:Think of your website as internet real estate. In the material world a business has a street address and in the digital 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.
TMD Hosting offers several site-building services, and the good news is that you don’t need to know computer language or have programming skills to build a website. I chose WordPress for my website because it is easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials on youtube if help is needed. WordPress is used by Fortune 500 companies and many profitable and sophisticated internet businesses. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.
3. So, if you are interested in online marketing, my recommendation to you is download WordPress, get your domain and hosting, and get started. If that still sounds too hard, do a Google search on “starting a website.” You may be surprised how much free help is available for you online. I recommend WordPress.org over WordPress.com. The reason is, having built sites with both, I have found .org to be easier to use, plus there are over 54,000 plug-ins that have been created for WordPress.org. If plug-ins are new for you, download WordPress, and you’ll shortly see what they mean for your website.
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