TBT: Is building a website holding you back?

This was first posted in May, 2015 and it garnered the most replies of any post on tonyseel.com.  Enjoy.


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.

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 ipage.  Again, like with GoDaddy, I recommend the company that I use because these companies have offered excellent services to me and many others.  If you have problems with your website building or later, a good hosting company like ipage will help you.

Ipage 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 because it is easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials on youtube if I needed help.  Wordpress is used by Fortune 500 companies and sophisticated internet businesses.  If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.

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.


5 thoughts on “TBT: Is building a website holding you back?

  • April 6, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of
    the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll
    be book-marking and checking back often!

    Hi, Markus. There is new content every week, usually twice a week or more. Thanks! Tony

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    Thanks, Kelle, I appreciate it! As for recommendations, it really depends on what your interests are. Tony

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    Ariel, I have an ebook. You can see about it here. Email me, if you’d like at support[at]tonyseel.com. Tony

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