If you have decided to make money online, you will need to create a website.
Choose a domain name.
The first thing you need to do is to choose a domain name. This is the name you want to give your website. For example, the domain name of this website is “letsworkonline.net” it could be “workfromhome.com”.
Ideally, your domain name should be short, memorable and descriptive.
Once chosen you go to a registrar to check the availability and then you have to pay an annual fee to the registrar for the right to use that name. Getting a domain name does not get you a website. A domain name simply is the address that people use to find you or your company on the web.
Choose a Web Host.
A web host is basically a company that has many computers (servers) connected to the Internet. When your website is placed on their servers everyone in the world will be able to connect to it and view them. You will need to sign up for an account with a web host so that your website can be seen.
Design your pages.
Once you have your domain name and web hosting you can start to set up your website.
Do not be afraid of setting up a website.
If you’re like me, then you probably have a fear of things that seem technical or complicated. Perhaps the thought of setting up a website is frightening to you. Stuff like HTML coding and CSS are difficult. I don’t fully understand it and the best part is in 2014 we don’t need to know it.
It doesn’t matter if you’re computer savvy or someone that barely knows how to use a computer. You can literally set up your own website within a matter of minutes.
WordPress is the most popular website building option today.
The main advantages with WordPress are that is it very easy to install, there are loads of different templates and there is a community for help and support.
With WordPress, you can create a blog where the content is ordered newest to oldest and by category, or you can create a more traditional static site.
If you don’t want to use WordPress, there are many other online website editors. Some even let you start for free!
You can also download software such as Dreamweaver and edit your website on your own computer. To edit your pages this way you will need to learn HTML and CSS from scratch, which believe me will take a long time.
For me the easiest and quickest solution is to use WordPress. There are 1000s of themes to get your site looking as you want and plugins that can add nearly any functionality you require.
This site is built with WordPress. As you can see, WordPress is my choice. Watch the video below by Kyle of Wealthy Affiliate to see how to build a website in just a few minutes and for free!
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If you have any questions or comments on setting up your website, please leave them below. I would love to help!