1. Buy a domain name
Choose a short and simple name for the site, keep it to a minimum of two words, for example (yourname.com) the shorter the name the easier it is to remember, the name should be related to your niche.
- Get webhosting
Webhosting is basically a sever (this is your actual website), where all the websites information is stored, with webhosting you can upload eBooks and all sorts of files, you can also create sub-domains to cloak affiliate links and more. You need webhosting to go live on the internet.
- Install WordPress
WordPress is the most commonly used platform for websites, unless you are trying to build something really technical, WordPress is your best bet. The professional way to install WordPress is to do so through your webhosting provider, before choosing webhosting you should check if WordPress is part of the package, most of the time it will be. It’s a simple click on the hosting account and WordPress is installed.
Then just plug-in your domain name to the hosting account and boom, your website is live.
- Chose a cool theme on WordPress Dashboard
WordPress has a wide selection of themes to choose from, usually people will go for a free theme which you can do a lot with, however don’t expect much from a Free theme, if creating a simple blog then a free theme will do.
Funnellearn.com is using the Genesis theme, when it comes to themes you have the parent theme and the child theme, the child theme is what makes the website versatile as it is able to shrink accordingly to various screen sizes such as mobile phone devices and tablets.
Choose the theme according to your websites needs and purpose, is it a blog? Portfolio or online store?
- Use a Page builder
Although you can customize the theme using the WordPress customizer, page builders however allow you to be more creative when designing the look of the website, the best Free page builder is Elementor.
- Install Widgets
Widgets such as social media share buttons, opt-in forms and sliders are used to make the website more interactive, widgets also do a lot of heavy lifting and save you a lot of time, in WordPress under appearance – plugins you can add any widget you can think of.
Whether using, Google ads, Amazon associates, Ali express, Clickbank or any other affiliate program, you can always use a custom HTLM widgets to place your banner adds, monetizing your blog is a sure way to profit from the published content, Google Ads are great as they are targeted to recent searches.
SEO stands for ”Search Engine Optimization”, you will need to create a robot.txt file for your website as well as a Sitemap, these tell google which pages of the website to index, whilst hiding information which you do not want on the internet, again install plugins for this or you can do it manually by uploading a robots.txt file onto your web hosting under file manager – public_htlm – upload.
Using niche specific Keywords is also critical to making your topic relevant to the people searching for it, you can use the google keywords tool to see how many people are searching for the topic, this gives you insights into what you should be writing about.
9. Out Sources
The best way to save time and reduce mental stress, is to out source the work. If you are not familiar with Css or HTLM either get educated or just get someone else to do it.
Fiver.com is a great platform to find WordPress designers, content writers, video editors and a number of other professionals with technical knowledge, save your self the agony! DO NOT break your website by trying to do it all yourself.