I guess when you come online looking for opportunities to make money, you weren’t necessarily thinking you’d build a website. How can I create a Website? That question is often asked… I’d like to provide you with the answer and show you how!
How can I create a Website?
There is a lot that goes into creating a Website, however, today I’m going to show you that its still easy! There are lots of web hosting companies out there that have set it up in such a way that you more or less choose the name i.e. yourwebname.com and then pick from a template of what you want the site to look like. After choosing your template you would simply enter information such as an ‘About Me’ page. The rest will be adding content, images, adding posts to your menu and just general content that you write.
Set up in 30 seconds
This is exciting and I wanted to show you how you can set up your website in just 30 seconds! I know, I didn’t believe it either. That’s OK. But you have a life going on around you and I’ve been telling you how you can start your own business. Now I want to show you how truly realistic that is. With this quick and easy setup you can see that Yes, you can start your own business. You don’t have to worry right now about all you don’t know! Much of the guesswork is done for you. The main thing you’ll have to do is create your wonderful content and add it to your website. (hint: that’s easy too!)
Click on the picture to link to this Video -> Build a website in 30 seconds where Kyle (co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate) will show you how easy it is to build your website in 30 seconds. So exciting! I hope you enjoy the little video.
What is WordPress? WordPress is the software you use to create your website. It’s the easiest and most widely used content management system or CMS for building a blog or website. It’s easy to learn how to use wordpress to create your beautiful, unique content! Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress and I can say from personal experience that it’s completely user-friendly and enjoyable to build my website.
One of the great things is that not only does Wealthy Affiliate handle the web hosting but they also have templates for creating your content. This includes access to over 1 million images for free. So you don’t have to worry about copyright or being unsure if your photos are all kosher! Great news right? I thought so.
I did mention themes and templates. I just wanted to show you another little screen shot. This is just a few (really there are thousands) of the templates and when setting up your website you can browse through and pick one that you like and then you have a website. Then you will use the site content to start adding content to your website.
One thing I have enjoyed so much by building my site through WA is that every single step was laid out in a video like the one you just watch above. So it wasn’t guesswork. I just followed each step to get my site up and running. Then started adding content.
So here you can see about 6 different themes. These themes can be edited as well and you can customize all your menus. Also you can choose which plugins to add and also widgets.
Plugins are software that adds specific features to your website. For example a Social Media plugin would add the links for Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest etc. to the bottom of your post so that viewers can then share your post to their social media.
A widget is an application that enables a user to perform a function or access a service. A widget for example could be a voting poll, newspaper headlines that show the latest news or the current weather forecasts for a specific city.
How Wealthy Affiliate helps with all this
With a Wealthy Affiliate Starter account (which is completely free-no credit card required) you can build up to two WordPress websites for free! You can create your own unique content, add pictures, embed videos (that’s also easy) and have a beautiful website. Wealthy Affiliate has Siterubix which you can create your own domain name through. This doesn’t cost anything. If you want to choose a web domain name using a .com/.net/.org then WA can help you find out what’s available and they usually cost about $14 or $15 for the domain name per year.
They run WordPress which is the #1 used CMS for building a blog or website. They have site security, back up the site and Wealthy Affiliate has different speed settings to make sure you website is fast and up to date! All your web hosting, thousands of images, all the training you need to create a thriving business.
The Wrap Up
Well I hope you found this useful! I’m hoping that if you decided to go ahead, take the plunge, and create your own website you could do me a favor. Come back and post your web address in the comments (free exposure for you), I’d love to see what you’ve created. I’ll leave a comment on your site (which helps google love you more) and I’d also love to hear what you thought about the process of building your site! You can also spread the love by giving this post a like or share with others who might want to give this a go!
Have an awesome day!