Whether it is for personal or professional blogging, promoting your business, or selling your products, having a website is essential. But what if you don’t currently have one? Building your own website from the ground up can be daunting, especially if you have no experience in doing so. There are many moving parts that must work perfectly together for your website to be functional, and this sometimes can get complicated. Thankfully however, you no longer need to be an expert in coding to do so. Thanks to platforms like WordPress you can be up and running in few clicks. Follow these easy steps to create your own site in no time.
- Buy domain and hosting: In order to create a website these two are essential. A host is the server in which your website’s data is stored. A domain is your website’s name/address. (www.nicolascarozzamkt.com). There are several host that you can choose from. Here are some popular ones: Bluehost, HostGator, InMotion, GoDaddy. Once you have set up your host you can use their site to purchase your domain if it is available. Make sure you install WordPress to your host in order to use it.
- Choose a theme: Once in WordPress choose a theme that works for you. There are tons to choose from so go with the one that best suits your needs! Go to the left tab and click on appearance à themes to do so.
- Get Plugins: Plugins are what make your website come to life. They extend the functionality of your site and can add new features to it. Make sure you check out Camille Vogl’s 7 most important plugins to start with for more insight as to which ones you should download.
- Create content: This is where the fun begins! Create your content. Whether it is your personal blog, or a shopping website, begin by creating basic pages and continue by linking them together. Remember, a well-structured website links the pages within it for optimized navigation. Also consider linking to other people’s website as this helps your website rank higher in Google search engine results.
With these 4 easy steps, you will have created your own site. Congratulations! See…that wasn’t so hard! Make sure you continue to add content regularly as to continue to generate new website visits!