Before you start to create own website you need:
It is very important for one to create own website in order to be successful in a home business. I learnt that this is where I needed to begin and I set on the task to create my own website .
These are three things needed to start:
- Domain name
- Web Hosting
- Word press
How to register a domain name
Firstly decide on what the website is about. After making a decision choose a name for your own website. For me this was a hard task because I wanted it to be perfect-I toiled with: should I make it a .com, .net, .org. After checking a lot of other websites I found most of them use .com, I finally went with .com. I decided to use my own name.
There are two websites I know that are used for domain name registering. Godaddy.com and Namecheap.com. Check them out and make a decision as to which one you like.
It is very easy to register your own domain name, firstly you enter the name you have chosen and the website will let you know if it has already been taken or not. If not then you can progress and register the name. If it has already been taken the website will let you know and you will have to choose another domain name.
Hosting your website.
Now that a domain name has been chosen a hosting company is needed so that your own website can be found online. There is quite a number of web hosting sites to choose from. I choose Hostgator.com. Hostigator has 24/7 support, and they have affordable plans, they have three different plans. Read more about Hostigator to make a choice of a plan.
The first two items of the list have been done, the last one is WordPress. WordPress.org is the easiest platform to use even when you have never created your own website it is easy to follow. However I needed to connect my domain name , WordPress and hosting together. This sounds difficult but once you begin to follow the instructions you will find it is very easy. If you happen to have any issues then you can call for support help and they are more than willing to help.
Once connected then you can choose your theme depending on what you want. WordPress has many themes to choose from. I found the one I liked and then customized it to the way I like. I chose to use Optimizepress which has so many features that I use for my home business. Finally I was ready to write my first post.
Do you have your own website? Would like a Step by Step series that walks you through setting up your website properly for profits.
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