How to Build your First Website

I remember when I wanted my own website years ago, I had no idea of where to go or how to build one. And I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this but it took me almost 3 months to build my first website. Yeah, 3 months. I mean that’s crazy, considering that today you can build one within minutes! And you don’t have to be a techie or know how to code or anything – I mean I’m not!


WordPress is THE BEST platform for any and all serious bloggers.

So, in this blog post, I’ve decided to give you a run-down on why I believe you should choose self-hosted WordPress as your blogging platform from the get-go, and exactly how you should set up your very first blog.

Discussing self-facilitated, I'll additionally speak quickly about having a self-facilitated WordPress blog/site. This appears to befuddle many individuals, so putting in no time flat to reveal insight into this point appears to be sensible.

Today, I am going to show you how to build your own website from scratch. And it will only cost you a few dollars. And it will only take up about 20 minutes of your time from start to finish. It’s super simple.

Today there is positively NO motivation behind why any individual or organization ought not have their very own site. Particularly on the off chance that you need to work together and have an online nearness. We realize that online networking accounts are not proportional to having a site since you don't claim those channels. Nonetheless, a site is your very own thing. You have full command over it. It's your home on the Internet.

WHY SHOULD I CREATE A WEBSITE?

If you’re still on the fence about whether you should create a website, let me convince you why you should have one:
  • Looks great on a resume or a portfolio
  • It can make you money – even while you’re sleeping! (more on that below)
  • As long as you have an internet connection, you can work from anywhere
  • It’s fun to create something physical that you can show off
  • It will give you invaluable skills that might help you get jobs down the road
If these reasons still didn’t convince you, keep reading to see how easy the whole process is!

How to Start a Blog in 6 Steps

Learn how to create a blog in about 20 minutes following these steps:

  1.  Pick a blog name. Choose something descriptive.

  2.  Get your blog online. Register your blog and get hosting.

  3.  Customize your blog. Choose a free template and tweak it.

  4.  Set Up Your Theme

  5.  Promote your blog. Get more people to read your blog.

  6.  Make money blogging. Choose from several options to monetize your blog.

1. Register the Domain Name

On the off chance that you have a current record with any of the numerous space name enlistment centers accessible online you can buy another and accessible area name in a matter of a few minutes. In the event that you don't have a current record with a recorder, or this is your first time enlisting your very own space name, it will just take a few minutes more to agree to accept a record. This Wikipedia article fills in as a helpful reference for some, area name enlistment centers. You can generally enroll an area name through Liquid Web as well!

2. Get your blog online

Now that you’ve got a name picked out it’s time to get your blog online. This might sound hard or technical, but the steps below will walk you right through and make the process easy.

To get your blog up and running you need two things: blog hosting and blogging software. The good news is that these typically come packaged together.

A blog host is a company that stores all of the files for your blog and delivers them to the user when they type in your blog name. You must have a blog host in order to have a blog.

3. Customize your blog

Logging in

To start with, you will need to login to your blog. Go to http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin to bring up the login screen (replace “yourblog.com” with your domain name). If you are unsure of your login name or password, check the email that was sent to you from BlueHost that has this information.

4. Set Up Your Theme

A theme is like a dress to your blog. If you look at your new blog right now, it’s working, but it’s pretty simple. Time to dress it up!

For your WordPress blog, you can choose from free and premium themes. When starting your first blog, I recommend you choose a free theme. They are super easy to install, and you can always change them later.

You can browse all the available free WordPress Themes at the WordPress repository, and choose the one that fits you best. Choose a theme, click on the “Theme Homepage” link, and see a live demo if available.

To install a theme, go to your WordPress admin panel. Click “Appearance » Themes“, then hit “Add New“.

You can peruse free subjects here, or essentially enter the name of your favored topic at the hunt enclose the upper right corner.

Here are a couple of tips of free WordPress modules that I've been utilizing of late, and I can absolutely prescribe them to you:

  • My most loved as of now is Customizr. 
  • Galanight is a pleasant and stable free subject. 
  • HarmonUX Core is additionally pleasant in the event that you have incredible pictures to appear in your blog.
First hit "Introduce", and your topic will be downloaded and introduced naturally.

When completed, hit "Initiate" to utilize the chose subject.

There's nothing more to it. Your free WordPress subject is live, and you're prepared to distribute your first article.

5. Promote your blog

Creating a well-designed blog and writing great content is just the start. In order to get readers for your blog you will need spend some time promoting it, especially when you first start.

One of my favorite ways to get readers to my blog is to post links on my social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. This is great, because not only do your friends see the link, but if your friends share the link with their friends it automatically multiplies your readers. If you have created high-quality content on your blog then social media is a great way for your blog to go viral.

6. Make money blogging

When you have invested the exertion of making incredible blog content and advancing your blog, profiting from your blog is really the simple part.

There are a few different ways you can make cash blogging, from selling your very own items or administrations, to getting paid to compose audits of items on your blog. Be that as it may, the most effortless approach to profit from your blog is to sell promoting space.

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