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Don’t just create a website for the sake of having one. Create a future-proof business website that is going to make you money while you sleep, literally! It isn’t rocket science, let me show you how in these simple steps…
Before we get on with the steps, I highly recommend that you consider joining Wealthy Affiliate, a free training platform that will:
- Guide you click by click on how to set up your website
- provide you with free hosting and web security,
- continuous education,
communityof highly skilled individuals to guide you on how to monetize your website for life!
Now tell me, who in this day and age can do that for free?
I am being serious here, at $0 cost to you for life! No kidding, I mean you pay nothing, there are no hidden costs whatsoever.
It’s not a limited time free trial. If I am lying, I allow you to scream at me at the top of your voice and call all your friends to help you!
Table Of Contents
Step 1: Choose your Niche
Perhaps, for the mere fact that you wanna build a website, you already have chosen a niche. However, in order for us to sail smoothly, I’m going to assume that you haven’t. Cool.
What is a niche?
Nothing scary: It is the main focus of your website. The overall theme around which you will build your website content.
It could be anything from Health, Fitness, photography, Cooking to Knitting and Traveling. Anything that you know you will be able to consistently create valuable content about.
Note that you need to be able to add value to your website visitors with your content. You don’t need to be a guru but your content should provide solutions to your web visitors problems.
If you are an expert at doing something, like carpentry, for example, you have an added advantage. (If you not an expert at anything, it’s still cool. You can do it).
You can provide carpentry tutorials via your website. That way people will love your website. They will visit it in multitudes.
You know what that means for you?
Once your website is able to attract a lot of traffic, then making money will be quite easy.
I am going to mention a few ways to make money from your website…stay with me, please…
Step 2: Choosing your Website Builder Platform
Wealthy Affiliate + WordPress + Siterubix = A match made in web-building heaven.
You can leverage this match within Wealthy Affiliate. I see no reason why you should struggle building a website on your own when there is an amazing free platform to help you with everything you need from A-Z.
Siterubix is the easiest platform to use to build your WordPress powered website in under 30 seconds.
Wealthy Affiliate websites are built with the latest version of WordPress because it is as efficient as other technologies out there such as Wix etc.
What sets the Wealthy Affiliate platform from the rest is that it is perfect for beginners since they are taught click-by-click how to build not just 1 but 2
When you join Wealthy Affiliate you get to own 2 free websites courtesy of WordPress and Siterubix.
That means everything is taken care of: building plus free hosting.
But if you decide to go at it alone, then you will need to download
- Web.com etc.
Let me give you the heads up here.
See, even if you try on your own to download free website builder software, you won’t get much.
Example, WordPress.com will allow you 1 free website and that’s it. To access other stuff, you must upgrade, with money!
Step 3: Choose your domain name
Supposing your website is about healthy eating, your domain name may be something like “healthyeating.com”; “healthyeating.org”.
You will need to buy that name from any of the vendors like Namecheap.com or GoDaddy.com, for example.
Within Wealthy Affiliate, you can use Siterubix for free. Your domain name will be like; “healthyeating.siterubix.com”.
You have an option of buying your own domain within Wealthy Affiliate when you upgrade to Premium Membership but that is entirely up to you.
But if you don’t have a budget, you are safer with Wealthy Affiliate Free Membership.
Step 4: Choose your website design
This will be the “look” of your site. That’s an easy fun part. Its all about your personal preference. My advice is to go for a “clean” professional looking theme.
The one that will give a good impression to your site visitors so that they don’t get turned off by the clutter and decide to leave.
As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, the moment you install your desired theme, you also installing web hosting, your website security at the same time. E
Step 5: You are all set!
You now need to log in to your brand new website and edit the dummy content that comes with new websites. Start creating your own content.
Remember you create
Remember also, that you will never be alone. Whenever you feel stuck, reach out to the community. you will get help instantly.
A lot of people fear “content creation” because they believe that it is for “writers”. That is not true!
Creating content for your website is fun and as easy as talking to your best friend! That’s it.
Communicate with your audience in the simplest language. Pretend you are just having a conversation. That way your content becomes engaging and keeps your readers hooked!
Your content attracts lots of visitors, your website ranks well in search engines like Google, you make lots of money.
How exactly can your website make money?
- Affiliate marketing – promoting other peoples products on your website and earning a commission when people buy via your website
- Renting your web space for adverts
- Selling your website
These are just a few examples.
I hope this article was helpful.
If you haven’t already, I suggest you try out Wealthy Affiliate and build your very first website now.
When you are done, please share with me your experiences.
Feel free to comment, ask questions in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!
To your sucess!