You are here today because you want to learn how to build a WordPress website right?
Well my friends, in this article, I will be going over exactly how to build out a website from scratch that will allow you to make some extra cash online.
This isn’t any ordinary website though, I’m going to teach you how to build out a niche website using a technique called affiliate marketing.
Anyways, did you know back then a website used to be very hard to build… involving a whole bunch of coding and crazy computer tech tricks?
Not now though, you could literally have one built in under 30 seconds!
Pretty crazy huh?
Enough with the small talk though and lets get right into business here!
Just so you know, there are several things involved in building out a website and I will be letting you know what that is below.
Steps To Think About When Building Out Your Website
- Think about what your website is going to be about. What will your Niche be?
- Think about some goals you want to accomplish building out this website.
- Lastly, do you have the motivation and dedication to keep up with your website?
Coming Up With A Niche
The biggest thing when trying to build a website is knowing what you want to build it for.
You have to come up with a Niche, or in a more simpler terms, a specific topic.
Just a quick breakdown on what a Niche is, it’s the main focus on a specific topic in the market.
It could be a small but profitable segment of a market suitable for focused attention by a marketer.
So for example, if you want your website to be about “shoes”, you have to know that shoes is a very broad topic, for there are many different types of shoes out there in the market!
In order for you to make shoes into a more targeted topic, you would have to break down your niche into something more like running shoes.
You focus on the types of running shoes out there rather then every type of shoe.
Remember you want to target a specific topic so that the search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo could know what your website is about (We’ll go over more on search engines and all that good stuff in the training).
So before trying to build out your website, think real hard what you want it to be about.
A little word of advice, have your website built around something you are passionate about, or something you know a lot about.
With your website, you want to have fun with it and not get board.
You always want to be excited to create new content for your website!
With that being said, choose something that you get excited thinking about or talking about.
So now at this point you should have your idea of what your Niche is… so what’s next?
Building A Free Website vs A Paid Website
So now that you have your Niche and your ideas for your website, you need a website right?
Where do you get get a website you might ask?
Well to be honest with you, there’s a lot of website building platforms around, and most of them try to get your attention with the word free, but there is always a catch to it.
Some might say build your website for free, but then turn around having you pay at the end.
With content managing systems like WordPress, you have the option of owning a free website with no hidden costs.
When building your website, you want to choose a domain that you like and know you can brand.
Your domain is your site name pretty much, something that people will remember when they visit your site.
Don’t be like some people that choose a keyword rich domains because they think it will boost their site to the top.
Choose something that fits you and what you want to be know for.
This step is pretty easy and something that will come naturally to you.
Having Your Site Hosted
When it comes to your website, hosting is a must.
Site hosting is pretty much a platform that gets your site out there and handles all the technical stuff on the backend.
Some website building platforms do charge extra just to host a website.
Without website hosting though, it’s like not having a website at all.
It’s like having a cheeseburger without the cheese!
So be sure you understand hosting before you actually start building out your site.
If you need help finding a good hosting platform, do let me know in the comments section and I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Choosing A Theme
Our next step when creating a website, is having a good theme for it!
A theme is the way your site will be laid out and where your content will be displayed.
The way I choose my theme, is making sure that it’s not a theme that makes my content all cluttered.
People tend to go for themes that have big picture displays, or ones that look really fancy.
When you get more in depth with your site, you’ll eventually see that the fancy is out the door and simple is the way to go!
Below are some examples of themes that could be used, you will be the one to distinguish which one will work best for your site.
Remember, you want your theme to be easy and simple to navigate around your site and not too cluttered.
Build Out Your Free Website Today
Many people are scared to get started building a website because they think it is hard and has to do with a lot of coding and stuff.
Below is a video walkthrough on how your website could be built in literally 30 seconds.
Now that you have seen the video, it really isn’t that hard to build a website.
Literally anyone can do it and you don’t need a degree or any fancy computer skills.
Anyways, I really hope this article has helped you understand how to build a website.
If you have any questions or comments about anything put out here, please feel free to drop it right down below and I will get back to you in a timely manner.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great one!