How to Start Building a Website – Lets Build

 The importance of a website 

Learning how to start Building a Website in today’s market is a must for your business to grow.

In 2017 more than ever, businesses need to have a website so, knowing how to Start Building a Website is necessary!  It helps your business to grow, therefore the online presence is a must today!  With this in mind, remember that the first impression count!  We live in a world where people will research online before engaging themselves, they will read reviews etc… so that is why your FIRST impression is vital for your business!

So as we all agree that no website mean losing business than a bad structure website is worst than not having one,  it makes your business look bad!  With all those available template websites such as SiteRubix, there is no excuse for your site to look unprofessional.

The key here is that you need to offer your audience an easy navigation, quality content with a content picture related.  Pictures are very important since we are all visual since birth.  We like pictures not only plain boring content with long paragraph!   With that said let us move on with Building a Website Business shall we?

The Difference between a FREE Website and Your OWN Websitehosting

 

As a Startup business the thought of a FREE Website sounds attractive, however, let me explain to you the significant differences between them.  When referring to FREE and OWN we are talking about web hosting.

 

Web Hosting Companies = Your OWN Website like this one here:

https://no-more-9-to-5.com

VS

FREE Providers = http://thefreeprovidername.com/no-more-9-to-5.com

Those days people are very well educated with regards to a website.  More and more people go online.  So the 2nd option will not attract customer as much as your OWN Website.  Customers don’t take those websites seriously but if you have a personalized website you create a better trustworthy image for your audience.

In conclusion, the advantage of having your own domain name gives you a better opportunity to succeed online

SiteRubix

How to make your own Website

First, you will need a platform!  What’s that???

A platform is a website creation tool.  For instance one of the easiest and more powerful platforms is SiteRubix  It runs on WordPress, is user-friendly and very easy for a beginner.  The best part is that it is totally FREE.  But don’t get this confused with FREE hosting….As a matter of fact lot of hosting companies offer WordPress….

Ok, but what is WordPress?  It is a CMS, one of the best Content Management System.

You don’t need artist skill either. There are thousands of preset template that you can choose from.

SiteRubix is another site builder that is powered by Wealthy Affiliate and offers infinite website features! With 1000’s of Professional Designs, SiteRubix gives you a platform to build any kind of website that you like. Turn your hobbies, passions, or interests into a thriving Internet business. You don’t need artist skill either. With 1000’s of professionally designed website themes to choose from, you have complete freedom to create the site that you’ve always wanted.

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Starter Members = 2 Free Websites (on .siterubix.com domain)

Premium Members = 50 Websites (25 free .siterubix.com website and 25 on your OWN Domains)

It takes literally 30 Seconds to create a fully functional, WordPress website!

 

Set up your Website with WordPress.org

Upon login to your WordPress account you will lend in your admin dashboard ( see picture below)

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For beginners, this must look like foreign but don’t worry WordPress is the easiest platform in the world.  You need no technical knowledge.  Hey If I could do that anybody can!

wordPress plugin

The first thing to do it to activate the “Activate” the All in One SEO & EWWW Image Optimizer plugins.  plugin

Next step will be to delete the DEFAULT settings on Posts, Pages, and Comment.  Very IMPORTANT!  Most of the WordPress has that if not just skip that step.

How do I delete the default setting?  On your dashboard on the left side menu, you will click on Posts

Posts = Contents

You will then see the default post Hello Word worldpress

To delete to default post “Hello World”  move your mouse on the trash button and click.  Now go ahead and do the same thing for Pages and Comments on the left side menu.

Now you are ready to choose a website theme!

Go to your menu on the left side and click on “Appearance” then on “Themes”.  Once you are on the theme page, click on add new and start browsing.  My suggestion is to look for Themes that are responsive, which mean that they will look good on any electronic devices.  You want your audience to have complete full access from anywhere.

Once you have found a theme you will need to install and activate it.  If you decide to change theme later, no worries as your content will not get deleted.  You can change themes as often as you want!  You might have to add additional settings through the theme customize on the menu.

Create 3 Draft Pages

1- Should be related to your domain name.

  • Example:  http://thepowerofathought.com
  • First Page should be:  The Power Of A Thought

2-All About Me

When writing about you, ideally you want to accomplish the following:

  • Connect with your audience by offering a relevant story
  • Have a personal image of you or at the very least, something relevant
  • Tell them why you are interested in helping them in your respective niche
  • Offer them help if they have any questions or comments

Even if the Page is All About You it is really about your audience and how you can connect with them.

3-Privacy Policy

What is a Privacy Policy Page?

“Privacy policy is a statement or a legal document (privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses and manages a customer or client’s data.”

So in essence, it tells your visitors how you are going to use their data. Although people will likely never read this, it is a requirement to have on your website for many affiliate programs, many PPC networks, and advertising programs like Google Adsense.

I have attached an example privacy policy that you can use. Replace your own website URL with the YOURWEBSITE.com text. Don’t forget to replace YOUREMAIL@YOURWEBSITE.com with your own email address.  Click on PrivacyPolicy to see the example.  Feel free to use it!

The Power of a Website

Click on the logo below to check my post on SiteRubix!

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2 response to "How to Start Building a Website – Lets Build"

  1. By: Justin C. Posted: September 1, 2017

    Another excellent article on your behalf. I also believe that first impressions are very important. The first thing someone does upon landing on your website it think about how it looks. Like you said it needs to be “responsive”

    There are many perks to actually owning your website vs. using the FREE ones. Like you mentioned above it looks far more professional and people are going to want to hangout for a bit and see what you are all about.

    For me, my favorite CMS is WordPress. It makes website look truly professional. The back office is very easy to navigate but will take a little playing around with to have a full understanding.

    Nothing a few Youtube videos can’t solved or if your a remember of Wealthy Affiliate the training will walk you through everything from building you website to writing content and getting it ranked.

    • By: Carole Posted: September 1, 2017

      Hi Justin, thanks for the great comment! I am really trying to help people out with my article…there is so many scams, been there done that …I agree with you there, WordPress gives a very professional look to a business but the rest is all up to us to write good relevant keyword content to keep our visitor in our site 🙂

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