Blogging is so in today that almost anyone who can write and speak English have a blog or website. There are even blog owners who are earning from it. But to those who are new to earning online, even setting up a website or creating a blog can be challenging at times. So, what are the easiest steps to make a website? Here’s a link to a video tutorial on how to build a website.
It is summarized into 5 simple steps:
1. Register a domain name
There are different registrar online where you can purchase a domain name such as GoDaddy, NameCheap, 1and1 and more. If you’re starting from scratch, you can take advantage of domain sale. It usually happens when there’s a special event or during the holidays. You can even buy a domain for as low as $1!
2. Set up a web host account
Aside from a domain name, having a web host is the second most important thing in building a website. While there are free blogging platform that you can use (e.g. Blogger) and does not require you to buy a web hosting package, having your own web host (e.g. HostGator) is way better especially if you are after monetizing your sites. This will also ensure your file security since you can access your own FTP and create backup whenever you wish to.
3. Connect domain to web host
You have to configure your domain name by using the nameservers of your host and changing other important settings.
4. Install wordpress on your site
You will get your cPanel login or FTP credentials from your host. Once you have this information, access your account to setup your site. There is usually a one-click WordPress installation incorporated in the cPanel (e.g. Fantastico).
5. Configuring your website
Once you’re done with the WordPress installation, you’ll have your WordPress login details. Access the website URL that you’ve setup and enter your username and password. You can change your password anytime. It will also be helpful if you will customize your website starting from the General Settings. You can make several changes with the Permalinks and Discussion Settings, too.
You can then start creating new post and updating your website. If you prefer to have static pages, then you can go ahead and do so. There are lots of website templates to choose from that can boost your site ranking. Make sure to use plugins that are SEO-friendly. And if you want to increase your online earnings, then be positive about it and start working!
Watch the video through the link above for a more detailed instructions on how to create website that earns online.