Building your own website shouldn’t be that hard. There are many free tools online that can help you build a website from scratch. I regularly share my tips showing how to build a website effectively, cost-free and securely either with the ease of WordPress or by utilizing more complex content management systems like Joomla. You do need some basic programming skills but I hope you find web designing a creative hobby, while building a website for your business or personal blogging, like I have!
Before you begin to build your own website, you need two things:
A domain name
Registering a domain name for your blog or business is one of the key elements for your website’s success. As a beginner you must be impatient to start designing your website and adding content. Quite often new bloggers buy a domain name in a hurry and it’s not until they have written tens of useful posts that they realize their voice isn’t heard, because of the bad-chosen domain name. Make a great start online by picking the correct domain name for your blog. On the other hand, if you are building a website for your established business, the domain name is usually very similar to your company’s name, so your work is pretty much done there.
Read my most recent posts about domain names.
A web hosting provider
The web hosting provider is another key point when taking the first steps of building a website. Before you wonder how to build your own website, it’s wiser to think about where to host your website. You can host your website in your personal server at home, but chances are you don’t want to leave your own computer online 24 hours a day! Let alone security issues and server loading times! That is why you most probably need a web hosting provider.
Read my most recent posts about web hosting.
The only money you are supposed to spend in the beginning is for domain name registration and for hosting your website, a process that would most probably cost about $100 for a year or even less depending on the registrar and hosting company. Installing WordPress as your blogging software or Joomla comes next and you are ready to start building your own website for free! You still have a lot to learn in order your website to become successful. Rest assured though that most tools and help come for free. Like my own tips about domains you will find in this blog!
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