Today want to talk to you about building your own website. Over the last few days, I have been creating some videos on how to start a web business. Some people find it very daunting to put up a website. However, I will show you how it can be put up in under a minute! I have built a number of websites in this way, the process works well for me.
I have a YouTube video which is entitled how to put up a website in 30 seconds. It may be a few more seconds than 30 seconds, but it’s certainly very quick as you will see in a minute. It really is very easy indeed.
I am on the Wealthy Affiliate training platform, I will come back to this page regarding building your own niche website in a few minutes. I’m now going to go to my profile page. In case you don’t know what Wealthy Affiliate is; it is a training platform that teaches you how to create an online business.
There are all sorts of classes available on building an online business; the great thing is that the platform takes you through a process. The training is divided up into various modules that take you right through the process of building an online business. It also takes you through the process of growing your online business.
As you can see from my profile, I joined Wealthy Affiliate in November 2014, so I have been on the platform for eight years. I guess I will probably be on the platform for another eight years plus!
Build Your Own Website
So let’s go back to the page; building your own niche website. You can sign up for Wealthy Affiliate for free, you don’t need a credit card, and you can be a free member for as long as you want. The great thing about starting as a free member is that you can test the platform out to make sure that it’s something that you like and want to do. Here is the link to the actual training class on Wealthy Affiliate.
Some people find building a website rather daunting, but there’s no need to be scared; look at it as being fun and an achievement. It’s actually quite rewarding when you put a new website up. If you’re signed up to Wealthy Affiliate you can see the actual training video. However, I will take you through the process of building a WordPress website.
So now moving on to another tab, I’m going to click on “websites” and then I’m going to go to “site builder”. You can have a free domain, if you are a free member you can create a siterubix.com domain for free of charge. You can then enter your website name into the box, providing it’s available. I always buy my own domain, however, the siterubix is a good option if you don’t want to purchase a domain.
If you want to purchase a domain, this is where I purchase my domains from. The company has 24/7 telephone support, so you speak to a real person!
Use Your Own Domain
I am now at the page where I can use my own domain. So I’m going to enter my domain name, as you can see in the video. I will then enter a title for the website. Don’t think too hard about choosing a title; just keep it simple. The title of the website can be changed at any time if you decide you want to change the title. So in my title, I’m going to put “a countryman’s view”.
Choose A Theme
We now have to choose a theme, as you can see there are over 5000 themes to choose from, which is far too many! Once again, don’t overcomplicate the process, as a theme can be changed at any time. Many themes are very similar, however, they have been changed slightly by the designer from the original theme and given a fancy name!
I normally use the same theme for all my websites as I like to learn how to use one theme. The theme that I normally use is called Themify, but for the purpose of this video, I am going to use a popular theme called “Generate Press”.
I recently created a video entitled; Purchasing A Domain”, on YouTube, I mentioned about the nameservers that sometimes need to be changed depending on where you are hosting your website. In this case, I am going to host my website at Wealthy Affiliate as they offer free hosting for my websites.
As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, they offer free hosting, some of my websites are hosted on the platform. However, my larger websites use a dedicated server. The Wealthy Affiliate hosting works absolutely fine for people starting out. In fact, I would recommend that people use their hosting as it helps to keep things simple.
So, let’s now go and click on “build our website” before I do this, I always like to check that I have carried out everything correctly. I will check my domain name as that’s important, I will then check the spelling in my title, which can be changed at any time. I have chosen my theme, so I can now click on, “build my website”.
It normally takes between 30 seconds and one minute to build your website, it really is quick and the easiest way to put up a WordPress website.
If you want to become a free starter member on the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you can click on this link. It’s free to join, you don’t need credit card and gives you the opportunity to test the system out. I would recommend that people try the free membership before they part with any money. It’s always good to see for yourself if you like something.
When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was already making money online. I could see the huge potential of joining a platform like Wealthy Affiliate, so I upgraded immediately! Eight years later, I’m still a member!
We have now arrived at the site manager page; most things are already set correctly for your website. If you are a free member, one of two things may look slightly different as I am a Premium Plus member. There is also a place on the page where you can delete your website. Although it is not something I could recommend! However, if you want to practice putting a website up again, repeat the process to make it easier for next time.
Let’s Go To The Website
We are now at the front-end of the website; as you can see there is a very basic website. It’s up on the web and we can now potentially start writing content. Obviously, your website will not be found by anyone as there is no content on the website. We need to have content on the website for our website to be found on Google. Of course, you can find a website by typing your address into the address bar or going to your websites at Wealthy Affiliate.
Logging Into To The Dashboard
I will show you how to log into the dashboard, there are two ways, we can either login through Wealthy Affiliate, which is the easiest way. Or we can save our details, which is always a good idea.
We need the admin login URL, and then we need the FTP username and the FTP password. When you write the admin login into the address bar, a box will appear for your username and password.
The WordPress Dashboard
You can see that down the left-hand side; we have a number of various different sections. The most common section that I use is posts, we then have media where we store our photographs etc. We have pages, which I will talk about another time. We then have comments, and plug-ins, let’s have a look at the installed plug-ins.
You can see that we have the SEO framework. I normally change this to Yoast SEO as it is is something that I’m used to. Although this time, I may actually try the SEO framework. You can also see our image optimiser which helps to resize any images that we add to our website.
I Am Here To Help
If you have any questions about building your website, you can either ask me or you can go to the “build your website page” at Wealthy Affiliate. You can see here that lots of people have asked questions, which is really useful. Wealthy Affiliate has a community of over 2 million members, I admit that they are not all active. However, it does mean with that number of members that your questions get answered quickly.