My journey in how to start your own website is just beginning in and I know that the road to success is going to be stressful hard work and determination.
This doesn’t frighten me at all as I am fully aware of what I need to do in order to make it happen. What would life be without the good old stress from time to time!
I have told you earlier, before starting a website or a blog, you need to make sure that you know what you have to do.
A good tip for all the newbies, like me, is to make a to-do list and have your calendar at hand.
Why do you need a to-do list?
When starting a website or a blog, you need to think about a lot of things. It is not just to buy a domain name and a hosting account and “Whoop there it is!”
In order to create your “soon to be successful” website you need to have the following on your to-do list.
What is your website going to cover?
I have been brainstorming for days before figuring out what the key content of my website was going to be.
Some of you might already have this idea figured out and are fully aware of what to write about. Congratulations on already completing this step. Make sure that you write about something that you are passionate about. Something you are an expert in or even something like my key content. As you know by now, I am writing my experiences and “how-to” in creating my website and sharing this with the world.
Really think about the content you want to write. Make sure it will be something that you can talk about for years to come. You don’t need a website that has 5 articles and that’s it… This might not work in getting your website known.
Think of a catchy and personalized name on how to call your website.
I have already written an article on that section. You can read this here. Do not create a name just for SEO or keyword sake. Make it YOURS.
Choose and purchase your domain name.
Once you have chosen your domain name, you need to check and see if that particular name is still available. I do recommend that you get a .com domain name as these are the most popular.
The information is on the same page like the one I mentioned earlier but to be extra nice to you all, I will add the banner below. Just click on the banner and it will guide you to the Namecheap website in where you can check the availability of the domain name. Once you have chosen your future billionaire website name, click on the purchase button.
Get your hosting account.
Once you have chosen your domain name, you need to get your name out to the internet. You need a hosting account!
For your hosting account needs, I also recommend Namecheap. I have personally purchased a domain name and a hosting account with them as a bundle. For me, this was a good cost-effective plan that suited me excellently.
You can stay on the same website as before as Namecheap does the hosting and domain bundles at great prices or click the banner below for the discounts.
Now you have all the basics in order to get started in building your website or blog.
The easy part is done… for now
Please stay tuned for the following article in where I will talk about starting to build your website.