This guide is written to help you save money by building your own website or blog using WordPress. There is no reason that you should pay a web designer to do this, when you can do it yourself.
I have personally built hundreds of websites and blogs, both for myself and for clients. It’s not as hard as you think.
I will be building a new site as you watch over my shoulder with loads of screen shots to help you get your site up and running. Everything from registration, hosting and even building a header is included.
I have even included a great premium theme as part of your purchase, all you need to do is download it using the link provided in that section of the training.
There are a number of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your new site. For example: What are the first steps to secure your blog and make it harder for hackers to get into your site?
Building a website or blog can be fun!
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There are many ways to build a website for free. The problem is that you do not have control of your content if you are hosted on blogger, wordpress.com or any of the other free platforms. You may not have any issues at all, then again, you might. To avoid this, and to control your site and the customizations, get your own domain from the beginning. Moving an existing site from any of the free hosts to your own domain where you manage it is not always easy.
When it comes down to it, you can get a domain on a paid host for less than $100.00 a year, so it just makes sense to do it from the onset.
For this reason, this step-by-step tutorial applies to top level domains. This means you own the domain name and you are paying for hosting.
It is important to remember that there are two parts to getting your website online: Registration and Hosting. You can think of it like your cell phone. You own a phone, but if you don’t contract for service, you can’t use it. It’s the same thing with a website – owning the name is the registration of your domain name hosting is the charge to keep it online. Making sure you renew your domain, usually $15.00 per year or so, AND keeping your hosting contract up to date are both necessary to having an online website.