How to Make your own Website
Do you really need to have a website to be successful on the internet? In my experience, the answer is yes. I have been involved in many internet opportunities that tell you, you don’t need a website and I have had some small successes without one. But, if you are serious about online marketing, you will definitely need a website and you will want it to be attractive and appealing to your niche.
There are many different platforms you can use to create websites and I have tried quite a few, most of which I found very confusing. Sites like Wix and Weebly offer free website creation software but I found quite a few drawbacks by using these sites. The major drawback being that you have very limited control over your sites functionality and they only offer limited templates and themes to choose from. Then, if you want to go further with your site, you will have to pay and it can work out quite expensive and you still only have a very average website.
Finding these sites unsatisfactory to work with I decided I should go to college and study Web Design, to learn how to build websites. This involved writing your own HTML and CSS and while this did give me a good understanding of how websites are created (I did manage to create a few basic sites), I found it very hard going and not something I would recommend if you are just starting out online. As a matter of fact, I have never used HTML to build any website since I left college.
Building a website from scratch can seem like a very scary task especially if you are a beginner, but it doesn’t need to be if you choose the right platform. So, what (in my opinion) is the right platform? In a word – WordPress! It is a fact that nearly 50% of websites on the internet today are running WordPress.
Why is WordPress the best?
- It is free and they offer loads of layouts and themes to choose from.
- There is no need to learn html and other complicated computer codes.
- It is very easy to add content, videos and images from your WordPress dashboard.
- Your site will look professional and will work on all media platforms.
- It is easy to install.
In fact, if you decided to pay someone to build your website for you, in all likelihood it would be a WordPress site and it would probably cost you thousands of dollars. Why pay thousands of dollars when I can show you how you could have your professional WordPress site up and running within the next few minutes?
Watch the video below to see how easy it actually is!
What are the costs involved to make your own Website?
The costs involved in owning your own website will depend greatly on a number of things. If you are going to pay someone to build your website it could run into the thousands of dollars. If you intend to use WordPress, as I would advise, then you might be surprised to find out that it is relatively cheap to make your own website.
The first thing you will need is a Domain name, preferably a .com or a .org, these seem to rank better than the others. For your Domain name, I would recommend NameCheap. I have bought Domains from others like Godaddy and Crazy Domains etc, and found that apart from being more expensive than NameCheap, the process is actually quite confusing as they try to add things to your domain as you work your way towards the checkout. I am always left feeling confused and wondering if I actually need these things. This doesn’t happen with namecheap, and things like DNS forwarding are included in the price. I actually only paid $11.48 USD for this domain name through NameCheap.
Of course, you will need hosting for your website. You can get hosting for as cheap as $3.50 per month, but, in the end, you get what you pay for and this would be very inferior hosting. Buying this type of hosting would see your website sharing a server with thousands of other websites and you would find all sorts of problems here, such as, pages loading slowly (or not at all), your site would also be vulnerable to hacks and security issues.
Quality hosting can cost you from $75 per month, up to $250 per month.
So, what is the best (and cheapest) way to make your own Website?
In my opinion, the best way to make your own website is by using the Wealthy Affiliate website builder tool siterubix.com. You can build two FREE WordPress websites with Wealthy Affiliate that include, state of the art hosting that you could pay up to $250 per month for elsewhere. You can’t actually get cheaper than FREE and there are no catches here, as you have nothing to loose by giving it a try. In minutes from now, you could have your very own website up and running.
Of course, if you want to make a career for yourself online and want to build more than two websites, with unlimited hosting and unlimited help and support, you would want to upgrade to a Wealthy Affiliate premium account. The choice is up to you, but no matter whether you want to stay a FREE member or upgrade to premium, Wealthy Affiliate offer the most cost affective system that is available on the web today! You will never need to buy any other programs, because you get it all at Wealthy Affiliate. To fully understand the Wealthy Affiliate program, take a look at my Wealthy Affiliate Review.
Lastly, I am here to help, so if you need a hand with anything, please don’t be afraid to ask. You can leave a comment below or you can contact me through my Wealthy Affiliate Profile.
Hope you have a wonderful day!