Let’s talk about how to build your own blog.
Here’re we’ll discuss 3 steps needed to build your own blog from scratch. Plus we’ll show you 3 great companies that can help you get started today.
Although there are ways to build a free website, let’s talk about how to build one inexpensively from the ground up.
This does require some out of pocket money however, it’s very minimal.
Less than $10 per month.
Here are 3 great website hosting companies to choose from.
Don’t panic about the actual building of your website, it’s not as hard as you may think. Years ago it was more complicated to build a website but today it’s super fast and easy.
With the latest software and website building tools, you can be up in running in a few minutes.
Those website hosting companies will walk your through the process during your initial set up.
All you have to do is follow the directions.
Plus you can easily contact support if you have any questions.
How to Build Your Own Blog from Scratch The Right Way
1) Purchase a Domain Name
Firstly, as with any business, you need to give your business a name. In the online world your domain name is your brand or your peace of virtual real estate.
For example, my domain name is BestBlogBuilder.com.
Choose a name for your website that you like. Your domain name can be anything you want it to be. Pick a name that people can remember. I prefer to keep it short and sweet but sometimes it’s not possible, so just do best.
The ‘.com’ extension is the most common extension for website domain names. Many domain name companies will try to sell you other extensions such as ‘.net’ or ‘.org’ but you don’t need them. Choose a ‘.com’ extension since it’s most recognizable extension to your website visitors.
A domain name should cost less than $15 per year depending on where you buy it. You must pay the yearly fee otherwise it will be deleted.
If you are ready to buy a domain name, just type in ‘buy a domain name’ into your search engine and a whole swarm of companies will jump out at you in an instant.
Here are 3 affordable and reliable domain name providing companies to host your website.
2) Purchase Website Hosting
Secondly, after you purchase your domain name, you’ll need to put that domain onto a hosting plan from a hosting company. Hosting is the place that holds your website and makes it accessible thru the Internet.
When a visitor clicks on your website address link or types your domain name into his/her browser, your beautiful affiliate marketing website pops up on that person’s computer.
Keep in mind, that in order to have a website, you absolutely need a company to host it for you. Without web hosting, your website will not be viewable.
Web Hosting costs a monthly or yearly fee. If you don’t pay the monthly or yearly fee, your website will be deleted. Don’t let that to happen to you so be sure to pay your hosting fee.
Hosting can cost anywhere from $5 per month, to $80 per month or even more. It all depends on how big your website will be. Keep in mind that sometimes the cheaper shared hosting plans can slow down your website’s loading speed, are more vulnerable to hackers and can cause your website to go temporarily down.
I’m not saying that all cheap web hosting will lead to these problems but sometimes the super cheap hosting plans could result in web hosting problems. In my opinion, you have to do what’s best for you. Obviously you should choose a plan that is affordable to you and in your monthly budget.
Usually the $10-$20 range per month hosting plans for a small website are sufficient.
Here are 3 affordable and reliable website hosting companies if you don’t have one.
3) Build Your Own Blog Install WordPress
Lastly, this is the part which leads to the actual building of your affiliate website. WordPress is the website building and blogging software you’ll want to use.
It is by far the best website building platform on the Internet today.
WordPress has been around since 2003 and millions of people, including myself have built professional websites with it. Because of it’s easy installation process and it’s amazing flexibility, no wonder it’s the #1 website building platform out there.
This exact website, was built on the WordPress platform. There’s a bit of a learning curve involved but once you understand where everything is, you can build a great website fast.
If you sign up with one of the hosting companies I listed above, that company will show you the exact steps to install WordPress onto your computer. It’s very simple and only takes a few minutes to set up.
In conclusion, you really can build your own affiliate marketing website from scratch. Just chose a domain name, around your niche, purchase web hosting and install WordPress.
Do it and you’ll be on your way to building a great website business. READ MORE…
So, after you build your website then get ready to move onto step 3.
Step 3 – How to Generate Traffic to a Blog —->
<——–Back to Step 1 What to Blog About to Make Money
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