Step 1. Setup

One of the most common mistakes that beginners make is choosing the wrong website platform.

Thankfully, you are here, so you will not be making that mistake.

For most users, a WordPress Website is the perfect solution. It comes with thousands of designs and add-ons which allow you to create any kind of website you can think of.

WordPress is free for anyone to download and use to build any kind of website without any restrictions.

If WordPress is free, then where is the cost coming from?

WordPress is free because you’ll have to arrange your own domain name and web hosting service, which costs money.

A domain name is your website’s address on the internet. This is what your users will type in their browsers to reach your website.

Next, you’ll need website hosting. All websites on the internet requires a web host to store their website files. This will be your website’s home on the internet.

A domain name typically costs $14.99/year, and hosting costs start from $7.99+/month.

This is A LOT for most people who are just starting out.

Let’s go ahead and purchase domain name and hosting.

First, you’ll need to go to the HostGator in a new browser window and click on the plans button.

This will bring you to a pricing page, where you will need to choose a hosting plan for your website. Basic and plus plans are the most popular choices among our users.

You’ll need to click on select to decide the plan that you like and continue to the next step.

On the next screen, you’ll be asked to select a new domain name.

Ideally, you should stick to a .com domain name. Make sure that it is related to your business, easy to pronounce and spell, and easy to remember.

Know, keep in mind, you will want your domain name to be keyword rich, so have a keyword as to your niche in the name.

After deciding your domain name, click on the next button to continue.

Now you’ll be asked to provide your account information such as name, address, email, etc.

On this screen, you will also see optional extras that you can purchase. We generally don’t recommend purchasing these extras. You can always add them later on, if you decide that you need them.

Next, you will add your payment information to finish the purchase.

After completing your purchase, you’ll receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel (cPanel).

This is your hosting account dashboard where you manage everything like getting support, setting up emails, etc. Most importantly, this is where you’ll install WordPress.

When Starting a Side Hustle Business Online

When starting your business online, the most crucial factor determining your success or failure is your ability to market yourself.

Just as I did before starting my career online, I took the time to invest in myself first.

I can't suggest this Digital Marketing course enough.

This course alone could become a Passive Online Business.

Check out the link in my profile or click here: WebProfits101.biz/Start for more information about this make it or break it course.

Yes, I got my start here and believe in it this much.

I will be happy to help you reach the goals you set for yourself by mentoring you free of charge.

As I said, the point isn’t to get a sell; the point is to see that you have the type of training you need to succeed in the Digital Marketing world today.

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Finally, I want to thank you for taking your time today to read my post, Allen.

By admin

Born in Spartanburg, SC, moved to GA for a while as a little kid. Once around 8, my family moved to Kings Mountain, NC, then to Shelby, NC where I graduated and left for the Marine Corps. After getting out I lived in the Greer, Greenville, SC area for 20+ years. I began copywriting and building websites for larger companies and gave it a break. I've been back involved with my business now for the last 10 years, working to stay up on my knowledge of the internet and how fast it was changing. Furthermore, I'm skilled at many things in the Digital Marketing area but love Social Media Management & Blogging/Copywriting.

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