The first thing I want to say is when it comes to building websites and dummies you can include me in there I’m no expert but that’s what makes me just the one to figure this out.
Now I’m not gonna say I haven’t made or, should I say built a few websites cause I have. I’ve got three or four of them out there somewhere but I haven’t developed any one of them into a destination as yet.
- Deciding what niche your going to go into.
- Researching for domain name.
- Looking for a hosting company.
- Knowing where you want to go.
I think that last one is as important as any of the above.
Because having a destination gives you something to gauge, something to measure your progress against.
It just so happens that I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate and here we use a siterubix platform to build websites and they work with word press.
The first thing you need to do is decide on your niche and your domain name and website name. The website and the domain should usually have the same name but they don’t have to.
On a word press platform you just fill in the information and press go. They will build the website for you. But then you go into your back office and start picking your theme and plug-ins.
In wealthy affiliate you’re already set up with hosting and security and plugins like SEO, image optimizer, editor, and a lot of other stuff.
From there you just start adding your menu and sidebar it’s all pretty much a matter of taste whatever looks good to you.
When you start adding plug ins it gets pretty confusing. From what I’ve come to understand it’s best to keep it under ten because if you get to many they can start to conflict with one another and slow down your loading speed.
This is not good because google counts loading speed as one of the major factors in ranking your site. The farther you are from the first page the less traffic you will receive.
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Just a Matter of taste
By now you’ve got the whole thing constructed and it’s just a matter of writing your content. This should be information about the purpose of your site and what you have to offer your public.
You must be concise so your traffic has all the information required to know exactly what makes you different than anybody else on the internet.
First you’ll probably want to do reviews of products you may be promoting so they know what kind of advantages your products have over other products that are similar.
In order to rank well in the search engines you will want to research your keywords and make sure your’re using words that your ideal client uses to find the things he or she is looking for.
You’ll also want to make sure you link your articles to your website and to the pages that your product is on. This is where your affiliate link comes in. Tracking the sale back to you so you get the credit and the commission for any items they may purchase.
At the end of each article you should call for some kind of action be it clicking on a link to take them to your sales page or a survey where you can find out who your audience is and what they want.
It also gives you a chance to offer them something for subscribing to your site and opting into your email list so you can send them to your autoresponder. Anthony Morrison likes to call it one of your profit centers.
The actual building of the website is the easiest part of the whole process. It only takes a few clicks and a few seconds and you’re done.
Having a Vision
A clear picture of what you want to accomplish and who your ideal client is will be a big step in the right direction. You need to know who you’re selling to so you will know what their problems are and how to solve them.
I’ve been told to picture them in your mind and even draw up an gr-avatar so you can get personal which will make it easier to relate and get down on their level.
Solving your audiences problems is what is going to put your site at the top of their list. The more relevant value your site has the better you will connect with your customers and the more you will convert to sales.
That’s why picking a niche you are familiar with or want to learn about is the best idea because you’re going to be writing content and unless you’re familiar with your product you will burn out quick and content will be difficult to come by.
Like I said before I am a member of wealthy affiliate and they will give you 2 free websites with hosting and all of the necessary security and everything else it takes to have a business.
But we are not the only ones to offer free websites there plenty of other businesses that will offer you the same but I do believe we are the only ones to offer free affiliate lessons to go with that site.
Inside of wealthy affiliate you will also find one of the best keyword tools on the internet in Jaaxy. Besides keyword research Jaaxy also offers a place to store your list of keywords.
Plus they have a way to find out what domain names are available and an area for brainstorming and a website ranking tool for finding exactly where you stand in your SEO efforts.
Wealthy Affiliate also has a community of like minded people that are willing to give you support anytime you need it. Along with Jay that delivers live training’s every week.
This is the one sure fire way to start an online business and learn everything that it takes to make that business a long existing means of income.
The Simplicity of The Right Education
So if you are just a beginner or if you’re an intermediate level marketer or an experienced marketer needing to brush up on what you already know.
Where you can sign up for free and after you’ve experienced what wealthy affiliate has to offer I’m sure you will want to become a premium member.
A premium membership is only $49 a month. I’m sure you’ll see the value once you’ve been inside. So go sign up now and do yourself a favor.
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