Ideas can strike anywhere. Anytime. When put into action, those ideas have the ultimate power to bring in exceptional results.
On a sunny Saturday, while heading to my office at Chirag Delhi from Faridabad. The Eyes focused on the road while mind traveled places. My Yamaha FZ focuses on speed and I prefer on what future holds for me. Bingo! An idea stroke. I enquired myself, Are you not into Digital Marketing?
So why not share your experiences with people who want to learn about your industry. Why not create a website based on something that you love and later on start creating a second source of income from it. I came up with three-four ideas and settled with Digital Marketing.
That was my calling.
But I questioned myself about the following and came across the answers too:
1)How on earth would you do that without writing a line of code?
-Coding is not required to make a good looking website.
2)What is gonna be the cost of starting the website?
-Roughly 300 per month, (less than what you spend per week on Junk Food)
3)How would you monetize your website in a (long-term)?
-Via Affiliate and Google Advertisement.
After completing the daily office work, I had a whole day ahead. Google Chrome was running out of tabs as I tap my fingers on the fringing keyboard. In an hour of head busting research. I came across the following prerequisites:
How to Start Your Website in 2018: [Three Steps]
As you need a plot to start constructing a home or office, similarly you need a Domain and Web Hosting to kickstart your dream of creating a website of your own.
A Website that speaks on your behalf when you are not around. A place where your audience or customers can go anytime and shop or read your new article. A website is a reflection of your work. So, pay attention to all the steps involved in this exciting journey.
- Domain Registration i.e. Website Name
- Domain Hosting
- Website Creation Tool: WordPress, Dupla, Joomla.
These are like three wheels of a three-wheeler.
Step-1 | Name Your Website
The first step in How to Start a Website is by deciding the name of the website. Naming a property of your own is a hell of an exciting job. So take out your pen, jot d0wn some names, we will shortlist some out of the list.
Some of you must have come across a catchy name, other want to start a website with their own initials. Whatever the case maybe think and decide. Because Journey will start from here. We will have to check if that name is available or not. If it is taken, you will be given the alternates to choose from.
Check Your Domain Name Availability here.
You will have to register a domain. While deciding domain name, I thought of a personal brand so I went with my own name. Tip: Choose a short domain, it will help people recall your site. So, I started to research my site by checking if it is available. You can check your domain availability. You are welcome.
(Bluehost, GoDaddy) Cost Starting: 99INR annually.
Step-2 | Get Web Hosting
Second Step in How to Start Website is to purchase the space on the internet which is popularly known as Web Hosting.
Web hosting is a service provided to individual or organizations to publish their website on WWW or the Internet. I here recommend A2 Hosting which provides best-hosting services with Live Chat Support. It has also won many awards for exceptionally amazing Customer Service. You can choose the hosting as per the need.
If you are a beginner in the world of marketing, a starter pack that starts at less than 400INR is good to go deal. A starter pack is good for any individual or company who expect close to 25000 visitors per month.
I will walk you through Step By Step Instructions on How to Buy the Web Hosting. There are lots of screenshots along the way. If you get stuck on any point, feel free to WhatsApp me at #9999410505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A) Go to A2Hosting by clicking the banner.
B) You must be on this page now, Scroll a little
B) Choose The first one: Shared Hosting: Starter Pack.
C) Select the third option “I will choose my domain name and servers” as stated below:
D) It’s time to link our domain with the Web Hosting provider. To integrate the same, we have to update the name servers. Simply, we have to go through Meaning: Nameservers are provided by web hosts, and they’re key to your website being visible on the web.
E) You will be taken to the page below: Your amount might show in Dollars (sometimes). Just multiply the amount with 65 INR and make sure you get the similar figure. (Let the other features stay as they are)
F) Choose 12 months Billing Cycle: Hosting will cost you just 3300 INR then.
G) Now, Click Continue and you will be taken to ‘REVIEW AND CHECKOUT’. Click Checkout and proceed for payment with the amazing 51% Discount. (You’re welcome)
H) Pay and Get back here. You are getting started for good.
STEP-3 | Install a Blogging Software (I use WordPress)
Last and crucial step in How to Start website is the Content Management System: A web-based open source software which will help you post and publish your content on the Web. WordPress is the major player in the CMS scene. A2 and WordPress have integrated their platforms and made it super easy for anyone to self-host their site. If you face any problem, you can reach out to me via Free Consultation Tab.
See, you have now built a perfect house using best construction material, but would you sleep on that shining floor? Or Watch TV sitting on the floor. Here, online that CMS will help you bring in the furniture (content) that will make or break your website. Likewise, a website is nothing without its content.
You may now create content in form of a Blog or Images or Videos. Pick a topic that you are passionate about. It will keep alive your desire to write and you will never run dry for ideas.
Still confused? Just think of the time what your friends and peers come to you for. Maybe Fitness, Your Culinary skills, Education counseling. It is that simple to decide.
I understand there must be doubt-worms crawling your body and mind right now. Chat with me via my Free Consultation Service. Let’s make your presence felt on the internet!
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