OVERVIEW OF HOW WE WILL BUILD A WEBSITE.
Here I will give you the skeleton of our website building plan. Just casually go through these once.
A. Here I will help you build a website using WordPress.
Why WordPress? Because one in every four website is built using WordPress. It has amazing free tools (free themes, free plugins etc). It has a great support community on internet. It is EASY.
B. I will tell you how to build a professional website.
For other (non professional) website we will have an article soon.
THINGS NEEDED TO BUILD A WEBSITE?
a. A Computer/Laptop with Internet connection.
b. Chrome Browser (recommended) Other browsers also work.
c. Money (in form of Debit Card/Credit Card/Paypal etc)
d. Mobile phone (to see exactly how your website looks on a mobile device.)
e. A notebook, pen (very essential)
g. Place to sit comfortably (chair desk please. You will know the benefits later.)
h. and a good Website Building Guide [which you have in me 😉 ]
Seriously this is it!
SOME TRUTHS BEFORE YOU BEGIN BUILDING WEBSITE
None of the website will tell you this before hand. Here we will. Foundation of a great relationship is truth and non-concealment of important facts. I want that you and I build a great relationship during this course of website building.
Maybe you are on moon now with excitement of having a website. (It is natural.) You might think it is easy to earn millions with a website. This is not hundred percent true. Websites do earn millions but they generally have many people writing for them.
This does not mean that you can not earn good money. You too can earn good money with website that you will build (without the knowledge of coding) but it will take some time, it will take hard-work and it will require attention. You will have to constantly write quality content on your website. You will have to work, initially share you posts and website with friends and other people using social media etc. You will have to be patient and hardworking.
Now you might think-
‘WHAT’S DIFFERENT THEN? EVERY JOB REQUIRES COMMITMENT.’
True. Absolutely true! But a job will give you a monthly amount without fail on the last day of the month. Here there is no guarantee. You might work hard for a week or two; And still you may give up after a month or two as no salary is credited in you bank account, courtesy of having a website you worked so hard on!
However there is no denying the fact that if you continue putting your best; forget best; even if you put your ‘good’ on the website and as long as it is consistent, you will definitely see success.
Don’t you see YouTube channels in India. They start with videos shot on mobile phones, edited on free software which has the watermark, and to be honest in the beginning they do not seem funny or good to many people. Yet such channels today have subscriber count in millions.
What did they do?
They did not stop doing what they were doing.
Seventy to eighty percent people did not like their content in the beginning. But remember there were certainly ten or twenty percent which either liked the content or were neutral.
They kept going and now they shoot using better camera equipment, hire editors and have a massive following. Now their content too has either improved or people have started liking it. Now they earn millions.
So, the moral of the story here is,
DO NOT RUSH,
DO NOT BE IMPATIENT,
DO NOT SET HIGH EARLY EXPECTATIONS,
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DO NOT QUIT’
So, if you are still here thinking I can do it; I won’t quit early despite failures; then congratulations! You are one solid hulk.
Let us do this!
NEXT READ- Buying Domain.
1) Introduction to building a website without coding.
2) Overview of how we will build a website.
3) Buying Domain
4) What is SSL Certificate and why is it important?
5) Buying Hosting
6) Connecting Domain & Hosting
7) Installing WordPress
8) Changing few important WordPress Default Settings
9) Basics of WordPress Website Customization
10) Installing Plugins
11) WordPress Theme – Customization and what all it has?
12) Choosing & Installing WordPress Theme
13) Creating Menu, Page, Posts, Category, Tag
14) Building Primary Sidebar, Menu, Footer
15) Tips for Website