What do I need to make a website?

One of the biggest misconceptions I see with people building their own website is not understanding what’s involved – what they need, both on the technical side and the creative/branding sitde. Through this series, I intend to give you the info you need to get started on the right foot, without getting stuck on the technical jargon or marketing buzzwords that can dominate forums and groups that you go to for help.

In Part 1, we’re gonna talk about planning your website – about your audience, your purpose, your content focus – all that good stuff.

Part 2 is going to break down the components of a website, and explain the difference between domain registrar, hosting, and some common “tourist traps” to avoid with both.

In Part 3, we’ll cover themes for your site and how they work. We’ll also cover a little about how to pick a good theme that meets your content goals from part 1. We’ll also talk about plugins, where to find the good ones, and some of my always recommended favorites.

Part 4 will cover maintenance. Just because you have a brand spanking noew website doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for keeping it in good working order.

I’m excited about this series. I hope it will answer some of your questions about getting started with your WordPress website. Not everyone has the courage & the drive to start their own business and create their own website for it. If this is you, hopefulle this series will empower you to dive in and make something great. So come back next week for part 1, or sign up for my newsletter and I’ll be sure to let you know when each part is published. (You can use the opt-in box below, and get my free report along with it!)

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