If it’s yes, you are on the right page.
No matter whether you want it for sharing anything and everything you know through your blog or it’s for your business.
Having a www.YourDomainName.com not only showcase your blog or business as an online brand but also helps you in finding more virtually targeted visitors around the globe.
Is it really possible to build a website by own without hiring a Website Developer?
Well, the answer is off-course, it is.
It was long back when building a website requires vast knowledge of the complicated codes which is far more complicated for me and is a too–lengthy process.
Nowadays, content management systems (C.M.S.’s) like WordPress had made building a website easier. You can start customizing your website within minutes.
This post is a free step by step guide for the beginners on “how to wow” for your blog or website.
Let’s get started…..
1.) Register a domain name for your blog or website–
The first thing to start with is to register a domain name for your blog or website from any of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (I.C.A.N.N.)– Accredited Registrars which operates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (I.A.N.A.) and is in charge of maintaining the D.N.S. root zone.
Examples are- GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, etc.
What is a domain name?
Domain name is that unique name which distinguishes your blog or website from others on the internet.
For example- “www.earningbrat.com” is the uniform resource locator (U.R.L.) for this website, where world wide web “www” is the host server. The name “Earning Brat” represents the brand identity of this website and the top Level domain (T.L.D.) “.com” extension tells us the purpose of the website. Here the “.com” defines that this website is intended to be used for a commercial purpose.
How to Register your Domain Name with GoDaddy?
- Go to GoDaddy’s official website- “www.godaddy.com” and in the search box, type your desired domain name and check the availability.
If in case, you are confused on which topic to choose for blogging, you can check here the list of the topics and can choose one that fits you or your business. May be you are not the master on that particular topic but still my suggestion would be to pick that particular topic on which you will never be bored learning.
ii.) If your desired domain name is available, grab it before someone else does. Add it to your cart and continue to your cart.
iii.) Before doing the payment, all you need to do is to register yourself on GoDaddy.
iv.) Fill in the details and checkout.
Now you have your own professional (blog or website)’s U.R.L.
2.) WordPress hosting–
What is hosting?
Hosting is the rented internet space provided by the server for your website.
The server is managed by the hosting companies assuring the customers not to worry about the server maintainance, upgrades, and configuration. The customers can instead focus on managing their websites successfully.
Why WordPress hosting?
WordPress is the world’s most popular website building platform.
It gives you access to thousands of free themes and plugins that help simplify the design process of the blog or website and allow you to add powerful features with just a few clicks.
Plus, with GoDaddy’s managed WordPress, you get-
i.) Automatic setup, backups and WordPress software updates.
ii.) Industry–Leading performance on their premium hosting platform.
iii.) Award–Winning support from hosting experts, 24/7/365.
S.E.O. stands for search engine optimization. It is the process of getting traffic from the organic search results on search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.
It helps in bringing your website to the top of the search engine(s) for your targeted keywords.
S.E.M. stands for search engine marketing and is also known as pay-per-click (P.P.C.). It is one of the most effective marketing strategy. It involves the placement of ads as the searched query results in the search engines and you have to pay every time a visitor click on your ad based on the bidding system.
S.M.M. stands for social media marketing. It is the process of increasing the traffic through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
All you have to do is to create unique but clear short description of your content (blog or website) and post it on various social networking sites so that your targeted visitors can’t stop themselves from visiting your website after going through the description posted by you on various social networking sites. Once they found your blog or website interesting after visiting your blog or website they will happily like, follow, subscribe, and share your website which will result in the increase of your website’s traffic.
One of the major components of S.M.M. is S.M.O.
S.M.O. stands for social media optimization and plays an important role in driving traffic to your website.
It involves the placement of social media links to your post or when you are promoting your blog or website through short description on various social media sites in the form of status, tweets, etc.
It is also known as the social C.R.M. (customer relationship management).
6.) Make money online through your blog or website–
Once your blog or website is ready to go live, it’s time to monetize it. There are various ways through which a blog or a website can make money like by selling the free courses online, or other’s website products or services as an affiliate.