The number one recommendation for setting up a blog or a website online is WordPress.
Don’t just take that from me because this is something you’ll read over and over online.
Almost all professional bloggers and site owners choose WordPress.
But for a newbie or someone who is unsure of their technical skills and ability – it’s all rather terrifying.
I’m a work at home blogger who’s been there and done that so believe me I know the feeling well.
There’s a lot of information online which all starts to become rather confusing.
You can search for wordpress help for beginners but instead you’re bound to stumble across all kinds of information.
A lot of the terms used are ones you might never of heard of like plugins and permalinks and caching and all kinds of “stuff.” That makes it almost impossible to know where exactly to start.
What you need is someone to take you right from the absolute beginning and walk you through getting yourself some hosting or a place where you can park your site online, how to install WP, choosing a domain name for your site and then advice on setting up all the basics so you can quickly get yourself up and running online.
The best way to learn, I find, is by watching video tutorials. You can read stacks of info but actually seeing things demonstrated is a much faster way to learn. Every day you spend trying to get a site up and running is leaving money on the table. Your site can’t be earning anything if you don’t have it set up already. WordPress help videos are online classes that will guide you through what you need to know.
What Do I Need for a Website of My Own?
- The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress on your own website
- Buying and advice on choosing a domain name
- Getting a hosting account a WordPress setup guide to installing
- Changing the design theme or adding a new one
- Setting up all the site basics including menus, permalinks, categories, plugins
- Site security and making backups of your work
- Speeding up your site and making it work faster for people visiting
- Adding plugins such as the popular Yoast SEO plugin
- Legal disclosures you need to have on your site with written examples
Phew! That’s a long list. If that doesn’t seem enough (you’re kidding, right!) then you are also encouraged to join the Mastermind Group on Facebook where you can ask additional questions and get loads of help.
I’m a part of this group and, I can tell you, it is a positive, helpful and encouraging community. Everyone there is serious about being successful online. I look forward to seeing you in the group and hearing about your new website.