So, when it comes to building a website, there’s really only two things you need to know.
- How to get started and set everything up
- And a predictable way to get traffic to that website
Everything else is easy and you can learn along the way.
I don’t know what your goals are in setting up a new website or blog are but hopefully they involve making money…because if they don’t, what’s the point, right?
So, the setting everything up part is pretty simple, all you really need are a domain name (the actual www address) and a hosting account to store all the files on your website. Once you have both, you simply point your domain name to your hosting account, and get going.
You can either have a purely HTML website…but it’s not 1994, and you’re probably not a techy nerdball, so I would recommend installing WordPress, which is FREE and the most popular blogging platform in the world. If you need some ideas and suggestions on what are the best professional themes, click here.
Next, you’ll need figure out how to actually get Google’s attention and siphon traffic to your blog, so you actually have some sort of an asset that you can monetize and if you so choose, one day even sell.
Now, there is a ton of misinformation out there about SEO and all sorts of whiz bang automated softwares that promise to help rank your website for all sorts of competitive keywords…but you’re just starting out. You don’t really need to focus on hard keywords to rank for. You just want to rank for some of them and get some sort of real humans visiting your pages.
I’m not going to go into all the ins and outs of SEO (search engine optimization) and the endless possibilities in this article, but if you’re interested in learning an extremely simple 100% FREE SEO strategy I recommend for beginners, that allows you to siphon tons of organic traffic from search engines and works in any niche, check out my SEO Siphon Strategy.
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