Make Your First Website and Start Blogging in Less than 1 Hour – Part 3

Step 3: This is the next step for how to create a website. Next you need to connect your domain to your hosting account.

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When you got your confirmation email from HostGator, they should have sent you two specific nameservers that look something similar to this:

Ns1.hostgator.com

Ns2.hostgator.com

Keep these handy, because you’re going to need them in a minute.

The next step is to login to your GoDaddy account and then click on “Domains” and then on “Domain Management.” Then click on your domain and then click on “Set Nameservers.” Once you do, click the option that says “I have specific nameservers for my domain.” Type in the two nameservers that you were sent in your email into slot 1 and 2 (replace the nameservers that are there if there are any).

Press “OK” and you are done. It says that for the nameservers to update it typically takes two hours, but in my experience it happens as quickly as 15 minutes. Type your domain URL into your browser and keep refreshing your website every half hour or so until you see a login screen from HostGator (with the HostGator mascot on it).

Step 4: Installing WordPress on your Domain

When your website is displaying the HostGator login screen, go ahead and press “cPanel” and login using the username and password you registered when you signed up for your hosting account.

Once you are logged in, scroll down and click on the button that says “QuickInstall.” Next click on the link on the left hand side that says “WordPress.” After that, click on the button that says “New Installation”, fill out your information, press “Install WordPress”, and you are done (the section of the fill out form that says “Install to Directory” can be left blank).

Now go back to your website URL and refresh it, and you should see the basic WordPress installation is there!

How you know how to start a blog.

Once you have the basic WordPress installation on your domain, to start playing with your website and customizing it, you’re going to have to login to the backend of your website by going to www.YourDomain.com/wp-admin (in other words, type in your domain URL and add /wp-admin to the end). Once you are there, login using the information you registered when you installed WordPress.

From this point on, anytime you want to modify your website, you would do it from this backend area.

Once you watch those two additional videos (less than 20 minutes each), you’ll be pretty good at making websites!

Congratulations on having built your first website and having realized just how easy it is!

Make Your First Website and Start Blogging in Less than 1 Hour – Part 2

Step 1: Buying a domain name.

I’m always creating new blogs because you can literally set them up and make them look professional in less than an hour. Any idea pops in my head and I make the website – after all, it only costs $10 / year for the domain. That is the important of learning how to make a website.

When picking a domain name, make sure it is simple to remember, fairly short (ideally 3 words of less), and easy to spell. Try to stick to a .com ending for your domain instead of anything else (instead of .net, .org, .info, etc.).

Note: I recommend you always buy a domain that ends in .com , no matter what country you reside in. They always do the best in terms of ranking in Google (no matter what country you do the search in), will always be recognized as most common domain ending, and will always be worth the most money (this is very important if you ever decide you want to sell your website!).

When buying a domain, you want to use a big and reputable company, which is why I use GoDaddy. They are the biggest domain registrar in the world.

To purchase your domain, click on GoDaddy (Note: Do not buy a hosting account from GoDaddy! Simply buy the domain name. We will be buying a hosting account from a company that offers superior and cheaper hosting than GoDaddy).

Step 2: Next you need a hosting account.

The most important thing for running an online business is having a reliable hosting company. If you don’t, you are risking your entire online business (this is because unreliable hosting companies have servers that go down making your websites crash or go offline, and some of them don’t even keep backups of your websites, making you lose your hard work forever).

I use HostGator to host my entire portfolio of websites and I’ve never had a problem. They are one of the largest and most reputable hosting companies out there, they are unbelievably inexpensive, and their customer support is amazing. They also make your websites really fast (which makes them rank better in Google).

Go ahead and sign up for a hosting account with HostGator. The longer you sign up for, the better the deal, so I recommend you sign up for at least a year.

You can do all of this as http://makemoneyfromhomelionsclub.com .

Make Your First Website and Start Blogging in Less than 1 Hour – Part 1

If you are serious about making money online, the first thing you need to learn is how to make a website – if you don’t learn to do this, you’ll never be able to make any significant amount of money online, ever.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a website using WordPress, which is a surprisingly simple process. Not only is WordPress very easy to use, it is 100% free, requires no coding knowledge, and makes your website completely customizable. Over 15% of websites online have been created with WordPress; if you can use Microsoft Word, you can make a website using WordPress.

Set aside one hour and make your first website TODAY!

If you don’t know what to make your first website about, a fun first project could be building a website for your new side business: freelancing websites for others. After all, once you’re done with the first three lessons, you’ll be qualified to build fairly basic, but professional looking websites. Then start charging people $500 per website to make yourself some extra money! When I first learned how to make a website with WordPress, I used to post my services on Craigslist daily, and I would get at least two to three gigs per month. You could simply make your website YourName.com or YourNameWebsiteCreationServices.com.

You can also make yourself a blog about your favorite hobby or one that follows your experiences with building an online business – personal blogs that develop a regular readership make A LOT of money through online advertising.

Remember: Everyday you don’t start, money is being left on the table.

You want to make sure you take action as you read through my emails or you will find yourself a month down the road without having accomplished anything! If you do have any trouble with building your first website today, simply hit the reply button and I will be happy to respond to your email.

What will be the total cost of your website? $10 / year for the domain and $5 / month for hosting (the hosting can be used for as many domains as you want, so the price never goes up).

You can watch the entire process of me creating a basic blog on its own domain on the YouTube video on the following page in under 15 minutes: