Building Websites

   

Are you looking to make a website of your own, but you don’t really have the know-how? Then this ought to be interesting for you!

Are you not looking to make a website of your own? Then you should!

   

Here’s why:

Nowadays, making a website is something very easy to do. There are many platforms that offer “dummy proof” ways to create professional looking sites. Whether it is a website for your business or for a client, you have a lot of options and you can find a lot of information. I am going to show you how to make a free website and all the things you need, for it to be a good one.

The most important qualities for a website

When you search for information or for a product on a website, I’m pretty sure you would like to find your search fast enough and well-arranged. Luckily, there are many hosts and platforms you can find online.

In a professional website you should find the following qualities:

✔ Easy to Navigate
✔ Professional Design & Look
✔ Speed & Load Time
✔ Uses a CMS (Content Management System)
✔ Quality website content

If you take these 5 things into account while making your website, you’ll have a very successful (and profitabel) website. When making a website, you would want to know what to spend more time on, the design or the content? Check a few answers here.

You have the option to study about programming and stuff and make a website from scratch. This is going to take a lot of time before you can make one, because programming a website from scratch is not easy.

Or you could make a website using siterubix, where the website is made for you. All you have to do is select a theme and put in the content.

 

What is the best Content Management System ?

First of all, what is a content management system? The words explain themselves, and that’s what WordPress is. You’ve probably heard about WordPress, one of the world’s most widely used website framework.  In fact, this website was built using WordPress. I also used Wix to make a website, but WordPress is so much more interesting and easier to use.

Using this framework has many benefits such as:

  • No HTML, no code, no need for some advanced knowledge
  • Typically very easy to install and set-up (click of a button at Wealthy Affiliate)
  • Over 1,400 different website templates to choose from
  • One click install over 10,000 “add on” features and website functionality
  • Lots of support and help within the community

What is hosting a website?

Now, you have the website, you put in the content; what you now need is a good host. You can find many hosts online, some of them are cheap and some of them are expensive. Now you probably ask yourself, What is hosting a website ? or How to host a website ? Hosting your domain means making your website accessible online 24/7. This happens through an Internet Presence Provider.

How much does it cost to host a website you say? There are many hosts where you can host your website “for a very low price” like 99 cents, but it’s not as interesting as it looks. Some of them will increase your costs when your website value increases. At Wealthy Affiliate you can buy and host a domain name (.com/.org/.net/…) for only $13,99/ year, and it stays that way! It includes the domain name, the hosting, website protection, anti spam,… basically all you need to host your website in a professional manner, no extra’s needed. And once again, it stays that way.. unlike other hosts. Even when your website is worth $100 000 or more.

You can also make a totally free website, with free hosting! For this you can find a link below, but first read how I made My own website.

(Want to know what wealthy affiliate is? Click here, and scroll down)

How I made TheWealthyTourist.com

As you can see, I choose WordPress to make my websites, not just for fun, but I make my money using those websites. I started out free, and I can say that you’re perfectly able to make a website totally free of charge and no credit card needed! Because I’m sure that you had an experience once where it said “free” but you ended up giving your credit card details and getting billed the next month. If not, then keep it that way.

At Wealthy Affiliate, where I learned everything about marketing and about how to make money online free, you have two options and they are both interesting. When you click on “Create an account today” you just sign up for free without any charge of any credit card information. I have the information for you down here:

 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a reaction down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Or you can check your question at the Wealthy Affiliate Community (free of charge) by just clicking here, setting up an account that you can delete if you’re not interested anymore, and ask your question in the chatroom! You can find myself at the community too, just send a message to TheTourist, that’s me! Why did I chose the name “TheTourist”? I don’t think I’m ever going to forget. Check it out: Why I chose the name “TheTourist”

Do you want to know more about how it works? Check this out. (Click on the link, and scroll down)

If you have any questions or tips, just leave them down below and I’ll get back at you ASAP, or you can find me inside WealthyAffiliate under the name “TheTourist” (here’s a link to my profile).

Greetz,

 

TheTourist

 

18 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Hello, I definitely needed the ‘dummy proof’ training for creating my website.
    I like the description:)
    Thanks
    Jackie


    1. // Reply

      Hi Jackie,

      I’m glad to see someone who started from the dummylevel too because that’s exactly what I did. All because of Wealthy Affiliate

      Thanks for the compliment!

      See you at WA.

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  2. // Reply

    Great job with your review and breakdown of how this all works. Thanks for sharing, I am sure that your readers will learn a lot from you.


    1. // Reply

      Thanks a lot Norman! I do my very best to show the information in a very simple way. I would love to get feedback/questions if something doesn’t seem or feel right.

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  3. // Reply

    Thanks for the info,

    WordPress is definitely the best CMS out there, not just for a professional look but also for SEO as well. I think Google likes WordPress the most ( I think ).


    1. // Reply

      That’s exactly what I mean! I think the same, and it’s very important to have good SEO. That’s why we have the keyword-tool at Wealthy Affiliate. It shows you which ones that are best to use, to get higher ranking in search engines.

      You’re Welcome Lucas!

      TheTourist


  4. // Reply

    Thanks for writing this up. I really appreciate the fact that you went a bit in-depth and talked about the inner workings of the things that you will actually need in order to run a site. A lot of places just tell you to “make one,” lol.


    1. // Reply

      You’re very welcome Tony!

      I think it’s important that you know how things work.. That way you’ll be able to do a better job, because I personally find that details are very important, not just the main thing alone. So in other words, It’s easy to make a website, we all know that by now, but to key is to make a profitable website. That’s where you get in touch with the details.

      And that’s why I love Wealthy Affiliate so much! Because everything is explained there, and it’s done in a very easy way.

      If I can help you with anything let me know.

      TheTourist


  5. // Reply

    Hey, The Tourist!
    you’ve put together a solid article about website-building! I was a little skeptical about the whole one click website creation, but then I tried the platform you described and and less than a minute after I was in my new site’s backoffice. And it was free! I didn’t purchase a domain yet, but I figure I can do this at a later time at WA?
    Thanks and keep up the good work,
    JT


    1. // Reply

      Hey, JT!

      It’s like talking to myself! You have no idea how skeptical I was about the whole thing. But the best thing to do is checking it out and seeing what’s it’s actually all about, that’s what I did. And Here I am, 1 year later and still a premium member. I don’t think I can find better than this great community.

      You can purchase a domain anytime you want, and if you’re a Premium member you can own up to 50 websites at WA! Let me know if you need some help with finding a good domain name or anything else. You can go to my profile here.

      Talk to you soon.

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  6. // Reply

    Hi The Tourist,

    Great post. I really think a lot of people will learn from you and your post.

    Your article is well laid out and broken down well.

    Well done and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom


    1. // Reply

      Hey Tom!

      I really appreciate your opinion.
      My goal is to learn, and put on my website what I learned.
      I really hope everything is clear and well understood.

      If you need a hand with anything, just give me a private message at WA on my profile, just click on my name.

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  7. // Reply

    Great way in going about this a lot better then the way I did it so thanks it was an eye opener for how I should go about fixing and creating my business and tanks again


    1. // Reply

      You are very welcome Jesus! I’ll do my best to keep adding useful information. Make sure you check my motivational page: No motivation

      If you need anymore tips or information just leave me a message at WA!

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  8. // Reply

    Hey there!
    Great and informative article you have here. I’m a fan of “straight to the point” articles as I’m simply an information sniffer haha. You’ve taught me a few things here sir, keep providing us great articles!


    1. // Reply

      Hey Cody!

      Thanks for the support! I also like straight to the point information, without blabbing around and loosing time. Information is what we need, the more knowledge you have the better.

      Will do my friend!

      Greetz,

      TheTourist


  9. // Reply

    Awesome website, I too was technically challenged until I found Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks to the the step by step training and the awesome community at Wealthy Affiliate I now have a website up and running also be ranked well in Google. Keep up the good work, many people will benefit from your site.


    1. // Reply

      Thanks Bruce, I really appreciate your opinion. That’s exactly why I joined WA, because I didn’t know anything AT ALL about affiliate marketing. But the step by step trainings and tutorials got me where I am today. And even if you’re already a pro you can benefit from WA in a great way!

      Greetz,

      TheTourist

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