Start your website for as little as
It may sound too good to be true, but it is a fact. You can now start a website and go live with a minimum investment and best of all you can do it on your own. It only takes basic level of understanding of html and CSS.
First thing that you need is a domain name and that is where your investment of will be. After you register your domain name you need to find a free hosting provider. What you have to look for when making your pick is the amount of disk space that will be provided with the free hosting plan as well as the bandwidth and make sure you investigate thoroughly what limitations they have on there as for this to work out you will need also the hosting to be PHP enabled. Another thing that is very common for the free web hosting providers is that they very often put some kind of ads on the free pages – you don’t want that. Look for a one that will give you complete ad free hosting.
Next step is to install WordPress. WordPress is probably the most famous content management system / blogging platform today. It is really easy for installation and management. Get the latest version from wordpress.org. It gives u all the flexibility that you will need – tons of free themes to customize the looks plus it has thousands of developers working everyday to come up with better and more plug-ins and widgets that you can use freely to make bring the functionality of your website to the desired level.
When your website is ready install Google Analytics so you will be able to track and analyze the traffic of your website. It is a marvelous tool if you want to be able to understand what is going on with your website and get better understanding based on that data what you can do to drive more traffic.
Hope this was helpful. It is just an outline of what I did when I started my first website and I felt like sharing it. It’s not like spoon-feeding but I urge you – go out there and take action, it’s not as hard as some people think it is. And don’t take expert opinions, go out there and test it yourself, that is the only way you can be sure what works and what doesn’t.
My name is Mike Masters. I was born in Connecticut. I spent most of my childhood in Long Beach. My father was a commercial fisherman and since he was from Norway, life on the sea was a natural for him. My mother was a housewife.