building a website

How to build your own Website

The first thing to do to start making money online is by starting a website. There are a lot of reasons to own oe. For what it’s worth it is used for your CV, it is also good as a professional email. With proper strategies in place, it can generate you some passive money. When you have a website, you can work from anywhere, all you need is a device and internet connection. What more, building a site is easy and affordable!
Below are a few things to consider when starting a website.
1. Select your preferred website building platform
2. Chose a domain name and host

1. Select your preferred website building platform

Before now building a website is very difficult as it requires a lot of coding and expertise but with Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress, web designing has become very easy. With it you can design, manage and own your own website. Most big agencies like CNN uses WordPress. Other CMS platforms are Drupal and Joomla but WordPress is more preferred and widely used because it is free, user and beginner friendly, it comes with many layouts and themes, it is works on any mobile devices and it has huge support and help community.

2. Chose a domain name and host

A domain name is your web address like ‘yourname.com’ while a hosting service connects your site to the internet. WordPress must be installed on a web host and most of them has a one-click-installation. Domain name and hosting cost about $3 to $5 per month. It’s more professional to own your domain name and self-hosting ensures that your site loads quickly. There are several web hosting providers such as Bluehost, Hostgator, etc. You shall be given a personal email account such as me@mysite.com when you get a domain name and hosting. In choosing a domain name, they should reflect the purpose for which the website is intended. It is also recommended that domain names should be catchy, memorable and should represent brand.