Building a Successful Website

You don’t have to go to business school or wear a pencil skirt to run your own amazing online business. But you do need a strategy and a clear roadmap that will help you stay consistent and find your way to success.

Here you’ll find tutorials and resources to start, run and grow your business website or blog.

Step 1: Decide on your offer

Before you create your website, you need to decide on your offer. Do you intend to sell services, digital products, or physical products? Wanna showcase your skills and portfolio? Or do you have a passion for writing and want to start a blog? All blogs are websites, but not all websites have a blog.

Step 2: Pick a domain name and hosting plan

In order to start a blog or business website, you need two things — a custom domain name and hosting. These two are non-negotiable. To start a blog, see how to start a WordPress blog on Bluehost. If you’re a creative, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business owner, or want to start an online store, see how to create a WordPress website instead.

Step 3: Customize the design of your site

The look and feel of your website are determined by the theme you use. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey or you’ve been in business years, learn how to choose a WordPress theme that communicates your brand. Also, go through my blog launch checklist to make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

Step 4: Drive traffic to your site

Boost your traffic and grow your readership with up-to-date practices. Polish your SEO skills to drive organic traffic to your blog, get active on Pinterest, and build an email list of raving fans.

Step 5: Make money

Take advantage of some of the most lucrative income-generating strategies. Sell your own products or services, display ads (check out Ezoic), or master the art of selling someone else’s products aka affiliate marketing (if you are an Amazon associate, avoid making these mistakes).

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