Now that we’re done discussing domain name registration, let’s move on to the next step and actually create a money-making website.
We need to find a good web hosting company.
A web host is like a company that leases space for businesses. If you are the business owner, you either pay them monthly or annually to continue occupying their space.
When choosing a hosting provider, there are several things you’ll want to look for…
Find a Reliable Web Host
Most hosting companies claim 99% uptime but ask around to make sure this is the case. Browse for reviews online and for posts of complaints against a web hosting company.
Another consideration is how good their customer support is. Obviously, if your website goes down, you’ll want to get it back up and running again ASAP, so look for 24/7 support.
To start, hosting your website on shared hosting is the best way to go…
With this, you simply rent space on a web server (basically a computer permanently connected to the Internet) whose hard disk has been partitioned up and rented out to lots of different customers. This helps to keep your start-up costs low.
Later, when your website starts taking up more space, you may want to upgrade to a virtual private server (VPS) or a dedicated server. Not only will these give you more space, but also your own IP address.
A popular hosting provider is Hostgator which offers a wide variety of choices.
Get a Platform to Build Your Website
WordPress is a good choice because it’s so versatile.
It started out as a rather clunky blogging platform, but it has evolved into a full-fledged content management system. Best of all, it’s free!
You can customize WordPress by adding plugins – which are basically pre-written pieces of code – that can transform your site into just about anything you want.
Unlike the old ways of building a site using HTML and other codes, content management software like WordPress allow you to build a website without coding like a programmer.
You can install WordPress from Cpanel in just a few clicks. Then to customize the look of your site, choose a theme (there are lots of free ones available) and you’re ready to roll.
Does this method sound complicated?
Introducing! Site Rubix Website Builder
Instead of getting a domain and web hosting via companies like Hostgator, we will create a money-making website via Wealthy Affiliate’s Site Rubix.
This is a good alternative because instead of getting a shared hosting, what you will get is a managed WordPress hosting. It offers an easier route for beginners as you no longer have to mess with cPanel and other complicated stuff.
WA is known in the internet marketing circle as an affiliate marketing training platform. But aside from the excellent training they provide, they also provide excellent domain name registration and website hosting.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to create a money-making website with Wealthy Affiliate:
So, you got it all now. It’s time to apply what you’ve learned.