If you’ve never done it before then the prospect of building a website can be pretty daunting.
I remember when I was getting started with internet marketing in early 2010 that I was VERY apprehensive about creating my first site.
So, if you are feeling the same right now then don’t worry because I made this video especially for you!
In it, I show you step-by-step how to:
- Register your domain name
- Set up a hosting account
- Build your website
Just hit PLAY below to get started….
Here are links to the services I recommend in the video for registering your domain and getting your hosting account up and running:
Hostgator (My affiliate link)
If you are wondering, “What should my website be about?” then I’d recommend checking out my previous post on the 3 Step To Finding A Niche That’s Hot.
I also talked about choosing website names in this short video.
If you’re still not sure what kind of website you would like to create then a GREAT option is just to have a personal blog and use it to document your progress online.
After all, that’s essentially what I’ve done here at Gain Higher Ground!
I hope you enjoyed the training? Please click LIKE below and also let me know what you think in the comments section, OK?
Hi Rob, great video I hope you make more videos,like how to put videos on to the website, by the way Rob I am a Newbie to all this.
One question Rob, would it be easier to get your Domain Name & Hosting Account from one place instead of two different places.
Thanks again for a great video.
Thanks for your feedback – really pleased you liked the video!
Perhaps I can talk about how to add videos to your site in a future post…
Also, yes you are right that getting the hosting and domain registration from one place would eliminate the potential delay for transferring over the nameservers. So if you wanted, you could just use Hostgator for both. I should have mentioned this in the video really, so thanks for pointing it out.
Fantastic presentation! I have been worried for so long about creating a WordPress site and although I did watch a couple of teaching videos on it my fear stlll lingered on. Not any more! Thank you for making this video!
Gabriella – Great to see you here at GHG!
I’m pleased you found the video useful – I tried to keep it as “step-by-step” as possible 🙂
Good luck with setting up your website and let me know if there are any topics you would like me to cover in future updates.
Nice video, well done Rob. By the way, going from scratch to full time internet marketer in less than a year is not bad at all.
As for going full-time so soon, I can assure you that I’m certainly no millionaire from internet marketing (still working on that one! ;-)).
Also, I’m still on a very steep learning curve myself and I certainly don’t have all the answers. But this is what I love about this business – everyone, even the “gurus”, are still learning because the web is in a constant state of flux. Actually, I think accepting that is one of the keys to success.
hi rob, with the site build on hostgator could i just build pages for an ebook?
no need for anything else really. cheers Andrew.
Hi Andrew – I guess the answer to your question is “it depends”!
If you literally want to have somewhere online to host your e-book and nothing else then Hostgator is probably not the best solution. Instead you could put it onto a storage service like Amazon S3 (which is extremely easy to use and much cheaper than Hostgator). This would be particularly useful if you want to give the ebook away for free possibly in return for people opting in to your email list.
Alternatively, if you want to sell your ebook then you could you a service like Clickbank to store the book and handle payments. If you are interested in this then I’d recommend you check out Joseph Archibald’s Youtube videos. Here is a link to his second video: http://www.josepharchibald.com/add-product-clickbank-marketplace-video-2-3
I’m not sure exactly what you want to achieve here so there are a lot of other options which might be relevant for you. But I hope this helps a little for now.
Hey Rob ,
I love your posts very much….U rock buddy….. really easy and simple video tutorials….
I would like to know which all plugins i must use in my site to increase its traffic…. I have been having a site since 2010 but still nooo much traffic… any help or suggestions???
Thank you for that – glad you’re finding the training I’m putting out useful!
Not too sure about plugins that can increase traffic. There might be a few that can help “facilitate” traffic but I don’t think a “magic traffic plugin for WordPress” really exists (despite all thoughs cheap sales pitches out there!).
Have you tried guest posting? This has worked really well for me and it’s a pretty good traffic generator in any niche.
Have been long time struggling to get a web site up and running. Your explanation is brilliant – thanks.
You’re very welcome – glad you found it useful!
Nice explanation which stimulated me to sign up to webhosting and give it a try. Not all plain sailing, howevfer. for example, I create a New Page, but constantly see Leave Reply on the bottom of it. You don’t mention this in the video, but I checked on the web and it said that there should be a checkbox at the end bottom when you are setting up a new page. Uhnfortunately, there is no chechkbox on mine. Any ideas? It’s driving me a bit nuts, frankly.
Thanks for your comment – great to hear you’re enjoying the training.
I think I know what you mean here. Do you want to turn off comments on a page so the “Leave Reply” doesn’t appear? If so, click on the “All Pages” link in the “Pages” section within the WordPress admin panel. Go to the page you want to change and select “Quick Edit”. Now you’ll be presented with some options which will allow you to turn off comments.
Hope this helps Grace?
Thanks very much, Rob,
Yes, that is that I want to do. I haven’t made much progress yet on building a site as this obstacle blocked me almost immediately. I shall now work through your excellent videos and try to build it. Then, perhaps, I can move on to ways of earning online, and probably through signing up to your training programme.
All good! We all stuck now and again and need some helpful to get going again Grace.
Hope to see you inside the members area soon then but please let me know if I can help further with anything 🙂
Thanks so much, Rob.
I am working through problems as I meet them, and, I hope, learning in the process. There are a couple of things, for example, I create new pages (menu headings at the top of the site), and they have spilled on to the next line. I.e., they are not all horizontal at the top. There are six along the top, and the seventh goes to a new line below the others. Perhaps you know of a quick fix for this?
Glad that helped.
The menu headings going onto the next line I think would be something to do with your WordPress theme. Perhaps you could try a different theme to see if this helps. Also, I’d try to limit the number of heading you have – they will make sense to you but first time visitors can get confused if there’s too many options to choose from!
I think I have managed to solve that problem through customising the menu. I am now fairly satisfied, except that my site has double titles (e.g. Home shows up in the Menu and Home shows up again in the text when you click on it). This is proving to be a stickier obstacle. Solved this, I think I might be ready to give more thought to your course; i.e. using it (and others I may create) to make money online.
Have avoided this subject as I thought it was complex and technical. Now that I’ve seen your video, it gives me more confidence to have a go.
Thanks RP glad that helped!
Creating a website used to be complex but now it’s pretty straight forward thanks to WordPress!
You can actually do all of this in around 20 minutes if you cut out the time waiting for the nameservers to transfer.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you here again soon on GHG 🙂
Just came across your YouTube videos, and thought them excellent for newbies since I’m one myself. I ‘ve just created my first site at http://www.omega-vrt350.com and would love to drive tons of traffic to it. Any ideas on easy backlinking and traffic generation? Please take a look at the site, and i welcome any feedback to improve it so visitors will like it and buy.
Glad you enjoyed the video thanks.
I used to do a lot of backlinking and SEO but less now because I find it really quite long term, hard work and expensive with all the tools you need!
There are many tools you can use, Build My Rank for example would be worth a look, I know people who’ve had some good success with that.
I find it much more profitable to build site around a niche, no a product then build a list and market to that list.
Hope this helps!
That’s a great presentation full of detailed explanation!
I followed step by step every single detail and I am glad to make it up to wp blog.
However, I still don’t know how to create my website..? What’s after wp? What shall I do to make my website work?
Thanks for your comment, very please you like this!
Your blog IS your website. You can have it set up as a blog but WordPress is very flexible so you can use it for sales pages, squeeze pages, membership sites and so on.
Seeing is far better than reading and believe me, I have read a load of “stuff” on this!!
Now I see how it works!!
First time here but I assure you, it will not be the last!!
PS – Off to put this into practise and at long last, get my website up and running!!
Hey John, great to see you here – thanks for your comment as well. Talk soon, I’m sure. Kind regards, Rob
Great explanation clearly explained, even I could understand it. I’ve been mystified by a lot of developers over the years, now it’s much clearer.
Cheers John, glad you found it useful 🙂
Thanks for this really clearly explained video. Is there any advantage/disadvantage in using quick install instead of fantastico? Apart from it being so much easier that is – I haven’t seen quick install used before and I have to say it looks great!
Thanks a lot!
There’s not really a big difference, personally I just prefer QuickInstall 🙂
Must admit I am amazed at the detail you have gone into. Even I can grasp the content, I thought it would be a lot more complicated than this.
That’s great to hear Tony – most things are easier than we think when we break them down into logical steps 🙂
I am trying to get a website up and running. I have a friend that has promised to host the website for a year in exchange for services I provided to him, but he has disappeared (x 6 months) after sending him my logo file and username/password. The site is still empty so I just changed the password. I have a a name cheap domain, logo and menu ready for the site. I am not sure what to do now. Should I wait to hear back from him, just start fresh? I also have a wordpress site/blog and I do find it easy to use. I am wondering why did I have to go through all the domain name and hosting account, if I just end up using wordpress anyway? I am a little confused about this. If you are still giving advice online, I would appreciate some feedback. Thanks. Best regards, anna
Thanks for your comment.
I wouldn’t rely on friends or contacts for hosting. Just buy it yourself, it’s less than $10/month which is very cheap in the context of any business 🙂