HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE (NO CODING)

I’m explaining how to create a website for beginners. You don’t need to be a website designer to make your own website. I made a tutorial showing you how to make a website using GoDaddy’s WordPress website builder.

The first step is probably to decide whether you need a website or not because they have these things called landing pages, which I like to refer to as one page websites. If you’ve ever heard of a lead page, there’s also a company called lead pages, which is who I actually use to create these landing pages.

They’re just simple one page websites where you can sell a product or service or get people to join a Webinar or sign up for an email list, something like that. You’ve probably landed on one and didn’t even know you landed on one. 

WEBSITE

If you need a full blown website, You always have the option to build one yourself or hire a designer. If I’m going to build a website, I’m going to use GoDaddy’s website builder because they use wordpress, which is probably completely over your head, but you’re going to need to know that one day. So wordpress is a design platform. I use go daddy to host it. WordPress is essentially free, but you have to host it somewhere. So that means someone has to store your content for you. So I pay GoDaddy to do it and I just use go daddy because it’s all in one place. 

If you saw the tutorial that I did below the video a while back on my Bloggin Brandi channel, once you found a design you like, you’re going to hit select and it’s going to install it, so this will show you how this theme works and what the tabs look like and you can tell it’s a little off but you can change the colors to anything. I use Godaddy, super easy to create this website in like, I don’t know, like 10 minutes, it’s called their website builder or Godaddy website builder. You have the option to do a one page website or you have the option to do the full blown website. 

So if I was going to do it a full blown way, GoDaddy would be the way that I would go and I think you’re getting even hire them to set up a website for you. It’s probably going to be really pricey, but I would suggest just setting up the website yourself first and then hiring a designer. Maybe after you’ve put some of the content into the website, like some blog posts or gotten some of your about page info, like you want to have something to give somebody before they can design for you.

THEMES

That kind of leads me to the next phase of this process, which are themes. Themes, Themes, Themes! So a lot of people probably have no idea what a theme is and I didn’t either when I was starting my business. If you have this thing called a theme or you buy one of these.. So You’re trying to create something like a scheduling type theme, a travel blog type thing, something like that. 

Essentially instead of trying to build this whole one time for yourself, you’re installing a theme that already does all the things that you want to do most of the things that you want it to do. And the best way to do this is to hire a designer to put this theme onto your website for you. Just trust me on this because making all this little plugins work and making the theme look the way that you buy, it doesn’t work the same. I buy mine from Theme Forest or Envato market

I recently just bought one that looks pretty balling and you can check it out in the description below this video, so for the theme that I installed, the theme itself was about $59 and then to get it installed cost me about 50 so to start the website altogether, pay GoDaddy about $15 a year for the domain name, $25 a month for the hosting of the website, paid a one time fee of $59 for the theme and then $50 to get the theme installed. Less than 150 bucks for a domain in a website and hosting. That’s what I pay. Hopefully, That’s not like too over your head. It’s probably the easiest way to set up a website.

HIRING A DESIGNER

 If you really need help Outside of that, I would suggest hiring a designer and I know you’re going to ask, “Where do I go hire a designer if I’m not going to them if I’m not going to use this theme or envato market and I just want to hire somebody straight out just to give you some places that I’ve used before, you can reach out to somebody on Fiverr

You can find people that do tons of jobs there. They can either build a complete website for you or they can install a theme for you and help you out with getting set up from start to finish. Another service that I’ve used is called upwork. They have tons of people out there. 

If you want to find just like a freelancer, you can also hit me up. I don’t know what you wouldn’t do that. This person right here. You can hit me up and I can help you do that or at least point you in the right direction…

LET’S REVIEW

So let’s review how to create a website or how essentially would I create a website? The first thing to note is whether you need a website or not. Do you need a website or do you just need a landing page, which is a one page website. 

If you need a landing page, I would go with lead pages

If you need a full blown website, I would start with GoDaddy’s website builder and at least get something set up.

The second part of that process is if you need something more advanced and you’re going the website route, then you want to go with a theme. Probably heading over to Envato Market or Theme Forest is always a great option and where I had to go get my themes and then I have them installed either through Envato studio, freelance finder, I have them install it for me when I’m purchasing the theme or 

If I want to have somebody do all of this from start to finish, then I would say maybe head over to Fiverr or Upwork or you can always just hit me up I can help you do it for yourself and your business. So how would you hit me up? You could just send me an email, brandi@blogginbrandi.com where I can direct you where you need to go. 

Now you know how to create a website for yourself, either by yourself or hiring a designer, but do you know how to set up the rest of your business, like your email and your social media and all of the things that come along with that and all the fun stuff that I mentioned. Then you’re going to want something like my startup checklist because I didn’t know these things either, so put them all into a checklist.

Start Building Your Business Online with my Start Up checklist!

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