In the previous letter, we talked about having your own Internet Home business and discussed affiliate marketing as the option, my dear.
This letter is dedicated to the novice under us, how to build your own website. It is for those who want to know more. This letter will explain the different components of a website, and how to use it.
Wealthy Affiliate will make it easy, it is free to join and they do the basic work for you. In the training, WA offer, all these topics gets discussed in detail, in easy to follow lessons.
Now that you have a better understanding of what Affiliate marketing is, it is time to give attention to your website.
Let us create a killer website to impress the world. Becoming successful you will rub shoulders with the best, my dear.
What do you Know
Let us see what you know already know from “The Best Internet Home Business“
You know what Affiliate marketing is
Where you will find the Best Internet Home business and their reputation
What do I get
Know the basics of website building
What is SEO
How do you earn your money
The Right Mindset
I think it is time we should fill the body of your website. Here is a list of what is needed for your site.
The process of building a website, and then just a brief description of what each component are.
Find a Niche
Choose a describing Domain name
Buy the Domain and register with a Hosting company
Install WordPress to be able to write blogs
Choose your Theme and design your website
Add your About page and Contact page
Activate the Comments section
Add some widgets
Organise your menu and set up a navigation system
The next step is to find your Niche. A Website and a Niche go hand in hand, the one does not exist without the other. Every website has a topic and that is what a Niche is. A Niche is a sub-division of a topic. Narrowing it down to a small section in the market.
What is a Theme
This will be the framework of your website. A theme organises the face of your site, it is called a template. Heading or the name of your site will be placed at the top. The posts and all the advertisements with pictures and links have a specific space in the centre of the template with sidebars. The picture shows examples of a few templates
Mobile Responsive Theme
More and more people are using their phones to do their surfing on the Net, and do the verbal asking technique. You have to make sure that your theme has the setting and ability to accommodate Mobile viewers.
What is Hosting
Website Host is a company that has the technology and service needed to keep your website and domain name safe and secure. List it in a memory bank to be found during any search and then be displayed on your screen.
What is a Domain
A domain is your address on the Internet, you URL. Your Virtual Real Estate, your piece in the sky. You buy that specific space in cyber on the Internet from your host. That is your key to unlock your website. You are the owner and can develop it, just like in real life.
What is WordPress
WordPress is the writing pad of your blog and is free to use. If you write an article and highlight your headings, post pictures and space the content in an orderly way, you have developed your little space with the assistance of WordPress.
You can change Themes if needed, but it is not recommended. About 30% of all sites on the Internet are using WordPress. It exempts you form many technical processes. It is done automatically via their design.
My ‘About’ Page
This page is used to introduce yourself to your visitors. Tell them why you want to do the website, what motivated you and where are you going with it.
Your serves and your mission must be clear and also tell who you are and a bit about your background. No need to tell all the detail, but a brief history with a little story is good.
The Contact Page
To make your website trustworthy and legitimate, it is good to have a page where people can contact you via email. This is one of the widgets you install that does the job for you with the push of a button.
If you get a commission from goods sold on your page your visitor should know. This information is on pages and displayed normally in the footer bar of your site. It is out the way but there for anybody who wants to read it.
What is a Blog Post
A blog post is an interesting article you write, that appears on your Website as information on the topic of your niche.
This is contents, the owner wants the visitors to read, and is called a blog. A post, a blog post or an article, all the same thing. It is recommended to have a new article every week.
On your webpage, there should be different plugins, links, social media buttons and more. All at your disposal in WordPress, The training lessons in Wealthy Affiliate teach you how to do it.
What is a Widget
A widget is a mini-program that runs in your mobile or computer. Part of its function is to display some information and help with the execution thereof.
A Weather widget is an example, you normally install it on your website on phone and then activate it. It will give you daily updates of raining possibilities, winds, temperature etc of the weather in your area.
When people read your blog until the end there is a button or an arrow to push, This button takes you immediately to the top again, that is a widget as well.
There are widgets to enhance the speed of your site for mobile phones, the set up the social links and many more. WordPress has a whole library full, and you can access and install it from the back office of your website. Wise not to download too many, it has an influence on the download speed of your site.
Every website has a menu. It makes it easy for the visitor to browse to find articles they want to read under different subjects. It is on the top of your page, just under the heading. Scroll back to the top of this page and play around on the menu above, it will get clear then.
This gets organised in WordPress under Appearances in the side menu. The less complicated it is, the better it is to navigate your site. It is good to make use of drop-down menus under each section. All in the training lessons of WA.
What is Internet Traffic
Internet traffic is the flow of information from the websites to the searcher via search engines. Popular sites with good content get more traffic. Using the correct keywords, writing honest helpful information, earn the trust of the visitors and Google register it to give you higher rankings.
When people visit your site they will want to comment on the content in your article or ask a question. Therefore, you have to activate that section in WordPress. A box then appears at the bottom of your post for them to talk to you in writing. It is just polite to reply to every comment you get.
The Last Word
Now you know more about your website than most, my dear. How to make a success of this new venture, is to stay enthusiastic. Be excited to start working, when you get up each morning.
To achieve your goal you have to have a successful money-making website. Do some extensive training to learn as much as you can is your solution. Be persistent and make a success with determination and dedication.
The next letter will be dedicated to “What is a Niche”.
A High Five To Your Success, My Dear!
Your loving Gran
What do you have to do to create your own website? This is Letter 2 in a series to help you understand the process of building your own Money Making website
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