Yes, you can build your own website and blog. The question that comes up often is whether you should do it all by yourself or pay someone else to do part or all of it for you.
The answer depends on you, your situation, and what you want.
If you are extremely busy and have a decent budget then you may be better off hiring someone to build it and maintain it. For that matter, you can also hire others to help produce content for you too, if you are interested in that.
The catch is that this costs more money. The benefit is it takes little of your personal time to do it this way.
On the other hand, if you are in the same boat as most other people are – then you have more time than you do money available. In such a case you may want to build your own site and maintain it yourself. That may seem scary and intimidating to you at first if you have no experience doing such things – but it really isn’t all that difficult.
You just have a few new things to learn first, but thanks to technology – it is now very simple and relatively easy to do, especially compared to what was needed even just a few years ago.
Choose Your Platform
You have many choices to choose from. In most cases, I think WordPress is going to be your best bet. WordPress has thousands of themes and all kinds of tools and information available to you – and that means you can find something that is going to work very well for you no matter what niche you are in.
It also means there is a ton of information and support for you all along the way as you need and want it.
I love WordPress and most of my sites are built and maintained using WordPress, so we will cover WordPress first;
WordPress is used by more than 60 million sites – and counting and currently is used by more than one-third of all sites on the internet. That makes it massive and it means it has a ton of tools, resources, and support. It also means you have many options and you will never outgrow it.
One thing to keep in mind too – there are TWO versions of WordPress – and I don’t know about you, but when I first started looking into launching my first site I found that a little confusing initially.
The version I use and the one I suggest you use is the one that gives you the most CONTROL over your own site. That means you will choose wordpress.org and NOT the .com one (I will cover that one next so you know what it is and can also consider it if you like – just remember – maximum control lives at .org! That is what we are talking about here.
The basic steps you will need to complete to build a WordPress site are;
- Purchase your domain name
- Choose a hosting platform
- Choose a theme and download WordPress
- Point your domain to your site
- Build your site/blog and start creating content
- Maintain your site – there will be updates you need to install
- Keep creating content
- Monetize your site
- Build your email list
- Keep building your audience by providing value
As Complicated or As Simple as You Want It to Be
You can do all of this on your own if you like. Or you can get help from multiple sources – including me. If you want my help there are two primary ways to get it. If you are interested in learning more about income production opportunities – how to make more money more ways with your site or sites – then join me in my wealthy affiliate network here now. You can even test drive it for free – and I recommend that you do. Then when you are ready and want my help switch over to Premium and I will personally help you build your site and your business.
If you are looking to build an online business this is the better choice for you. Ready? Click HERE and let’s get started.
The second way is to purchase your hosting for your site through my link HERE. Once you do that, then send me an email and let me know you have done so and I will walk you through the process to get your site up and running. So long as you keep your hosting through service provider through my link I will continue to help you with any questions you may have via email and periodic conferences via zoom or skype.
SiteRubix is another option and more of an automated and simple way of getting your site up and running very quickly and relatively easily. It is also affordable for anyone on any budget – because it is FREE! All you have to do is sign up for your free starter account and start using it today.
- There is NO Commitment
- No Credit or debit card required
- Cancel anytime you like
What have you got to lose? Nothing at all… So why not give it a try and see if you like it?
SiteRubix is a more automated way of building your site.
It was created by the founders of Wealthy Affiliate and provides another option for those looking for a simple and easy way to get a site – or sites (with Premium membership) – up and running fast. I personally also use multiple SiteRubix sites as part of my overall business strategy. If you join Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium member you will get access to additional SiteRubix sites as well, but again – to get started for free and get one site – there is no cost, no obligation, and no risk. Just sign up and start building your site now. You can do that HERE.
Even better, if you do decide to become a Premium member you get multiple SiteRubix sites included with your Premium membership plan at no extra charge – and you get my help when you join as a premium member using my link and become a part of my personal network.
At this point you might be wondering why you would need or want multiple sites – the answer is to help you make more money more ways through Affiliate Marketing. You will learn all about how to do that when you join too.
WordPress Free Sites
WordPress also has its own free hosted version too – in some ways similar to SiteRubix – but not similar in other was. One way that is similar is that it is a complete system and provides hosting, it is quick and easy to use and get your site up and running quickly.
One way that is different is that it will also have ads running on it.
Personally I would not recommend this for any kind of business – however, if you are just wanting to play around and get some experience writing and producing content it might be a way to go for that for a while. Even then – if you decide to pursue it more seriously then you may want to strongly consider getting your own site on your own domain that you control as I mentioned above.
In the end, you have to decide for yourself.
It is a Digital World and You NEED to Have a Website!
No matter what business you are in or want to be in you really do need a website. If not you are at a disadvantage and you are losing business and potential customers who will never even know you exist in the first place.
A few years ago websites were expensive, complicated and not easily affordable for many people and businesses to have one. Learning to do it yourself was extremely complicated and very time consuming and it wasn’t an option for a lot of people.
All that has changed.
Today there are multiple options for you to get a site – and there are some that are incredibly affordable which makes it easier than ever before to have a site up and running almost immediately.
If you don’t already have your own website – then do yourself a big favor – stop putting it off and get started TODAY!
Here are THREE quick ways to get started;
- If you want to try a FREE SiteRubix site click HERE
- If you are interested in building an online business and you want my personal help click HERE
- If you want to build your own site and want help doing it get your hosting here and then send me an email to ldsewell at (format it correctly) ldsewell.com or go to my site www.ldsewell.com and use the contact button there, and be sure to include Help Me Build My Site in the topic.