As promised, here is a step by step guide to create and launch your own website without spending so much. If you need help with any of the steps below, please send me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
I recommend that you read this page on a laptop but you can also read on mobile. Please follow along!👇
Step 1 – Registration & Hosting
You will need a platform to register your domain (website name) and host your website. I recommend the best hosting platform, Bluehost. I like them because you will get a FREE domain, your site will be faster & more secure, install your site easily and it’s affordable too. Here’s what to do;
Visit Bluehost and click “get started now”
Choose a plan – Select the basic plan.
Then, insert the name of the website you want (e.g. www.yoursitename.com). It can be a new domain or an old one. With Bluehost, you will not pay a dime to register your domain.
After that, enter your information – choose your country, city, etc.
Scroll down, click account plan and select “12 Month Price”. Then uncheck all the boxes. It cost only $65 for a year. Very cheap for the peace of mind you will get. Your site will always be up and running.
Scroll down to pay and click submit. You can then create your account password. That’s all. You now have a registered domain name and a host.👏 You will be directed to log into your dashboard.
Step 2 – Install WordPress
After you login into Bluehost, don’t worry about all the other icons, just scroll down and click “Install WordPress“. WordPress is the best content management system that you will use to build your site easily. I’m sure you must have heard about it.
After you click “install WordPress”;
- Insert the admin information for your WordPress site and click next
- Once it says installation complete, click view your credentials here, to view your WordPress username and password.
- Then click on your domain name
Insert your username and password and it will take you to this page. Easy! You’ve installed WordPress.👏
Step 3 – Get an affordable & professional Theme
A WordPress theme is like a pre-built website template that you upload and edit easily. You can choose various design options. There are free options, but I don’t recommend using the free ones.
I recommend ThemeForest. You will get so many options to choose from. Their themes are beautiful, affordable and work perfectly with WordPress. Here’s what to do;
Visit ThemeForest, you will land on the page below, just search for your business category or industry. If you see anyone you like, click preview to see how your site would look like.
When you find the one you like, buy it and follow the instructions on how to download your theme. If you need help, please contact us using the email below. We are here for you.
Final Step – Now Add Content & Launch Your Website
Here, you have two options;
- You can contact us below👇 and we will help you upload your theme, add your content and upload necessary tools to make your website function properly. We will do it for a very very small amount.
- Or, you can follow the instructions below to upload your theme yourself. It is easy too.
How to upload your theme and add content;
- After you’ve bought your theme, log in to your ThemeForest page, check the “downloads” tab and click on “installable WordPress file only” and your theme will be downloaded to your computer.
Then log in to your WordPress dashboard [www.yourwebsitename.com/wp-admin] and watch this short video, it shows you how to upload and activate your theme.
Upload your content – Just click on pages and posts on the left-hand side to add new content.
Launch your website – Click Bluehost on the left of your dashboard to launch your site.👏
We Can Help
If you need help, especially with the final step, please send me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org or a Click to send me a WhatsApp message. I and my team are ready to help you launch your website.
Now you don’t have to pay over 40k to get a professional website for your business.
Disclosure: Because I’ve used Bluehost and found their service awesome, all links to Bluehost are referral links. I’ll earn a commission if you make a purchase and you’ll get a discounted price.