Owning a website of your own has become essential in this day and age, whether you are a student, a lawyer, a small or a big business owner, a woodworker, a travel enthusiast or anything else out there.
And if you are thinking about getting your own website up and running real soon and would like to know more about how they work and how to easily build one, then you are in the right place.
My main objective within this page is to help you understand as much as possible about building and owning websites as well as helping you in a few minutes, get to build a high quality website that will benefit you many months and years to come.
So let’s get rolling. 🙂
First, A Bit of Perspective About Building Websites!
When it comes to the online world, I would say that websites are the businesses that run the internet.
Think of any offline business out there and how much more traffic they accumulate from online audience on top of what they have achieved within the offline world.
You will come to note that they have increased their market share hugely from their business websites.
As the world evolves technologically, websites and online transactions have proven to be the future of business and money transactions.
Whenever a new business launches, the first thing they do is to create an online presence because they know it is much easier to get more customers online quicker than it is offline.
Think also about an individual, like me.
It is now more than possible to express my opinion about a particular area of interest, or share my experience and knowledge with the whole world through a website or a blog, and get to benefit thousands, if not tens of thousands of people out there every month.
A few decades ago, you would only gain access to this kind of information by being connected by people who’ve learned about what you want to know, which we can all agree that not all of us have that opportunity.
Other than that, you would have had to pull so many strings for you to gain access to the knowledge.
But the internet, through other people’s websites and access to them through our devices have made this very possible for all of us.
The Hurdle With Building Good Websites
While having a website or a blog is a good thing, there is also another thing I would like to look into.
And that is, the difficulty there is in building a quality website that will serve you for as long as you want without running into many issues as well as spending too much on a website.
With the many website building platforms out there, it is seemingly easy to get your own website within a couple of minutes.
But I can assure you it is not always the case.
It is possible to build a website, but it is quite difficult to have a website that has all the resources you need to run it effectively, especially if you are starting out online. (But I’ll be showing you how to do it right in a couple of minutes)
In a nutshell, what I would like you to know is that, owning and running a website efficiently requires quite a number of resources that most of the website builder tools you find out there are not willing to offer you cheaply.
An Example – How it Was For Me
Telling from personal experience, it can be pretty daunting to create a website the right way, especially if you don’t know much about websites and don’t even know where to start.
That was me a few years ago.
I remember when I got interested in developing a website a few years back.
That time there were barely any tools that made it easy when you had no prior coding and programming experience compared to now.
You needed to know a couple of programming languages, and had to be well skilled with them to come up with the simplest version of a website.
Personally, I was so interested that I started learning a few web programming languages like HTML, JAVA, PHP and CSS, to name a few.
I have to admit that it was interesting at first to get into the languages but it soon became frustrating with the technicality involved in programming.
Someone experienced at it later told me that it would take me at least 6 months to master one language well enough to use it.
This was after a few years of struggling with the languages and having not been able to master any of the languages.
Talk of a jack of all trades and a master of none. 🙂
More and More Frustation
After trying to convince myself that I would become a great developer of websites and pushing myself to the limits, I decided I should give myself a break, re-evaluate my strategy and see what I can improve upon to get better results faster.
That was when I bumped into a couple of website building tools, which were now becoming a thing at the time.
Most of the tools seemed good at first sight and it was easy to build a website faster than I would using the code-learning route I had initially thought of.
However, there was more to it than met the eye.
Most of the websites’ functionality was paid for, and it wasn’t a couple of dollars.
We were talking big bucks. (From a hundred dollars, upwards)
This got me quite upset as I had no much money to spend on a hobby I was trying to develop.
I had too much going on in my life then.
The Game Changer!
After researching more on building quality websites all the while spending less, I bumped on this article that claimed it was possible to create a free website (actually it was 2 free websites), with all the functionality the websites needed.
But there was a catch.
You would get the free websites and a free training to set the website up for making money, but you would have access to most of the functionality for 7 days.
After that, you would need to pay to keep using the resources.
But the best part was, instead of having to pay hundreds (at times, thousands of dollars), i only needed about $50 for full access.
This was interesting! (but suspicious as well)
Like, why so much good stuff for so little?
Either way, I decided to get into it, test it out, and see if there were other hidden charges. (So that I would run as fast as my heels could carry me out of the platform)
By the way the platform I am talking about was called Wealthy Affiliate. (You can read my full wealthy affiliate 2019 review)
I did create a website and I did get access to all the functionality and the training.
Results after that? Did I run?
Funny enough, I am still there.
About 5 years down the line, I am still using it.
What Was it That Made Me Stay There All This Long?
Well, while the price was cheap, the resources were in plenty and the platform had all of what seemed to be red flags leading to more and more upsells, it turned out that wealthy affiliate was a genuine platform that delivered what they promised.
I expected a price hike, as had been with the other platforms I was in prior to wealthy affiliate, as well as low quality support and constant breakdowns of the website.
But I got the complete contrary.
And it was at that time I knew my judgement was messed up. (And got the understanding of the “never judge a book by its cover” proverb)
Other than the price and the support what has made me stay this long there?
Well, I would to explain 2 key things, practically.
First, How Building a Website is Super Easy!
It literally took me less than 30 seconds to get an upto date website with the best functionality up and running.
The same task that took me a couple of years TRYING to learn about before actually doing it, took up only a couple of seconds of my life.
Just to make myself look smarter (off the record), a programming expert told me it took him about 6 months to build a website by coding it from scratch, so I wasn’t all that dumb after all. Lol.
And by saying it takes seconds to build a website, I would like to prove it here.
So get ready to test it and see for yourself what I’m saying.
Build Your Own Website Here in Seconds
Now I would like you to follow these simple steps to see how easy and possible it is to go from having no website or experience in building one, to having the best website active on the internet.
We will be using wealthy affiliate’s website building tool called Siterubix.
Here we go.
Step 1. Think of a name for your site. This can be anything you find interesting and unique. And it should start with www. It can be anything. Just like my website is www.affiliatedove.com, your can be anything you like.
Step 2. Key the name in the website building tool below.
Write the name in the tool below and wait to see if the name is available. You can check if the name is available or taken on the right hand side of the tool.
If it is not, choose another name. If it is, click the blue “Build it Now” button to get to build the website off of that name.
Step 3. Finish up on the Other Few Steps
When you click the blue button, you will be taken to a new Page where you can finish up on the website building process. It will take you less than 30 seconds. But you will have to create an account to complete. Go ahead and create the account, it is free.
After that, here is how you should go about it finishing up on the website creation process:
* The first part, choose “on a free domain” out of the 3 options
* The second part, enter the name you choose in the very first step of this process. In my case it’s www.mynewsite
* The third part, enter the name you entered in the previous part, but with spaces and uppercase for the first letter. In my example, I have entered “My New Site“ which is the same as the previous part with spaces and uppercase letters.
* The fourth part, choose the design you want for your website. You don’t have to overthink this step. Just choose the design you feel matches your desire. It doesn’t have to be the most perfect right now because you can always change it later down the road. So please don’t spend too much time on that.
Personally, I picked the first one.
* Then the fifth part, click the green “click here to build this site” button below the design you chose.
After that, wait the tool to build your website.
You will see something like this.
In a matter of seconds, your website will be built and you will be taken to this page. (Showing your website details)
Just click the “Back to SiteManager” button in the top left corner of the page to see your website in summary.
You will see something like this but with the names and design you chose.
And that’s it, you officially have a website, for free!
Second, What You Get With the Website – The Functionality!
Now let’s get to the good stuff, the resources.
This is what makes a website successful or a total failure.
And you are going to realize (just as I did) that wealthy affiliate is all geared towards making your website robust and have it in the best state possible.
To expand more on that, I would like you to click the “Details” button on the bottom right corner of the page with the summary of your website. There are three hyphens on top of each other within the button.
That will take you the details of the website you just built.
The page shows you all the resources you get with the free website.
You will see the “Admin Details”, showing you the password to your website back end where you will be building it out.
There’s also, “Domain Details”, with the name of your website as well as a link to the back end of it.
Then there’s “SitePlus+” which shows you the extra high quality features that make your website run faster and smoother in a way that search engines like Google recommends.
Within this area, you get:
1. Accelerated website speed
2. Website security
3. Protection from hackers
You also get “Site Health” features that shows you what is needed to keep your website in good condition and how you have optimized each feature in your site.
a) Website feedback
b) Website comments
c) Website Support
d) Website content
e) And more
There are also “Plugins” (added features) to your website to make it perform other functions you will require like increasing its chances to appear in top positions in google and others.
You also see the other extra features you can get when you upgrade your account to “premium” that boost the quality score of your websites.
The Training To Make Money With the Website
I believe you have also seen for yourself how easy it gets nowadays to build a website when you have the right platform and the right resources.
And it doesn’t end there with wealthy affiliate.
They offer you a training to learn how to make money with the website using affiliate marketing.
Although they don’t offer the whole training for free, they do give you access to level 1 of the training for free to help you see how effective it is.
This is the training that has helped me make tens of thousands every so often the few years I’ve been in the platform and one I can assure you that you’ll find pretty helpful.
You gain access here to the free level 1 training
Easy as It Gets With Websites!
As I wrap this up, I believe you have seen how wealthy affiliate offers a once in a life time opportunity for people who desire to get started online.
The website, the resources and the training.
Frankly speaking, there is no other platform that offers all this stuff.
Feel free to confirm that.
What I would now urge you is, (Unless you had other plans for the website) to get into the training and learn how you can turn your passion into a full time online business that will pay you every month for years to come.
You are going to love the experience. Trust me on this.
If you need help you can always contact me within the platform (my username is Oscardave). You can search for it in there.
I always hang out there most part of the day helping out beginners like you, when I am not on this site.
Also, feel free to say hi, when you are done with building the websites. 🙂
I look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers to your new site!