How To Build A WordPress Website
How to build a WordPress website is a question bouncing around in the minds of many these days. Actually, most people just ask how to build a website. WordPress doesn’t even enter into the equation. Most people don’t realize that today, 34% of the Internet as we know it is built on the WordPress platform. And, that number is growing more and more as each year goes by. To say WordPress is strong would be the understatement of the decade. WordPress is a truly badass CMS!
There are reasons WordPress has a presence that encompasses over ⅓ of the entire Internet. It’s free, fast, robust and extremely easy to build a website with.
Building a website on the WordPress platform is extremely fast and easy these days. Twenty-five years ago, building a website seemed more difficult than just about anything else you could imagine. My goodness, how times have changed. Today, starting a blog website is the easy part. It can be done by anyone in a matter of hours. The hard-pressed tenacity required to create and push out excellent content that will help others to achieve their dreams is the tough part. The number one, most important thing you can do for your blog is hit that publish button every single day. Not churning out crap though. The content you create must be of a very high quality. This means it must be accurate, enjoyable to read and of decent size.
When I first started out, no one told me it was going to be such an arduous process. Once I understood that, it was a like a breath of fresh air for me to keep on keeping on.
Don’t get ants in your pants! It could take 2-5 years (or, maybe even longer!) before you see your first penny of income. This is one reason it is imperative you choose a topic you absolutely love. You can see how people lose interest and quit. Don’t do that. Don’t be that guy or girl. In the long run, you will be glad you persevered. It’s much easier with this in the forefront of your mind.
Think about that last paragraph for a second. There are a lot of guys out there who won’t tell you that. Why? Because some readers will see that and immediately get cold feet and leave. That means they don’t make any money. Will I make less money by letting the proverbial “2-5 years” cat out of the bag? Yeah, most likely. Do I think it is important to make sure it is right out there in the open for all to see? I sure as hell do!
I quit way too early on way too many endeavors because I didn’t have a solid grasp of what success would encompass. I don’t want you to quit like I did and like so many others do. My dream is for you to reach out to me some day and say, “Hey Grant, I stuck with it because you didn’t bullshit me. And because of that, I am making an awesome income and spending tons of extra time with my family and friends. That’s my dream. That’s my goal. I want to help you become the success you know deep down inside you are capable of. We are all capable of putting Advance Dynamix into motion. But, it sure as hell is easier when you have a good friend running with you and giving you the inspiration you need to keep going.
I have hated running my entire life. Many moons ago, when I was in the law enforcement academy, we ran all the damn time for almost six freaking months. It never became easier for me.
I made a good friend there. Running came much easier for him. He could have just sprinted to the front on every one of those runs but that isn’t who he is. When I would start getting winded, he would turn around and jog backwards in front of me, giving words of encouragement along the way. Ol’ Machine Gun Bill is a great friend and I will remember what he did for me, to help me get through the rough spots and not give up as long as I live.
I’m paying it forward. I’m here to help you get through those rough spots and not give up.
Once you have been able to grasp these concepts and commit to making it happen on a daily basis without giving up, you are good to go. And, so are those you are creating it for. We live for win-wins, right!?
So, right about now, your burning question is what exactly do I have to do to get this whole thing kicked off? Buckle up and hold on. That ship will sail right now!
5 Easy Steps To Build A WordPress Site
|1.||Who Am I? – Develop your business identity and begin building on it|
|2.||Find a domain – Spend some quality time over at Namecheap to find a great domain|
|3.||WPX – Get lightning-fast, secure WordPress hosting with WPX|
|4.||Install WordPress Theme – Install a fast WordPress theme|
|5.||Create content! – Create tons of high-quality content every single day!|
Who Am I?
First things first. You need to figure out the identity of your business. Don’t take this lightly. It’s going to take some serious thought and creativity. From here on out, everything will revolve around this. If you aren’t the creative type, there are plenty out there who are and who would be happy to lend you their creativity skills for a few bucks. Look to places like Fiverr and Upwork. Fiverr is going to be less expensive but Upwork has a high quality workforce in my opinion.
Find A Domain
Find a domain! Without finding a great domain, everything else is all for naught. Your domain needs to be as few words as possible, easy to spell, easy to remember and a dot com. Often times, that is easier said than done.
I failed in this area to a certain degree with Advance Dynamix. Learn from my mistakes and make your journey more productive. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to quickly respond when someone asks what your website is and you have to explain Advance Dynamix is misspelled with an X so the rocket could fly off of it in the logo and it is a.win rather than a .com because the .com was already taken, blah, blah, blah? Brother, it ain’t easy!
But, I had already built everything around www.AdvanceDynamix.win so I wasn’t real keen on ripping it out and changing the whole kit and kaboodle. My answer was to spend the quality time with Namecheap (that I should have spent in the first place) in order to come up with a great domain that fits all the parameters and then point it to my site. Now, when I’m standing in an elevator and only have a few seconds to respond, my elevator pitch is simply, “Check me out at www.MyRocketLaunch.com. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
WPX – Get lightning-fast, secure WordPress hosting with WPX
WPX Hosting is an absolutely awesome choice for your WordPress hosting. I’ve used several hosts in the past. WPX is my number one pick by far. Do your own due diligence if you want to but trust me when I tell you that isn’t necessary here. You can save yourself a lot of time, effort and money by just going over to WPX and getting it set up. I have already wasted a bunch of time and effort and went through all of the bullshit for you.
They aren’t the cheapest but they definitely aren’t the most expensive either. They have world-class customer service. They will get you up and running lickity-split! Make sure you ask them to install a free SSL certificate on your site for you. It is free, will only take them a couple of minutes and it is a must-have in this day and age.
Create content! – Create tons of high-quality content every single day!
Whether you have chosen to do a blog on WordPress, a vlog on Youtube or a podcast, the most important thing you can do is smash that publish button as fast and as often as possible. Now, don’t get lazy and just start churning out some bullshit in an effort to make this happen. The quality of your content is extremely important for a myriad of reasons. Most importantly, your readers want and need high-quality content from you. If you aren’t helping them (ie: adding massive value to their life), you are just wasting everyone’s time, including yours.
Almost as importantly, Google wants and needs you to kick out high-quality content for the same reason. Not only do they have algorithms that help them determine your quality level, they also have tons of real people pouring through your content and grading it. If you are spewing bullshit, you are never going to rank in the SERPS (Search Engine Results Pages). Without that, no one will ever see your site and you will have ended up just wasting your time, effort and money.
When it comes to content creation, you can just cross your fingers, guess and hope for the best or, you can shorten your learning curve immensely by learning from pros who have already (very successfully) done what you are wanting to do. The boys over at Income School are those guys. They have mastered both blogging and vlogging and are making a ton of money with it. Jim was an attorney and Ricky was an engineer. They ain’t no dummies! They left those high paying, corporate gigs for a life of Internet Riches and now they teach others how to do what they have done.
Their honesty and sincerity shine through like a beacon in their work. I respect and appreciate that and I’m sure you do too.
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