Owning a business is rough. You have to have to wear a multitude of hats throughout the day in order to get everything done. Of course you need a website, but what if you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend to get one built? You’re probably asking yourself, “How can I build a website for free?” Well, the truth is you can’t. Not if you want to own your domain, content, and platform your site is on.
You’re not alone. Website design and development has a learning curve that you probably don’t have the time or desire to learn. But at the same time, you don’t’ want to pay thousands of dollars per year for your site to be built and maintained just so you can have a quality web presence for your business.
So what should you do to get a website up and running on the cheap? You need WordPress. The content creation and management platform for small business owners.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows even the non-technical people the ability to add, delete, and publish new content to your website with ease.
Once your website is built using this powerful piece of software, you can make all the changes you’ll (most likely) ever need without the help of a designer or developer. How’s that for helping you save time and money?
The infographic below walks you through the exact steps to take to get a small business WordPress website online.
Now that you’ve read through the infographic, here are the resources you’ll need to use when following the steps listed above.
Step 1. Purchase a domain name
Step 2. Set up a web hosting account
Step 3. Connect your domain name to your web host
Step 4. Install WordPress
Step 5. Choose a theme
Step 6. Create quality content
Prefer a video tutorial walkthrough of how to use WordPress? Check out WP101. It does just that.
Or, if you want the easiest way possible to get started, check out StudioPress Sites. It’s a bundled resource of hosting, themes, and plugins, all for a very inexpensive price!
Need more advanced tools and resources to get started? Check out our Resources Page.
Thanks to Copyblogger for the great infographic they’ve allowed us to share with you.
Still have questions or need something a little more advanced? Give us shout. We’ll be glad to help.
Adeshokan Shamsudeen says
Nice infographic you have there – straight to it, short and very detailed. But I think one important step/task is issuing from above – install WordPress plugins.
Plugins have become an integral part of any WordPress blog, and I think it deserve a stand alone mention in the infographic above.
All the same, nice infographic. Do have a great day, Seth.
Seth Spears says
Plugins aren’t technically a “necessity” to create a WordPress website, but they obviously can add much needed functionality.