003: Website Creation 101! Plus “Producers vs. Consumers”

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In this episode, Chris shares with you the 5 steps you can take to have your website up and running today for $20 or less! Yup.. no more excuses on why you don’t have a website up yet! Plus we explore why a “Producer Mindset” is a MUST in today’s world. We also introduce the world to Chris’ newest mentee from New York!

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In this episode, we covered the 5 Steps to Creating a Website. Here are the five steps listed, along with the websites mentioned.

Choose A Platform

You have options here. WordPress is the most popular choice and what I recommend. You can also use Squarespace or Wix.

Purchase A Domain Name

Your domain name is the “name” of your website (Eg. schoolsdontteach.com). What do you want to name your website? It could be your company’s name or something more catchy. I recommend something easy for people to remember and also easy to spell.

I recommend purchasing your domain from GoDaddy.com or Namecheap.com

Purchase Web Hosting

Web hosting is the service you need to host your web files so that people can actually access your website. I recommend using Hostgator.com or Bluehost.com for this.

Choose A Theme For Your WordPress Site

Your website theme is the template that you will customize to give your website the look and feel that you want. There are free themes as well as themes that cost. If you are on a tight budget, start with a free theme, especially if you are just getting started. You can find free themes at www.worpdress.org/themes. On the other hand, if you need something more fancy or with more functionality, check out the marketplace that I recommend for themes which is www.ThemeForest.net

Add Preliminary Information and Pages

Once you have a theme installed on your website, its time to start adding your text and images. Don’t feel the need to have a complete site overnight. As you become more comfortable with WordPress, adding new content will become easier. I recommend starting with the basic set of pages you will need: a home page, about me/us, Contact Page, and a Blog page (along with a couple of posts).

I hope this small guide helps. I actually plan to update this page and eventually create a how-to course with videos and more details. Would you like that? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading and listening!

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