Launch Your Own Website in a Weekend
How I Taught My Friends to
Create an Online Business like Mine
Aloha! I’m Lauren and I am passionate about creating financial freedom in my life and the lives of others. I personally do this through my own
online businesses and helping people become entrepreneurs. I recorded these steps I use so now you can learn some simple steps to create your own successful online business too!
For years I’ve shared what’s working in my businesses and been asked
numerous times if I could build someone’s website. I never have because
I have no interest in becoming a website designer. I much prefer the
entrepreneurial lifestyle and going snorkeling Monday morning than
reporting to a job. So I thought of a great win-win to create this
blog post by outline the steps and share how I do it.
I taught my friends how to create their own professional websites
very quickly over one weekend. They learned how to use WordPress,
the predominant way to create websites and manage their own content. Plus WordPress allows for the fancy stuff you can hire the Pros for when you’re ready. Then adding in the advanced steps allows for unlimited monetization! By following these steps everyone can make a huge step to create passive income resulting more financial freedom in your life!
Hey! I’m so excited you’re about to build your own website!
That’s actually how I started my first business bringing animals
to kid’s parties in Los Angeles. That website has built
Reptacular Animals as the largest in its industry since 2008!
Then I started my next businesses this same way.
All you need to start a business or website is an idea.
I love talking to people and discovering what their big idea is.
The coolest part with starting your own business is you can
grow around your interests or passions. I always loved kids and
animals and BOOM … a successful service company was born.
This website is my blog. Is a blog a business? Well it sure can
be and my goal is to show you how to create a successful
online business by creating a website for anything!
Do you already have a business or website and ready grow?
That’s awesome. It’s up to you if you want to create a personal
blog site as well or just optimize your existing one. Going through
this process will teach you the skills to build an optimized website
and run your own small business so it creates financial freedom.
Video showing Research & Outline
Developing Your Outline
(Hey you can download ours! That’s the big master Outline )
Video showing Domain, Hosting, WordPress
What is a Domain and Hosting, a domain is the address of your site or “www.DOMAIN.com” and the Hosting is where the website is stored. There’s companies just for domains or you could bundle them with a Hosting Provider
Picking a Domain Name, if you need ideas pick one that’s catchy easy to spell. Putting words together or adding “-” works well and you can also use keywords
Should it be “.com”, that’s a personal preference. Generally .com is preferred though ultimately the website has so many traffic sources the name won’t matter
Search for Domains, there’s many companies that sell domains. Since I have multiple websites, I find it’s cheaper to use a domain company and then have an unlimited hosting plan. I usually renew for under $10 and always a Google for “promos”. The Hosting providers usually have a higher domain renewal fee of $12-15+. If you are new there’s usually promotions from Hosting Providers to get a free domain for a year when you bundle.
Purchasing Domain & Hosting Provider
It’s a big process to switch hosting providers so choose one for long term
Prominent domain and hosting provider that also offers excellent phone support, template websites and professional designers. Usually a bit pricer. I built one of my original websites using their basic template.
I personally have used them for many domains and been very satisfied. Basic domain provider with consistently lower prices. FYI only email/chat support.
I switched to them in 2017 from BlueHost initially because billed monthly instead of annually and the interface. The phone customer service is super and they fixed lots of things I messed up in the learning process.
I used them for years with several sites and was always satisfied. I had purchased a 3 year plan and when renewal came up I found a cheaper one and I liked the other website back office layout better and switched.
Linking Domain & Hosting
Video with Themes, Pages, Categories, Menus, Plugins
Choosing a Theme
Pages vs Posts
Types of Plugins
Video with Posts, Content, Formatting, Links
Video with Subscribers, Products, Affiliates
Here are some great resources for how to build and
launch a website. I’ve personally studied many of these.