New To Content Creation? Start Here.
Let’s lay down some ground work. If you’re anything like me, you like to do things on your own, you like full control over the creative process, and let’s admit it, with a little direction, you secretly want a 1000 people to pin your stuff on Pinterest. If that’s you, you’re in the right place. Simple Content Creation is a hotspot for the DIYer with an “I could so do that” attitude.
To get you started, first things first. You need a website. For the beginner, a domain name is the name of your website i.e www.SimpleContentCreation.com. Your domain name is what you’ll forever be known for. Trust me, you want to get this one right the first time. Don’t make the mistake of choosing the first thing that comes to mind. Write down a few alternatives. Say it out loud. Run it by some friends. Is it difficult to remember or say? Does it conjure up any imagery? You want to treat your domain name as though you were naming your first-born child because you’ve only got one shot. Be sure to read 5 Rules For Choosing A Stunning Domain Name before settling.
A web host is essentially where your website resides on the internet. In other words, your domain name is like your home address and the Host is the physical location. There are no shortages of web hosting services, but I personally recommend Bluehost since that is who I use. I love their reliability, support, and options. In my book, they’ve been nothing but superb and I’ve never had any headaches dealing with them.
The best part of Bluehost? Their one-click installation on WordPress. WordPress is basically the backbone of your site. It’s your dashboard to create, edit, and manage your website. The best part about WordPress is the ability to install custom themes like Avada and use super useful plug-ins.
From here, it’s time to get to working on your website. Believe me, you’ll get confused, frustrated, maybe even throw things as you put it all together. That’s completely normal, just don’t give up! Check out my Top 10 List, for the 10 tools and apps I can’t live without.
Before I finish, I want to let you know that I’m here for you. If you want my opinion or advice, send me a message anytime. Who knows, your question could be the topic of my next post!
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