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Frequently Asked Question
How does it work?
Simply choose from one of the following options to get started:
- DIY course
- This online course will show you how to go from purchasing your domain to getting a web host to building your own website on WordPress using the tools and resources I’ve selected. I also provide you with support information. This route is for those who really want to try building their own website and are willing to put in the time.
- Hire Me to do all the heavy lifting for you
- You will fill out the request form
- I’ll review and get back to you with a contract and invoice (payment is due up-front to ensure everything runs smoothly that way there are no surprises at the end)
- Once paid I will request certain log-in information in order to be able to build your website
- I build your website using my preferred theme, Divi which I use myself, and get everything set up for you so that all you need to do is add your content – don’t worry, I give you a tour and provide you with detailed support documents, I don’t just drop everything and say good luck!
Why do I need a website?
If you’re going to run a business you need to have a website in order to be found online. A website is your online presence. Think of your website as your digital home – it’s where you will add information about you, your products, services, and so much more! While social media profile pages are great they do not replace a website and in fact, they do not even show up in a Google search – when you search Google for a business their website and phone number shows up.
Is my Facebook business page enough?
While having a Facebook business page or any other type of social media profile pages are great to have and will play an important part in your business, social media profiles do not replace a website. If you want to be found online especially through Google you will need a website.
What is a domain name?
Basically, it is your online street address – think of your website as your home and your domain name as your street address. A domain name is how people will find you and is something that you will give out a lot!
If you need help coming up with the perfect domain name I offer domain name assistance here.
SHOULD I GET A .COM URL?
Yes! If the .COM URL is available for your preferred domain name then you will want to buy that one. There are other extensions out there like .CLUB, .FITNESS, .TV and the list goes on. While those are fun, .COM is still the number one choice and is what people default to when they type in a URL.
What can I expect to pay for a website?
It really depends as the web is like the wild, wild, west. Here is a quick break down to give you an idea (please keep in mind the link below are affiliate links which means I can get credit if you decide to click one. I only promote ones I use and recommend based off easy of use and support – not off how much credit I could make. Read more here).
- Domain name ($5-20 average price going for $12.99) Here’s my referral link (we both get $5 towards our next purchase if you use it) to Name.com
- Web hosting (starting at $4 a month, I would just start here as you can always upgrade later if you need to) Here’s my recommendation (this is an affiliate link which means I will earn some money if you use it. That being said, I only recommend the best!) SiteGround
- WordPress theme free (not recommended) or higher. The one I use is (affiliate link) Divi which I recommend just going with the lifetime plan as it’s cheaper after 2 years
Website building options
- DIY route = your time and your skillset
- Designer route = This can range from as little as $500 to $20,000+ depending on your needs. I offer the most affordable options from DIY to me doing it all. You can see my web services here.
What's the difference between WordPress.COM & WordPress.ORG?
Basically, think of WordPress.com as renting an apartment vs WordPress.org is like owning your own home.
The WordPress.org route (which is the route I recommend and build websites on) means you are free to build what you like and add whatever you like (plugins – think of them like apps on your smartphone).
WordPress.com however, is more restrictive and doesn’t allow for plugins. It will cost a bit more too because if something happens to your site you reach out to them vs WordPress.org it’s on you and your tech person.
WordPress.org is the best route and it can be intimidating, especially when starting out, but when you have someone like me there to break it all down for you it’s really manageable.
How do I promote my new website?
There are many ways you can go about promoting your new website and I’ve listed a few key ways below to help you get started. If you would like to dive deeper and learn how you personally can promote your website you can book a 1:1 session here.
- Word of mouth
- Email marketing
- Social media
Good to know...
- How fast does your website load? Test website speeds
- Customizing your website? Learn more about the importance of a child theme
- Create a mind map to draft up your website: http://bubbl.us
- Shop for Themes – My top WordPress theme pick is the Divi Theme
- Looking for more resources check out my Pinterest page
- Ninja Mockup (design/sketch out/ wireframe your ideas)
- Framework to build a responsive website (sketch/draft out your design)
- Best hosting service SiteGround (excellent support!)
- Homepage SEO
- SEO for Product pages
- Creating a Favicon to identify your website
- Setting up Google Analytics
- 10 tips to protect your website content ASAP
Important: Do not use the name “Admin” for your username on WordPress. Admin is one of the easiest ways to get hacked. If you’re currently using “Admin” as your username go here to read how you can change your username today!