How to Make a Website / Start a Blog w/ WordPress in 2 hours
What you'll learn
- To build a website or start a blog on your own domain using WordPress in under 2 hours.
- NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
In association with the Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB.
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND STEP-BY-STEP SO ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY.
Learn how to make a professional website or blog on your own domain in less than a couple of hours, and learn how to do it all using the Internet's most popular Content Management System: WordPress.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a website (or blog) on its own domain, without coding, using WordPress (it’s a surprisingly simple process). These are professional websites with any look that you want (and can incorporate anything that you want, including social media buttons, “buy now” buttons, mailing list forms, Google maps, etc.).
Note: When I say we will be creating a website using WordPress, I don't mean creating one through the WordPress website. Websites created through the WordPress website are severely limited in what you can do with them and offer very little flexibility overall. The method I teach enables you to create truly professional websites by installing the WordPress software and you won't be limited in any way.
Not only is WordPress very easy to use, it is 100% free and makes your website completely customizable. Over 15% of websites online have been created with WordPress; if you can use Microsoft Word, you can make a website using WordPress (this website was made using WordPress…and I don’t even know any code!).
Set aside one hour and make your first website TODAY!
The point of today’s exercise is simply for you to get your feet wet and to get a website online that you can play and experiment with. Don’t worry too much about what this first website is going to be about (unless you already know for sure what you want to do); just get something online. After you complete this first project and feel comfortable with the process of putting together a professional looking website, then you can start developing any kinds of websites you want.
Note: If you don’t know what to make your first website about, a fun first project could be building a website for your new side business: freelancing websites for others. After all, once you’re done with the first four lessons, you’ll be qualified to build fairly basic, but professional looking websites. Then start charging people $500 per website to make yourself some extra money! When I first learned how to make a website with WordPress, I used to post my services on Craigslist daily, and I would get at least two to three gigs per month. You could simply make your website YourName dot com or YourNameWebsiteCreationServices dot com. :)
You can also make yourself a blog about your favorite hobby or one that follows your experiences with building an online business – personal blogs that develop a regular readership make A LOT of money.
If you do have any trouble with building your first website today, simply send me an email through my page and I’ll be happy to help out.
What will be the total cost of your website? About $15 / year for the domain and $10 / month for hosting (the hosting can be used for as many domains as you want, so the price never goes up).
You can watch the entire process of me creating a basic blog on its own domain on the video on this page in less than 15 minutes.
This is the first of four video lessons where I will show you the entire completion of the website Mike Omar Websites ALL IN UNDER ONE HOUR TOTAL! Follow along in the video lessons and you’ll see just how easy it is to build a website. :)
Also, included as a bonus chapter, an introduction to how to build passive income websites using WordPress, and how making money online actually works!
Here are the specific topics covered in this course:
TECHNICAL / SETTING UP:
- The SMARTEST and CHEAPEST way to buy a domain.
- The SMARTEST and CHEAPEST way to buy a hosting package.
- Linking your domain to your hosting account and installing WordPress.
- An introduction to WordPress and best Search Engine Optimization (SEO) settings for your website.
- How to add pages for regular websites.
- How to add posts for blogs.
- How to add pictures and links.
- How to set up a sidebar using widgets.
- How to change the look of your website with different themes.
- How to add a contact form, plugins, and social media buttons.
- How to install Google Analytics for tracking.
- How to add "buy now" PayPal buttons.
- How to add an interactive "Google Maps" map to your website.
- How to set up a mailing list / newsletter (and best practices for doing so).
- How to protect your website from hackers, malware, and other viruses.
- Resources for e-commerce websites, doing keyword research, doing link building and SEO, affiliate marketing, membership websites, outsourcing, video recording, and more!
AN INTRODUCTION TO MAKING MONEY ONLINE:
- What are some of the most common methods for making money online?
- What is the simplest way to make passive income online?
- If I want to make money online, where do I start?
- The Structure of a $1,000 per Month Passive Income Website.
This course will enable you to build a professional website on your own domain in less than a couple of hours AND teach you a skill set that will blow open your possibilities for entrepreneurship!
NOTE: Throughout my course you will be referred to video lessons. While everything in video lessons are as up to date as possible (I frequently update the video lessons), the place to check for the most up-to-date information is in the video descriptions (on the same page you watch the videos). This can be the video descriptions on the pages of the LIONS CLUB website, or the video description of the Udemy or YouTube pages. Be sure to read the video descriptions of each video before watching the video itself.
Who this course is for:
- ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND STEP-BY-STEP SO ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY.
I went from losing my job to having a full passive-income online business in less than two years. I have since then focused my efforts on teaching entrepreneurship to others.
My name is Mike Omar and I am the founder of the Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB.
This is my story of how I ended up where I am today…
I graduated from the University of Florida and moved to NYC that year to work in finance (which had always been my goal…I didn’t know what else to do so I figured I’d go straight to the money). I had a good job at a commodities trading firm and was on track for a great career…until the economy crashed. About two years into my career my department was shut down and I was let go. At the time I was devastated and desperate for money (I REALLY didn’t want to move back home to live with my parents in Florida).
That’s when I started buying and selling tickets online for extra money while doing catering gigs on the side (while I looked for a “real” job). Through my ticket brokering experimentation, I started to learn about how to make money with Ebay and continued from there. I taught myself basic web design, and started advertising my freelancing services on Craigslist to make extra side income (trust me, there is no faster way to learn how to make websites than to have clients making demands after they’ve paid you).
It was at that point that I decided to take my first stab at a passive income website. I wrote an ebook about my experiences buying and selling tickets online and eventually put the ebook on a website that became How to Become a Ticket Broker. It took a long time for me to sell my very first ebook, but when I got my first email alerting me that I had made a sale, that was the moment I fell in love with the whole “passive income” model.
Eventually, I learned how to make other types of websites that made totally passive income, mainly through Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, and Commission Junction. I’ve also learned how to build membership websites, and the more I learn, the more I realize there is to learn. And the money that can be made online is insane. It took me about two years to reach a full time passive income from home. Obviously, I never had to go look for a “grown up” job ever again. ?
At the time I lost my job, I was devastated, but it turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. It forced me to find other ways to make income for myself, and now I can’t imagine a life where I go to an office five days per week, have a boss, and only get two weeks of vacation per year.
I have learned a lot during my journey in online entrepreneurship (my biggest lessons were my costliest, either in time, money, or both) and now I dedicate myself full-time to all kinds of entrepreneurial projects (it’s fun). Every new method you learn to make money from home is a new tool in your toolbox to slowly but surely escape your dependence on a traditional job.
At this point I have a portfolio of over 160 website that all make me some level of passive income (some more than others), but there were A LOT of failures before then.
My best advice to anybody who is interested in entrepreneurship is start now. And always be working on side projects outside of your regular job. The skills and knowledge you can learn in my video lessons will open a lot of doors for any aspiring entrepreneur, and everything on this website will always be 100% free.