How to Build a Website with WordPress For Fun and Business
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How to Build a Website with WordPress For Fun and Business

Simple to follow step by step instruction on how to install WordPress for business and personal use. Learn how to blog.
4.9 (84 ratings)
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install WordPress and build a fully functional website and money making business for the future
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  • Basic computer skills

Looking to build a blog for your business or Internet marketing? Maybe you want to create a small website about your favorite hobby.

This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to build a website. The focus is on creating a WordPress site with your own domain and Web hosting and doing it the right way. While it is possible to use free online hosted blog solutions, the goal here is to build something that you control, manage, and can grow at your own pace. Not only will I teach you how to build a WordPress site from the ground up but will give you the knowledge and tools to make money through internet marketing.

If you are new to building websites or don't think you are very computer literate have no fear! I have made the lessons easy to understand and follow and you should have no problems going through the material. The nice thing about this course is that with unlimited access you can watch the videos over and over again if something is not clear. Consider me to be your personal coach as I show you step by step how to do become a blogging master!

You should have experience with computers and have a general understanding of the Internet. If you can browse the Web, check e-mail, use Facebook, or use any other computer software and can follow directions then you can definitely build a blog and we are going to teach you how.

I've been building Websites for many years as a full-time job, as a freelancer, and Internet marketer and I switched to using WordPress some time ago after I discovered the power, flexibility, and speed at which you can build from the ground up.

I created this course to share my knowledge and offer you my full help and attention at reaching your goals and creating the website that you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Get started now and with my money back guarantee you have nothing to lose…and only knowledge to gain!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to build a blog or website with WordPress
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
Getting Started
1 Lecture 04:40

Quick hello, description of the course, and how to be successful. This course will teach you everything you need to know to build a website with WordPress and start making money from home. Welcome!

Preview 04:40
Research and Planning
5 Lectures 43:02

Learn how to start with some basic questions and have a foundation to build your site around. Complete the website plan questionnaire homework before moving on to the next video.

Website Plan

If you are unsure about what to create a website about I give you the three most popular evergreen niches to consider and show you six great resources to get niche ideas.

Niche Research

Learn why branding is important and how to do some research to make sure that the brand that you develop is not trademarked or copyrighted.

Copyright and Branding

Doing keyword research is another important step in the beginning of your planning process that many people do not even think about. I show you some quick and free ways to discover new keyword ideas for future web traffic.

Keyword Research Part 1

Discover two paid two tools that can take your keyword research to the next level and determine how difficult your niche is and what it will take to beat the competition.

Keyword Research Part 2
2 Lectures 17:36

Before you buy a domain you may need to do some research. Let's take a look at how to come up with ideas for domain names and do some due dilligence.

Researching Domains

So you think you have some great ideas and are ready to buy a domain? I will show you the best place to purchase your new domain and go step by step through the purchase process.

Buying a Domain
2 Lectures 10:56

Choosing a good reliable web hosting is important and I'll show you the different types available and what is the best choice starting out.

Hosting Options

See my top three Web hosting choices and watch step by step how to signup with recommendations.

Hosting Signup
Installation and Configuration
6 Lectures 37:15

Learn what Name Servers are and how to connect your domain and hosting together.

Name Server Setup

This an introduction to cPanel where you can configure your hosting and software at. I will give you a quick overview of how to get around and what it all means.

cPanel Introduction

Having a general contact email is important for your website and to have a professional appearance. Watch step by step how to setup an email account and get different options how to check email moving forward.

E-mail Setup and Access

I show you the quickest way to install WordPress in just a few clicks. If you are unable to install this way with your hosting the other option is to install manually with the video in the Advanced Topics section.

Install Wordpress (cPanel)

The WordPress Admin is where you will go to configure your site and make changes including adding and changing content. I'll show you how to login and give a quick tutorial of what all of the menus are.

The Wordpress Admin

After a WordPress installation there are some basic settings we need to configure to get started.

Basic Settings to Change
4 Lectures 22:58

See how to access the large amount of free WordPress themes that are available and how to find what you want.

Free WordPress Themes

I'll show you some of the best resources for professional themes and why you may want to consider a subscription to a theme membership site. You can access these in the resources section below.

Premium Themes

See how to install a WordPress theme manually from files you have downloaded.

Preview 03:00

In this video we will look at how to add a logo to our site and update in the future.

Adding and Changing Logos
7 Lectures 01:07:16

Plugins are an important part of using WordPress. I'll show you the most useful and popular plugins when getting started and how to install. (Plugins come and go and it is possible that some featured in this video may be gone. Simply do a search and choose the most popular in that category...usually you can't go wrong!)

Installing Plugins Part 1

Continuation of plugins installation and then ones you need to get started with.

Installing Plugins Part 2

We will go over how to create pages and some of the most common ones you should consider.

Creating Pages

Posting to your blog is what you will do the most after your site is up and running. I will show you how to create posts and some tips on doing them the right way.

Creating Posts

The WordPress editor is where you add and edit content and I will show you all the functionality.

The WordPress Editor

You can create custom menus in WordPress to change the navigation structure to whatever you like. See how they work and how to make these changes.


Widgets allow you to add functionality and features to your sidebar. I'll show you how they work and what is possible.

Updating and Maintenance
5 Lectures 20:53

Editing pages and posts is a common maintenance task that you may do over time. See how to quickly and easily make changes to existing content.

Editing Pages and Posts

WordPress must be kept up to date for security and feature enhancements. Learn how it works how the core software is updated and also how to do it manually if needed.

Keeping WordPress Up to Date

Updating plugins and themes is very important over time to keep in line with the WordPress version you are running to allow the best compatibility and security. This video shows you how to update and delete plugins and themes.

Updating and Deleting Plugins and Themes

Database backups are a critical part of maintaining your site. I will give you recommendations on how frequently to backup and how to automate the process.

Database Backups

Comments are a great way to interact with your visitors but they open you up to more spam as your site grows. I will give you some tips on how to fight off spam with WordPress and plugin settings.

Comments and Fighting Spam
7 Lectures 01:06:20

It is necessary to setup a Google account for analytics and webmaster tools. This is a quick video showing you the process.

Setting up a Google Account

We will setup a Google Analytics account and configure it on our site in just a few simple steps so we can monitor traffic in the future.

Setting up and Configuring Google Analytics

I will show you the top four Social Media sites and give an overview on setup.

Social Media Account Setup

Social Media can be a very powerful way to share content and engage people. We will take a look at how to share content and get others to engage.

Leveraging Social Media

We will dive into what SEO means and what makes your site rank in the search engines. I give a brief explanation of what you need to do to get started in the right direction including configuring your site.

SEO Basics

Press releases can still be a reliable way to get traffic to your site...especially for businesses. I'll give you a few resources to use for getting press releases written and published.

Press Releases

Using paid traffic may be an option for your website and I will show you the most popular places to go to get started and some general tips.

Paid Traffic Overview
Ways to Make Money with Your Site
5 Lectures 44:58

Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to start making money on the Internet. Learn the basics and how to sign up at some of the most popular affiliate networks.

Affiliate Marketing

The Amazon Associates program is one of the oldest and best affiliate programs on the Web. Get an inside view of how it works and how you can use it to make money in a variety of ways.

Amazon Affiliate Program

CPA Marketing can be very lucrative because you are not selling products but instead generating leads for companies that are willing to pay for your help. I'll show you the top rated CPA networks and offer tips to get accepted as well as two tools to find just about any CPA and affiliate offer you can imagine.

CPA Marketing

Contextual ads are a quick and easy way to add relevant money making links and banners to your website. See the most popular programs and how to get started.

Contexual Ads

Once your site gets popular enough you will probably have potential advertisers contacting you to display their ads. Discover multiple ways to sell advertising space on your site on this video.

Selling Advertising Space
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About the Instructor
Steve's Profit Secrets
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Internet Marketing Education and Tips to Make Money Online

Steve’s Profit Secrets was created to help anyone learn how to build a Web based business and make money online. We are passionate about teaching others about Websites, Internet Marketing, and other online technologies to help people achieve their personal and financial goals.

Our goal is to provide our students with easy to understand training and tools to be successful online.