How to Make a Website / Start a Blog w/ WordPress in 2 hours

Learn how to create a website or build a blog on your own domain, with WordPress, without coding, all in under 2 hours.
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  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

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.


BASICS:

  • 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.


ADVANCED:

  • 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.

What are the requirements?

  • NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To build a website or start a blog on your own domain using WordPress in under 2 hours.

What is the target audience?

  • ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND STEP-BY-STEP SO ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: How to Build a Website or Blog on your own Domain using WordPress without coding
31:47

FIRST CLICK ON THIS LINK AND HAVE IT OPEN IN A NEW TAB BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO:

Black Steel Hosting

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.com or YourNameWebsiteCreationServices.com. If you decide to go this route, here is some freelancing advice to help you get started. :)

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 contact 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 all 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 Photography 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. :)

The specific things you will learn in this lesson are:

  • How to purchase a domain and the appropriate settings.
  • How to purchase a hosting account and the appropriate settings.
  • How to connect the two accounts properly.
  • How to install WordPress on the domain.

Lesson brought to you by: Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB

Sign up for my FREE weekly newsletter to learn different money making strategies! Also includes occasional updates regarding ranking strategies, new traffic generation techniques, important announcements, etc.

You can also learn my entire lesson plan in book form. To learn how to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio, completely step-by-step in book form, click here: How to Make Money Online

You may also be interested in my other book: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read. It has similar principles as my first book, but the overall strategy is different. This one is more focused on writing about a topic you love and developing a loyal readership.To learn how to make money online by blogging, click here: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read

Mike Omar

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39:41

FIRST CLICK ON THESE LINKS AND HAVE THEM OPEN IN A NEW TAB BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO:

Elegant Themes (premium themes).

Thesis 2.0 Theme (premium customizable theme).

OptimizePress (premium theme for landing pages, squeeze pages, and membership websites).

Lesson brought to you by: Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB

Sign up for my FREE weekly newsletter to learn different money making strategies! Also includes occasional updates regarding ranking strategies, new traffic generation techniques, important announcements, etc.

This is the second of four lessons where I will show you the entire completion of the website Mike Omar Photography ALL IN UNDER ONE HOUR TOTAL! The lessons you learn here will enable you to make a professional website of any kind with any look you want.

Here you will learn how to update and modify a new website from the basic WordPress installation.

You can also learn my entire lesson plan in book form. To learn how to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio, completely step-by-step in book form, click here: How to Make Money Online

You may also be interested in my other book: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read. It has similar principles as my first book, but the overall strategy is different. This one is more focused on writing about a topic you love and developing a loyal readership.To learn how to make money online by blogging, click here: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read

Mike Omar

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01:25:02

FIRST CLICK ON THESE LINKS AND HAVE THEM OPEN IN A NEW TAB BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO:

AWeber (email marketing).

ClickBank (product distribution / payment processing for selling your own digital products).

PayPal (for charging clients or paying people easily online).

Lesson brought to you by: Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB

Sign up for my FREE weekly newsletter to learn different money making strategies! Also includes occasional updates regarding ranking strategies, new traffic generation techniques, important announcements, etc.

This is the third of four lessons where I will show you the entire completion of the website Mike Omar Photography ALL IN UNDER ONE HOUR TOTAL! The lessons you learn here will enable you to make a professional website of any kind with any look you want.

Here you will learn some more advanced features for modifying a WordPress installation on a website. This includes how to add photos, plugins, social media buttons, a contact form, a Google map, and PayPal buttons.

You can also learn my entire lesson plan in book form. To learn how to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio, completely step-by-step in book form, click here: How to Make Money Online

You may also be interested in my other book: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read. It has similar principles as my first book, but the overall strategy is different. This one is more focused on writing about a topic you love and developing a loyal readership.To learn how to make money online by blogging, click here: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read

Mike Omar

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35:52

FIRST CLICK ON THESE LINKS AND HAVE THEM OPEN IN A NEW TAB BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO:

AWeber (email marketing).

OptinSkin (opt-in forms).

OptimizePress (premium theme for landing pages, squeeze pages, and membership websites).

For an example of a weekly newsletter that I made using AWeber, sign up for my free LIONS CLUB newsletter to learn different money making strategies: The LIONS CLUB Newsletter! Also includes occasional updates regarding ranking strategies, new traffic generation techniques, important announcements, etc.

Lesson brought to you by: Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB

No website (or Facebook fan page, etc.) is complete until it has a sign up form to collect email addresses (otherwise, you’re leaving money on the table). Every business in the world should have an email list, as well as a newsletter they send out on a regular basis. No matter what kind of online website you have (business website, personal blog, etc.), get a sign up form on there and start collecting emails immediately (even if you don’t have a clear idea of what you’re going to do with that mailing list yet). One of the most common regrets of anyone with an online presence is “not having started collecting emails sooner.”

AWeber is hands-down the most powerful (and extremely affordable / easy to use) email marketing tool for managing and growing automated mailing lists. It is also the most effective tool I have when I need to communicate to my entire audience all at once about anything at all. I highly recommend starting a mailing list as soon as you start your online business, no matter what your goals are.

OptinSkin is a tool that makes it extremely easy to embed very attractive email opt-in forms anywhere on a website (a good spot is at the very end of posts). It integrates easily with all the major email marketing services, including Aweber.

OptimizePress is the best theme out there for creating high quality landing pages, squeeze pages (pages meant to solicit opt-in email addresses from prospective subscribers), membership websites, etc., with a top conversion rate for turning viewers into subscribers and buyers. If the main purpose of your website is to sell digital products or you're creating a membership website, use this theme.

In this lesson I teach you how to set up a mailing list and autoresponder newsletter using Aweber. This includes how to do automated messages with preset time intervals, as well as one-time broadcasts. I go over how to set up an inbox sign up form and a lightbox sign up form (the one that pops up). I also go over best practices for setting your mailing list so you grow your list faster and build a loyal following.

Here are a few of the advantages to having an emailing list:

1. Your mailing list will never die, no matter what might happen to your website or business.

2. The newsletter is a constant reminder of your business / services / etc.

3. It is a much more personal way of communicating with your audience.

4. It is the most effective way to communicate with your entire audience at once about time sensitive issues (announcements, special promotions, contests, etc.).

Here are a few important tips you don't want to forget when setting up your emailing list:

1. Get your mailing list set up as soon as you start your website or blog and start collecting email addresses as soon as possible.

2. A great way to get people to subscribe to your newsletter is to promise them something really cool for signing up! This could be a free ebook, a special coupon, or anything else. For mine, I promise that the “thank you” page will make them laugh.

3. Tell them in the welcome email to “whitelist” your email address so that your newsletter doesn’t get blocked by spam filters. Also include in the welcome email what they should expect from your newsletter.

4. Make sure your sign up form is somewhere prominent on your website: getting each visitor to sign up for your mailing list should be a top goal.

5. Employ the same strategy you do with your social networks: every time you publish a new post, take a few extra minutes to send out a newsletter with a link to the post to your subscriber list.

6. Your newsletter is a great platform to sell and promote products. However, don’t sell or promote products in every newsletter you send, or your audience will get annoyed and unsubscribe. Do your selling and promotion sparingly.

7. Make sure sending useful and informative content is your top priority, and your audience will stay loyal and won’t ever want to unsubscribe.

You can also learn my entire lesson plan in book form. To learn how to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio, completely step-by-step in book form, click here: How to Make Money Online

You may also be interested in my other book: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read. It has similar principles as my first book, but the overall strategy is different. This one is more focused on writing about a topic you love and developing a loyal readership.To learn how to make money online by blogging, click here: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read

Mike Omar

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Section 2: Bonus Lecture
Resources
Article
30:42

In association with the Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB.

Sign up for my FREE weekly newsletter to learn different money making strategies! Also includes occasional updates regarding ranking strategies, new traffic generation techniques, important announcements, etc.

HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: Learn how to make money from home with my step-by-step plan to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio (based on building 10 websites that make at least $500 per month each).

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND STEP-BY-STEP SO ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY.

Online passive income is the ultimate dream. Making money while you sleep. Everybody wants it.

But is it really possible?

The short answer is "yes."

The longer answer is "yes, but it isn't easy to accomplish."

If it was, wouldn't everyone be doing it?

In my course, I give you a step-by-step plan on how to develop a passive income website portfolio and show you how making money online actually works.

The specific plan I teach is designed to make you $5,000 per month in passive income earnings, based on 10 websites, with each website having a targeted earnings level of at least $500 each. Once you understand the process though, you can decide to build 20 of these websites, or 100! When you stop is up to you (and yes, there are people making tens of thousands of dollars per month on the Internet based on these concepts - they just love the work and don't ever stop building new websites or expanding their current ones!).

What's great about the business plan that I teach you is not only the income level you will accomplish if you follow through, but all that you will learn in the process. The first lesson you are taught is how to build a website or blog using WordPress on your own domain (without having to learn how to code). The skills you learn in this course will enable you to build all kinds of online businesses and open the door for all kinds of entrepreneurial projects you may have.

Not only that, you will be able to evaluate business ideas much more intelligently once you've gone through this whole process. You will understand the fundamentals of keyword research & analysis, traffic & lead generation, social & affiliate marketing, monetization & conversion testing, and traffic analysis. These skills will help you immensely in ANY business you ever decide to start (online or not, passive or not).

Generating an online passive income won't happen overnight and takes a lot of hard work, but going through the process is completely worth it and having an exact plan of action is the ONLY way to ensure success.

Let me put it this way: if you were offered no pay for six months for 40+ hours of work per week, but after those six months, you got $5,000+ per month for the rest of your life, would that be worth it to you?

If that idea isn't unbelievably exciting to you, then this isn't the business for you.

This isn't a get rich quick scheme. This is a business. Except with this business, instead of trading your time for money (like most jobs), you are investing your time. You work hard now and continue to reap the benefits indefinitely. Building an online business takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, but the rewards can be amazing.

That's the kind of business I teach you in this course.

You can also learn my entire lesson plan in book form. To learn how to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio, completely step-by-step in book form, click here: How to Make Money Online

You may also be interested in my other book: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read. It has similar principles as my first book, but the overall strategy is different. This one is more focused on writing about a topic you love and developing a loyal readership.To learn how to make money online by blogging, click here: How to Start a Blog that People Will Read

Mike Omar

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Instructor Biography

Mike Omar, Online Entrepreneur, Passive Income Expert, Blogger

Mike Omar is the owner of Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB

He is a big fan of entrepreneurship and primarily interested in helping others create small businesses (that can eventually grow into large businesses!).

He has been self employed for over five years and has done business consulting on the side for several business start-ups.

His best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: "Always be working on side projects outside of your regular job until the day you can quit, always make sure you are progressing, and if you haven't done so already, START NOW!"

He also loves personally interacting with his students, so feel free to send him a message at any time. :)

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