Better Awesome Websites Now
Whether you're an individual, freelancer, entrepreneur, business owner, or simply a hobbyist, you need a website. Website Jolt is the hub to help you get your website up quickly, even if you have little to no skill and have no idea where to start.
Choose Domain Name
Think of an awesome name for your website. Something that tells what your website is about and something you can comfortably grow into.
Choose Website Builder
Think of how you want your website structured and how you want to manage your content. For most of you, just choose WordPress and move on.
Choose Hosting Provider
There have always been a large number of hosts, even before they were acquired one by one by large companies. Pick a fast, secure reputable on.
Choose Website Theme
Make your website look as good but make it functional over flashy. If you picked WordPress, purchase a reputable professional theme. They are absolutely worth the money.
Create Great Content
Once you have the basics setup, it's time to go ham on great written articles that people are searching for. This is the most important step in this process.
Once you have content to fill in your website, you can add additional necessary functionality to your website. This is analytics, plugins, and other addons you need.
Market Until You Drop
Once you have the ability to serve your readers, created quality content, and overall setup a working website, it's time to get those lovely readers who need your help.
Cups of Coffee
Step 1: Choose an Awesome Website Name
Step 3: Get Awesome Hosting
There are a ton of hosts out there and unfortunately, no shortage of hosts that suck. See the Hosting page below for more hosting information or check out my recommended hosting choices.
If you chose a hosted website builder in Step 2, you can skip this step.
Step 5: Fuel that Content Creation Engine
Content is more than king, it's the lifeblood of your web presence. Set a schedule, research, and then write that content.
Besides the link to the Content Creation page below, one article that may help jumpstart your creative efforts is the Barebones Guide to Starting a Blog post.
Step 7: Fire up Outreach Campaign
Guest posting, press releases, answering questions, social media, and more. Besides getting your website started and creating amazing content, this is probably the most important piece.
Jump to the Marketing page below or check out this quick idea list of potential traffic sources.
Already Have a Website?
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