How To Start Your Own Website - A Dummy-Proof Guide
Looking for a straightforward, step-by-step guide that will show you exactly how to build a personal or business website? You’re in the right place. Welcome!
Hi. I’m Leah. From now on, I want you to think of me as your personal web-building coach.
My hunch is that you’ve searched the web for the “how-to’s” of building a website and after clicking around, find yourself more confused than when you began.
I understand completely.
For almost five years, I’ve divided my time between blogging, copywriting and helping others build countless personal and business websites. All along, I’ve witnessed firsthand how challenging and complicated building a simple site can be for some; not to mention the hassle and expense of dealing with programmers and designers.
Once I learned about website builders, I quickly realized that this was the solution I’d been waiting for all along — a guaranteed way to help people create stunning websites without any background or knowledge in programming, coding or design. Now, it’s my mission to share what I’ve learned with you.
In case you’re wondering….
Don’t worry, I’m not going to send your head spinning with technical language, and you don’t have to have any sort of coding skills whatsoever(phew!)
In Step 1 of my free guide, you’ll simply press ‘play’ on my first video lesson and follow along as I explain how to set up your own professional-looking website in just 15 minutes. Then, in Steps 2 to 6, I’ll teach you how to take your site to the next level. Learn how to customize your template to make it your own, get a great logo, find beautiful photos, add amazing content and exactly what you need to do to keep your site humming along on the world wide web.
Your slick new site is closer than you think!
Ready to get started? Yes! Show me what to do.
What are website builders? Is it really that easy to use them?
A website builder is very much like a luxury resort, with all your needs and wants carefully anticipated before you arrive. From the delicious food, to the comfortable accommodations, to the nightly entertainment and fun-filled activities, everything is designed for you to relax and enjoy.
Yes, you could try to put all these individual elements together on your own but admittedly, you’re looking at a lot more research, time, effort and of course, cost.
Before I lose you to lounge chairs and pina coladas…….
Transfer this same concept to using website builders and you’ll understand why I’m a #1 fan. Website builders are created by qualified experts who know exactly what you need to stand out in the online world. They use their expertise to develop the designs, take care of hosting and security, provide software that’s super easy to learn, and, it’s all there so that you can build a slick website you’ll be proud to call your own.
Remember: It doesn’t matter if you have little or no experience at all. You don’t need any special programming skills or other technical knowledge. It’s never been easier to build and maintain your own website.
Why it’s smart to build your website with Wix!
When it comes to website builders, Wix is my ultimate platform of choice. I absolutely love browsing their templates and their modern designs are truly exceptional compared to other website builders out there.
The flexibility is another features that stands out for me. Individual elements can be moved around to achieve a customized look, and you can even add impressive animations – one of the few site builders that lets you do that. Finally, I’ve got to mention the extensive App Market. It’s brimming with third-party apps you can easily integrate into your Wix site.
Don’t take my word for it….
Feast your eyes on some of their stunning, ready-to-use templates waiting to help take your business to the next level.
Need a little more convincing?
Check out the “amenities” included when you build your site with Wix:
Gorgeous templates to choose from – find the perfect one for your business.
Wix is a leader when it comes to creating websites that are functional and look amazing. Choose the specific category you’re after and and browse a wide range of professional, attractive designs ready to be customized with just a few clicks.
A user-friendly editor known for being easy, even for beginners.
Wix has one of the most intuitive editors out there. Their simple drag-and-drop system makes it easy to create the site you want. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you’ll feel confident to move forward knowing all the works been done to make your job as easy as possible.
Wix App Market. Take your website to the next level with an amazing selection of apps.
Browse over 250 apps that you can use to add cool features and powerful services to your website. Enhance your personal site and grow your business with ease.
It’s never been easier to optimize your site for mobile viewing.
Your site will automatically convert for easy mobile viewing. From there, you have the option to customize specific elements even further.
It’s FREE – with no limit on the number of sites you can create.
Wix allows you to set up as many sites as you want – for FREE. If you want to take your site to the next level, their premium plans deliver extra features bundled into one low monthly cost.
Top-notch support – help is always close by!
We all have questions from time to time, so finding a website builder with good support is a given. For starters, Wix has an extensive support centre where you can search for help on a wide range of topics. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can submit a support ticket or arrange to speak to a Wix support agent one-on-one.
What makes my guide different from other tutorials out there?
Hey, if I were in your shoes, I’d ask the very same thing.
Right now, most of the tutorials out there get you started, or part of the way along, but then leave you hanging. In my books, that’s not cool.
I’m going to show you exactly what to do without missing a single step!
This guide will take you by the hand through each and every step of the process. I won’t leave anything out. My goal is to help you from the very moment you click to get started….to the thrilling moment you hit ‘publish.’
I provide high-quality information on one excellent platform.
Since my guide focuses on one platform(the very best to use in my opinion), you can expect detailed advice with clear and accurate answers to all of your questions.
Stay tuned for ongoing help via my blog.
This guide is only the beginning. My blog page will provide additional information to help you make progress long after the initial setup. I’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s new at Wix and deliver my best tips for improving your site’s content, design, marketing and more.
I’m here for you. For real.
If you have any questions or get stuck along the way, simply send me an email or contact me through my handy chat feature on the site. Old fashioned customer service is not lost – I’m here to make this as easy as possible! Reach out anytime.
Leah’s 6 Step Guide to Website Success!
Here’s a breakdown of my take-you-by-the-hand guide and what you can expect:
Step 1 – Build your Website: If you’ve got a computer with an internet connection, you can build a website. In fact, with my easy-to-follow tutorial video in Step 1, you’ll have the basics set up in just 15 minutes flat!
Step 2 – Customize your Website: It’s time to get comfortable, grab a hot drink and work through each of my video lessons at your own pace. A little nervous excitement is absolutely normal at this stage. But, I guarantee that your ‘butterflies’ will fly in formation once you see your stunning new site coming together right before your eyes. Remember, you can reach out for help anytime.
Step 3: Get a Great Logo: This step explains why a logo is important for your brand. Learn how to find one and how to add it to your site. Stay tuned for some extra design tweaks as well.
Step 4: Find Beautiful Photos: Images have a huge impact on your site’s appeal. Let me show you how to find awesome pictures both paid and free!
Step 5: Add Amazing Content: Content is so much more than words on a page. As a copywriter, I’ve picked up some tips and tricks along the way. In this section, I’ll share my best secrets whether you choose to do it yourself or hire someone to help.
Step 6: Keep Your Site Humming: Work smarter not harder. I’ll explain how to keep your site fresh and engaging over time. You’ll be surprised at how little it takes to keep your site humming along nicely when you know exactly what to do and when to do it.
There’s only one thing left to do….
You put your heart and soul into your business and now it’s time to let the world know about it. If you’re building a personal site, have no fear, Wix will have you up and running in no time.
Building a website is easier than you think and best of all, I’m here to show you exactly how to do it — step-by-step. I won’t miss a single detail.
With my help you can confidently say “I’ve got this!” – Let’s begin…