Building your Site

lesson 5

Building your Site

By now you should have a domain name picked out, an affiliate product or program to promote, and hopefully a good hosting website. In this tutorial we will be teaching you how to build a site for free by using the Wealthy Affiliate platform. If you haven’t created your free account you can create one here. After you created an account on Wealthy Affiliate and have access to the membership site you want to hover over the site rubix tab which is on the upper left of the website and then click on site builder   site rubix   You should get redirected to a page that looks like this…..   build website The first step is to choose a name for your website if you have already bought a domain already we will show you how to set that up with your site, but if you haven’t bought a domain Wealthy Affiliate lets you create one and they also give you a free siterubix domain. So if you haven’t bought a domain you want to click on the “a free website” button on that page and it looks like this   free website Now you want to choose your domain name and you want to type it in the box that appears and it looks like this   type domain Make sure the name relates to your site The next step is to name your site this is what will show up on your website as a logo and you can always change that. Finally you can choose what you want your website to look like, this is very important cause you don’t want a ugly theme, I suggest picking a random one for now because most of the free ones are not that good looking, but below this is a section on how to find quality free and premium themes and what you should think about when looking for a theme. If you have a domain or now have a domain for your free website you can learn how to link your domain by going and reading this article.

Themes

Themes is the one of the things you should concentrate because no one likes an ugly website, when you are trying to pick a theme you should look for what features they come with, what they look like, and if you can change specific colors to the website.

Some good places to look for themes is codecanyon.net, themetrust.com, cssigniter.com,

If you were wondering the theme I am currently using is the SimpleMag

 

SimpleMag - Magazine theme for creative stuff - Blog / Magazine WordPress

 

Some awesome free themes!

Instead of posting lots and lots of amazing free themes I am going to give you some links to find some of the best themes for your website.

33 Free Premium WordPress Themes 2014

 40+ Beautiful & Free Responsive WordPress Themes to Build Awesome Websites 2015

65+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2014

Plugins

I love plugins they just make the process of building a site fun and easier. Downloading plugins can get addicted I remember when I first started out with building my site, I looked at all these awesome plugins and just started downloading most of them which wasn’t a good idea cause it slowed down my site. So I am just goanna show you the necessary plugins you should get since your just starting out.

The first plugin you should get is

All in one SEO

This plugin is great because it allows you to get your page ranked higher on google and allows you to edit what your site will look like when it shows up in the browsers results.

 

 

 

Pretty Link

This is an amazing plugin for affiliates because it helps turn your affiliate links into short links

 

 

Easy Digital Download

Is a plugin that is great if you want to sell your own products like eBooks, plugins, etc.

 

 

W3 Total Cache

This plugin helps your site load faster by caching your sites files.

 

 

Shortcodes Ultimate

This plugin helps in the visual aspect of your site because it helps you make tables, buttons, and a lot more.

Now there are ton of more awesome plugins but i don’t plan on listing those but these are the 5 essential plugins to starting your website in a good direction.

If you want to learn more about WordPress then check out the post I wrote Build A Site In 30 Sec

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