How to Make an Author Website from scratch to online.
A DauntlessWriting guide
In seven reasons why you need an author website, I outlined why it’s a good idea to have one. Now I’m going to show you how to build one. You don’t need to be super web designer or have any experience online to be able to do this. All you need is a little bit of cash for the hosting and I’ll show you how to do the rest. I try to keep things free, because I know that cash is tight in the writing business. However, paying for hosting is unavoidable and can be a great springboard for things to come. You can do some of the steps in this guide on free hosting such as Blogger or on WordPress’s hosting, but then you can’t use plugins, which means no mailing list integration. That means, a severely gimped site.
In this series that’s currently spends five parts, I will be going over the basics of how to build your website for your author entrepreneur or business from scratch to being able to grow into whatever you need it to grow into. Each part has an accompanying video to help guide you along the website building process. At the end of this series, you will know how to make an author website from nothing.
Web sites need to go somewhere on the web, and Bluehost is the best place for that. In this part of the guide I talk you through how to get your Bluehost set up and get WordPress installed, so that we can start building your site. Click here to get the video and more details.
Just having WordPress is not enough. We need the right WordPress set up and Plugins to get the job done right and easy. Luckily, everything is free to use from here on out. Click here to get the video and more details.
The site’s working and the plugins are ready to go. Time to set up your mailing list to get your site to the author-entrepreneur level. Click here to get the video and more details.
Having a great site online depends on great content. I walk you through how to set up your post ans pages for optimal SEO and have them look awesome to boot. Click here to get the video and more details.
Now we can spend some time to get the site looking awesome to compliment your great content. We have a look at using Prettylinks as well. Click here to get the video and more details.
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