In this blog post I am going to teach you about how to build your first website for info marketing business even if you have never done it before. This blog post goes a little more into detail but still focuses on the basics of website creation.
Now We can Build Our Website
Lets just do a little review of the basic steps you need to have in place in order to build your first website for your info marketing business. So here are the basics that you will need to have in place before starting your design.
A web host is simply a company like Host Gator that stores all your website files and maintains them making sure that your website is up and running all the time.
A domain name is the url or name of your website. It is what goes between the www and the com. Go to one of the domain name registrars like Namecheap or GoDaddy and choose a name, purchase it and get it set up.
Your autoresponder is your email service provider such as Aweber . You write your emails, enter them into the forms there and the service will send them out for you.
A web builder like Nvu is simply a software package that you can use to easily and quickly build a website from scratch.
Ok, let’s get started.
All those pieces are in place. Your web builder is installed on your computer. So open it and let’s build your first website. It is going to be a basic squeeze page to help you build your list of subscribers for your info marketing business.
I like to use tables, they make a nice, neat looking website and you can center them or keep them off to the left side of the web page. You could also just start typing your headline and text without a table. It will be fine that way too.
Your headline text should be Large font and bolded and probably a nice contrasting color like Red or Blue. Leave your page background white for this first website/squeeze page.
Now skip a line or two and add the features and benefits portion. You can add bullet points and bold text. Don’t get carried away, simple is best. Let your headline and ad text speak to the people, not the colors and graphics.
Then add your Call to Action box and you are done.
Wait you say, how do I add the call to action box? You go into your autoresponder and create a web form. Then copy the code it creates and paste into your new webpage. I won’t go into how to set it up in this email, there are good videos on the Aweber site that do a great job of instructing you on that.
That is it, now take a look at your new webpage and make sure it looks correct to you. All the spelling is correct and things are lined up as you want them. Save your work and you are done. It will save as an index.html file. You can open that file in your browser to see what it looks like for real. Just another check.
Then you upload it to your web host, make sure it still looks the way you want it and you are done. Be sure to upload any image files you may have included otherwise the page won’t load right without them. You have just created your first website and published it online for the world to see.
So there you have it. I have just taught you the basics of building your first website. You should be able to get started now. Don’t wait, get things set up and going today. You will be glad and when you find out that it really isn’t as hard as you thought you will be glad you did it. It you liked what I just taught you then I know you will love the step by step videos from my friend Corey. His Easy-tech video series teaches all this and more in step by step hold-your-hand style. Check them out here:
To your success,
Editor, Info Marketing Success Daily