How To Build A Website and Start a Business
This is a comprehensive guide on how to build a website and start a business.
I am going to build a site to sell my pictures called “100 Prints You Must Own”. I am going to buy the domain 100PYMO.com and use it to build the site.
The company will sell large, limited edition, signed and numbered copies of 100 select prints. The company will also design and print a magazine called 100PYMO that will have all of the prints available online.
I’ll figure out the best delivery system and calculate all of my costs. I’ll compare creating either a LLC (limited liability company), or incorporating in Delaware. I’ll then create a marketing plan and execute it.
As a note: I am using the companies I currently use in my examples, but you can use whoever you like. The information and actions should be similar, or the same. If not, send me an email and I’ll see if I can help.
Buying Your Domain Name
Checking if your domain name is available is the first step. If you have chosen a name that is three or for letters long, chances are that domain has been snatched up long ago. The same goes for your given name, unless it is...
Setting up your server to host your website
It's time to set up your server. I rent one from Gotham Web and they house it in one of those big server farms you see in movies. I connect with it from home, or through a laptop, by using an "admin panel". This is...
Installing Wordpress and building your site.
Now we'll build the website using Wordpress .
How to brand and promote your site
We'll link our Wordpress site to all available and relevant social platforms to automate our promotion. We'll then design branding campaigns and run them.
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