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How to start a website.
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:18:59 PM »
I bought a domain name from godaddy and have an idea for a business model that I want to set up. I have no clue how to setup/build the website though. Do I need to buy hosting packages? How do I implement WP to my webpage?

Any help or ideas would be great.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 12:53:19 PM »
The number 1 thing is establishing SEO, otherwise there wont be traffic.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 12:56:28 PM »
The number 1 thing is establishing SEO, otherwise there wont be traffic.

do that before I even have any content on a as of now non-existent webpage?
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 01:13:15 PM »
If there is zero content there is nothing to SEO.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 02:57:24 PM »
I bought a domain name from godaddy and have an idea for a business model that I want to set up. I have no clue how to setup/build the website though. Do I need to buy hosting packages? How do I implement WP to my webpage?

Any help or ideas would be great.
In a nutshell.
You need to buy a hosting package from the myriad of hosting providers out there. Preferably choose one that offers a one-click install of WP. Once you buy the hosting package, you need to change the nameservers at Godaddy to your hosting provider's nameservers.
Once that is setup, you can easily install WP from the hosting company's cPanel, choose a WP theme and you are done!
The number 1 thing is establishing SEO, otherwise there wont be traffic.

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There are plenty of ways of getting traffic without any SEO. How do you know his business model relies on capturing search traffic anyways?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 07:59:58 PM »
I bought a domain name from godaddy and have an idea for a business model that I want to set up. I have no clue how to setup/build the website though. Do I need to buy hosting packages? How do I implement WP to my webpage?

Any help or ideas would be great.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 08:04:31 PM »
In a nutshell.
You need to buy a hosting package from the myriad of hosting providers out there. Preferably choose one that offers a one-click install of WP. Once you buy the hosting package, you need to change the nameservers at Godaddy to your hosting provider's nameservers.
Once that is setup, you can easily install WP from the hosting company's cPanel, choose a WP theme and you are done!-1
There are plenty of ways of getting traffic without any SEO. How do you know his business model relies on capturing search traffic anyways?
That's basically it. I personally use AllMyHostingNeeds.com for hosting, starting at $4 a month.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 10:03:32 AM »
That's basically it. I personally use AllMyHostingNeeds.com for hosting, starting at $4 a month.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 01:34:32 PM »
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 01:47:51 PM »
Thanks everyone!!!

Now I just need to figure out how to start a business :)
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 01:59:56 PM »
Thanks everyone!!!

Now I just need to figure out how to start a business :)
Maybe you can get an Indian to do that for you.  :P

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 11:32:23 PM »
Can anyone recommend a company that does WordPress hosting for cheap?
How would one go about starting an e-commerce website?
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013, 01:46:31 AM »
Can anyone recommend a company that does WordPress hosting for cheap?
How would one go about starting an e-commerce website?
You can install Wordpress with any hosting provider. There are plugins and add on's that can do ecommerce.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2013, 03:35:27 AM »
You can install Wordpress with any hosting provider. There are plugins and add on's that can do ecommerce.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
Have an Indian make if for you.

They charge $1.89 + tax per hour.  ;D