"Hi Lynn, I found you quite by accident. I am a TOTAL beginner and I'm debating on how to build a website. I see many recommend doing a blog while others doing the traditional way. What's you take on that ? Thanks, Martin"
Hi, Martin Welcome to ClickNewz!
I started out creating traditional HTML websites, but that was way before WordPress ever hit the scene.
Now I use WordPress to create ALL of my websites - whether they are blogs, or have more of a traditional website look & feel. I recommend this to everyone asking how to build a website, simply because it's very simple and very inexpensive.
But there are other great reasons to use WordPress as well...
- WordPress is FREE
- There are many free themes/designs available
- It's heavily supported so you can find free help & tutorials easily
- WordPress is very simple to install and customize
- It comes with an RSS Feed, making it easy for readers to subscribe
- You can use it to create a blog (Posts), or a website (using Pages)
By the way, I'm referring to WordPress.org - or using the self hosted version of WordPress on your own web hosting account. This is not to be confused with WordPress.com, which is a free hosted blogging solution (more for personal or hobby bloggers), with many limitations for someone starting an online business.
How To Build A Website With WordPress
I have a 7-Step Checklist for How to Start a WordPress Blog, which is where you'll want to start. It will walk you through everything from registering your domain name to customizing the details of your blog or website.
If you don't yet know what type of website you want to create, or what kind of business you want to start, read How to Make Money Online for Beginners.
For a live example you can view the Case Study for my new niche affiliate site, which will walk you through how to build a website from start to finish.
That should get you started. If you have any questions you are welcome to leave a comment below, or you can join us at the ClickNewz Forum. It's a fun community and a great place for brainstorming, technical questions, feedback, resources, and more. We would love to see you there!
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