How to Make a Website

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How to Easily Make a Website:

This site is mainly catered to people who wants to build a profitable or successful website online. But it would also benefit anyone who wants to make a website will walk away with the tips in this website. I’m also sharing some of my experience with you so you can avoid the mistakes I made when I first started on my website. And, because I’m a great person here is a promo code to take 60% off hosting at GreenGeeks!

1) How to Make a Website of Your Own

Here’s a basic introduction for making a website:

The first thing you need is a name for your website – for example, This is also known as the domain name for your website. You can use a .COM domain extension, or you can choose .ORG, .NET, or literally hundreds of new domain extensions like .BUZZ, .WEBSITE, .COFFEE, and more.
Is there a difference? Which one should I choose?
There really is no difference. If you’re a coffee shop owner, having a .COFFEE domain won’t help you rank better or anything like that, but it will give you a catchy name that people will more likely remember.

Next, you would need a web host for your website. A web host is needed for you to put your website files and pages so that other people can see your website.

The best thing about the internet is that it is growing so fast that things get easier and easier and making a website can be as easy as ABC.

“So what about designing my website?”

Designing your website can be quite tricky especially when one has no background or knowledge on html or photoshop.

Here’s the thing – You don’t need to have these skills to have a design up for your website. You could easily use a free template for your website and when you decide to get a nicer looking website, you can hire a designer to do it for you.

Or if you have some budget to play with, then go ahead hire a designer to design your website for you. But if you don’t it’s better to stick around and get the important things done first.

For this website, I used a template theme and got a graphic designer to design the header for me. Usually I have a photoshop header ready for me to just change the title to match the website and it’s all ready – so it’s very low cost that you can definitely do. But of course, it took me a long time to master some basic skills.

One of the most powerful tools you want to use is the wordpress. WordPress is a content management system that allows you to use it as a blog or a normal website as well. It depends how you want to use it.

Can I build a website for free? Why can’t I get a website for free?

Yes, you can definitely build have a website for free. Sites like, or even allow you to build a blog or website with them for free.

However, free things come with a catch…

Although they allow you to create a site for free, there are other hidden “costs” that you are not aware of.

When you create a website with them, you do not have a website that you own. The name of your website would be under the control of the sites you signed up with. For example, if I were to sign up with them, I could only get or You will never have a domain name on your own without paying. If one day they decide to close your website, there’s nothing you can do about it.

The next thing is they would usually put up ads all over your website and make money when you spend effort and time driving the visitors to your website.

Back in those early days, when I just started knowing about blogging, I created a blog with a free service and thought it was a smart thing to do. But after a while of blogging in the website, the website had some server issues and it was crashed. And that goes my personal blog.

In essence, you lose control of your website to them. If you are thinking about making a profitable website, please forget about doing it without spending any money at all. In fact, the more money you are willing to spend, the faster you will learn and eventually make money from it (but please invest in the right education).

How To Make A Professional Website For Your Business

The thing is that you don’t have to pay much to get a website. But you should never try to save money on buying your own website (this is one painful lesson I learnt in the past). Think for a moment, if I tell you my website is, what kind of impression am I giving you (in case you don’t know, with a behind means that I’m having my free website with ? Most people would think that I’m just a newbie who still can’t pay for my own website.

If you are convinced that building a website with your own domain is important, then you are some recommendations on the kind of things that you need for your website.

Step 1: Get a web host account – GoDaddy

Secondly, get a web host account with GoDaddy. You can just choose the yearly plans and get a lower price.

The one I am using right now is GoDaddy. I’ve used a couple of other hosting services before and GoDaddy provides the best customer service that I ever encountered.

When you are doing a website, and if anything goes wrong, you want to have a customer service that can help you solve the problem easily.

My hosting account with GoDaddy has been perfect. There were a couple of times I encountered malware attacks from some hackers. This can be quite a serious problem because whenever someone comes to your website, they will see a warning sign. The worst thing is the malware attacks could spread to your other websites. You customers or visitors would be pissed with you if they knew you had passed the malware or viruses to them.

However, the support from GoDaddy was great. I requested a cleanup from their technical support and they did it for me for free within a day. They are very helpful about it and advice me how I could protect myself from further attacks.

The other hosting services never provide such a great support for me before. Some other companies’ support simply walked away from you.

And that’s why I’m recommending you to get an account with GoDaddy for a reasonable price.

Step 2: Set up your MySQL database

In order for your domain and hosting to work, you need to connect them together. In short, you need to switch your DNS of your domain in Namecheap to You would also need to accept your domain from your hostgator account. If this is a little confusing, feel free to drop me a comment below and I’ll put up a video tutorial for you.

Step 3: Building your website with WordPress

There are many ways to build your website. But one of the best ways I love is to use WordPress to build my website. In fact, this website is build with wordpress and it looks not bad, isn’t it? The easiest way to set up WordPress is using the Softaculous program in GoDaddy and use a pre-existing template and put up a nice looking theme up there.

If you need help to install WordPress to your own domain, read this WordPress Installation step by step tutorial and it will help you to install your WordPress easily.

Here’s How to Make Income From Your Website:

1) Recommending products and get a commission from it. This is known as affiliate marketing where you recommend a product to your readers and you can receive a commission from. I started out from doing this and grow from doing affiliate marketing. You can easily make around a few thousands dollars using this method and it is definitely a good way to make money from recommending products.

2) Creating an informational product and sell it online. That’s why I’m doing over in this website where the course I’m selling is teaching my readers how to create a product and sell it effectively online. Personally I feel that having your own informational product is very important as it puts you in a more credible position rather than just a plain blogger or an informational website. The difference between a website and having writing your own ebook or course is that your ebook is that you spend more time and effort making the ebook worth the price.

When you have your own informational product, you can offer commission for others to promote your product. This is very powerful because people would drive traffic to your website without you paying them in advance.

3) Selling physical products – This can be quite a lucrative business as well. As long as you can find low cost and quality products to offer to your customers, you can easily make a lot of profits from selling the physical products. The most problematic aspect of selling physical product is packaging and delivering products. Of course there are other options like drop shipping but drop shipping would require some work from you as well.

4) Offer advertisements on your website – You can offer advertisement on your website and charge a recurring fee to people who want to buy the ads from you. However, before you can do this, you need a lot of traffic. For example, 1000 page impressions would usually cost around $3-5. If you only have 1000 visitors every month, you can only make $5-$10 a month.

These are just 4 of the most common ways that one can make money from your website. There are more advance ways where people are making more than $100,000 every month online.

Are Badly Behaved Plugins Killing Your WordPress Site? A Coupon Plugin Example

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WordPress is one of the most widely used off-the-shelf solutions for quickly setting up a fully functional website. One of the main reasons for this popularity is the plugin system, which allows the base software to extend its capabilities in thousands of ways. From image galleries to e-commerce to social media integration, there’s likely to be a plugin available to suit your needs, moving WordPress far away from its origins as a pure blogging solution.wordpress plugin

However, the main strength of this plugin system is also a potential weakness. Anyone can develop their own plugin and release it for others to use, and while the WordPress plugin repository performs some basic checks on the software submitted to it, there’s no real guarantee that any particular plugin will be written to a high standard. This can easily result in “badly behaved” plugins conflicting with each other, or simply running slowly because of poor development techniques.

An Example: Coupon Code Plugins

We had some trouble with one of our sites when we decided to run a coupon code plugin as a way to add value to users. We supplied a way to use a NordVPN coupon code for readers of our blog who also happened to be webmasters (thanks to Dealfly for supplying us with these promo codes). What happened is, after we installed and activated this plugin, there was a massive slowdown in our website’s performance.

After troubleshooting, we discovered that there was nothing wrong with the plugin itself, but that it conflicted with the WordPress theme we were using. We were able to change the theme, and the website ended up working beautifully afterwards.

If you find that your WordPress installation is running more slowly than you’d like, then one of the first places to look for a solution is within the range of plugins that are installed and activated. How can you go about this?

Strip Your Plugins Back

With such a huge range of plugins on tap to suit almost any task, it’s easy to get carried away and install too many unnecessary features. Every plugin adds overhead to the core WordPress installation, and things can easily slow to a crawl unless you practice moderation. If you’re experiencing this slowdown, start by deactivating any plugin which isn’t strictly necessary for the correct operation of your site.

If deactivating a particular plugin noticeably speeds up your site, then ask yourself whether you truly need the functionality it provides. If not, consider uninstalling it completely. This is a better solution than simply deactivating an unwanted plugin, as it will also tidy up any unused database fields, boosting overall system speed.

Find the Poor Performers

However, if your site is still unacceptably slow even when the plugin collection is cut back to the essentials, then you may need to find out which particular plugins are having the worst effect. This can be done with a handy tool, which is itself a plugin. This free software is called the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler), and it can be found in the standard WordPress plugin directory.

Once installed, the P3 plugin will assess the running speed of all the other plugins contained within your WordPress site, and present the results in an easily deciphered graph. If one particular plugin seems to be causing problems, you could try upgrading to the latest version, which hopefully may perform better; you might even consider looking for an alternative which fulfills the same role but with greater speed.

With close to 50,000 individual plugins available, it’s easy to extend WordPress in almost any direction. As the installation becomes more complex, however, performance problems can quickly arise. Few people enjoy battling a slow website, so you owe it to your visitors to ensure your plugins all work well together. Don’t destroy the user experience and wind up losing traffic to your competitors.