2. How To Design Your Website

Dear Thinette

With a topic and niche of your interests you will find a way How To Design Your Website. At the same time you will be able to help others. It can be a perfect combination, your interest and a solution for your client’s problem.

How to find your calling and in addition, fulfil your dreams, is the beginning of a wonderful journey, my dear.

 

How To Design My Website

What energizes you, excites you, makes you feel good, and you want to talk about it the whole day?  Finding your interest and best of all, how can you solve a problem to help people?

You know what is your heart, just find what you love and be happy to do all day everyday. Find you calling first.

Don’t think of how you are going to make money. There is always a way to turn any topic, into a business.

 

According to Mel Robbins you should find what energizes you. What motivates you to get up and take action.

You should base your future on what feels right inside. From all the interests you have, what is it, you would want to do everyday, and never get tired of it.

 

Is there something that stands out. Is it giving other people hope, write a book to teach them something, develop a course to better their lives. Be a light in their dark,  and at the same time fulfil your dream.

 

What is Needed

When I Design My Website

Previously we talked about having your own Internet Home business and discussed affiliate marketing as the option, my dear.

It could be a way to combine the two, find a way to make money and simultaneously help people.

 

This letter is dedicated to the novice under us, how to build your own website with a money making topic.

It will explain the different components of a website, from choosing a niche or topic to the footer bar and why it is necessary.

 

Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy. It is free to join, and get ten training lessons, to develop 2 websites free.

 

Now that you have a better understanding of what Affiliate marketing is, it is time to, give attention to your website.

 

Let us create a killer website to impress the world.

Becoming successful you will rub shoulders with the best, my dear.

 

What do you already Know

 

Let us see what you already know from the previous post.

 

  • You know what Affiliate marketing is

 

  • What do I get when I join Wealthy Affiliate for free

 

  • Know the basics of Website building

 

  • What is SEO

 

  • How do you earn your money

 

  • The Right Mindset

 

I think it is time we should fill in the body of your website.

Here is a list of what is needed for your site.

The process of building a website, and then a brief description of what each component is.

 

Building Process 

 

 

  • Choose a describing Domain name

 

  • Buy the Domain and register with a Hosting company

 

  • Install WordPress to be able to write blogs

 

  • Choose your Theme and design your website

 

  • Add your About page and Contact page

 

  • Privacy Policy page

 

  • Activate the Comments section

 

  • Add some widgets

 

  • Organise your menu and set up a navigation system

 

How To Select My Own Website

My Niche or Topic

 

The next step is to find your Niche. A topic you are going to write your blog posts about.

Every website has a topic and that is the Niche. Narrowing the topic down to a small section in a specific market.

Find a way to serve the needs of what people are searching on the web.

 

My Appearance

 

How To Create My Own Website, Different types of themes for your website

This will be the appearance and framework of your website.

A theme organises the face of your site, it is called a template. Heading or the name of your site will be placed at the top. There is excellent training from Marion Black on many of these subjects.

The posts and all the advertisements with pictures and links have a specific space in the centre of the template with sidebars.

The picture shows examples of a few templates

 

 

Mobile Responsive Theme

 

More and more people are using their phones to do their surfing on the Net, and do the verbal asking technique.

You have to make sure that your theme has the setting and ability to accommodate Mobile viewers.

The downloading speed is very important.

 

What is Web Hosting 

 

Website Host is a company that has the technology and service needed to keep your website and domain name safe and secure.

List it in a memory bank to be found during any search and then be displayed on your screen.

 

 

What is a Domain

 

A domain is your address on the Internet, you URL. Your Virtual Real Estate, your piece in the sky.

You buy that specific space in cyber on the Internet from your host. That is your key to unlock your website.

You are the owner and can develop it, just like in real life.

 

 

What is WordPress

 

WordPress is the writing pad of your blog and is free to use.

About 30 % of all blogs on Google are using WordPress. It is a very easy and versatile platform and easy to navigate.

 

 

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When you write an article, highlight your headings, post pictures and space the content, you have developed your little space.

 

 

With the push of a button WordPress makes it possible to publish your content on the Internet.

It exempts you from many technical processes and is done automatically via the design.

 

 

My ‘About’ Page

 

This page is used to tell your visitors a solution to a problem.  How can they benefit from it and where to go from here.

 

Then tell them who you are and a bit about your background.

No need to tell all the detail, but a brief history with a little story is good.

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The Contact Page

 

To make your website trustworthy and legitimate, it is a must to have a page where people can contact you via email if they need to.

Encourage people to talk about your site and information.

 

This is one of the widgets you install that does the job for you with the push of a button.

 

 

Privacy Policy Page

 

This is necessary and an indemnity to safeguard everybody.

Almost every site needs a Privacy Policy. It is exactly what is says.

If you have a page where you collect the email of people you should tell them and promise not to misuse the information.

 

If you get a commission from goods sold on your page, your visitor should know.

This information is on pages and displayed normally in the footer bar of your site. It is out the way but there for anybody who wants to read it.

 

 

What is a Blog Post

 

How To Create My Own Website, Woman-sitting-at-a-desk-writing-an-article-A blog post is an interesting article you write, that appears on your Website as information on the topic of your niche.

 

This is contents, the owner wants the visitors to read, and is called a blog.

A post, a blog post or an article, all the same thing. It is recommended to have a new article every week, most importantly, to be consistent.

 

On your web page, there should be different plugins, links, social media buttons and more.

All at your disposal in WordPress, simplified for easier use. The training lessons in Wealthy Affiliate teach you how to do it.

 

 

What is a Widget

 

A widget is a mini-program that runs in your mobile or computer.

Part of its function is to display some information and help with the execution thereof.

 

A Weather widget is an example, you normally install it on your website on phone and then activate it.

It will give you daily updates of raining possibilities, winds, temperature etc of the weather in your area.

 

When people read your blog until the end there is a button or an arrow to push, as a result, it will take you back to the top of the page.

This button takes you immediately to the top again, that is a widget you can install as well.

 

There are widgets, for example, is to enhance the speed of your site for mobile phones, set up the social links and more. In short, it enhances the usability of your website

WordPress has a whole library full, and you can access and install it from the back office of your website.

Wise not to download too many, for instance, it has an influence on the download speed of your site.

 

 

Navigation

 

It normally is found on top of your page, just under the heading for instance.

 

Every website has a menu. When you click on a subject it will guide you to the page, telling your visitor what you have on offer.

It makes it easy to navigate and find articles they want to read under different subjects.

 

Scroll back to the top of this page and play around on the menu above. It will get clear how to navigate and find information.

 

This gets organised under Appearances in the side menu of the back office in WordPress.

The less complicated it is, the better it is to navigate your site. It is good to make use of drop-down menus under each section, to specify where to find what.

All in the training lessons of WA.

 

 

What is Internet Traffic

How To Design My Website

 

Internet traffic is the flow of information when searches are conducted.

From the websites to the searcher via search engines. Popular sites with good content get more traffic., are busier and as a result, makes more money.

 

 

Comment Section

 

When people visit your site they will want to comment on the content in your article or ask a question.

Therefore, you have to activate that section in WordPress. A box then appears at the bottom of your post for them to talk to you in writing.

It is just polite to reply to every comment you get.

 

Conclusion

Now you know more about the design of a website than most, my dear.

Success goes hand in hand with enthusiasm, although it is not always easy.

Never be discouraged, instead, always be excited to see what brings each day.

Obstacles when designing your website, are there as a challenge to grow. Overcome it, how tricky it might be!

 

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Achieving your goal is to find a topic of interest, and best of all, design a successful money-making website.

Do some extensive research and training to learn as much as you can.

To be persistent is important, but to be a success comes with consistency, determination and dedication.

 

A High Five To Your Success, My Dear!

Your loving Gran

Stella

Stella

Inspire, Motivate and Empower the Next Generation

 

3 Comments on “2. How To Design Your Website”

  1. Hi Stella, I enjoyed reading your letter.

    The concepts and terms used in the process of creating a new website can be daunting and baffling to those who haven’t done it before, but once you get your head around the concepts it’s quite easy.

    You are right that to excel at anything in life we have to train ourselves and once we do we can have a much better stab at doing it for ourselves.

    Thanks for laying all of this out in an understandable fashion for us. I’m sure it will help everyone who reads it and those who choose to take it on will have success with your help.

    Dave

    1. Dave this is really for the novice, the basic concept. I was thinking back when I started.
      You are in a maze with no exit. Everbody accept you know something which is not the case, therefore I felt the need to do it this way, and at the hand of simple examples too.
      I can tell you there is a need for a comprehensive abbreviation list for beginners. Most of the time we do not know what the terms used means, eg. PPC, CTA, and many more. It takes time to try and figure it out hahaha!
      Thank you for your valuable comment, I appreciate it!
      Stella

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