It's something you
have to take a bit of time to learn and it helps if you are computer
literate, but it's totally learnable and nowhere near as time or effort
consuming as was any of my uni degrees.
How to Make a Website - Building
It used to be that you had to learn HTML and stare at a code while
writing - not anymore. Since we now have the WYSIWYG (what you see is
what you get) website designing programs, you don't have to work in the
It's a great step forward - you write on the page while you see it
exactly the way it will finally turn up online. An ever-popular WYSIWYG
program is Dreamweaver,
however it costs you money.
You can now get FREE ones that work just as good, such as Coffee
and others. Personally
I use Kompozer and it's great. It is
what I used to build this whole website and all my other websites so it
should be good enough for
You still need to learn HTML, but you don't have to start with it. You
can learn it in the process as you are working on your pages. The
WYSIWYG editors have different page views, so you can swap between the
design and the HTML source view, and see exactly what's in the
background, in the HTML code of your pages.
This is handy - and necessary - to fix various problems that come up.
If there is anything that doesn't work properly in the design view,
it's always fixable in the HTML code. It's the code that has got
stuffed if things don't work or show properly. But there is no big
hurry with the HTML, you learn it over the time.
One more thing you need is a template, so that all your pages look the
same when it comes to the design, and you don't need to do the design
over and over again for every page - instead you open the template that
is saved on your computer each time you start a new page, and save it
with the name of the new page, then work on it.
Templates most often cost you a bit of money, you can Google them and
buy them online, they cost about $50-100 in average.
HTML, templates and WYSIWYG programs too much for you?
good news is, you can STILL build a website!
SBI makes it really simple by their block builder which doesn't
any knowledge at all! You don't even need to be computer savvy!
If you can write a
document or an
email, you will easily learn how to make a website with
only a website -
a money making website! Yes, SBI takes you by
the hand and teaches you step by step how to make a wesbite, gain
traffic, and finally make money (read
more on the page of Making a
How to Make a Website - Getting It Online
Back to the Template
With your template you can build your pages offline. Then you have to
get it all 'live'.
First, you need to register a domain name (and as a rule, a lot of the
names are taken!).
Secondy, you need some space on the net for your website, so you need a
host that gives you that space by hosting your website on the world
There are cheap and even some free hosts if you want to make a personal
or hobby website that doesn't gain any big traffic or earn any money.
A word of warning about the free ones - as they don't get any of your
money you cannot really blame them for stopping hosting you at any
but you may loose your work if they do so.
If you pay at least $10 a year such as with 'Go Daddy'
or the Australian 'Crazy Domains', at
least you know they have to take some responsibility as they are
getting some of your money.
However, none of them gives you any assistance with how to make a
website, how to gain
traffic, how to make money - they only host your site,
that's all. No traffic =
* it hosts your site
- no other
host needed, and in fact, nothing
else needed - it's ALL inclusive - very handy for a beginner
* it registers your domain
safely and securely, and also teaches you
how to make sure you are legal and don't breach any copyright or
trademark laws when deciding on your domain name
* it teaches you how to
make a website
from the scratch. You can be a
total dummy - no skills needed at all. If you can write an
can build a website with SBI. (You start with block builder and if you
want, you can later move on to HTML as you learn)
* it teaches you how to
- an essential step to make
money. No traffic = no money. You need a lot of people to visit your
to earn money.
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