WordPress is an awesome CMS (content management system) that works for any type of website you can think of.
There are various ways in which you can create your own business website using WordPress. You can go the DIY route by doing it yourself, you can hire a web developer (costly), or you can use a free niche site builder like SiteRubix.
WordPress is so easy to set-up, I won’t even go into the details of hiring a web developer. Nowadays, there is no need to unless you need something custom made.
I will explain how to create a business website using WordPress using the DIY method and an even easier method that requires no technical knowledge whatsoever.
How to Create a Business Website Using WordPress Step-By-Step
First, here’s a brief description of WordPress from their own website:
WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
WordPress is Free to Use
One of the things that make WordPress so popular is the fact that it is free to use. All you have to do is download the software from WordPress.org and install it on your web server.
It is Open Source Software
Another great benefit is that WordPress is open source software. What this means is that you have the right to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. (1)
Create a Mobile-Ready Website
Having a mobile-ready website is no longer a luxury, it is a requirement if you want your website to rank well in the search engines. 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind. (2)
WordPress is mobile-ready and there are tons of free mobile-ready themes (designs) to choose from.
WordPress is User-Friendly
If you can use word processing software like Microsoft Word, then you can easily create and edit pages within your website.
Grow Your Website as Large as You Like
WordPress is scalable. That means it is ready to grow when you are. Whether your website remains small or grows to thousands of pages, WordPress can handle it.
Tons of Support
There is a huge WordPress community so if there is anytime that you are stuck or if you want to learn how to do a particular thing with your website, there is plenty of documentation and help to show you how.
Now that you know a bit more about WordPress, let’s get into how to create your own business website.
Step 1: Buy Your Domain Name
The first step is to buy your own domain name. You can do this by typing in the name you want at a domain registrar such as NameCheap to see if it is available.
I have used NameCheap for years without any issues. It is simple to use and all of your domain names are in one place.
Step 2: Obtain Web Hosting for Your Website
You will need someplace for your website to live. This is done through a web hosting service. There are tons of them online and people will recommend their favorite service.
I have used HostGator for a number of years. Like NameCheap, I have not had any issues.
When you find a web hosting provider that you like, select the hosting plan that will suit your needs.
For most business websites, a basic plan should suffice. You often have the option to pay monthly or pay for one year up front.
As you go through the sign-up process, the hosting provider should ask if you have your own domain name. Type in the domain you already bought and it will be connected to your hosting account.
Step 3: Install WordPress Using One-Click Install
Almost all web hosting providers (Linux based) have the option to install WordPress using a one-click installation feature inside of your web admin area (Cpanel).
HostGator offers this feature which you can find in your admin area. The image below is what it should look like:
All you would need to do is click on “WordPress Installer” and follow the prompts. Your website should be set up within minutes.
Your Website is Up, Now What?
Once you have your new WordPress website up, it is time to customize your business website. The first thing you’ll likely want to do is select a theme.
A WordPress theme is the design of your website. There are tons of free business themes to choose from. Inside of your WordPress admin area, you can click on “Appearance” -> “Themes” and click on the “Add New” button at the top.
You will then see a variety of free themes to choose from. Most are mobile-ready and look very professional.
If there is a specific theme that you’ve purchased, you can click on the “Upload Theme” button to upload and install a theme of your choice.
Bypass All of the Technical Stuff and Get Your Free Business Website Now
If all of the above has sent your head spinning or you simply do not have the time or the desire to learn the ins-and-outs of how to install WordPress, I suggest getting your free WordPress website from SiteRubix.
SiteRubix is a free website builder that uses WordPress. You can have your own business website up and running in under 30 seconds with zero technical know-how.
You can still connect your own domain name to your new SiteRubix website. It is simple to do once you are inside the admin area. You also have the option to buy your domain within SiteRubix.
Once you’ve created your website, you also have free access to internet marketing training with Wealthy Affiliate.
This is essential if you want to learn how to attract visitors to your website (more on that below.)
What About Web Traffic? You Need Visitors to Your Business Website
Having your own business website using WordPress is the first step to marketing your business. However, what is a website without visitors?
Attracting targeted website visitors is the key to increasing sales. One way to do this is by utilizing a blog.
Since you have chosen WordPress for your business website, you have the ability to blog already built in.
Blogging is essential for attracting free web traffic. There is a blogging strategy that I use myself that involves:
- Keyword research
- Writing helpful and informative content
- Writing content that converts visitors into sales
I increased my blogging knowledge inside of the Wealthy Affiliate training center.
There was a lot to learn to help grow my online business and I will always be grateful to the Wealthy Affiliate service and community for everything I have learned so far.
It is never too late to begin learning how to improve and grow your online business. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to start to learn all about internet marketing.
I hope this article has helped you to understand how quick and easy it is to learn how to create a business website using WordPress.
It is all much easier than it was years ago. There is no need to outsource the work to a web developer which keeps it low-cost.
You also keep all of the control in your own hands. Best of luck in your online business. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below or click here to learn how Wealthy Affiliate works.