I get asked A LOT about my website. Now, as a professional speaker, I want to speak. But I have a soft heart and like helping people. And lately, I have found myself being contacted to build websites for people just like you. It’s not that you can’t do this yourself, it’s just that I’ve learned a lot over the past several years and I can help you get up and running quickly. My model: build your website and then turn the keys over to the you. I do not want to be a web master!
If you want to try to create a web site yourself, here are the links I send my clients to. Full disclosure: these are affiliate links (that means if you click on them and make a purchases, I get a little money. This is so the companies don’t have to advertise, they utilize affiliates like me to promote their products. Whether you choose to use the affiliate links or not is up to you.)
Right now, I use Host Gator‘s Baby Plan. I pay less than $11 a month. With the Baby Plan, you can have unlimited domains and e-mail addresses.
Several years ago, Chris Brogan turned me onto Genesis Framework. It is a premium WordPress platform which you build an entire website on (it’s not just for blogging!). Genesis Framework is part of the StudioPress umbrella. The best way I can describe this is that Genesis Framework is the car and then you purchase themes (the color of the car and options). Themes lie on top of the framework. I recommend you go to my StudioPress link; click on SHOP FOR THEMES; under Filter Themes choose Mobile Responsive under Theme Features; and then find a theme you like. When you click on the theme you like, you can purchase both the Genesis Framework and the theme at one price.
A must have plugin
I highly recommend Backup Buddy. This plugin will automatically backs up your website (database AND full web site) once you have it set up.
If this seems too much for you
You can always reach out to me and pay me to get you started. I charge $50 an hour for this. Typically, it takes me about four hours to get you up and running (includes a phone consultation). Note: YOU have to create the copy for your website.
The choice is yours.