Start A Website

how to

start a website

Your customers are looking for you online. Make it easy for them to find you.

Not sure where to begin to start a website?

I can relate. 11 years ago I left my job to start an online e-commerce business.

I get asked all the time, "How did you get started?"

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Domain & Hosting

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1. domain name and hosting

Choosing a domain name is an important step in the process. Begin by checking to see if your preferred domain name is available.

Enter a domain name below and click on 'Check Availability' to get started:

Or when you search at Bluehost it will look something like this:

Once you find a domain name that is available, you will create an account:


In order for your web address to display content, you will need to purchase a hosting plan. This is where you rent space for your website files to reside.

Bluehost is the only hosting service officially recommended by WordPress. They have some great prices on hosting, plus if you sign up through this page, you’ll get a special offer of shared hosting at $5.95/month for 36 months, as well as a free domain name for a year!

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Once you are all signed up and are able to log into your Bluehost hosting account, you can get started installing WordPress. Bluehost makes this step easy. In your cPanel, find the “MOJO Marketplace” section and choose the “One-Click Installs” button. Click on the WordPress icon.

This will open the installation window. Click on the green “Start” button that will start the WordPress installation process.

Next, you will be asked what domain you want to install it on. Click your domain or choose to set things up on a temporary domain.

On the next page, leave the default options and click complete. Once installed, you will receive an installation complete page and the login URL for your site as well as a password.

Congratulations, you are ready to start building your site!


With WordPress, you don't need to know how to code to build a great website. To get started, login to your WordPress dashboard with your username and password here (be sure to change "" to your domain name):

From here, you can control everything to do with your WordPress site: create pages, write posts, and change the appearance.

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