I’m going to cruise through these steps because I am not a website design guy. I can do it, adequately, via WordPress, and I will even do it for you for a small fee, but it is not my specialty.
As I said in my first blog post, I DO NOT have technical expertise, but I will say that I used the following services to build a site:
I used GoDaddy.com to purchase a domain. Also, I used WhoIs.com, which they also own, to search around for a domain name that was available, and worked for what I wanted to write about. This one just takes a little time and a little imagination. (It was about $12.00, renewable yearly)
I used HostGator.com to host the site, it’s a really good price with really good features. (About $8.00, renewable monthly)
I used WordPress as a design platform. It’s super-user-friendly, and has a ton of free template alternatives.
!!!NOTE!!! You can easily use WordPress for a free domain and hosting service, but your blog would then have an address like “example.wordpress.com,” and I just don’t like it.
I used my Mac’s word processor and Pixlr.com to slap together a banner graphic. Pixlr is great, like a dumbed-down free Photoshop.
The whole process took me less than 3 hours, once I had picked a domain name, but I have to admit that I have used the same steps several times before for other websites, and the first time it took me about 8 hours. I used these videos to walk me through it. Props to that guy.
Two steps down, four to go, fingers crossed!
At this point my new Blog looks like this:
Congratulations to me on the birth of GreenUrb.com It’s a blog!
Total Time Spent: 4-10 Hours
Total revenue: -$20.00