WordPress is free, but that doesn’t mean you won’t spend money building your website. Web hosting, commercial themes, and plugins all cost money. Like any serious business endeavor, your website needs a formal budget. This lesson gives you the information you need to create your budget, along with a sample spreadsheet.
What’s the point of your website? Without a clearly defined purpose there’s little chance that your site will ever be an effective tool for marketing your business or recruiting new customers. In this lesson you’ll identify the reason for your site’s existence and develop a plan for creating a site that meets your needs.
Once you have your domain name squared away you’ll need a hosting account for your website. This lesson explains your options and provides some guidance on finding the best web host for your WordPress website.
Your domain name is your permanent address on the web. Before you can even think about building your business website, you’ll need a good domain name. This lesson guides you through the process of finding a domain name that’s right for your business.