Build a Website Basics


The most obvious way to make money working from home and to be able to manage your own time is setting up a home based internet business. This sounds complicated and expensive. But it really doesn’t need to be.

In order to make money online, there is one key thing that is essential. A website.

When the internet first started to emerge,  you had to have an in depth knowledge of coding and creative design in order to create a website, and they were clunky and ugly and really text heavy. Yes I do remember this. Since then, the internet has transformed and houses some amazing websites, with fantastic functionality and an uber slick looks. But to keep up with this, ‘packages’  have emerged that allow you to capitalise on some of this and take part in the action. Now you can build one of these beautiful websites yourself, and use it to start your business. And to do so REALLY simply.


build a website basicsWhat do you need to set up a website?

Hosting and a domain: You need somewhere for this website to ‘sit’ so that it can be viewed across the internet (hosting) and then you need to give your website a name: (this is the domain)

A site builder: or a CMS system, which can be bought off the shelf, such a wordpress. There’s more about this below.

An idea: Think about something you are passionate about or interested in, to build your business around. At this stage it just has to be an idea. you can build a business out of anything online.


Site Builders

wordpress logoNow there are many website building platforms out there varying in difficulty to use. Most notably, these include, Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. WordPress is the most well known by far, and the most widely used. There is a reason for this. It’s so straightforward to set up and so easy to manage that you can have your own slick looking website in a matter of minutes. Here are some of WordPress special features that you can get if you build a website through the Wealthy Affiliate platform (a solid platform for building sites)

  • You can have a working website ready to go within 30 seconds
  • There is no need for you to know how to code or design anything
  • There are 2400 different designs to choose from
  • Loads of different features and add ons
  • 24/7 support to help with any queries should you get stuck
  • Training and tutorials to help you learn how to do all of this


Considerations when building a website

When building a website there are things you need to think about in order to ensure that your website performs to its absolute best. And these are all things the main search engine, Google, factor in to determining where they position your site in their listings.

  1. First and foremost it’s about quality relevant content
  2. Your pages must load quickly otherwise you risk losing visitors
  3. Your site is easy and logical to navigate
  4. It looks the part, professional and well maintained
  5. Is easy to update, using a content management system

So how can you get in on the action and create one of these websites yourself which meets all this criteria, and will rank highly on Google and is easy to set up? I suggest you choose WordPress for the reasons above


Build your own wordpress site NOW – for FREE

Have a play around and see just how simple it is to build a website on WordPress for Free through the Wealthy Affiliate program

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If you have any questions or need any help trying out your free website, please just let me know. Enjoy!

25 thoughts on “Build a Website Basics

  1. Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Ruth,
    This is a great guide you’ve laid out, building a website is definitely easy now compared to several years back. I remember vaguely how hard and expensive it was to create a website back then not to mention time-consuming.

    We had to learn coding and some people even take website making classes but that was too much for me so I hired a web developer instead. And believe it or not, that costed me $2,000 because of all those time and codes.

    Building a website now is much simpler and I would advise anyone to have a go at it, its fun and very rewarding too to start a business.

    • Ruth says:

      Sounds about right! $2000 for a website. It did use to be such a minefield of technical knowledge and words that sounded impossible to understand. I remember sitting with a developer once in my previous job in a marketing agency and he was explaining html to me. It sounded like something I would NEVER understand. But these days you don’t have to. Thanks for your comments.

  2. Alblue says:

    Hello there. I like the idea of having a website as a basis for home-based internet business.

    It is nice to know that there is an easy way to build a website without the need of coding, and it looks legit too. I will check it for myself.

    Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  3. Benjamin says:


    I think your article makes sense and I agree that having a website will put you into the best position for success with your online business.

    Is WordPress really that good. I heard there is a common error that occurs with the visual editor.

    Any truth behind that matter?



    • Ruth says:

      I have never personally experienced any errors, only one where the menu function was a bit off but that only lasted for a few days and wordpress released an update. There are other similar CMS site builders such as Joomla and drupal, but they are alot more complicated and require a little knowledge of coding and more patience, so I would whole heartedly recommend WordPress to Build a website over those. I hope that helps.

  4. Neil says:

    I have been wanting to build a website for ages, so I Thank You for the basics to building a site 🙂

    I have heard Awesome things about WordPress before, and I now see why bloggers rate the platform so highly.

    Thanks for the free website builder and I’ll definitely be using siterubix.


  5. Linda Fosse says:

    Hi, and congratulations with your website!

    You have done a tremendous job here!

    I don’t know much about websites so this is really interesting. Building a website sounds like hard work but according to your article it can be done really simply. I would never thought that possible. I am going to test out the site rubix recommendation. So thanks

    • Ruth Maisey says:

      This is just where you need to be to build a website. If you go to the bottom of the page you can build your own website so simply there and there is some training to get you started. Good luck!

  6. Tasos Perte Tzortzis says:

    Hello there Ruth , interesting article.Indeed , without a website I can not predict high levels of online success.Without it you can not promote your offers and build trust around an audience.

    Of the 3 important factors you mentioned I highlight the “Idea” as the most critical.

    I use WordPress and built my website with the SiteRubix builder , in minutes.It was very easy to setup.

    Your recommendation on Wealthy Affiliate gets my vote.I am member of their community and I can only express positive things.I got all the help I needed and that is very important.When you are new to websites and online businesses you need help from others that are experienced.Hopefully WA got me in the right way.


    • Ruth Maisey says:

      Oh Fantastic! Great to meet another entrepreneur. I am glad you found wealthy affiliate, its brilliant isn’t it! I wish I could communicate how good it is. Good luck to you!

  7. Simone says:

    I have been wanting to start a business from home and a friend suggested a website. This made me nervous because it seems very overwhelming as I am not techy at all.

    However, after doing some research into it, it looks like you don’t have to be all that tech savvy. You have made starting a website sound so simple.

    If I make a website through siterubix at the bottom of this article, is it really completely free? Or is it just the first month or something like that?

    • Ruth Maisey says:

      No it’s completely free. In fact you can have two completely free! And this is forever. You can run it off the siterubix platform (which means it will have a siterubix end to the url) or you can convert it to your own domain (or website name) as and when you like.

      Have a play around and see what you think!

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