Many of the money making tutorials on this website requires you to have a website of some sort to start off.
There are two ways to have your own website. The first way is to sign up with a service that lets people manage websites such as blog websites like blogger.
The second way is by creating and hosting your own. We will talk about this second method through out this tutorial.
There are pros and cons for both, and the biggest pros of owning your own website is control. You can do whatever you like with your website because you own everything about it.
The down side is that you will need to spend some money and time on it.
In this article we will talk about how to set up your own website to begin to start making money.
To create a website, you need to have a domain name, a website host, some articles, or content, a website design, someone to convert the design to code.
A domain name is the name you type on your browser, such as http://mydomain.com.
Your domain name is like your house address for your website on the internet. If you are serious about owning a website for making web money, you should get a domain name right now.
There are many places where you can get a domain name - there is godaddy.com, namecheap.com, and the rest.
Name cheap is one of the easiest to use. If you have no domain yet, you should get a domain name. right now.
Price: $4.99 to $10.69 a year
You now have a domain name. The next logical step is to have a web design.
A lot of people confuse web designers from programers/coders so I will take time to disscuss the differences in a manner easy to understand.
A proper web design is made by an artist. A web designer is an artist who will design your website, make the graphics and do the layout.
A web programmer or a website coder is someone who works to convert the design to work into webpages for the internet.
While a web programmer can definatly design your webpages, you should remember that programming and designing are two very distinct fields.
Often, letting your programmer do the design is just as rediculous as letting your accountant design the office floor plan.
In this step, you will want to get a web design from an artist speciallizing in designing web pages.
Prices may varry from $350 to over $10,000 depending on the experience of your designer, the work involved. Typically, $800 is a good starting price.
Price: $350 to $10,000 and up
The heart and soul of any website is the content. Having good articles is the secret of having people come back for more.
You can write your own articles or hire someone to write articles for you.
Whether you will write your own articles or have someone write your articles for you, make sure that your content is something that people will value.
Your articles must be unique. Never plagiarize!
It is also good to remember that each article on your website can potentially earn you webmoney indefinitely. Write once, earn all the time.
Price: Varies, $15 an article to $500 a month
If your domain name can be seen as your address, your website host can be seen as the actual plot of land where your house will stand on.
You can also think of a website host as your hard disk on the web where you can upload your website.
The best out there is webfaction. They are not the cheapest, but they are very reliable and they have pretty much a complete feature set that you and your coders can use.
Price: $2.95 to $9.50 a month
When you have everything you need, you will nowneed to have it all put together.
A competent web programmer can put your website up and running in no time. Prices varries depending on how experienced or how involved you want your website to be.
You can hire programmers at odesk or elance.
Web programmers can charge you hourly or on a project basis.
A good website programmer will typically not charge less than $12 an hour. On odesk, a fair price will usually be between $20 to $25 an hour or more depending on experience and skill level.
Price: $12 an hour to $25 and hour and up at odesk
Now that you have a website up and running, you will want to promote it. The basics involes telling search engines and letting people know.
Read the article Promote a new website for some detailed instrutions.
Finally, you want to make money from your website. There are many ways to earn webmoney from your website. You can pick the best one for you.
To help you get started, here are some good articles on how to do just that.
Always remember that makig money on the web requires dedication and work. In life, if you stick to your goals, you will be rewarded!