How to Add a WordPress Website to Godaddy and Register a Domain for SSL
Many of you may be familiar with the term “affiliate marketing”, perhaps because you’ve seen it pop up in ads on social media or on websites when there is a product being promoted. You visit a website, make an enquiry, and then the owner of the website rewards you for bringing traffic to their site. The major difference between traditional affiliate marketing and web hosting as affiliate marketing is that with the latter, you don’t just get commission for generating sales, but you also get paid to build the website.
In the old days of web design, people would hire web designers to build them a custom-designed website. These days, you can build a reasonably attractive website (with WordPress being the most popular content management system out there) with free tools like WORDPRESS or Joomla! and then use a quality content management system like CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) to keep track of your website’s visitors and engage with them via email.
The major advantage of using CRM is that it allows you to set up automated email campaigns that can be sent to specific groups of people based on their profile. You can use the tool to create different email campaigns, such as a welcome email, a sale notification, and a reminder of your offer, and then measure the success of each campaign. As a marketer, you’ll be able to find the right balance between push and pull modes to make sure you’re engaging with your audience and driving more qualified leads to your company’s website.
Step one: Get a free domain
It’s no secret that having a quality domain name is beneficial for any website. Many marketers think that having a.com domain name is the best way to go and will encourage people to click on your website over other brands. To get a.com domain name, you’ll need to visit this website and enter some basic information about your business.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll assume that you’re starting a weight loss business and that your name is Adam. You’ll need to enter your full legal name, the name of your company, your email address, and a contact phone number.
After you’ve provided all these details, you’ll be presented with a voucher code. Copy the code and then visit this page to create a new account.
Step two: Set up your WordPress
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be presented with a screen where you can choose a hosting plan. You can opt for the basic option which costs just $2.95 per month, or you can go for the pro plan which costs just $5.45 per month.
The advantage of opting for the basic plan is that it gives you a free domain name and you don’t have to worry about upgrading your hosting package later.
You’ll then be dropped to a fresh WordPress dashboard where you can set up your blog. If you’re new to WordPress, the best guide is probably this one from WOHUB. Once you’ve set up your WordPress blog, you can download a free WordPress press package from the WordPress directory to have a professional looking blog without the hassle of having to build it yourself. Alternatively, you can use a free blogging tool like Blogger, which is owned by Google, or one of the many other popular platforms like TYPO3, which was originally designed for print newspapers but can also be used for creating websites. The choice is yours!
Step three: Install WordPress plugins
Now that you’ve got a WordPress blog set up, you can start to install WordPress plugins that will enhance your blogging experience.
One of the most popular plugins is Akismet. This free tool protects your blog from spam by creating a CAPTCHA that must be answered correctly before a comment can be posted on your site. This is a great tool if you’re getting a lot of spam on your blog because it will keep the spammers at bay while giving you the opportunity to manually approve any comments that are not spam. The disadvantage is that it can slow down your site’s commenting process because you’ll have to visit this page and input the CAPTCHA every time you want to publish a new article.
Step four: Choose a good domain name
Choosing the right domain name for your website is an important decision and one that you’ll have to think about for a while before you make a decision. Let’s assume that you want to create a weight loss blog and that your chosen domain name is loseit.com. From a marketing point of view, you’ll be able to see that loseit.com is a fantastic choice. The reason being that it’s short and simple but also has the potential to be a memorable brand name. If someone were to type in “loseit.com” into the Google search bar, you’d get a ton of hits because many people know about the power of Google search.
In order to find the right domain name, you’ll need to think about what makes your product or service unique. If you sell organic food, then you might want to check out these top-notch organic food domain names. If your product is all about wine, then you could opt for a name like wine-lovers.com.
Step five: Customise the look of your site
Once you’ve chosen a good domain name, you can start to customise the appearance of your site. To do this, visit this page and copy the web address that’s displayed there. Then, visit the appearance settings page of your WordPress dashboard and enter the address that you just copied into the ‘Enter new address’ field.
From this point onwards, the process is the same as configuring any other new WordPress website. You can either choose to have a professional-looking site or you can opt for a more simplistic look. You can add more pages for visitors to discover more about your product or service, implement SEO to have more organic traffic to your site, and integrate products from third-party vendors like WooCommerce, Marketo, and HubSpot to have a fully functioning e-commerce store.
Step six: Use keywords in your articles
In the previous step, you decided on a name for your site and added it to the “site name” field of your dashboard. Now, you can start to use this name in your articles. To do this, visit this page, enter some keywords into the “What are these keywords?” field, and then click on the “Get Plugin” button. The plugin will pull up a list of high-ranking keywords for your chosen domain and display them in the dashboard.
While it’s important to find the right keywords, it’s also important not to make the mistake of creating articles that are filled with keywords. You want to ensure that your articles are naturally filled with these keywords so that when someone is reading your content, they will automatically think of your product or service (and maybe even buy it!). Create an editorial calendar for your blog and stick to it so that you don’t end up with content that’s just been thrown together in a hurry. Your blog’s content should serve as an extension of your brand’s identity and message.
Step seven: Start using social media
You can also use social media to further spread the word about your brand. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this is to simply follow the guidelines that your favourite social media platforms provide. If you’re new to social media, then take it easy and simply follow a few high-profile accounts on Twitter or LinkedIn to get started. You can also check out these top digital marketing blogs to get the scoop on what’s trending in the industry. If you want to do some exploring on your own, Twitter is a great place to start.
Once you’re active on social media, the sky is the limit as to what you can do. You can start to build a following and then use this audience to promote your brand. If you’ve got a YouTube account, you can create a branded channel and use the platform’s advanced features to engage with and persuade your audience. If you ever wanted to try your hand at podcasting, you can use a tool like Blubrry, which provides all the equipment and software you need to get started (including a high-quality microphone!).
Step eight: Measure the success of your blog
Last but not least, we have measurement. Once you’ve been blogging for a while and gained a decent amount of traffic, you’ll have a good idea of how much engagement your blog is getting. To find out how successful you’re proving to be as a brand ambassador, visit this page on your dashboard and enter the URL of your blog. Then, click on the ‘Measurements’ tab and you’ll see the stats on your blog’s engagement.