WordPress Setup

Quick Start Guide: Get a WordPress Site

This is a resource for people wanting to start a WordPress Site in a fast and easy way. This is the tactical side of digital marketing. You need a website that is robust and can handle a variety of needs.

Website Stack (Website Setup)

To have a strong Digital Marketing Plan you need to have a website with a decent stack. This build will get you a website in a short time and will set you up for a fast-running website.

1. Register a Domain

Pick a domain that is easy to remember, sounds or look like a topic you are interested in, and is clear.

There are so many options take your time. Once you have the domain you need hosting for your website. We suggest picking up a hosting plan that will also install WordPress for you.


2. Setup Hosting – WordPress Managed Hosting

This setup will save you the time and hassle of having to install WordPress and then keep the site updated. These hosting plans are set up and optimized for WordPress sites.

WordPress

WordPress Basic

$9.99 / per month

A great way to get started.

  • 1 website
  • 30 GB storage
  • Ideal for up to 25,000 visits per month
  • Website backup protection with 1-click restore
  • Automatic daily malware scans
WordPress

WordPress Deluxe

$14.99 / per month

Get more visitors with an SEO wizard.

  • 1 website
  • 75 GB storage
  • Ideal for up to 100,000 visits per month
  • Website backup protection with 1-click restore
  • Automatic daily malware scans
  • SEO optimizer
  • 1-click testing site
WordPress

WordPress Ecommerce

$29.99 / per month

Get a full-featured online store with fast, simple setup.

  • 1 website
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited visits per month
  • Website backup protection with 1-click restore
  • Automatic daily malware scans
  • SEO optimizer
  • SSL certificate
  • 1-click testing site
  • Unlimited malware removal and hack repair
  • Automatic installation of WooCommerce
  • No transaction fees
  • Unlimited products
  • Bookings and appointment scheduling
  • Real-time shipping rates
  • Free Premium WooCommerce Storefront design themes
  • Free access to over $1,500 of WooCommerce addon extensions

3. Get your email @yourdomain.com

There are a few options for email setup. This one will allow you to get your email with “email@yourdomain.com”.

Email

Personal Email

$2.49 / per month

Perfect for email using your personal domain.

Only available in English.

  • Add a personal touch — use your domain for your email address.
  • 1 email address
  • 1 GB storage
  • Full-featured web interface for desktop and mobile
  • Free integrated Calendar and Online Storage
Email

Business Email

$4.49 / per month

Ideal for your connected business.

Only available in English.

  • Be responsive with email addresses set up for quick message sorting (think sales@ or support@), or for your employees as your business expands.
  • 1 user plan includes 5 email addresses
  • 2 GB storage
  • Full-featured web interface for desktop and mobile
  • Basic mobile and desktop access using POP
  • Free integrated Group Calendar and Online Storage
Email

Email Ultimate Business

$5.99 / per month

Maximize your business email.

Only available in English.

  • Plug in to your email from anywhere — smartphone, tablet, Web browser, desktop client — and have what you do on one device automatically show up on all.
  • 1 user plan includes 5 email addresses
  • Unlimited storage
  • Full-featured web interface for desktop and mobile
  • Fully synchronized email on mobile and desktop with IMAP
  • Free integrated calendar with each mailbox (1st year only)
  • Free online storage (1st year only)

Once You get your WordPress Site up and running

Plugin – Google Site Kit

This is a plugin from Google itself. Allows you to install Google Analytics and Google Search Console. You get the added benefit of Page Speed Insights and Ad Sense. This tool will allow you to track your efforts and know how people are finding your website and how they are using the site. Learn about Google Site Kit

Plugin – Yoast SEO Plugin

This plugin will allow you to control the Search Engine Optimization of your website. You can start with the Free version. Read More about Yoast SEO Plugin

WP Rocket - WordPress Caching Plugin

Plugin – WP Rocket

This is a paid option. This plugin helps your website run faster by caching your website (presents files in a quick and efficient way) and handles CSS and Javascript minimization, and can help manage your images. Get the Plugin.


Want to Monetize your Website?

There are a few different platforms that offer a dashboard and marketplace for affiliate programs. To sign up for programs you need to have a website (Domain, Hosting, and a basic setup) and a reason for existing. Try to find vendors that align with an industry or service offerings that fit your hobbies or interest.

ShareASale Affiliate Sign-up


What’s next?

Now you have to get to work.

Create a website that provides quality to those readers that come to the website. Work to build your website into an authority on the topic you have chosen. Write how-to guides, provide reviews, Tips and Tricks, and other pieces of content that people can use and trust.

If your content is good enough, push it out through social media channels. Ideally, people will like what you are doing and link back to your website.

Here are some tips:

  1. Write to a target audience.
  2. Build quality content.
  3. Create social media profiles and push out content.
  4. Add your website to your social media profiles.
  5. Find news ways to talk about your subject/topic and write content
  6. Check you Analttics and Serch Console weekly.
  7. Continue to improve your website.

We are going to be building out this website. If you want to learn more keep coming back.

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