Step-by-step guide to create your own website/blog using WordPress!

Dear reader, in this article we will show you how you can build your own website in just a few minutes!

This is what you are going to learn today:

There are millions of people searching the web every day. The internet is the best way to get noticed, become popular or build a profitable business. Having a website in this internet era is the most important way to promote a business or share your thoughts with the world. Would you like to build a website?

But, how do you create your own website?

Let’s start with WordPress.

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that is very easy to use and there are lots of plugins and themes for it for any purpose you can imagine.

It is by far the most popular CMS and many people are using it to grow their personal businesses, or start a personal blog. There are no limits when it comes to using WordPress.

Because of the massive popularity of WordPress, people have created lots of video tutorials and guides on how you can adjust your website to suit your needs. Start building your website today by following our step-by-step guide:

In this step-by-step guide we’ll show you all the steps you need to take action in order to build your website.

The process of creating your website starts with a simple domain name registration.

1. Choose a good domain name

It is very important to choose a good, recognizable domain name. There are plenty of ways you can go. You can get different types of domains such as .com .org .net domains, depending on your preference (.com is what most people prefer).

Find your perfect domain

WWW.

2. A reliable hosting

If you have purchased your domain, now you need to proceed to step 2 and get a hosting.

What is a hosting? The hosting represents the home of your website. Without a hosting, you can not get your website online.

A good hosting really matters when building a website. Even more than your domain name. The hosting you purchase can make a huge difference in how your visitors react to your website/blog. You need to make sure your WordPress Hosting is fast and reliable.

When starting a WordPress website, we always recommend using WordPress Hosting because you won’t need to bother with unnecessary installations or other things that could slow your progress.

3. Start building your website

You are almost there! When you purchased your WordPress Hosting, you received the login details for your website and you can use them to login.

Log in with the details you received on your email:

You should be at the WordPress Dashboard by now, which looks like this:

This is how your website should look right now:

Make sure your Settings are optimized for best performance (Settings > General)

Great, now you can start writing your first post!

Go to Posts > Add Post:

 

You may also tweak your settings by choosing a good looking template by going to Appearance → Themes

There are tons of themes and plugins that you can find online and use them for your needs.

Good luck with your new website!

Every third domain in Macedonia is registered through MKhost

Macedonian Academic Research Network MARnet published statistics about the situation on the Macedonian domains’ market. The total number of currently active domains is 25,479.

Between 19 registrants in Republic of Macedonia registering domains, MKhost is # 1 choice for those starting their online business. With about 30% market share, almost every third registered domain in our country is through MKhost.

The most often choice among the registered domain extensions is the shortest and the most representative one for Republic of Macedonia – .mk. As a second choice is com.mk.

Thank you for your shown confidence in these 10 years of MKhost existence. We’ll continue to exist for your online solutions and needs.

 

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Creating a brand, but using yahoo.com email address?

The awareness on possessing professional email addresses is moving in a positive direction. Those who have tried and registered their own domain, opened professional email addresses, gained more credibility and show a level of professionalism and seriousness in their work.

Increasing trend of usage

Over the years, I often have meetings with company representatives and we usually exchange business cards. I have a habit of collecting and keeping business cards, mostly because of the variety and creativity in their design, but often they can be useful for the person’s / company’s contact.

Today I sat down and I gathered all the cards on one pile to check how many of them don’t have a professional email address. To my surprise, only 5 out of 30 business cards had an email address on @ yahoo.com, which is a good statistic unlike a few years ago, when half of them were with unprofessional email addresses. This suggests that the awareness among people and companies has increased, and those who want to be serious about their work have realized that their presentation must be with professional email addresses.

 

 

How do I perceive the companies with or without professional email addresses?

The “best ones” were the ones that have registered their own company domain and website, but they’ve put an email address on @ yahoo.com. This is simply unacceptable, and the message they conveys is: yes, we have our own domain and website, but we love our old email addresses on @ yahoo.com so much that we would even put them on the business cards. Or maybe they have created professional email addresses, but the new technology, change and transition is giving them a hard time (used to the old ways and refuse to make changes).

Those who have tried and registered their own domain, opened professional email addresses, in my eyes gained a level up in professionalism and seriousness. The chances to cooperate with these people are so much bigger than with those who didn’t sit down and take time to think this through and use many small resources they’ve got to register their own domain and create email addresses.

This rule applies to everyone, even if it is about personal branding

We live in a time where e-mail communication is necessary. Do you remember fax machines? We stopped using them many years ago and we were acting as rebels against the fax as a medium of communication. We didn’t want to receive fax messages and we were sending and “teaching” how to send messages those asking for a fax. It’s no longer acceptable with so many social media and ways of online communication to use a fax, which is already in the past.

‘Could you fax over a copy?’

‘No, I can’t fax because of where I live’

‘Where do you live?’

‘The 21st century’

I often receive an email from an expert, but when I see that he has written to me from an email address such as: mouse981@yahoo.com, immediately his expertise falls into water and he loses all the credibility that he writes about in his email. The same thing happens with @ hotmail.com, it just seems like you’re stuck in the nineties using such email addresses.

The only exception would be if you use the @ gmail.com email address, but only if you use it as name.surname@gmail.com, and not whitemousee@gmail.com.

How to change the old tradition?

If you want to make contact with someone through collaboration email, then you must use your professional brand email address and communicate through it.

Even, you can only register a domain name, create an email address, and make redirection to your private email. You don’t have to make a big change immediately.

Besides increasing your professionalism and credibility in representing your company, using professional email addresses will contribute towards bigger satisfaction among your clients and your employees. Our accounting didn’t use professional email addresses until a year ago and the employees used one common email address.

The communication process with them was very difficult and we always had to make few phone calls and very often to go there in person to deliver documents. Now, each of their employees has a professional email address with their name and company domain and the communication goes smoothly and quickly.

We know exactly to which employee to write and, if necessary, scan a document and send it to his/hers company email, but now it’s easy when all employees have their own dedicated company email.

What do you think which person has more respect and credibility, the one who has left a professional email address on the business card or the one who wrote on his/her business card: mouse981@yahoo.com?