How To Make A Website In 8 Steps

  1. Think of a topic that you know lots about. Make sure that it is something that you will enjoy writing about.
  2. Using your favorite word processor write 15 pages of content for the website.
  3. Go to WorldForWebsites (or some other place) and get a domain name and an Economy hosting plan.
  4. Get software that enables you to manipulate images like Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or free image editing software) and create a logo for your website.  If you do not want to mess around creating your own logo you can hire somebody to design a logo for you.
  5. Get website design software like Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or the less expensive CoffeeCup) and create your website.  Do this HTML and CSS tutorial if you need help creating your website.  If you do not want to mess around with all the technical details of creating a website try WorldForWebsites Website Builder.
  6. Get an account with Google AdSense. Put Google advertisements on your website.
  7. Publish your website.
  8. Keep updating your website with new content.

For this website steps 1-6 took 12 days (between December 7, 2008 and December 31, 2008) and 47 hours. For more details about this process please see my blog entry - Time to Build a Website.

Make sure that before you begin creating your website and dreaming of instant riches have a look at this website's development timeline.  This should provide you with a glimpse into your development process - hopefully you can avoid the mistakes I made.

Do you want to know your near future as a webmaster?  Trust me - there are no mansions, no sport cars, no days on the beach with a martini in one hand and a cigar in the other.  Want to know where you will be with your website in the first month, in 3 months, in 6 months, in a year and a half?

If you are not sure how to proceed with promoting your website and generating traffic then have a look at the how to get more traffic to your website.  This should get you going - from then on you will be able to tweak to your own needs.

Do not think about it too much - start a website today, think about why and how later.  The worse thing that can happen is you learn something and make a few dollars.  And it's fun.  You will meet people, you will do lots of writing and reading, you will go to bed with anticipation, you will wake up to surprises. 

Even though I bitch and moan on this site about how much hard work it is to make money, I do not regret it for a minute.  I might quit tomorrow but I will never forget this adventure.

It's not easy to make money with a website but it is fun trying.

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My name is Roman and I want to provide you with an honest account of what it takes to make money with a website.

When I started this website in January 2009, I thought I would be rich by May.  I was wrong - really wrong. 

At the beginning I did not know anything about websites, SEO, blogs, and how long it takes to make money with a website.

Since then I have learned a lot. By revealing my journey I hope this website will help prepare you for yours .

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments and visit my Google+ page.