Building and running successful content based websites and blogs


How to Build a WordPress Website: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Learning how to create your own WordPress website has many benefits. Especially if you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to hire a professional web designer to do the job for you. A half-decent starter website will cost around $500 and one that creates the wow factor will cost you thousands. But what if…

A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Names

Are you wondering how to choose and buy a domain name? Maybe you’re wondering how the registration process works, or how you link a domain name to a website. If you are, this article will help you out. We’ll be looking at everything you need to know to research, register and manage domain names. Let’s…

3 Recommended WordPress Website Hosting Companies

There are so many decent website hosting companies around, how do you know which one is best for you? It’s a tough decision that shouldn’t come down to price. Yes, you might save yourself a few dollars each month, but you may not have the kind of positive experience you were hoping for. On this…

What is a Blog?

You’ve probably landed here because you’re looking for the answer to the question – “What is a blog?” To sum it up it in one sentence – a blog is a type of website, or part of a website, typically run by one person, or a small group of people, that’s regularly updated and managed…

What is Web Hosting? A Beginner’s Guide

Web hosting is confusing to a lot of beginners. In this article, I’ll explain in jargon-free terms what it is, why you need it and what you do with it to get a website or blog online. To create your own website you need three things: a domain name, specialist software and hosting. In other…

The Pros and Cons of 7 Popular Free Blogging Platforms

If you’re looking for a free, reliable and easy-to-use blogging platform, then you’ve come to the right place. There are several blogging platforms out there and deciding which platform to use is vital. You want a blogging platform that’s straightforward, yet powerful. Something basic but that can be expanded whenever you’re ready. Your situation may…

A Guide to Starting a New WordPress Website or Blog

The goal of this article is to explain to newbies the steps needed to build a website or blog. Once you know more about the process, you can decide if you should try doing this yourself or hire a web designer/builder to do it for you. I can’t cram every single detail you need know…

How to Convert a WordPress Post into a Page (and Vice Versa)

As is so often the case with WordPress, making a change to your website is really simple but doing so could have major consequences on your traffic or the way your site performs. In the case of switching a document type from Post to Page (or vice versa) you must first take into consideration the…

What is Affiliate Marketing? – A Guide for Beginners

So, what is affiliate marketing? It’s a way for bloggers and website owners to make money online. Sometimes passively, while they sleep! Let’s start with a brief explanation of how affiliate marketing works. In simple terms, you promote a product or service created by somebody else. It could be a person, a small business or…