ATS 001: Free Website vs Branded Website

ATS 001: Free Website vs Branded Website

You want to create your own website either for personal or business yet you are confused if you will go for the free website or start with a brand. This session talks about the limited functions if you are going to use a free website and the benefits of creating a branded one.

 

How to create a free website?
Free websites can be created through free website builders. Once you have your account, you are ready to start with the design and contents. These website builders make it easy for you to create your website because it doesn’t need you to be a programmer. Most of the time, the core features of these free website builders is they are designed as drop-and-down and/or user-friendly systems.

These website builders acts as your hosting server. To know more about hosting server, you can watch this episode: Show and Tell Ep. 8: Connect Domain Name to Hosting Server

Some of the best and recommended website builders are Wix, Weebly and WordPress.com

WordPress.com is different to WordPress.org as WordPress.org is a free open-source Content Management System that is installed to your server so you can design your website while WordPress.com is a free website builder which doesn’t require you to install anything. All you need is to create an account and proceed with design.

 

Limitations of using a free website
Free websites do not own their domains. They become a subdomain of the website builders’ primary domain. Since they create their account under that website builder. Free websites also has intrusive ads that half promote the website builder used.

How to create a branded website?
If you decided to start with these free website builders, you can avail their paid service programs so that you can purchase your own domain and connect it. You will be able to have your own domain. At least you are promoting your own branded url. With paid service plans, you will be able to choose the features you wanted to add.

If you want to learn more about Domain Names and where you can purchase, you can check this episode: Show and Tell Ep.7: Register Domain Name with Namecheap

Another way to create your branded website is to buy your own domain name and avail a hosting service like Cloudways. There’s a one-click install WordPress so you can start building your own branded website.

 

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If you are still not yet ready on creating a branded website because of lack of budget, then using free website builders is good. As long as you can live with all the limited functions of it.

Still, we recommend on creating a branded website where you use your own domain especially if you are creating a website for your business, because this will make your business authentic.

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You'll Learn:

  • Free website builders
  • Limitation of free website builders
  • Difference of WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • Why branded website?
  • Advantage of creating a branded website

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Cloudways

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Namecheap

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SAT 013: [YOURLS] Your Own URL Shortener Demo with cPanel and FTP

SAT 013: [YOURLS] Your Own URL Shortener Demo with cPanel and FTP

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Shortening URLs is the type of URLs that we wanted to explore and keep sharing. If you are not yet using them, it is definitely time to start so people could remember the campaign easily and will boost your own brand.

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TODAY'S TOPIC:

YOURLS

YOURLS stands for “Your Own URL Shortener” is a PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service like Bitly and TinyURL. It’s recommended to have your own customized shortened URL for the benefit of marketing your brand.

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Benefits of having a shortened URL

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Installing YOURLS by cPanel

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Installing YOURLS by FTP

Resources:

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Namecheap

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WebHosting Pad

Cloudways

Use Coupon Code "SBB20" to avail 20% discount for 2 months and start for FREE

SAT 012: Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Every New Website

SAT 012: Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Every New Website

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Plugins that I personally recommend to install for brand new websites

Do you have any idea about WordPress? If none, then watch this episode How to Install WordPress so you could have an idea about WordPress.

If you have an idea, then let’s proceed.

You might wonder what a Plugin is. Well, plugin is a piece of software that can be installed inside a WordPress website. These plugins are used to make the functions easier.

While WordPress can be used by beginners who want to build their own website, plugins are actually the secret sauce that builds a customized website.

Imagine that these plugins are built by expert developers and beginners used it on their website to maximize its function depending on the need. Literally “plugs in” to website to extend its functionality.

To get more ideas about Plugins, watch this episode.

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TODAY'S TOPIC:

WordPress Plugin

WordPress Plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.

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What is a Plugin?

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How to Add a Plugin

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4 Plugins Recommended for Brand New Websites

Resources:

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Sucuri Security

Free WordPress Plugin for Website Security

Smush Image Compression and Optimization

Free WordPress Plugin for compressing images

Yoast SEO

Free WordPress Plugin for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

ShortLinks by Pretty Links

Free WordPress Plugin for Shortening URL

Build Your Own Brand

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SAT 011: Setup WordPress

SAT 011: Setup WordPress

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Update these items in your brand new installed WordPress website

 

In this episode, I will show you 9 basic configurations when you installed your WordPress.

If you don’t know how to install WordPress, here is the episode on How to Install WordPress.

Most beginners don’t know what to do once they installed the WordPress to their website. That’s why this episode is created to give at least the summary of the basic thing you need to apply once WordPress is installed.

This will also help you familiarize with the platform.

Once your ready, head on to your WordPress platform and click play on this episode to guide you.

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TODAY'S TOPIC:

WordPress Setup

WordPress is a free software. It means you are free to download, install, use and modify it to match your needs. 

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How to Update your WordPress Theme and Logo

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How to Prepare your WP Dashboard, Post, Pages and Sidebars

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How to set your General Settings

Resources:

Note: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase. Read our affiliate disclaimer for more details. Thanks in advance because it simply means that my content matters.

Namecheap

Get your dream domain today!

WebHosting Pad

Build Your Own Brand

A Free 5-Day Challenge to Help You Build a Brand and Website You Can Be Proud Of

Smart from Scratch

How to Find a Winning Business Idea & Land Your First Customer

SAT 010: How to Install WordPress

SAT 010: How to Install WordPress

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Installing WordPress in one-click on your hosting server

The popular question is why WordPress?

WordPress is the most powerful Content Management System (CMS) that has unique features.

But the most common why WordPress is used by many, because it is flexible and user-friendly that even beginners able to set up a site quickly with no technical knowledge in programming.

WordPress is a platform. A free platform that can be installed in almost all hosting servers. Generally these hosting companies provide a one-click installation so that it could be ready for use.

Once it is installed, you can start creating and publishing posts and pages. You can also customize configurations, colors, design and even functions without any coding.

So if you are thinking of launching your own website, don’t worry about having no technical skills. You can find dozens of support groups and community forums that will help you improve your website.

If you are ready to begin, watch this episode so you can start exploring your own WordPress platform!

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TODAY'S TOPIC:

WordPress

WordPress is a simple and free Content Management System (CMS) with numerous features and ample customization possibilities. It can be used to develop any kind of website, be it for a small business or for a large enterprise.

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You'll Learn:

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Steps in installing WordPress

Resources:

Note: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase. Read our affiliate disclaimer for more details. Thanks in advance because it simply means that my content matters.

WordPress

WebHosting Pad

Build Your Own Brand

A Free 5-Day Challenge to Help You Build a Brand and Website You Can Be Proud Of

Smart from Scratch

How to Find a Winning Business Idea & Land Your First Customer

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