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How To Build Your Own Website From Scratch In 30 Seconds

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In this post, I will show you how to build your own website from scratch. Building a site is an easy process these days. You​ do not have to know about coding, web design, and other technical details.

It takes only a few seconds to install your first website and a few minutes to set up some basic plugins. Then, you are ready to start working on it.

Do You Really Need A Website

Some people do anything possible to avoid building their own sites. Well, if you search on Google how to make money without a website, you will find many results.

But there is a problem:

Those who write about ways to make money without a website, they have already built one. The same applies to influencers on social media or popular YouTubers. They usually have a website even if the main source of traffic is from social media or YouTube.

So, what is a website for an online business and why is it so important?

With a few words, a website is the foundation of any profitable online business. It will be the only place where you will have control. You will decide about the content, the way you will earn money, and your overall strategy.

If you create YouTube videos or you want to build a huge Facebook page, it’s fine. But you need to follow the rules of the platform you work. However, with a site, you can send the traffic from these sources to your posts or a landing page and monetize it in any way you want.

The best part?

You can send traffic from multiple sources to your site. For example, on this site, I get traffic from search engines, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Without a website, it’s unlikely to get traffic from Google which is the biggest source of traffic in the world these days. If you promote a product or a service as an affiliate marketer or freelancer, organic is the most targeted type of traffic and you lose many opportunities if you cannot get ranked on the first page of Google for relevant keywords.

With that being said, let’s move to the next step:

How To Build Your Own Website From Scratch

The best way to show you how exactly you can build your first site is to show you a video created by one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

I have built and host my sites on Wealthy Affiliate for many reasons, here are some of them:

  • ​Great technical support
  • An active community with thousand members to get help for any issues
  • The best traffic and marketing training in the industry
  • You can build up to 50 sites with the premium membership (25 with subdomains + 25 with your own domains)
  • Fast load time
  • Great WordPress hosting
  • Tools to support your business (keyword tool, writing tool, and comment exchange tool)

The good news is that you​ can try it for free. If create a free account, you can build two websites with a subdomain to test the platform. When you decide to buy your own domain name, you can transfer the site in a few clicks.

Check the video below on how you can build your site in 30 seconds:
How To Build Your Own Website From Scratch

The Next Steps

​If you have built your site, you have installed a nice theme and the next steps are to add some plugins to help you customize it (it takes 5-10 minutes) and you are ready to add content. You can check some guides on Wealthy Affiliate for some basic plugins too.

When you are an online marketer, content must be your main focus. The best approach is to create articles, images, or videos about topics you know and you enjoy. It’s a fun process!

Get here your free domain name and build your first website!


10 thoughts on “How To Build Your Own Website From Scratch In 30 Seconds”

  1. I must agree with you that in many cases a website is necessary for anyone who wants to earn money online and it is one of the easiest ways to build an online income. 

    Wealthy Affiliate definitely gives the best online training needed for online success. I must admit that the most important factor for online success is patience, nothing else…

    1. Hi Daniel, 

      A website is the foundation of your online business. You will start creating content, improve your skills, your focus, and every time you add some value to your business, you are a step closer to your goals.

      Yes, a website is the first step in a long-term strategy. Sure, without patience it will be tough to reach your goals. Wealthy Affiliate was the starting point for many successful online marketers and it keeps educating new entrepreneurs.

  2. RichPersonality

    Would you believe if i told you that it used to take days, weeks or even months to build a website? There were no website building platforms, there were very few guides, and people in generally were kinda new to internet, and very few actually understood how it works. Thanks for the article.

    1. Ilias Kounelis

      I have built a site in 2006. It was my first attempt at online marketing. However, I decided that I was not ready yet and stopped that effort a few months later.

      When I built Make Money Bay 18 months ago, I was impressed how fast you can build and set up a WordPress site. Everything has changed.

  3. Great presentation very thorough in great detail why is important to have a website nowadays and how to build it fast, simple and friendly.

    Also showcasing the site builder where the magic happens.

    If I hadn’t tried the site builder myself, I wouldn’t believe how easy is to build a free website, see someone looking for your presentation will be sold right on the spot. Great article.

    Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Sergio. Without a website these days, it’s not easy to get traffic to your offers. The good news is that you can start now and have your first site ready in a few minutes.

  4. Hello Illias, I am very impressed with your site. The theme is very clean and the layout is very professional. About your article. That is very impressive for someone to put together all the tools one needs to build a website that fast. I am still new to WordPress myself bot I do know that it can be done if you have the right tools like they have at Wealthy Affiliate
    Keep uo the good work you are doing. I know that a lot of people will benefit from what you are trying to teach here if they are willing to try.

    I wish you all the best in your online business my friend,
    Warm regards,

    1. Thanks for your feedback Pelesio, you can do anything you want if you work consistently and be patient. Wealthy Affiliate gives you the right tools and training to get started.

      If you stick to training and write for your website regularly, you will be good enough to get traffic soon.

      I wish you all the best.

  5. Hi Ilias,
    To fully corroborate what you stated in your article about the ease nowadays for practically anyone to learn how to build a website for his/her business, back around 15 years ago I took several courses having to do with computer programming. In order to build a website for yourself then unless you knew coding, forget it you had zero chance of creating a functioning website.

    I learned a little about coding as part of one of these computer courses at the time. It was like learning some foreign language at a fast rate, so complex were the various terminologies and things that you had to memorize. The entire process was also quite tedious.

    Indeed a 10 year old child now, just as long as he/she can read basic instructions could build a website. WordPress and other templates have made it simple, probably based on the number of people who have taken an interest in running an online business. They understand that without a website they would get nowhere, not having an online presence.

    As you also stated Wealthy Affiliate offers everyone all that would be needed, including the website building blocks, plus free hosting, (at the premium membership level) training and community support needed for a person to have success in his/her business.

    You wrote a very constructive article, Ilias!


    1. Hi Jeff and thanks for sharing your experience. When I started my first website I had no idea about computer programming. Now, I think that is safe to say that I have learned the basics. But, I have two websites and some people like them. So, everyone can build a website.

      Sure, if you want to start a business you need a website. Small local businesses also will need to expand online sooner or later and WordPress makes this process easier. Without worrying about coding you can focus on your content.

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