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Quick and Dirty: What Do I Need to Set Up My Website?

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Quick and Dirty: What Do I Need to Set Up My Website?


Updated: January 4, 2019

Top 10 Things to Get Your Website Started


When I first started searching for how to improve my website, I found that so many of the articles that are online were mostly made up of filler text. This made me so frustrated!

All I want is the key information to get this going. Seriously, that’s it.

This is a draft outline – but I plan to link additional articles over time. So without much ado, here the key bits needed to start or improve a website:


1. An Idea – Flesh it out. Build it up. Get it out there

2. A Niche – Find your focus

3. Goal– Decide your your end result

4. A Plan – Plot out your milestones

5. A Design – Build the website to support your business and guide your viewers

6. A Picture – Or two. Or three. The sky’s the limit

7. A Microphone – Also known as social media, SEO, and pay-per-click. Talk to your future-readers

8. A Reason –  Give your readers reasons to come back

9. A Following – Show people how you’re awesome. Listen to them. Be authentic. Build relationships

10. A Purpose – A firm reason of why you should continue. If you don’t like your website or business, neither will your readers


Just knowing the above information will not make you an expert – but continued iteration and improvement will ultimately make you an expert in your niche!


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