Websites

RESOURCES TO BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE

You don't have to spend a lot of money for a website. Here are some links to with easy instructions on how to build your website.

Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide - http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml

How To Make Your Own Website For Free! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5rCKdZDd60

How to Build a Website - http://webdesign.about.com/od/beforeyoustartawebsite/p/build_website.htm

Quickit - Create a Website - http://www.quackit.com/create-a-website

wikiHow - Make a Website - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Website

eHow - Build a Website - http://www.ehow.com/topic_398_build-a-website.html

Wordpress.com (hosted for free by Wordpress) - http://wordpress.com

Wordpress.org (self-hosting - you hire a hosting company) - http://wordpress.org

WordPress Tutorial - http://wordpress.lexty.com (how to create your Wordpress site)


RESOURCES TO OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE

Once your website is up, you want people to find you on the web. Here are some tools to find those all-important keywords to place on your site, so that you will rank on the first page of Google.

Google Keyword Tool - https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Google Keyword Tool Help - https://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=64886

Google Insights for Search - http://www.google.com/insights/search

Google - Hot Trends - http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

Google Tools Quick Links - http://www.googlekeywordtool.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

You need to be professionally active on at least one social media platform. 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com

LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com

Pinterest - http://www.pinterst.com

Google+ - https://plus.google.com/