How to Make a Website in 10 minutes (For Beginners)

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How to Make a Website in 10 minutes (For Beginners)

How to Make a Website in 10 minutes (For Beginners)


do you need a professional website for
your business the type of website to get you more leads more sales that you can
showcase your products and services in a positive light well we all do we all
would love to have a website like that right but a lot of us do not have
thousands and thousands of dollars to pay somebody to build a website for us
and maybe we don’t have the tech skills right maybe you know you’re watching
this and you’re like man I really don’t have the the skills to build a WordPress
website well in this video I’m going to share with you no matter your skill
level if you’re just a beginner how to build a website using WordPress in less
than 10 minutes and again I want to show you I’m gonna show you you can build a
professional-looking website because that’s where my heart is I want you to
take control of your online success so are you ready are you ready to build a
website starting right now today that’s going to change your future
stay tuned hey friends I’m Chris Heidlebaugh and I teach digital marketing for DIYers meaning I help motivated individuals like yourself like you
watching this video you are motivated I help you take control of your online
success so if this is your first time on my channel I talk about everything from
web design and SEO to social media and branding and topics like this we’re
talking about how to make a website in less than 10 minutes I’m so thankful
that you’re here so would you please do me a favor if I provide you with value
in this video would you please consider subscribing all you have to do is hit
the little subscribe button underneath this video and hit the bell notification
that way you never miss a future video and thank you so very much for your
consideration so we’re building a website in less than 10 minutes so a few
little small disclaimer items okay and there’s no catch or nothing like that
but any kind of veteran web designer or somebody I think would agree with this
the hardest part with building a website if you’re starting from scratch is the
domain name a lot of times you can just hit a home run out of the ballpark but
choosing the right domain name can be a little tough because you might say well
man Chris I’ve had my business for 20 years or
forty years or whatever there’s no way somebody should be using my business
name as a domain name but it could still happen so when you go to register a
domain name if it’s already taken and spoken for you might just have to find
something else so I think that is one of the hardest problems is getting the
domain name because again a domain name is what you’re gonna call your website
so at the end of the day if say we’re an elevator and you say hey Chris you know
what do you do and I’m like oh I’m a web designer what do you do and you say well
I I do this or that oh that’s great you have a card no now I don’t but you can
visit my website at what is your domain name right and so like for me for
example my website is Chris Hyderabad calm because I’m my own personal brand
and so for you it might be the same somebody might be using your name but
you just imagine if you had a very common name there’s a good chance
somebody already has that so again to be fair it you know picking a domain name
is probably one of the toughest things and can take you a little bit of time it
might take you a half an hour or an hour or you might even think about it for a
few days or a week just to make sure you get that right domain name because it
can sometimes you know make or break you when it comes to marketing to make sure
you have the right domain name okay but other than that everything is pretty
simple and if anything you’re gonna have a great time because even if you’re a
beginner again I’m showing you step by step how to build a website that’s going
to be just professional and again you’re gonna save so much money you’re gonna
save thousands and thousands of dollars so even if you’re doing this for a
project if you’re doing this for somebody else if you’re building a
website for somebody else for their business a bit you’re building a
business website for a friend for yourself for anybody I’m gonna try to
make this as easy as possible so let’s first talk about how to how to use this
video and how to use this kind of series and course okay so in the description of
this video you’re gonna see all the timestamps so on this video when I when
I switch topics so when we talk about domain names or web hosting or WordPress
themes or plugins there’s going to be timestamps underneath this video so as
you’re following along you can just instead watching through the video again
and listen to me you can just sit and click on the number the last one you’re
at so that we can go to the next part in the next
I want to try to make this easy for you so again underneath this video and the
description you’re gonna see all the timestamps you’re also gonna see any of
the resources that I talked about okay because we are gonna need a couple
things and so is there a cost right that’s the other kind of little thing
here is there a cost yes okay just because you do have to get web hosting
okay so that’s that’s the biggest thing you have to get a web hosting and
typically when you first sign up you get a domain name with it so that kind of
falls together now if you want to use a different web host and I choose please
do okay I’m just trying to show you the cheapest alternative that I can find
especially if you’re starting out I want to keep that your cost as low as
possible so imagine you know you could pay somebody you know five thousand
whatever thousand dollars to build a website or maybe make one for 60 bucks
right or you know maybe you break it down and you do three years and you know
you spend $150 right but compared to spending thousands and thousands of
dollars this is gonna really help you okay so are you ready let’s get started
with building a website in less than 10 minutes okay so getting started with
step number one is we need a domain name and kind of rolling in a step number two
is we need a web host so we can get them both together to make it easy peasy for
you if you go to my website at Chris Heidelberg com go underneath resources
and then tools I’ll use you can see right away this is the web host I prefer
and what’s nice about this as that is for less than like a cup of coffee a
month you can get web hosting that’s amazing especially if you sign up for
like three years didn’t get it for like less than three bucks and it’s great now
this is affiliate link you can check out the link underneath this video as well
if you don’t want to go to my website and you can get it there but again even
if you want to use your own web host that’s completely fine just some of the
steps might be a little different but again you can check out the affiliate
link if you liked you okay so once you click on that you’re gonna go to their
website here and just click on get started okay so we’re gonna click on get
started choose the most basic plan to have because we’re gonna have one
website you can see man super inexpensive right we’re gonna click
select now this is where the tough part comes in you need to start thinking of
what domain name you want to put in and I’m just gonna mess around with this so
I’m just gonna put in I’m just a simple kind of you know fake website you know
kind thing my fake company but you would type
in your business name so if it was if it’s your business name if it’s your
city its whatever that’s what you’re going to type in again it might be you
know like for me I’m Kris Hyderabad calm you might type in you know wherever
you’re at Texas plumbing you know Colorado landscaping New York Realtors
you know whatever you want whatever you plan to call your website that’s what
you want to do and it’s very simple again name information fill out all the
stuff when you get to the plan you can just do a 12 month plan if you want you
can kind of go off from there and as you see as you go up to the different months
then that’s where it gets super inexpensive now when it comes to package
extras I don’t think you need like privacy and all that stuff unless you’re
doing something kind of crazy but most of the stuff you will probably never
even need if you do need like emails and stuff like that you can do like office
365 and a few other things is up to you put it in your credit card number
click Submit and I will see you on the other side okay so once you’re done
you’re gonna have this purchase was successful and now we are ready to start
setting up our website you’re simply going to click the create account and
now you’re gonna go in so I have my domain name and then you’re gonna create
your own password and then we’re gonna login okay okay and then you’re gonna
get the confirmation that we’re all ready to go and then we can start
playing with our new website and then for security reasons it might kick you
out so that way you can use your new password and then login okay so from
here they might ask you some simple questions you can just basically fill
out like what’s the name of your website what’s your tagline if you have one you
don’t to add if you don’t want I didn’t click continue now for us what’s so
great about this is that it already has Astra signed up and this what we want to
use we want to you Astra okay but we’re gonna do this as we don’t have it here
and I’m going to show you how to do this in case that step doesn’t go into play
okay okay so we’re gonna go to WordPress and we already have our WordPress
website already ready first it’s all way to just click WordPress and now we’re
just going to go to appearance and we’re gonna go to themes we’re gonna add a new
theme search themes and we’re gonna type in Astra click enter there it is right
there that’s the same one we saw before we’re gonna install this now again if in
the beginning there if that’s purple website comes up says Astra you can go
ahead and install but I’m showing you step-by-step here so that way we don’t
miss anything okay once it’s installed go ahead and click activate so in just a
short amount of time you have chose a domain name you have gotten web hosting
you have also installed WordPress and you’ve installed your first WordPress
theme so congratulations that’s so amazing
now we’re gonna start building our website okay so now we’re going to go to
plugins and then add new and you’re going to type in the word Astra a STR a
click enter and then this one here asks for starter sites we’re gonna install
this once it installs we’re going to go ahead and click activate
now once the activates we’re going to click on Elementor and then click Next
we’re gonna click free and these are all the options you have to choose from
these are all the different demos of a website that you can install so go
through each one and try to find one that closely matches to what you are
trying to do with your website so as we have one selected we’ll just choose this
one once you click on it just you’re simply you can view the website again
but we’re going to go ahead and import website and it’ll import this demo
content that you checked and it’s going to import it to your website so most of
all of your work is already completed and once we’re done installing the demo
content you can do your website and this will actually be the content that’s on
your website so again you just went from having basically no web sites now you
have a website that already looks amazing and now we’re gonna go in and
we’re gonna start editing the content okay to edit the content that’s gonna be
very simple up here in this black bar we’re gonna see it says edit with
Elementor now Elementor is the page builder that we’re using so that’s why
when it’s edit with Elementor you’re editing with the page builder that we’re
using so we’re gonna click edit with Elementor and we can start changing the
content okay so this is the introduction to how you edit your website here okay
so on this left hand side we have all of your different widgets these are
widgets these are different areas so you can see there’s you can add images you
can add videos you can add text and there’s a whole bunch of different
options that you can play with depends on what you want to use okay and then
over here as you notice as you scroll over things like this text here you see
a little blue bar goes around okay so instead of this I can put you know
whatever text you want you know welcome to our website
whatever you want to put air conditioning and heating solutions you
know maybe like that this fake text here again you can just click on it and put
it whatever you want you put the number one company and say you know Dallas for
an example okay and then you’re good schedule today
this could link up to somewhere so if you click on this button you can go over
here and where has the link you can put whatever link you’re going to use you
can search link options you can you know make it open a new window no you know
add a new follow but this is where you would add a link to whatever page you
can copy and paste and put here okay but you just do this with everything so you
just go through and so say there’s text you just click on the test the text here
and you can add whatever content that you want our services okay and go
through you click on everything and you just start whatever you want to do okay
and say you want to change an image okay so say like you’re not on house you
click on this it opens up over here click on the image and then you can
upload a file so if you select files up here says upload files you can upload a
file from your computer or you can use the media library and you can use the
images that were uploaded that or that you have already uploaded to your
website okay and again with all this you know if you if you click on something
here you can change click on anything you click on you can basically change it
so if you start clicking on this text you can change the text for testimonials
maybe you know click on this and change the name you know click on the picture
and then the picture shows up over here change the image you know nope no
problem at all and you know go on go on with that
working hours maybe you click on this and you change your hours whatever and
then it’s easy-peasy okay once you’re done with your saves just click update
and it’ll save your changes okay and then once you’re ready you can preview
your changes next here’s a little eye glass or if you go up here to where
these three lines are when you click this you have the options to go back to
your dashboard or view page let’s click view page and now we can see the edits
that we made number one company in Dallas you know our service is where you
would write stuff and things like that we can see our new image and stuff like
that and you do that for every single 1k so for example if we click on the
services page for an example what we’re gonna do is click up here edit with
Elementor and you’re gonna do the same process all over again and just kind of
it’s just very plug-and-play and you can make the edits that you need so again so
says services here maybe you want to put you know our services ok no problem
that’s done and then you can go through you can change if you click on this you
can change the image click this one change the image to something else click
here change the text and everything works great ok everywhere there’s a blue
box you can change the text it’s wonderful click update and then you’re
good ok so element or the page builder gives us the opportunity to change the
items on the page but when it comes to the footer and when it comes to the
header up here we need to go somewhere else and that’s where we need to click
up here where it says customize ok so once this loads you’re gonna see a whole
new set of different things you can choose from so for an example these
little circles up here lets you know items you can change in the header so if
you want to change your logo just click on the little pencil with the blue
circle and then you go in here remove change logo uploaded logo and whatever
you need just like over here if you hover over them it’ll say click to edit
the menu you that’s how you do that this one would click and change the social
media icons and again each theme is gonna be a little bit different and so
but they’ll let you change whatever is according it to it right there just like
in the footer if down here if you want to change your copyright and information
you would do that here so if you click on this the information pops up and then
you can add you know more text or whatever items that you
once I add the text here you can see the text there once you’re done click
publish and then you’re good and that’s how you make edits to the header and the
footer on these WordPress themes next we’re going to talk about how to create
a new page for your website we’ve talked about how to edit the current demo
information now we’re going to create a new page up here in the black bar if you
click new go to page now we’re gonna add the title to our page let’s just name it
whatever about us and now click Edit with Elementor now from this point we
can use the information on this left hand side and we can drag it over so if
you want to add for example a header you would take this and slide it over and
now you can add your information here about our company then if you click here
again you can choose text for an example so we can try drag this over and then
you have text click here again maybe you want to add an image just drag it over
then you’re good you and then with you click on the image here you can add an
image for whatever you have going on so we’ll add an image there insert media
now we have an image alternatively the other way you can do this is you can use
templates okay so we can add a template and you can go through here and you can
look at different templates you can add blocks and templates that you actually
save so for an example we’ll click on this you can preview it to see what it
looks like and if it’ll fit your needs if you like it click insert and then
it’ll insert it to the page and then again just like with the other content
you can go over just hover over it and you can change the text to say whatever
you would like just like with images if you click on
the image it’ll open up over in the left hand side here you click on it and then
you can change the image to something else very simple and very easy and again
once you’re done make sure you click publish and it’ll save your change that
you made for this website let’s talk briefly about a wordpress dashboard and
what you’re finding here we have our dashboard here that just shows us our
updates and things we have going on with our website we have post if you’re going
to create a blog post you can see all of your posts add new posts and have
categories for those posts you can have media this
is where you’re going to add new media like you’re going to upload your logos
your images things like that pages we can look at all of your pages or you can
create a new page comments would be comments that you might have you know on
your post WP forms or a contact form would be contact forms that you’re using
for your website Elementor is our page builder and those
are the settings for those templates are the saved templates that you use for
element or appearance is going to show your themes also the customization the
widgets menus and of course we installed the Astra option so you can check out
other starter sites if you like and then one of the most important areas you’re
going to work with mostly is going to be the plugins this is where you install
plugins add new plugins and you can also update plugins their users would be you
as the owner of the website you can have a bio and different information for you
as a user tools typically most people don’t use that’s where you can import
export and other items like that then we come to settings which is very important
though really the most important ones is general and then permalinks general for
an example you can make sure your time zones and things like that and then
permalinks make sure that your website is short and sweet so it might be like
your website comm slash services instead of yourwebsite.com slash you know one
two three – something – something P equals whatever and and so just makes it
a lot cleaner so let me show you that just real quick under permalinks and you
have different options to use if you see here my fake company comm e you know
slash question mark P equals one two three
obviously that would not make any sense so what I would typically do is go to
post name so that way is like for an example my fake company comm slash
sample post so be like my fake company com services and then click Save Changes
as we go back real quick to the menus we’re going to click on appearance and
we’re going to click on menus now under menus here this is where we have that
main navigation on the page we can see our home services about blog and contact
if there’s something that you don’t want here simply click on an arrow and you
can remove it no problem at all just like if you want to add something so say
we created the about Us page or one of these other items
if you click on it and then click Add to menu and then just gonna bring it up
over here and then you can open these up and you can for an example make the text
all capitalized lowercase whatever you want also if you want to have for an
example subdomains that’s where you would take something if you move over
just a little bit that means this is under this item but
you know for example if you had like five services you might have five
service pages and you would just bring that sub item underneath your main item
and then just make sure you click Save now let’s go back and let’s see what
that looks like on the home page okay so for an example what this look like you
see this little arrow that means you can see these sub pages underneath these
titles and that works great especially if you have a lot of services pages or
different items like that well we made it to the end and I hope that you had a
great time again I just wanted to show you the basics and how you can get
started and how you can get your website built in ten minutes and now you can
kind of go in and make the tweaks and get make the edits because sometimes
when you start thinking about things like what does my about page what should
it say it’s really easy to become kind of almost like a perfectionist where
you’re like it never feels good enough right there’s always something more you
can add something more you can say and that’s very common right and then when
you go to publish it or you tell a friend about you’re always like man
they’re gonna think something’s wrong but I hope that these tips have helped
you and I hope that you were able to choose a demo content some theme stuff
that’s really gonna help you know your business stand out because that’s really
my goal and would you do me a favor again if if you have a subscribe please
do subscribe and that way you can give a thumbs up for this video and you can
come back you can watch the timestamps underneath this to walk you back through
the basics and also to if you have a question please do leave a comment I
would love to you know answer those questions and if it’s something very
personal send me an email right you can go to my website again at Kris
Heidelberg com there’ll be a link below just kind of scroll to the under
underneath this and I would be happy to answer your questions especially if you
say well Kris I really kind of want this to be private can you help me with this
absolutely I mean I use these themes day-in day-out
Elementor is the best page builder so if you have questions I’m here for you okay
so please take me up on that okay so if you
just have a general question please do leave it underneath this video I love to
you know just listen listen to your questions and see how I can offer some
assistance if this videos helped you again please do give it a thumbs up and
and again I do want you to succeed okay so thank you again so very much for
watching this video please do hit my head up here if you
have not subscribed so that way you never miss a video and of course we’re
going to create more videos about creating blogs longer videos we’re
talking about the more inside in-depth things with WordPress like pages
categories posts and a bunch of settings in the course WordPress SEO and things
like that and of course you can watch all my other videos and it means so much
to me but at the end of the day I do hope that you find success online
offline in your life god bless

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