How To Make A Business Website Using WordPress in 2022 in Under 2 Hours! (Step-By-Step)

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How To Make A Business Website Using WordPress in 2022 in Under 2 Hours! (Step-By-Step)

It can be hard to make a business website, especially if you don’t know how to code. You might not have the time or money to hire a web developer, either.

What if we told you that you could make a business website in under two hours using WordPress? And what if we told you that you didn’t need to know how to code or have any coding knowledge.

In the next few minutes, I’ll show you how to make a business website using WordPress in under two hours. This will include downloading and installing the software using Siteground hosting, creating a website, and adding content. You will also learn how to add plugins, change the appearance of your website, and more!

So if you’re ready to make a business website in under two hours, grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started!

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Hi! I’m Chris Iglesia I help businesses and entrepreneurs to automate their marketing and sales process so they can double their monthly revenue without being tech-savvy or a marketing specialist. We do this via our Way of Profit system.

In the next few minutes, I will show you how to make this kind of website using WordPress in under two hours. This will include downloading and installing the software using Siteground hosting, creating a website, and adding content. You will also learn how to add plugins, change the appearance of your website, and more!

WordPress is a popular content management system that can be used to create a website for your business

Stop using Business Squarespace! Just kidding (not really). Sorry if you love Squarespace but I will show you why WordPress is the platform of our choice.

If you haven’t heard of WordPress, it’s a content management system (CMS) that allows you to create a website without knowing how to code. WordPress is used by millions of people worldwide, including many large businesses.

While WordPress is free to use, you will need to pay for hosting and a domain name. Hosting is where your website lives on the internet, and a domain name is your website’s address.

We recommend using Siteground for your hosting provider as they offer excellent customer support and are one of the most popular WordPress hosts. They also have a special offer for our readers: you can get started with Siteground for just $3.99 per month!

Using WordPress for your business website has many benefits. It’s easy to use, you can add an unlimited number of pages and posts, and there are thousands of plugins and themes available to extend the functionality of your website.

Now that you know a little bit about WordPress, let’s jump in and create your first business WordPress website!

Download and Install the Software Using Siteground Hosting

Choose A Domain Name & Hosting Plan

The first step is to choose a domain name and a web hosting plan. As we mentioned earlier, your domain name is your website’s address on the internet. It’s important to choose a domain name that is easy to remember and represents your business well.

Many people overthink choosing a hosting provider and domain name, but it’s really not that difficult. For your hosting provider, we recommend Siteground. They offer excellent customer support and are one of the most popular WordPress hosts. For your domain name, you can use these domain registrars like GoDaddy or Namecheap.

A domain registrar is a company that manages the reservation of internet domain names.

Sometimes hosting providers will even provide a free domain on certain promotions, so always be on the lookout so you can get a free domain name.

Web hosting is where your website lives on the internet. You will need to choose a hosting plan that meets the needs of your website. Siteground is a great hosting company that offers a variety of hosting plans, and we recommend their StartUp plan for most small business websites.

When you sign up for Siteground it automatically installs a WordPress site on your host’s server so you don’t have to spend hours or hire a developer to set it up for you.

If you don’t go with Siteground as your hosting company there is another great hosting provider I recommend called CloudWays.

Cloudways is easy to set up and is great for even small businesses that have lots of traffic. It offers great web hosting services for power users.

No matter which web host you choose, choose a web host that meets your needs.

Go create your hosting account and claim your domain name today!

Add plugins to change the appearance of your website and add features

Choose A Theme For Your Website

Now that WordPress is installed, it’s time to choose a theme for your website. A theme is a collection of files that control the look and feel of your website. There are thousands of themes available for WordPress, so you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.

A great theme we recommend is the Hello Theme by Elementor.

Elementor is one of the most popular website builders out there. Website builders allow you to create a beautiful website without knowing how to code. The Hello Theme is a great choice for business websites as it easily customizable and won’t decrease your site performance.

If you’re not interested in using a website builder, there are still thousands of themes to choose from. Some other popular WordPress themes are Astra, OceanWP, and GeneratePress.

Once you’ve found a theme you like, click the “Install” button and activate it on your website.

Now that you have a theme installed, it’s time to customize the look of your website!

Customize The Appearance Of Your Website

Now that you have added some content to your website, it’s time to customize the appearance of your site. You can do this by going to the Appearance > Customize section of your WordPress dashboard. Here you can change things like the colors and fonts of your website, as well as the layout.

You don’t need to be a professional web designer to build your own website and bring your business online. In fact many small businesses are doing there own website creation.

Sure, web design can be intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, and it seems like there’s always something new to keep up with. But here’s the thing: you don’t need to be a professional web designer to make a website or make it look nice. These days, there are plenty of easy-to-use tools that can help you create a beautiful site, even if you don’t have any design experience. And best of all, you can usually get started without spending a lot of money. So if you’ve been thinking about creating a website but have been putting it off because you’re not sure where to start, why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how easy and fun it can be.

Install Plugins To Extend The Functionality Of Your Website

WordPress comes with a lot of features, but you can extend its functionality even further by installing plugins. There are thousands of plugins available for WordPress, and they can be used to add almost any type of functionality to your website.

Depending on your business website needs, there are certain plugins you may want to consider installing. For example, if you want to add an online store to your website, you’ll need a plugin like WooCommerce. Or if you want to create forms on your website, you can use a plugin like Gravity Forms.

There are also plugins available for almost anything else you can think of, from social media integration to security. So whatever type of functionality you need for your website, chances are there’s a WordPress plugin for it.

To install a plugin on your WordPress site, go to the Plugins > Add New section of your dashboard and search for the plugin you want to install. Once you’ve found it, click the “Install” button and then activate the plugin on your site.

Unleash the Power of Elementor

The next plugins you would want to get are Elementor and Elementor Pro.

We highly recommend Elementor Pro because of its professional plug-and-play templates. It will take your simple website and add advanced functionality.

For this instance, I will be using Elementor Pro for building out my website.

It’s an extremely powerful plugin that allows you to create custom website designs without having to write any code.

Plus, it comes with a ton of built-in features and integrations that make website creation a breeze.

Once you have installed and activated Elementor Pro, you can get started building your website by going to the Templates > Theme Builder section of your WordPress dashboard. From here you can create custom templates for your website’s header, footer, single pages, blog posts, and more.

You can also use Elementor Pro to create custom designs for specific pages on your website. For example, if you want to create a landing page for your business, you can do that with Elementor Pro.

Or if you want to create a custom design for your blog posts, you can do that as well.

Once you have created your custom designs, you can then use the built-in WordPress editor to add your own content to those pages.

Or if you want to save even more time, you can import pre-designed Elementor Pro templates into your website. This is a great way to get professional-looking results without having to start from scratch and they even look great on mobile devices.

Elementor Pro also comes with a ton of other features and integrations that can help you build a better business website. For example, it includes an eCommerce integration that allows you to turn your website into an online store. It also includes form builder and newsletter integrations that make it easy to collect leads and grow your email list.

Plus, it comes with a built-in popup builder that allows you to create attention-grabbing popups to promote your products or services.

And if you ever need any help, Elementor Pro also includes access to their expert support team.

All in all, Elementor Pro is an extremely powerful plugin that can help you build a better business website. And best of all, it’s very easy to use. So if you’re looking for a way to make your business website more professional and efficient, we highly recommend checking out Elementor Pro.

Create a website and add content, including pictures, descriptions, and prices

Add Pages & Posts To Your Website

Now that you’ve installed WordPress, chosen a theme, customized it, and installed your needed plugins it’s time to add some content to your site. In WordPress, this content is divided into two types: pages and posts.

Pages are static pieces of content that don’t change often, like your About or Contact page. On the other hand, posts are pieces of content that are updated regularly, like blog articles.

To add a new page to your WordPress website, go to the Pages > Add New section of your dashboard. Here you can add a title and content for your page. Once you’re finished, click the “Publish” button to make your page live on your website.

Adding a post is similar to adding a page. To do this, go to the Posts > Add New section of your WordPress dashboard. Here you can add a title and content for your post. Once you’re finished, click the “Publish” button to make your post live on your website.

You can also add pictures, videos, and other media to your pages and posts. To do this, simply click the “Add Media” button while editing a page or post. This will bring up the WordPress media uploader where you can select the files you want to upload from your computer.

Once you’ve added your media files, you can insert them into your content by clicking the “Insert into post” button.

With Posts, you can create your own blog. Having valuable web content is key for increasing your web presence and moving you up on search engine results pages.

Once you set up your pages and have the content you want for your site or e-commerce site, it is time to test everything out to make sure it works the way you want.

Before you open your website or online store to the public, it’s important to make sure that everything is functioning properly. This means testing out all of the features to ensure that they are working correctly. It also means testing your payment gateway to make sure that customers will be able to complete their transactions without any problems. By taking the time to test everything out in advance, you can avoid any potential headaches down the road. Plus, it’s just a good way to double-check that everything is working the way it should be. So before you go live, take a few minutes (or even an hour) to test out your website or online store. It could save you a lot of frustration in the long run.

No matter what kind of website you’re running, adding pictures, videos, and other types of visual content can help to make it more engaging and successful. However, before you start adding visual content to your WordPress site, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all, it’s important to test your website to make sure that it can handle the additional bandwidth that images and videos will require. You also need to make sure that your visual content is high quality and relevant to your site’s theme and purpose. If you keep these things in mind, adding pictures and videos to your WordPress site can be a great way to take it to the next level.

Promote Your Business Online Using Search Engine Optimization and Collect Payments

Promote Your Website

The final step is to promote your website. You can do this by adding your website to directories, submitting it to search engines, and by promoting your content on social media.

You can have your small business website compete and even outrank them on search engines. You can do this with search engine optimization.

Having valuable content as mentioned before is key for businesses. Imagine tapping into the millions of searches on Google and getting your brand and authority to the view of your target audience for free.

There are many SEO tools that will help you rank higher and get new customers.

The first step is on-page optimization. This means making sure your website and content are optimized for the keywords you want to rank for. You can do this by including your keywords in your title, description, and content.

You can also optimize your website’s design and structure to make it more search engine friendly. This includes adding keyword-rich titles and descriptions to your pages, as well as creating a sitemap that helps search engines index your site.

In addition to on-page optimization, you can also improve your website’s ranking with off-page SEO techniques such as link building and social media marketing.

Link building is the process of getting other websites to link to your site. This can be done by guest blogging, writing articles for other websites, or by directory submissions.

Social media marketing is another great way to promote your website and improve your ranking. You can do this by creating social media profiles for your business and sharing your content on these platforms.

Link building is the process of getting other websites to link back to your site. This helps improve your site’s authority and ranking. You can do this by guest blogging, writing articles for other websites, or by directory submissions.

Social media marketing is another great way to promote your website and improve your ranking. You can do this by creating social media profiles for your business and sharing your content on these platforms.

In addition to SEO and social media marketing, you can also use paid advertising to promote your website. Paid advertising can be a great way to get quick results, but it’s important to make sure that you are targeting the right audience with your ads.

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a type of paid advertising that allows you to place ads on search engines and other websites. When someone clicks on one of your ads, you will pay the amount you bid for that keyword.

Display advertising is another type of paid advertising, and it allows you to place ads on websites and other online platforms.

When choosing a paid advertising platform, it’s important to consider your budget and your goals. You also need to make sure that you are targeting the right audience with your ads.

PPC advertising is a type of paid advertising that allows you to place ads on search engines and other websites. When someone clicks on one of your ads, you will pay the amount you bid for that keyword.

Display advertising is another type of paid advertising, and it allows you to place ads on websites and other online platforms.

When choosing a paid advertising platform, it’s important to consider your budget and your goals. You also need to make sure that you are targeting the right audience with your ads.

In another video, I will be going over how to set up your ad campaigns using Google and Facebook!

When your ranking grows your business grows. You can increase your visibility by having internal and external links.

Internal links are links from one of your pages to another page on your website.

External links are links from your website to another website.

You can increase your internal linking by adding links to your pages and posts. You can do this by highlighting the text you want to link and clicking the “Insert/edit link” button. This will bring up a popup where you can enter the URL of the page you want to link to.

To add an external link, simply add the URL of the website you want to link to in your content. It is also important to locate and fix any broken links on your site as it will make your site less user-friendly and lose your ranking to other sites.

Many local businesses rely on SEO so their business can be found organically and affordably.

If you have an e-commerce site then you must make sure your products are optimized too. This is how e-commerce sites thrive.

If you want more people to find and visit your site, it’s important to promote it on social media. The most popular social media sites are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

When promoting your website on social media, it’s important to post high-quality content relevant to your audience. You should also post regularly and interact with your followers to build a relationship with them.

Finally, once users visit your site they can either choose to schedule a call with you to find more or purchase a product or service from your site.

Making Your Site Safe for Your Customers

It is important to have an SSL certificate for your website if you plan on selling products or services on your site. This will allow your customers to enter their credit card information safe on your website and pay online.

You can get an SSL certificate from your web hosting provider or from a third-party provider. Once you have your SSL certificate, you can activate it by going to the “Security” tab in your WordPress dashboard and clicking the “Activate” button next to the SSL Certificate option.

Assuming you’ve already written the most amazing website ever, you’re going to want to make sure people can actually find it when they need it. You can do this in a variety of ways- through search engine optimization, content marketing, social media marketing, and even good old-fashioned word of mouth. But however you choose to do it, promoting your website is essential if you want people to actually use it.

So get out there and start spreading the word! The more people who know about your website, the more successful it will be. And who knows- you might even end up as the next internet sensation with a little effort.

Wrapping It Up

Your business website is now live and ready for customers! You can continue to add content, promote your site, and collect payments from customers. Congratulations on taking the first step to starting your own business online or making it much better.

By following these steps, you can create a business website using WordPress in under two hours! So what are you waiting for? Get started building your site today.

Now that you know how to make a professional business website using WordPress, it’s time to get started! The first step is to download and install the software using Siteground hosting. Then, create a website and add content. You will also then add plugins, change the appearance of your website, and more! When your website is finished, promote it on social media and start collecting payments from customers. Congratulations on taking the first step to start your own business online!

Thanks for watching how to make a business website using WordPress. If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to join me for my next video where I will go into more detail on creating online stores and how to promote it.

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Thanks again for reading and I hope to see you soon!

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