How to make a website in less than a half hour. (2020 DIY Guide)

It’s a bit off-putting for the owner of a web design company to put out a guide on how to build a website in less than a half hour.

However, I’m all about the truth – and the truth is it is possible.

I’m not talking about building a robust, SEO rich website, that converts extremely well.

But today I’ll be showing you how to get up a quick website for your company, or personal brand.

This is for people who just want a quick portfolio or a “digital business card” if you would.

If that’s you, this guide is for you.

If you want to learn about more advanced web design I recommend you look elsewhere.

The upsides of a half hour web design guide.

There are good and bad things about building a website so quickly.

The upside of building this website is that it’s obviously quicker and more affordable than hiring a web design company.

You’ll also be able to visually design your own website from your laptop.

Soooo, the proverbial ‘paint brush’ is in your hand.

If you’re looking for a quick way to build a decent website this guide will be helpful for you.

The downsides of quick DIY web design guides.

Ranking a website like this will be challenging. Bottom line.

If you are trying to rank in search engines it requires LOTS of content.

You’ll need many pages of well-written, keyword focused, helpful content to rank in Google.

(In other words, you probably won’t get much organic non-branded traffic to this website.)

In this method – I also recommend using stock images on your website, IF you don’t have professional images.

However, when I’m working with a client I always recommend that they bring in as many original photos as possible.

Users can tell when something looks like a stock image and it can be unattractive to some viewers.

If you don’t know how to use a computer very well you may also struggle with following this guide.

You don’t have to be super tech savvy, but you’ll need a basic knowledge of things like:

Keyboard shortcuts, basic computer terminology and a bit of a creative flair.

If you don’t have these things you may run into some trouble when building the site.

What you need to start building your website.

You’ll need a few things to build your 10 minute DIY website.

Firstly, you’ll need hosting. Hosting can vary in pricing but the hosting I recommend for most of you comes at the cost of forgoing a Subway Sandwich each month you plan to keep your site up.

In other words, anywhere from $4 to $12 per month for hosting.

You’ll also need a name for your website.

I’m talking about your domain name.

I recommend a ‘.com’ if you can get your hands on one.

If a quick DIY website is what your looking for…

Block out an hour so you can pause and play this video guide I created.

If you focus up and get started now – you should be able to get your website done by the end of the day.

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