For not getting to spend as much time as I would of liked on my new idea, I have actually done quite a lot for ensuring the idea is a good one. Action is the soundest foundation to progress. Time is valuable and it is important to use it moving towards the goal. While I do love being lazy, I really hate procrastination.
A Website is Like a House
This means, this last week was spent doing. I built sites, very quickly. I wanted to prove that the launch of a site didn’t have to be scary. Or illusive. I also wanted to show that a site’s launch is not the finish line. Websites are more like a home you own. We need them and we care for them. They can make us feel bad when something is not right or less than another site. Websites are a continual work in progress, just like a home. There will always be something that could be better and improved. Like a home, getting one can be a challenge all by itself. Even when the steps laid out look easy to overcome.
What you Need to Launch a Good Site
- A host like Media Temple.
- A domain, that you can get from your host.
- A WordPress site. If you chose wisely, like the host I recommended, set-up by a one-click install from your host’s administration panel gets you a database and a popular framework for your site.
- A theme from Themeforest, my favorite theme store:
- Some plugins, usually requested by the theme.
- A logo.
Is it really that easy?
Granted there are a lot of hurdles that can happen at any given step. Over the next few weeks I will be going through and explaining what those hurdles may be and how to get around them.