Building Dynamic Websites – Harvard OpenCourseWare.

How To Build Your Self-Hosted Author Website In 30 Minutes

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It’s your home on the web and the hub for your books. It’s how readers, representatives, publishers, journalists, bloggers and podcasters judge how expert you are. It’s where you can begin to build an email list of readers. A totally free website is not good enough if you want to take your author profession onwards and upwards.

However your own site does not have to be a huge offer. It’s not expensive and it will not take long to set up.

In this video, I take you through why having your very own site is necessary, how to get a hosting account and set up your wordpress site, in addition to using an example theme and ways to start your email list.
All the composed notes and links at: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/authorwebsite/
I suggest utilizing Bluehost for hosting: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/bluehost/

15 thoughts to “Building Dynamic Websites – Harvard OpenCourseWare.”

  1. Thank you Joanna!! This has been a GREAT tutorial!! I'm going to use all the links you provided!! So excited 😃

  2. Do more research on bluehost. Its not what it seems and these people get a pay out for sending you to bluehost. Be careful

  3. I'm a beginner of creating websites. From these tutorials of website creating videos, I feel that women are doing way BETTER than men. They just rush and talk through. I mean less text. You have put up the descriptions of web creating terms in text. which i really like about in your video. Thanks.

  4. I'm so jealous you met Clive Cussler! Another very great video Joanna, I'm going to revamp my free WordPress blog today!

  5. Dear Aunty Jo.

    I joined bluehost through your links. However, I'm having trouble with the theme choosing process. I looked at the themes through your link but the themes that I'm looking through seem to have risen a lot in price. For example, Author Pro has gone from $44.95 (shown on your video tutorial) to $99. This might not seem expensive but I live in New Zealand and our dollar has dropped a lot recently against US so it means I have to add on another two-thirds or so. This starts to get pricy re my budget.

    I'm also confused because I had a free wordpress website, but there doesn't seem to be any mention of the free wordpress themes via your link or via my bluehost account link. And there also doesn't seem to be a way to search for the name of a particular wordpress website theme (only categories) on the sites your link an bluehost take me to . I noticed that when I looked via the bluehost site that cheaper themes seem to come up – like for $49 and the like. But they don't say whether they are studiopress themes or not. However, you mentioned in your video that studio press is good because they're more reliable on cell phones. I looked up the internet to see if there is a difference between studio press and other wordpress themes, but I'm still not sure. It seems that the themes that people recommend for authors are no doubt suitable for authors. However, they seem to be the more expensive ones and I'm not sure if the cheaper ones will do an adequate job for authors or not a they say they are designed for other purposes.

    If you able and willing to clarify anything here it would be appreciated.

    Yours, Confused but Persistent.

  6. A very useful and helpful intro. I am not in a position to do this yet as still learning the writers craft. Thankyou for the information and my friend for forwarding it to me.

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