Reposted: Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

Check out this great article by Belinda Pollard, readers!

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Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

I am not a geek and wouldn’t know code if it bit me… but I’ve set up multiple websites.

Here is a simple step-by-step list with links to the tools I use.

But wait, what’s the learning curve like?

I launched my first website in 2010 using the Stumble Around Blindly method. I didn’t know what anything was called, and there may have been a little hair-tearing and shouting, but over time I became comfortable with it. Enjoyed it, actually.

The good news for you is that the software has become a whole lot easier to drive since 2010.

I currently manage 3 websites that I set up myself: my editing and writer-coaching site here at smallbluedog.com; my online hub and creative author site at belindapollard.com; and gracewriters.com for Christian writers.

You CAN do it yourself. It doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

  • DIY has given me a lot of power over my online marketing hubs – when I have an idea, I can jump in and experiment.
  • When I want to know how to do something, I just google it. Someone somewhere will have asked that question before, and someone else will have answered it. Initially, I won’t necessarily know how to describe what I’m looking for, but I persevere and solutions emerge.
  • I don’t have to wait weeks or months for a web developer to be available when I want to make additions or deletions.
  • When there’s a typo, I don’t have to describe it to a web developer five times. 😉 I just login and fix it.

After about 8 years, I also found a guru who now kindly steps in (for a fee) when I encounter occasional tricky things that I’d really rather not research. But the rest is DIY.

This is the basic path I’ve taken with my sites. 

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