This is the most important step that I truly believe is the best solution for your business. Buy your domain name and hosting service yourself. If that makes you nervous, email me and I will guide you along the way.
What NOT to do: pick a random company and sign up for “the all-inclusive” website template and hosting package because it looks easy, pretty and cheaper. Don’t put your website “your business” in something you have no control over.
I make WordPress websites so you own and control your website.
I teach my clients to own their website and control it because you can’t predict where someone or some company will be in the future and why would you want them to control your business.
Sure, it would be very easy for me to buy your domain name and host it on my servers but why would you want to pass me complete control over your business. You need the freedom to do what you want with your website without contracts.
I do offer WordPress maintenance packages so, I can maintain the site for you as an additional administrator of the site.
I am an affiliate for Bluehost hosting services because I use and trust Bluehost.
If you prefer a different website hosting company then make sure it supports WordPress and has cPanel (cPanel for website owners provides the world’s most familiar user interfaces for managing a website. With cPanel software, website owners can easily manage their email accounts, databases, applications, security, FTP, and control every aspect of their websites).
STEP 1: I recommend that you go to Bluehost and click on the green sign-up button and you will be brought to another page where you can enter in the domain name you are looking for or the domain name that you own to start the transfer process. You can get the cheapest monthly price for hosting if you sign up for 3 years. I also recommend the 3 year plan if you are serious about your business.
a) SiteLock Domain Security: site verification certificate, basic business verification, daily basic spam,search engine blacklist, and malware monitoring
b) Site Backup Pro: site backup & restore (note: wordpress maintenance package from LBI Marketing, LLC include backups).
c) Search Engine Jumpstart: rapid search engine indexing, comparative analysis report, step-by-step DIY SEO program, and a search engine mastery ebook
d) Domain Whois Privacy (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED): domain registration information is available to anyone on the Internet and can cause unwanted solicitation but domain privacy protects your registration details.
After you have a domain name, you are ready to get your WordPress website designed for you, click HERE.
If for some reason you prefer a different hosting option, you can try the following although, I do not use them so I cannot advise you on their options.
If you have a website already and are ready to make a change to a WordPress website, check to see if the hosting company has support for WordPress and cPanel.