Is this your very first time starting a business?

Your business name

Search business names to see it your choice is taken. You want to avoid potential trademark issues.  Imagine receiving a Cease & Desist letter because your business name is conflicting with another business? Google it, and search to see if the domain is available.
A domain is your address on the internet.  You can search domain names right here to see what is already taken and what is available. Once you’ve decided on a name and have discovered the domain is available, it’s time to purchase that domain.

*Before creating a business, entrepreneurs should carefully consider which type of business structure is best suited to their enterprise. Typically, there are four main types of businesses: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Corporations.

Purchase a domain & hosting

 You can purchase a domain through *Siteground, most hosting providers will allow you to register your domain at the same time as signing up for hosting so you may want to do it all in one place.

If you purchase your domain separately, you will have to go through the process of connecting it to your hosting company,

Hosting:  Host is where your site lives. It’s like a file cabinet for your site.  It consists of servers, files, and databases that keep your site visible and on the internet.  All websites have hosting.

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Install WordPress & login

Immediately after your order is complete for your new hosting account, you’ll receive an email with all your new login information for your new hosting account.

If you choose to sign up with Siteground, the  WordPress  (the software used for your website) installation is very simple and pain free. Here are step by step instructions for how to do this. 

If you purchased your domain elsewhere, you’ll want to see Sitegrounnd instructions for how to change your nameservers to point to their hosting service:

  • To change your name servers with Siteground, check out this guide.

Please note: If you are having to change your nameservers to point to Siteground this process can take about 24-48 hours.

Once you have WordPress installed and your domain pointed to Siteground, you’ll be able to login to your new WordPress website and move to the next step.

Choose your new theme

Time to choose the best design for your needs. We offer  themes that can be customized to match your own brand colors and all you’ll do insert your images and text!

Install, customize, & launch your new website!

You site is almost ready!  You’ve got your domain, hosting, and WordPress all installed!  Now you’ll need to purchase a theme and install, customize, and launch it to the world! If you have purchased the DIWY option you will learn how to install and customize your new theme.

Resources and Tools

These are the resources and tools I use. There are plenty of alternatives but in my opinion, it’s the best package. This is for solopreneur and micro-business startups who want to save the time and effort of going through a long review process.
Considerations: Affordable, user interface, intuitive, workflow.

A list of the main plugins and tools I use.


Siteground, WordPress recommended. Based on reviews, one of the top hosting providers worldwide. SG delivers top-notch performance and incredible support.



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Kadence, built from the ground up for lightning-fast performance, yet filled with modern features has been a game changer in WordPress development workflow.  suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront.

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Elementor Pro is the most popular WordPress pagebuilder in the world. I believe with comfortable interface it is the easiest to get clients up to speed in managing their content.


Woo commerce for WordPress. Scalable and can integrate with virtually any service. Design a complex store from scratch, extend a store for a client, or simply add a single product to a WordPress site — your store, your way.

Funnel builder

CartFlows is a powerful, user-friendly WordPress sales funnel builder designed to help generate leads and turn visitors into customers

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FluentCRM. Self Hosted Email Marketing Automation Plugin for WordPress. Manage your leads and customers, email campaigns, automated email sequencing, and many more in one place; without ever having to leave your WordPress dashboard!

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Site Kit, Google’s official WordPress plugin. Get insights about how people find and use your site directly in your WordPress dashboard. Site Kit helps you set up and use easy-to-understand metrics.



Rank Math is a Search Engine Optimization plugin for WordPress that makes it easy for anyone to optimize their content with built-in suggestions based on widely-accepted best practices. Easily customize important SEO settings.


WPvivd robust and stable WordPress backup and migration solutions, designed for freelancers, agencies, and site owners. The most economical choice especially for users who have many websites.


SG Security SiteGround Security is the all-in-one security solution for your WordPress website. With the carefully selected and easy to configure functions the plugin provides everything you need to secure your website and prevent a number of threats such as brute-force attacks, compromised login, data leaks and more.


Stripe power payments for online and in-person retailers, subscriptions businesses, software platforms and marketplaces, and everything in between.

Site Management

MainWP is a suite of free, privacy-focused WordPress Manager plugins, developed in the spirit of open-source for WordPress creators to maintain their websites through a decentralized fully customizable self-hosted

Get Elementor

  • It is super easy to build pages, visual with no code at all.
  • With the Pro version you can customize every part of the website. 
  • It’s popular so they are a lot of tutorials to find about it.

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Additional Resources

There are many resources and tool available. Here is a list of some notable popular options.

  • Blue Host >  Hosting
  • Astra > Theme
  • Gutenberg > PageBuilder
  • WP Funnels > Funnel builder
  • Active Campaign > Email Marketing
  • Monster Insights > Analytics
  • SEO Yoast > Search Engine Optimize
  • ManageWP > Site Management
  • UpDraft > Backup
  • iThemes > Security