A Gazillion Tools and Resources to Create a Website
Quit Overthinking It and Get Started
I recommend BlueHost to host your website and purchase a domain name. The very first website I created back in 2008, a real estate staging business website for my mother, was hosted by BlueHost. The process is easy to understand, domain names are free with a purchase of hosting service, and the one-click WordPress integration is golden! Above all, their customer service is great as, which is a must if you are a novice like I was. If you plan to have an e-commerce feature, BlueHost offers the SSL certificate and dedicated IP which is required for secure online payments. Plans start at $2.95 / month. However, there are add-ons that you most likely will want to select, which drive the cost up. It’s worth it.
Now that you have a host and domain name, the next step is to create a website. Unless you have a background in HTML and web development, this may sound daunting. Luckily, it really is not that difficult. But I will tell you, it’s time consuming and tedious, especially if you are new to it. There are tools, like WordPress, that allow you to create a website without a background in HTML or coding. Wordpress is a content management system. There are free and paid templates that correspond to the purpose of the site (blog, portfolio, e-commerce, etc.).
There are a gazillion templates available for WordPress. Here are my favorite sources: