Downloaded FTP client: Now what?

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I purchased my domain and hosting; downloaded my FTP client;
now what's next?

This is my first attempt at creating a Web site: up until a few days
ago I didn't even know what a dedicated server was.

Basically, I have no clue how to use HTML or the other languages
used to create a site with.

Money is very scarce right now so I can't outsource.

Are there any cheap or free programs that I can use to
create content?

Would it be wiser for me to study the free tutorials on Website
design and do it myself?

All of this is new to me but I have to start somewhere.

Thanks in advance
#internet marketing #client #downloaded #ftp
  • Profile picture of the author CarlosGarcia
    Before you begin to build your website, you should really answer
    these questions...

    What is your website you're launching going to be about?

    Who is your target market?

    How are you going to reach your audience?

    What products or services are you going to offer them?

    Most importantly, what kind of content will you be offering them, not only
    via your website, but your autoresponder series as well?

    Before you even begin to design your website, you should answer some of
    these questions to formulate a plan of action to follow.

    A good alternative for you might be to start with a Wordpress blog,
    if your server has Cpanel, login to your control panel, look for an Icon
    called Fantastico, click it, then go look for Wordpress and install it,
    by filling out the required fields.

    You won't need to know HTML to get started, and this would be an easy
    way for you to start putting content on your website.

    There are a TON of resources in this forum.

    Plus, you may want to check out this website:
    Best Warrior Threads

    It contains the best Warrior threads, and there's a wealth of information
    in there for you to get started.

    Good luck on your journey, get educated first, create a plan of action,
    and follow it through!
  • Profile picture of the author toonarme
    Free WYSIWYG Web design stuff :


    Supposed to be pretty good. I use Dreamweaver, but it ain't cheap...
  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Go to HTML Goodies and get a basic knowledge of HTML.

    Consider working with WordPress, it's very easy to upload
    and it's great for managing your content.

    I don't use FTP, instead I upload pages in batches using the
    CPanel upload feature. FTP isn't even necessary and I find it
    too confusing.

    Don't try to get too technical and you will be just fine.
  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    You should definitely start out with a wordpress blog. It will be so much easier for you to get started until you start learning things on the fly.

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