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Wednesday, August 3

How to have a #WEBSITE for $12/yr #Hosting your #Domain for Free99 using #Blogger by #Google

If you have decided to use Google Domains and purchased your dot "whateveryoucallyourself", now it's time to setup hosting. 

Here are some hosting sites Google domains streamlines with; WIX, Shopify, Wordpress, Firebase, Blogger, Google sites.... 
You can also forward your domain to a site that you already have as well. (I don't recommend, but you can)

-Don't get me wrong, you will get what you pay or work for. Of course there will be features and highlights other platforms can offer you and YOU WILL PAY FOR IT.-

I'm just showing you one way to get up and running without hurting your bottom line. 

Google sites is a new feature offered through google domains. I haven't used it myself but is what it says, SIMPLE. I will post about it later as I am still learning the ins and outs for you. The big take away is that it is a free service.

As stated before, YOU have the service or product people want, so your people will go where YOU send them! To often small business struggle because their FB/IG or Third party service is hacked or their content is pulled due to haters flagging posts.

AAAANNNNND....Lets be clear if you are doing something egregiously wrong, your website can be shut down as well.

We know big intranet does not care about YOU and all your hard work, they can and have, easily erased. 

These third party pimps (T.T.P) only care about what you bring to them, and how much they can make from your intellectual property.

Instead of sending your traffic, hard work and ideas to someone else's street (Domain) and Home (site), use the T.P.P. to find and point YOUR people to YOUR dot "wahateveryoucallyourself".

For now we are working with BLOGGER for our hosting.

Blogger of course has it's own template themes. If you are currently using FB/IG for your business then this is a seamless fit for you. If you don't mind them they are readily available for you to use.  You can find tools to decorate and personalize your "blog" to your liking on the Layout tab and Theme tabs.

As we discussed in the Domain post, templates and services usually come with limitations and or CO$T$.

Since I am not paying a monthly fee for hosting and design, I use the money I save to I pay for things that I have found much more beneficial. 

For example a premade personalized blogger template. This provides a professional look and coding for a ONE time fee.

Again there are different prices for different features or designs, I personally have never paid more than $12.95 

Here are the sites I use....

I suggest taking the time to browse and find the right fit for you and your business.

In the next post I will share add-ons like social media sharing tools and a store.

Once you have purchased the Template from one of these sites, you will receive the setup instructions. Here is an example of their set up.

Basic Setup
  1. Template Installation
  2. Logo Setup
  3. Template Setting
  4. Shortcodes & Markups v2.0
  5. Create Sitemap

I'm an ELDER Millennial

As far as the internet goes, I have been through; DOS. AOL/MSN CDroms, chat rooms and party lines, Yahoo, Stickam, Myspace, MyspaceMusic, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare, Friendster, Blogger, Tumblr, G+, Facebook and all the pages, Pinterest, Redit, Instagram.
Somewhere in between Myspace, Twitter and FB, about 12yrs ago, I thought to myself, why don't I have my own site? 
If you can post on social media you can run your own site and get paid for it, IF you are consistent.  Adsense monetization it is already integrated to your site with blogger and your google account, the one I suggested you established for your business, in the last domain. It works much like YouTube once you have traffic to your site, set up the adsense account or link an existing one, post, engage, and get paid. 

*If you need help for rates

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