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Your Dream 'Dotcom' Is Now Easier To Achieve

Never doubt google research! It will definitely help you.
Before putting my own www.theweekndguy.com website, I really had no idea (if not, little) on how to put up one or even the initial step to do so. But of course, reading articles about it is truly helpful - I won't be able to start one without discovering stuff through reading, so now you are doing it as well and you will eventually be able to discover more after this article.

Whether you want put a blog or for business, it's really important to know your purpose and how you visualize the package of your page. So here's how you can start doing so:

Know Your Nature

It is really important to identify how your page will go, the content, the design, and the experience. Before jumping into buying your own domain name or start doing a page on any webpage provider, you must initially write and conceptual everything from page to page, the photos you will use, the message content, etc... These are necessary for you to conveniently fill the space out; you may write down stuff through the microsoft word or any office tools, so that you can keep the data when you need it to transfer already.

Check On The Most Preferred Webpage Provider

This is how my admin page looks like. On the left side, there are options on how you
 can further customize your page. Trust me it's easy, just go through it.

There are a lot of webpage providers to choose from, to name a few:

1) Wix.com
2) Weebly.com
3) Wordpress.com
4) Blogger.com

But here I chose blogger.com since for me this is the most convenient and most user-friendly provider that those users who have little or no knowledge on web programming can handle. The first thing I started to do was I directly went through the layout customization.


Basically, the layout customization tool will guide you on how your page will totally look like--from the favicon to header to body to gadgets to footer. The gadgets are those items like the Subscribe Now, Message Us, Page Views, etc... you can easily add those through clicks.

For the designs, you may check on the template tool. There are varieties of templates to choose from, you can even customize the littlest details, if you are too keen on it, through the advance menu. You can change the font style, tab texts and colors, etc...

Upon completing all these stuff, you definitely are good to go! You are now live and ready to share all your thoughts almost about anything.

However, the URL is not directly named after your desired name. There is a 'blogspot' word in it since blogger.com owns the page. But, I will teach you how to get one in the next item.

Owning Your Domain Name

Owning one is easy and affordable! There are a lot of domain name providers available, and to name a few:

1) Godaddy.com
2) Yahoo! Small Business
3) 1&1.com
4) Namecheap.com
5) Name.com

Just go through godaddy.com and browse the page. Don't worry it's safe and easy.
These are one of the best and cheapest providers online. But of course, I'll tell you how to actually start one via godaddy.com since I bought one from them for only Php596.00 or $13.24 for one year! Yes, for one year! That's is like Php49.67 or $1.1 per month and it is tax inclusive. How so cheap right?!

Anyway, first go through the page and choose packages that you want to get. Godaddy.com offers free domain name, your personal email, and web builder assistance for an extra Php596.00 or $13.24. I did not choose web builder since I have my blogger.com account already. It's all set and just waiting for the personal domain name.

So there, I paid through my sister-in-law's credit card (She didn't know about this, but I'm allowed to do so, haha!) Waited for some confirmations--and there my domain name is up and live already!

Link Your Domain Name To Your Blog Account

Since I used blogger.com, I had to access my account and made some changes in order for me to effectively link it to my own domain name.

This part is pretty difficult so you better see the links that I will provide below and read carefully.
First thing to do is to go to your Blogger Dashboard > Settings > Basic > Publising > Add Third Party URL > then input your domain name > click the highlighted instructions > then following this link and read:




After doing so, go back to your blogger account dashboard and tick the check box to redirect to your domain name. Patiently wait for 24 hours until blogger.com can automatically connect your page to your own domain name. Should there still be problems, call for an assistance at godaddy.com and they will be happy to help you solve the problem.

So there, you now have your own 'dotcom' and enjoy your new page! Please do not forget to follow me on Facebook at /weekndguy and on Instagram at @acecruzzz. Subscribe for more updates and stories by clicking the Connect tab now!

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