*Have some other business that’s not a candle business? This video series can still help you build your own website and get your business online!
I know many of you are thinking about starting a candle making business. I also know that having a web developer build your website for you probably isn’t in your budget!
And that’s ok, I’ve been there, and so I learned to build my own websites. The great thing is, you can build your own website for your business too, and I am going to do my very best to show you how. Of course, if you do have the funds to hire a web developer, that is certainly the easier and more efficient way to go to get your business online.
First, if you haven’t yet started your candle business, I encourage you to go to my Getting Started page and scroll down to the business section and read through those articles there.
Once you have gone through all the steps to get your candle business ready to roll, you’re serious about giving this business a go, and you’ve decided you want to build your own website and sell online, then come back to this video! 🙂
This first video is going to show you exactly how to set up your website through Bluehost (get a discount using this link). I have used Bluehost for my web hosting for over 8 years! I host this website and my other websites through them and in that time I have very rarely had any issues so I highly recommend this hosting company. Now, there are certainly other good hosting companies out there, but since I use Bluehost, I am going to show you how to set up your website through them.
*Now, just to be open and honest, the links to Bluehost that I provide, are affiliate links, meaning I do make a commission if you sign up with them using these links. If you do, I want to say a huge THANK YOU in advance for your support!
So, again, in this video you will see how to set up your website which includes going through the registration process with Bluehost, and then installing WordPress, picking a theme and writing your first blog post.
In the next video I will go through some important things to set up right off, and how to add pages.
Now, I know that it may seem like I’m going kind of slow with these, but I want anyone that wants to, to be able to understand and see exactly how to set up a website. I don’t want you to think you can’t get your business online just because you can’t afford a web developer!
What if I already have a website using WordPress?
Well, then you can probably skip this first video, and possibly the second, but after the second video, I will be getting into how to set up a fully functioning web store, adding a logo, a little on changing the design, adding plugins, adding products, setting up shipping, and everything you need to get your candle business ready for online customers.
I hope this video is helpful for you! Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any suggestions, comments or questions. I’m really excited to help you get your candle business online and growing your customer base!
Hi . I enjoyed the video, but I assumed it would be a place to build your candle website with already installed templates , you choose the page you want and build from there, I hope this is not just for blogging purposes.
Hi Sandra! No, this is not just for blogging. I just wanted to show a quick, get your website up there, video for the first one. In the second video I show some more on the setup, and then after that I will be getting into more about adding a store area. But, having a blog for your candle store is a great way to connect with customers, keep them coming back, as well as more content that will help your website rank in the search results on Google and other search engines. I know this isn’t a super quick, push button website, but WordPress is really one of the best ways to go when building your web store, and an already set up store where you choose the template without having to do much else, is going to cost more money. This route is going to be much more affordable.
Sounds great. Im just wondering how much is would all cost though. Also I saw that your soy candle making book is discounted. How much is it with
the Discount or did I mis understand.?
I’m so sorry for the late response. Apparently I’m not getting notified of everyone’s comments. With the web hosting and the realtime shipping calculator, it would be around $30 a month give or take a little.
I do have a discount code for my ebook at the moment for 15% off, just use code: soycandlesrule , at checkout. Regular price is $14.95