Every webmaster around the world has this one common goal i.e. to create a website that will create passive cashflow in the upcoming days. However, it is noticed that only very few of those webmasters actually succeed to achieve their goal of creating a successful website. That does not imply their failure is linked with the lack of work or experience. Most of the webmasters put their best efforts based on their circumstances in order to make their website successful. But what they are missing is the actual workflow that leads to profitable website creation. Today I am going to tell that exact step by step guidelines that need to be followed in order to create one successful website. Although I will cover this topic from the very beginning i.e. from domain registration; you can still apply this same process on your existing website and get similar results.
In order to make this tutorial simple, the process will be depicted in a simple step by step process. And the first step is keyword and competition research. Remember for the best result, you should be doing this prior to registering the domain name itself.
Keyword Research and Competition Analysis
This is the most important step among all. Most of the unsuccessful webmasters just create the website when they get an idea. After that when they are unable to generate the expected traffic, they usually start doing keyword research and competitor analysis. Contrary to this model, your first step should be keyword research as soon as you came up with a website idea. Apart from that, you should also put effort into competition and audience analysis. It will greatly help you in the later stages that are mentioned below.
Setting up the website
Once you are done with the first step, you should search for a suitable domain name. It would be better if you could find a suitable expired domain for your website. Although it is not mandatory but getting an expired domain for website definitely helps. Once you have chosen a domain name, next you should sign up for an appropriate hosting plan as per your future website requirement. After that, you should develop the actual website using wordpress or any other CMS of your choice. After this step is completed, you will be able to see your website from any web browser.
Social Media and Branding
Before you create the content for your website, you should be taking care of website’s online branding and social media. Nowadays it is quite vital to register the vanity URL across the major social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and others. The more social media channels you can manage, more will be the benefits for your website in terms of branding and traffic. However managing social media campaigns can take out some vital time from your day. Hence many webmasters prefer to outsource the entire social media marketing work so that they can concentrate on other aspects including SEO, guest posting, traffic optimization, content creation etc. Based on your own time schedule, you should decide the social media activities for your website.
Content is the foundation of any website on which the future prospect of any website depends. And your job will be to make your base as strong as you can. If you are a native English speaker you can create the content yourself to minimize the grammatical errors. At the same time quality content creation also needs lot of research and proofreading. And to make your content optimized for search engines, you need to make sure the quality is top class. Otherwise, you will be starting the ranking race from the behind of your competitors. Hence make sure you are using absolutely high quality content and articles for your website.
If you have taken good care of the previous three steps mentioned above, traffic generation will be quite easy provided you have adopted Google friendly SEO method. For any website, Google and other search engines are the major source of traffic. And to get maximum amount of traffic from Google you need to rank website for different set of keywords. This is only possible when you are creating authority backlinks through web 2.0, PBN and other methods. While creating these links, you need to make sure you are not using any blackhat SEO in order to be safe from Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird updates. Google regularly updates its search algorithm to tackle webmasters using blackhat SEO techniques. As a consequence you should always buy backlinks package that are natural and safe for Google updates. By following a whitehat SEO link building strategy, you will be able to rank your website in Google top 10 for many keywords.
Collecting the cash in Bank
When you are getting decent amount of traffic to your website, you can surely make money from your website. However, how much money you can make completely depends on your monetization methods. I have noticed websites that are getting tons of traffic but due to negligence on monetization techniques, those websites are not making enough money. Depending on your website niche you should use different monetization methods ranging from CPA, Banner ads, Ad sales, Affiliate marketing and others. You should not rely on Google adsense only to make money from your website traffic. If you are only using adsense, you are leaving your money on the table. Therefore don’t engage yourself into this mistake of implementing only one monetization technique. Rather experiment with different monetization methods and find out what monetization techniques are yielding the best result for your website in terms of revenue.
There are various aspects of any successful website creation and I have only pointed out the major ones. I am quite sure when you will be running your own website, you will encounter many challenges and have new experiences. Using those experiences you will be able to learn your own tips and tweaks that will help you to evolve as a veteran webmaster.