In this article, it is my goal to share some of the fundamental techniques that will help you to succeed online. I am even going to offer a FREE WEBSITE to help you get started!

I have been a web developer for 19 years, and I currently own Opulentworx. Located in Pensacola, Florida, Opulentworx is a full service web hosting and website design company. My personal specialty is in designing user friendly websites that…

• rank top in search results
• embrace your brand
• demonstrate your authority
• compel your audience to choose you

FREE Web Hosting for 2 MONTHS!

Here is an EXTRA added BONUS! I am offering FREE, yes free, website hosting, for 2 months. The regular hosting fee of $6.99 per month will begin on your third month. This simple gift is available in the spirit of helping you get started generating followers, and income right away!

Selecting a Domain Name for Your Free Website

When choosing a good domain name, you will need to put some thought into this. Remember, we are branding YOU, and/or your business opportunity. It should be short, concise, and contain at least one key phrase related to your business opportunity. This can prove difficult because, a ton of domain names have already been claimed so, get creative. Can you see why I chose

IMPORTANT - A domain name should be easy to remember, easy to spell, no special characters (they are hard to speak/explain), and make sure it explains your primary objective, service, or product.

If you need a domain name, I sell them on my Opulentworx website. If you intend to take advantage of our web hosting offer (remember 2 FREE MONTHS) you can purchase a domain name at the same time. Domain pricing at Opulentworx begins at $16.10 per year, and we offer significant discounts for longer registration periods.

There are plenty of other domain name registrars that will offer a lower price, however I would be sure to check what the price will be year 2 and 3.

If you choose to purchase a domain elsewhere… you can point an existing domain to our servers. This way, you will be able to take advantage of my 2 month free hosting offer. If needed, I am always happy to assist you in pointing your domain.

Choosing a Hosting Account for Your Free Website

As I have already mentioned, you can enjoy 2 free months of web hosting with Opulentworx. There is no contract, hosting accounts are then billed, month to month, at $6.99 per month, starting in the third month.

If you are interested in taking advantage of 2 free months, superior support, and my 99.9% uptime guarantee, I am happy to assist moving any existing files over.

Selecting a Website Builder or Content Management System (CMS)
One key advantage to using my service with Opulentworx is, we offer both a free website builder (over 4500 templates, and how to videos), and a "one click install" content management systems like, WordPress, Joomla, and more.

I recommend WordPress. It is simple to learn, and probably the most versatile solution for a "do-it-yourself" (DIY) web designer. There are thousands, if not millions, of free WordPress themes available all over the web. Google, or Siri is going to become your best friend. Any major search engine will help you to find just about anything you need to learn about using WordPress or a website builder. Don't forget to utilize tutorials and help files!

Choosing a WordPress Theme or Website Builder Template
The best piece of advice I can offer here is to choose a theme or template that is simple, and user friendly. When searching for themes or templates, you will want to take advantage of some very important key words…. FREE, Responsive (means mobile friendly), and minimalist.

Embrace your brand with simplicity! More often than not, DIY web designers seek out the flashiest themes and templates with all the scrolling banners, elaborate flyout menus, and other "bells and whistles". This is seldom the best option for beginning, and all of those fancy website features carry a penalty by adding unnecessary code.

One example, Google website crawlers spend a couple weeks crawling the 1 billion websites on the internet. This is a huge task and the faster and more efficient that your website is, (less code) the more often the crawler will revisit your website and discover new content. Before choosing a theme, be sure to think about how you want to position your brand.

• Do you offer a premium, or a practical product?
• Is your service innovative, or intended to be inexpensive?
• What colors will you use?
• Do you have a vision for a basic layout?

Try a couple different themes or templates. When it comes to experimenting with different themes or templates, most website builders and content management systems are fairly flexible. You should be able to try different website appearances without disrupting existing content. Do not be afraid to seek out a different theme or template if one is not "jiving" for you.