Getting Your Site Up and Running


It's been about 24 hours since you registered your domain and set up your hosting. That should be enough time for everything to propagate and you're ready to get your new niche site up and running.

I recommend you use the free wordpress software to run your site. It's powerful, flexible and most importantly easy to use.

Most hosting companies offer something called cpanel hosting and within it there's an easy way to install wordpress via "fantastico". Hostgator, the company I recommended uses this type of hosting. Assuming that's what you've got, go to  your cpanel by entering your domain name followed by /cpanel.

For example, if your domain is, you would go to

Go there now and log in with your username and password. Under Software and Services you'll see a blue smiley face. It will also say either Fantastico or Fantastico Deluxe.

Click on it. Select "Wordpress" from the option and then "New Installation".  Leave the "install directory" option blank and enter the rest of the information. You'll be choosing a username and password, specify an email address etc.

Click "Install", review the information, then click on "Finish".

Congratulations, you've just installed wordpress to manage the content of your website.

From here you can choose a different theme, set up categories for your site and start posting content (blog posts).

You can find quite a few good tutorials on on how to do all this. They also have a huge library of free themes you can choose from.

If you'd like some more step-by-step, illustrated instructions on setting up and customizing your new site I recommend you grab this 40 page guide I put together. It's called "Wordpress Installation Made Easy".

Once you're all done installing your new site, have fun with it. Post your first blog post, try a few themes and see how it looks.

Tomorrow we'll get back to work by creating a content schedule. 

Susanne Myers  - Affiliate Fast Track  &