How I Made This Website
I made this website in about 5 minutes using a few tools that I'll briefly detail here.
I registered the domain name with namecheap because I found them to be one of the cheapest and easiest to use.
If you do a general Google search for domain name registration and click on the top ten and begin the process of purchasing your domain name, you will find that they all have different prices and each one has a different process you go through from the name search to actually paying of the domain. For me, namecheap is the easiest to use and one of the cheapest.
I signed up for hosting with HostGator which has been awesome so far. I haven't tried BlueHost yet, but I might in the future just because I'm curious. HostGator has a pretty cool setup and you can even run multiple domains on the same hosting plan.
After trying out a few free WordPress themes I decided to search for a premium theme that would give me more than I was getting from the free ones. After a lot of research and comparing different options I ended paying for an annual membership with Thrive Themes that gives me access to all of their themes and plugins.
This theme is called Ignition and is the only one I have tried yet from them. I like it enough and I think I'll stick with it for a while until I can learn all the ins and outs of it.
All this sounds easy but it can get clunky along the way. Sometimes you need someone to show you exactly how to do something and ask questions when you get stuck. If you need more help building your first website you can join our community where you can access a bunch of step by step tutorials, ask a question in the forum, and learn the best ways to monetize your website. Click here for more info.
To see a complete list of all the tools I use check out Logan's ToolBox