It seems like just about everyone has his own personal blog or online business these days. If you’re looking to start a website, you don’t have to be overwhelmed by the idea of creating a site from scratch.
Blogging sites like WordPress and Tumblr are great places to start if you don’t have much experience with web design, because they offer a huge selection of templates to work with. Or you can get as hands-on as you want with a self-designed and self-hosted website, if you prefer.
Whether you just want to post personal stories and quips online or you want to build an online business, you’ll probably want a unique, branded website. Knowing where to start can be tricky, but here are five essential tips to get you started: