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Getting Started

Welcome To Creatinglifesolutions.com

I’m Matthew McAlpine, creator of creatinglifesolutions.com.

Since you are here, I can assume you are interested in learning what it takes to start an online business. If that’s the case, this is the page for you!

I love simplicity..I love automation..and I love to teach other aspiring entrepreneurs how to take those first critical steps to starting an online business.

You might say it’s entrepreneurship simplified!

So what do you say?

Are you ready to get your feet wet?

It will be much easier than you think..and I will be here every step of the way to answer your questions and give you support.

Domain And Hosting Strategy

The most critical element (and the part where most people get stuck) of any online business is the website. It goes without saying that if you want to have a credible presence on the internet, you must have a website.

There are a few free options available such as Tumblr, Blogger, and WordPress.com, which I do not recommend for a couple of reasons:

  1. You want to have your own custom domain name without the “extra extensions” added to it. For example, if I had CLS hosted with Tumblr, the web address would be http://creatinglifesolutions.tumblr.com instead of http://creatinglifesolutions.com.
  2. You have fewer options for customization. One of the fun aspects about having your very own website is having the ability to design and change it to suit your needs. You can add your own content, change designs, and really feel like it is something you are proud to call your own..a true representation of you and your business!

These reasons alone are why I always recommend going with a self-hosted website.

For a simple step-by-step guide on setting up your first website, see my post How To Start A WordPress Website: A Beginner’s Guide

HostGator: The Hosting Company I use And Trust

I have personally been using HostGator for all of my self-hosted websites for a number of years now. They are reliable, packed with awesome features, and the help from their customer service is excellent if you should ever need it.

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Notice: I do earn a commission if you decide to go with HostGator. There are many different options available for web hosting, but this is my recommendation based on my experience with them. If you do purchase through my affiliate link, thank you for your support!

FREE: My Exclusive Getting Started Course! The 5 Step Blueprint To Success.

I know how overwhelming it can be trying to sift through all of the information that is available when it comes to starting an online business. This guide is broken down into 5 steps and walks you through (step-by-step) how to implement the basic foundations of a successful online business:

Module 1: Domain Names And Web Hosting. This module walks you through how to choose and purchase a domain name.

Module 2: Installing A WordPress Website. This module gives you access to my step-by-step guide to installing and setting up your very own WordPress website.

Module 3: List Building, AutoResponders, And Email Marketing. An email list is the lifeblood of the online business. This module walks you through how to capture email addresses, use the autoresponder to deliver content, and build your own email list.

Module 4 & 5: These two modules will teach you a couple of different strategies for driving visitors to your new online business

This course is designed to be simple and easy to implement. Many of the modules have video tutorials to show you exactly how to perform each step, as well as bonus material exclusive to subscribers to this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside!