Today you will find long articles on how to start a website ? however, I am going to make it simple and to the point so you don?t get confuse. (please if you don?t understand anything ask out) Choose a Name (Domain Name for your website) Choose your domain name very smartly, Google loves short and to the point domain name. Try to buy always .com domain or if you like to go for country specific such as for USA then by .com.us or .us ? Best part is keep your main primary keyword in domain name such as if you selling honey then buy a domain name something like honey.com or honeyjar.com purehoney.com etc? Cheapest Domain Name to get is from http://Godaddy.com http://1and1.com Do note, the prices vary for different domain extensions such as .com is cheap but .com.uk is going to be costly. Web Hosting In simple web hosting is something like you want to put your website pages on. It?s the place where you keep your website pages. Today you will find lot of web hosting providers but here I am mentioning the Unlimited ones i.e. you can keep unlimited files, videos, audios (about your site) and you don?t have to pay anything extra. Following are the top web hosting providers offering you 500 USD free to kick start your online business http://www.ipage.com http://www.fatcow.com http://www.webhost4life.com/ However you can find free web hosting providers too ? but I would say do not go for them as they give you very limited space plus they put lot of ads etc? http://hosting.eu.pn http://biz.ht http://100webspace.com Design your website Today to design your website is a piece of cake ? just learn about wordpress ? in simple wordpress is if you know how to use Microsoft word you can understand wordpress and on wordpress you can design your website from simple to innovative all within few minutes to an hour by max. Do note in wordpress you Don?t need to know any programming language. Learn something about wordpress on youtube or wordpress.org Content Put your content whatever you like to write about on your website. Do note content is king so try to write everyday. Tip if you want to go real up in search on Google then try to write your content based on the tool ?Long Tail Keyword?. SEO Its piece of cake ? just in SEO you need to keep an eye on 2 main things a)Primary keyword (for example your primary keyword is honey put this keyword in on other websites with your website link) b)Backlinks (this is the link you put on other websites so visitors come from other website to your website too) Now to do backlinking just simply do following (Always focus on Do Follow link) Blog Commenting ? Put your comment on other websites Forum Profiles ? Create profiles related to your website niche. Link Exchange ? Exchange website links with other websites (similar to your niche) Web Directories ? Put your website links on web directories. Press Release ? Write press release about your website and launch it through press release websites (some of them are free ? some are paid) Guest Blogging ? Do guest blogging and put your website link. Article Directories ? Writing unique articles yourself or hiring an article writer, and then submitting it to high PR article directories; it will take few days to approve. Yahoo Answers ? Write something on yahoo answers and put your website link Social Media ? Social Media like youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, etc, submit your websites there. Web 2.0 Profiles ? Creating profiles on Web 2.0 sites is very powerful indeed, like Squidoo and then writing an article and linking back to your site, Make Money from your website Google Adsense ? Put ads by Google on your website. Selling Banner Space ? Sell some small space on your website to put other websites banners and take money form them Selling Text Links ? Once your website has a value i.e like lot of visitors come on your website then try to sell text links on your Page Rank blog Affiliate Marketing ? Clickbank or Commission Junction is a website where you can find many stuff to sell, and you will get a percentage for each sale. Tracking who is coming to your website Google Analytics is the best tool to track your website traffic. Just copy the code and put it on your website to understand your website health Hope you enjoyed the article, and good luck to your success!