THE BEST AUTHOR WEBSITE
Your author website is the center of your online universe. It works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use it to connect with your readers, share new information, and keep your readers updated. If you want to build the best author website, focus on giving your readers exactly what they want while keeping in mind your business needs.
You need good web hosting to ensure your site works 24/7.
Choose a simple domain name and make it your online home.
Using a WordPress theme to design your website makes it easy.
While there are free hosting options available, you have more control and flexibility when you pay for professional hosting.
Your domain name is how people find you online. As an author, you probably want to keep it simple – your name, or your name followed by author, writer, or books, depending on what’s available.
Don’t use dashes. Get .com. Keep it simple. You can get a free domain if you sign up for hosting with Siteground. Otherwise, I recommend Namecheap (affiliate link). They have good prices and an easy admin system.
WordPress is a platform to help you build a website and manage your content. It makes it relatively easy to build an effective, professional website.
You can change the look and feel of your website by using different WordPress themes. I’ve tried a billion different themes and I’ve used X Theme way more than any other theme. Check out X Theme on Themeforest (affiliate link). They have great support and a ton of valuable features.
FREE AUTHOR WEBSITE TEMPLATE
If you have website hosting, a domain name, and the X WordPress theme by Theme.co, I have something for you very soon. A Free website template.
One of the great things about X theme is that it comes with a page builder called Cornerstone. Cornerstone allows you to save templates that you build as either Blocks or Pages. You can download those templates and upload them into another website. In other words, if you build something once, you won’t have to build it again. Makes things really easy.
You can save a Block or Page as a template, click a button and create another page without rebuilding from scratch.
Because it gives you the ability to download and upload templates, that means I can share my creations with you.
As soon as I complete the template, I’ll post an image in this section. If you like it, you can download it for free and upload it into your X Theme website. It’s very easy. Remember, this only works if you have Cornerstone, which comes free with X Theme.
The free website template is fully customizable. You can change whatever you want. It’s up to you. It’s not ready yet, but it will be soon. Signup for the email list below and I’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.