Repeat this mantra: “I will back up my stuff. I will backup my stuff. I will backup my stuff.” Any IT expert will ask you, when you go begging for help: “Where are your backups?”
Having that little green/grey padlock means jack shit. The https protocol is a joke. Websites MUST use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) because otherwise potential visitors get warnings to stay away: “This site is insecure! Go back to safety before the world ends!”
It’s an annoying fact of life, you’ll need a google account to use a lot of services only they provide. And a Microsoft account. SEO sucks, but you actually want people to find your website.
Every good website needs good content. There are a few online tools to make generating content easier.
WordPress Plugins – These add functionality and special features to your WordPress website. You may need help setting these up.
WordPress – It’s what is known as a Content Management System or CMS. It helps you maintain the stuff on your website without worrying about the code and craziness behind your website (that’s my job).
Fetch your credit card. Setting up things like domain names, website hosting and email addresses can be expensive.
You might need to know how to speak Nerd…. just a little bit. Enough to get by when you’re talking to tech support.
Your book needs to be in a special format to become an e-book.
How to prepare Kindle Direct Publishing to be all set up once you’re ready to publish.