The internet is truly a wonderful thing. Many thousands, if not millions, of people, have quit their 9-5 jobs to pursue a career online, creating websites within content that they care about: what they love. The great thing about doing this is that it’ll never feel like work. When you do something you enjoy, you’ll never work a day in your life.

As much as the content might make you feel this way, there are some core and intrinsic elements to starting a website that you’re going to have to do in order to make your website succeed and thrive.

  1. Pick and stick to a theme. It can be all so easy to muddle around with different themes, finding the ‘perfect’ theme for what you want. Truth is there is no perfect theme and the more time you spend on it at the start, the more time you are wasting. Pick a theme that ticks most of your boxes, and move onto other areas.
  2. Get content out. Content is king and looks to always be king for SEO. The sooner you put out high-quality content onto the internet, the better.
  3. Set up social media channels. Social media channels are very important for a site, both in securing the usernames, getting the channels up and live, as well as linking to them on your site. Such links can also help give you SEO boosts very early on, making clear your site is set up, to the likes of Google.
  4. Get a cache and CDN at a minimum for web speed. Core web vitals will become a ranking factor in 2021, so it is a good idea to address to areas that can get your…

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