Starting a Website or Blog: 10 Tips for Freelancers

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Here’s a quick shout out and link to Laurie – a freelance writer – who shared 10 Tips for Starting a Website or Blog for Freelancers.

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Solostream provides Premium WordPress themes that are professional and easy to use. Templates suitable for personal or business blogs, websites and online magazines.

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  1. Nathan Brook says:

    These tips can be very useful for any newbie looking to create a website. Thank you for taking the time in posting these tips.

  2. Scott Whelan says:

    Michael, I am hoping to start a small idea blogging sight, very little graphics and maybe a few ads. What is the best route to go down for a novice starting from scratch.

  3. Joy says:

    I am trying to create a website for my music production company but I am unsure on the route I should take. Is it easy to set up a site with graphics and all? I am really confused and I don’t know where to start.

  4. Mallory says:

    Me and my dad are trying to make a website. But i’m having trouble getting it started. Going to different web thingies looking how to start one. Just wanting someone to tell me the down basics of getting a web-site started.

    • Mike Durkin says:

      There are many sites such as Jumpline or one of the major sites such as GoDaddy who offer simple site building services. For more complex sites, we highly encourage you to learn more about WordPress and choose from the many site building options that this platform offers. Good luck.

  5. Mike Durkin says:


    Thank you for your inquiry. If you want to build a web site using a Solostream solution, it is very simple.

    First get a domain name for your new site.

    Then make arrangements for a hosting account for your website. You need to make sure that the hosting company provides PHP version 4.3 or greater and MySQL version 4.0 or greater. You can expect to pay approximately $10 per month for this service.

    Finally you purchase our WP-Magazine template for $79. Once you download the template and install it on your hosting account, you’re ready to start customizing your new magazine web site.

    Good luck with your project.

  6. Mika says:

    I really want to start a magazine based website.How much will it cost what do i need to obtain to get it started?

    • Emforce says:

      It should only really cost you the price of a domain name and hosting, Then you can just slap wordpress onto it and start posting!

      Bingo, you have a magazine based website! :)

    • Greg says:

      Here are some basic costs:

      Domain Name (1 year): $15
      Web Hosting (1 year): $70-$100
      Theme for WordPress – if you buy one (one time charge): $30-$100

      So, you’re looking at $85 to $150 for a WordPress based site.

      I have a video interview with a web developer on my site at that goes through the technical basics of starting a web site (not why you should start or what to write).

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