You might be surprised how easy it is to build an attractive and professional-looking website.
You can start a simple, free blog and publish your first post in about ten minutes from now with WordPress.org. Some might say that using a free platform is unprofessional, but it works fine for obscure small fries such as Heartiste (perhaps you’ve heard of him).
Hosting your own blog will give you more customization options and more flexibility however, especially if you want to monetize your site.
Fortunately, you can easily set up your own professional website in an hour, without any technical knowledge at all, for less than $100. The rest of this page will walk you through the process, and point you towards the tools that I use to build my own websites.
1) Register and Host Your Domain
I use Dreamhost to host all of my websites. They’re cheap, reliable, and customer service is quick to respond to my requests. Once you’ve set up your hosting, install WordPress on your new site – it only takes about five minutes.
2) Purchase A Theme
A “Theme” is like a paint job for your WordPress site. Red Pill Review uses the StudioPress Genesis Framework and Metro Theme. You may recognize this theme as the unofficial theme of the Manosphere, as it is used by classy gentlemen such as Matt Forney, Danger and Play, and Bold and Determined.
If you don’t have $100 to spare, there are some good free themes available from WordPress.org
4) Start Publishing Great Content
This is easier said than done, but here are my top three resources to get you started:
Bird By Bird, by Anne Lamott
On Writing: Memoir Of The Craft, by Stephen King
War Of Art, by Stephen Pressfield
5) Find Readers
Self-promotion will only take you so far. Great content always finds an audience, poor content never does. Focus on the quality of your writing, and offer value to your readers. Your audience will find you.
That said, once you have a month of high-quality posts under your belt, send me an email with your three favourite writing samples, and a brief personal bio.