DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE? ABSOLUTELY!
As an online entrepreneur, it is essential that you have a website that you can use to tell your story, build your brand and sell your products.
There are plenty of free platforms to build a website like Blogger, Tumblr, and Wordpress.com but I don't recommend that you use them.
Building your business on some else's platform means you don't have any ultimate control.
In an extreme case, if they closed tomorrow, so would your business.
I recommend that you use Wordpress (not Wordpress.com). I know it can get a little confusing, so let me explain.
Wordpress is the software that can be downloaded from Wordpress.org which allows you to run your own website. You can install this software on your own web server and have full control.
Wordpress.com however, is a web business that has Wordpress installed on their servers and they allow you to access the software. You have limited control on what you can do at Wordpress.com.
The 4 key elements you'll need for your online business will be:
- Registered domain name (e.g. theengineeringhustle.com)
- Web server to host your website
- Wordpress software installed on your web server to run your website
- Email service provider to manage your mailing list