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0:05 It’s one of the most popular platforms out there. But here’s a mistake most people make when they’re starting out their website. Because it’s like oh I want this pretty design, I want it customized, and I want all these templates, I want all these plugins. And I hate to say it, but none of that matters. Just start your website, get it out there, get traffic.
0:30 Don’t worry about what plugins other people are using. Don’t worry about how pretty your design is. You need to get traction. If I told you hey your design is pretty, it looks amazing, what is it going to do? All it’s going to do is build your ego and make you feel good. But if no one is coming to your website and you have the most beautiful design in your eyes, no one’s going to see it, so it doesn’t matter.
1:00 Or if you start getting people to your website and you think you have the most pretty design and template but everyone else is complaining, what does that tell you? It means that your design’s not working out. So instead of focusing on the design or plugins or how amazing you can make your website’s user experience when you’re just starting out no one’s coming to your website.
1:30 So instead of worrying about all those details I want you to focus on just getting your website out there. How about creating some content, share that content on Twitter, Facebook? If you don’t have a following that’s okay. Ask your friends to share your content, share your website, spread the word. If your friends don’t want to do it, you can go comment on other blogs that are related in your industry, provide value, and when you comment on blogs they ask you for your name, email address, URL, and a comment.
2:00 When you put in your URL, it allows people to link on your, click on your name and go back to your website. The point I’m trying to make is there are many more important things that you need to be focusing on when you’re releasing a website than your design or how pretty it is or the plugins. Just get something out there, get some traction. Once you know that you love what you’re doing and it’s starting to work, then worry about your design. Then worry about what plugins you should be adding.