Setting Up Your Account
Visit the Bytique web store and create a new account. For this you will need an email, and you will create a Username and a Password.
Almost any email account, like Gmail, will work. I recommend that you use two email accounts. Use the first email account to set up the admin of your website, but call it something else. And create the most secure Username and Password you can. I recommend a word, and some nonesense combination. Copy these and put them in a safe place.
The Username can only be twenty characters in lowercase letters. The more letters, the more secure. Please use the full twenty letters for this.
Your Password should be a combination of a real word, along with upper case, lower case letters, numbers and special characters. It’s better if the real word isn’t in the dictionary. (If you speak a language other than English, or even if you don’t, you can also use a special character or word in your language.) Use as many characters as possible. The more letters, the more secure.
At this point, you can copy the Username and Password temporarily. Log out of you account and then log back in, asking your browser to remember them for you.
Two Factor Authentication
After you have created your account, you may also want to add TFA for added security. This can either be your email or phone number. If you want us to set up your website for you, please delay this until we have finished.
Method of Payment
You will not be able to add a Method of Payment directly. You can only do this by making a purchase. This is for security reasons. Your MOP will be retained after your first purchase. You can edit and update this inside your account.
You have three options for the beginning. You can purchase a Website Builder or Managed WordPress website. You can also purchase a Domain name.
Start with a website
I recommend that you start with a website unless you are very clear about your niche. In my experience, I have started with one domain, then changed my mind at least once before I was ready to publish the website. This meant I spent money for two domains when I didn’t need to.
The discovery process of searching through Google to find questions, and writing the answers, I have found the focus of the website changes.
Other students have also experienced this narrowing focus process. While a domain is not expensive (and you could just purchase one year) you probably won’t have to switch the website as you discover what you want to write about. It’s up to you.
In the next video I will cover these two website platforms in more detail.