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Share Amazing Stories

Tell the Great Stories in Your Area or Industry to the World!

Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions in human history. Whether through spoken word or written down stories, we love to pass down stories from generation to generation talking about, well, anything we can think of.

And with websites, it’s even easier for you to tell the real-life stories that you want people to know about. Maybe you want to cover the news in your local area, holding those in power accountable for their actions and telling the stories of your neighbors. Or maybe you want to cover an industry, like covering a sports league or team. Or maybe you want to talk about fashion, movies or anything else. Really, in today’s world the sky is the limit for the stories you tell.

No matter what types of stories you want to tell online, the Magazine Website Starter Kit will help you get started quickly with an amazing website to tell those stories. You’ll be able to craft your stories in interesting ways with multimedia. You’ll also get built-in SEO help so that more people can find your stories through search results. And your website will be extremely easy to manage and grow.

So start telling the stories you want to tell online today!

Look Like a Professional

Take Your Coverage to the Next Level

A website can really take your storytelling to the next level. You’re not bound by the limits of what’s possible with pen and paper. Instead, the sky becomes the limit for the stories you tell.

You’ll be able to build a website where you can share stories with the entire world. If you’re focused on local coverage, you can build a place that becomes the paper of record for your community where people can learn about what’s going on. Or if you’re covering a sports league, you can build a place where people from all over the world come to read about the latest games and the stories about the players in the league. Or maybe you’re covering an industry where anyone can learn more through the stories you tell.

Whatever your niche is, you’ll be able to tell them in incredible ways with this website, from adding striking photos, videos, infographics and even interactive elements. You can make your website look just as professional as the New York Times or Time Magazine. And you’ll be able to do it all without having to mess with any code. I’ll do all of the building for you. You’ll just need to focus on telling great stories.

Your website is the place to take your coverage to the next level!

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Create a Professional Looking Website

If your website looks bad, no one is going to stick around for long, no matter how great your stories actually are. But you won’t have to worry about that. Your website will look professional from Day One with all of the necessary features in place to make you look amazing.

Create a Place That’s the Hub for Your Coverage Niche

Your goal for your website should be to become a hub for whatever niche you’ve decided to write about. Your new website will allow you to do just that. You’ll not only be able to write great stories, but you can organize your content in ways that help people stay informed and you can even add in a newsletter to send stories right to their inbox and more.

Easy to Manage

Easily Create and Manage All of Your Stories

Your new magazine website will be built on WordPress, the best open source content management system out there today.

This means that you’ll be able to manage all of your content with an easy-to-use interface without needing help from another developer. You can create new stories inside of the block editor, which allows you to add cool formatting to your stories, like seamlessly integrating photos and videos into your stories.

Plus, you’ll be able to add in more plugins to add functionality to your website. Want your website to be subscriber based? You can add in a plugin that can hide content behind a paywall. Want an easy way to manage ads on your site? There’s a plugin for that with no code experience required.

It’s the perfect way to create the magazine website you’ve always wanted!

Get Found in Searches

Increase Your Reach with Great SEO

Search Engine Optimization is crucial for every website out there. But it’s extremely important and a bigger challenge for any news or magazine website out there.

You need your website’s SEO to be the best that it can be so that people can find your stories when they are searching on Google and other search engines for topics that you’ve written about. That’s where most of your traffic is going to come from.

With the Magazine Website Starter Kit, you won’t have to worry about the code of your website hurting your SEO. I’ll be adding in everything your site needs to help it play nice with the search engines so you can appear higher in the rankings.

All you’ll need to do is focus on telling incredible stories!

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Make Sure Your Site’s Code Helps Your SEO

The code for a website can help or hurt SEO efforts. With this starter kit, you won’t have to worry about that. Everything will be built in a way that makes sure your website looks great for Google and other search engines so that you appear as high as possible in the search results.

Get Best SEO Practices

There is a lot more to SEO than the code for your website. There are things like keyword research, linking strategies, site maps and so much more. But you’ll have a friend in learning about SEO. I’ll send you tips and news about SEO so you know exactly what you’re doing.

Build a Your Magazine Website

The Five Steps to Build Your Own Magazine or News Website

The Magazine Website Starter Kit cuts out a lot of the headaches and roadblocks that can accompany a custom website build. The result is a quicker and cheaper website for you and your awesome website, but with the same quality. Here’s how it works.

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Select a Design for Your Website

After you purchase a kit, we’ll set up a time for you to pick a design you like for your new website. And don’t worry; if you’re not sure what you want, I’ll have plenty of options for you to choose from.

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Final Review and Website Launch

Once everything has been added to the website and is ready to go, you’ll get a chance to look over everything and suggest changes. Then when you’re ready, the website will go live. You’re now online with an awesome website!

What You Will Get

In addition to setting up a website, here’s what else your website will come with to make it the best that it can be.

Website Designed to Meet Your Needs

Everyone who wants to tell stories online needs a website. But those needs for a website is different. The Magazine Website Starter Kit was created to help deliver a website that meets your needs. No matter what you need to create, the website starter kit will deliver the website that you need!

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Quick Turnaround Time at an Affordable Price

The Magazine Website Starter Kit is designed to help you get a professional website launched quickly at an affordable price. Your new website will be live in less than two weeks (and sometimes as quick as five days). And don’t worry about exorbitant costs as the starting price for a new website is more than affordable. It will fit the budget for anyone!

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The Best Performance Possible

Speed is everything in today’s world. Your website will need to load quickly to keep people on your website. And with a Magazine Website Starter Kit, it will! Your website will be built with speed in mind so that it loads as quickly as possible. You’ll never have to worry about your website loading slowly again.

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Google Business Profile Set Up

A Google Business Profile is crucial for any news organization. It’s how you can easily get found in Google “near me” or Map searches. But getting it set up can be a time-consuming process. With the purchase of an Magazine Website Starter Kit, I’ll set up a Google Business Profile account for your community. That way you can quickly start to show up in the searches that matter.

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Search Engine Optimization Help

SEO is crucial for every website out there so that it can get found in Google searches. But it can be a tricky thing to learn, and it’s a time-consuming process. Your website will be built from the ground up with SEO in mind. From plugins that will give your SEO a boost to using all of the best practices, your website will be set up to help you get found in those all important search results.

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Additional Add Ons to Power Your Website

Need a little bit more functionality for your website? No worries! You’ll have the ability to choose add ons to attach to your website. From creating custom landing pages to building custom blog templates to adding in integrations for your forms and more, you’ll be able to do whatever you want with your website!

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Get Started

Get Started Creating Your Amazing Magazine or News Website Today!

Ready to create a magazine or news website that you control? Want to tell amazing stories for people to read? Then let’s get started building your magazine website today!

You can pick any add ons you want for your website and choose a WordPress Website Care plan for your site. Then hit the checkout button to continue to the checkout phase. After you’ve completed the checkout form, I’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible to kick off creating the website.

You’re so close to creating a magazine website for yourself that will help you tell incredible stories!

Select a WordPress Website Care Plan

Each Membership Website Starter Kit comes with a WordPress Website Care plan for an annual or monthly charge. Let’s see which plan is going to be the best for your new website.

Basic Plan

Perfect for a basic WordPress website with a few pages. Maybe it’s just in the starting phase for a website you’re creating for your community. You just need managed updates and some technical help.

  • WP Engine Hosting
  • Managed Updates
  • Accessibility Checks and Fixes
  • Knowledge Base and Community Access
  • Emergency Support
  • Daily Automated Backups

Monthly: $50/month
Annual: $40/month paid at once

Optimized Plan

Perfect for a website that you’re looking to grow your magazine website. You’ll get SEO fixes, and I’ll work with you to help out your Local SEO. And I’ll get you going with Google’s great tools.

  • Everything From the Basic and Secured Plans
  • Weekly Website Reports
  • User Experience Checks and Fixes
  • Google Analytics, Search Console and Tag Manager Setup
  • SEO and Local SEO Checks and Fixes
  • Image Optimization
  • 10 Hours of Changes/Month

Monthly: $150/month
Annual: $140/month paid at once

Select a Plan

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Small Business Websites Newsletters

Sign Up for the Small Business Websites Newsletter

Not quite ready for a new website yet but want to stay informed about websites and keep in touch? No problem! You can sign up for the Small Business Websites Newsletter today for free! 

Each edition comes with a main topic where we dive deeper into something that deals with websites, whether it’s how to create a website, how to manage a website and everything in between. Also, I’ll highlight website-related news that’s happened in the last couple of weeks. And you might even receive product discounts.

It’s the perfect way to continue to learn about websites and how you can create and manage a website that helps you and the community that you build. Oh and don’t worry about the name. A lot of what’s covered will absolutely apply to your magazine or news website.

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