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4 Steps to Starting Your Own Dating Site

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Whatever your reasons for wanting to start your own dating site, you can be sure that if it is done right it could end up being very profitable. Starting a dating site doesn’t have to be hard work, even if you do not have any web development experience, and by following some of the basic steps below you’ll be able to have your very own dating site online within just a few hours.


Register a Domain and Buy Hosting

One of the hardest steps in creating a dating site is the fact you will need to come up with a unique name that will be the face of your brand. While the whole website setting up process is relatively easy and can be done within a few hours, you may want to spend plenty of time choosing a name for your site. You will want something short and easy to remember, and that isn’t going to be easy with the thousands of dating sites already online. Once you do have a name, you will want to register the name with a reliable domain registrar, and then you will want to find the very best web hosting you can to ensure your website is going to be online for 99.9% of the time.


Make Your Site Look Pretty

The great thing about using WordPress is that it is the most popular CMS on the planet, and that means you will benefit from the thousands of free themes, plugins, and other tools that will make your site look pretty. Choosing a theme can be done from the backend of your WordPress admin, and selecting a beautiful theme should be relatively easy thanks to the thousands of free and paid ones that are available.


Install a Dating Plugin

You will now want to choose a dating plugin that suits your objectives. Finding one is very easy as there have been many releases of them in the past. Have a look at some of the most popular dating plugins to find either a free or paid solution that suits your needs.


Advertise and Market Your Site

This doesn’t necessarily fall into the building your dating site category, but it’s a much-needed step in the process of making your dating site a success. You will want to come up with a good marketing plan and then advertise like crazy by using the best Pay Per Click programs and social media platforms.


The above steps are relatively easy to follow, but when you get to the marketing side of things and search engine optimization, you will find that that is the step that will take time to complete. Starting a dating site is now very easy to achieve thanks to content management systems like WordPress, and as long as you market your dating site in the right way there is no reason why it can’t be a success.