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    Complete Newbie With A Question re: When To Start Setting Up Account

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm a total newbie to the whole website building thing, so please bear with me and be patient with my stupid questions!

    My situation is that I'm a writer who wants to self-publish her work within the next year or two. But I want to start building an audience now, so I'm working on setting up my author website within the next few months.

    I have a domain name and I just signed up with a web hosting company. My question is - now what???

    My web host sent me all the info I need to start using my account (like nameservers, FTP info, etc). I found what looks like a nice website that explains to dummies like me just what I need to do to set up the website step-by-step (15-Step Checklist To Creating The Perfect WordPress Website). However, I won't be able to launch the website until a few months from now, as I have a lot to prepare (including some of my writing). So should I start to configure the nameservers and upload WordPress now, even though I'm not ready to design the website and upload files to it yet?

    I'm just not sure where to go from here.

    Thank you!

    Tam

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    Short answer: "yes, yes you should start now."

    The reason: even though you don't have content as such for the site, you can still do things to draw an audience for the site when it is launched. Do email newsletter signups. Add related content. Sneak preview the book. Do things like that.
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