How A 14 Year Old Went From Idea To Web Startup In Only 22 Hours
Apologies for writing this blog post title in the 3rd person, but I had to share my experience with you and I believed this would be the best way to get your attention.
At the start of July I started Work Experience which will last 11 days, I am currently on my 4th day. So I decided I wanted to create a community based website around a computer game I enjoy playing, so I had to brainstorm. It all started off as an idea and then I made it a reality. With the help of James I was able to come to the conclusion that instead of picking a game with a larger player base and potentially more revenue I decided to go with a game I enjoy and wanted to build a community around. After narrowing it down to 3 games, Call of Duty, Fifa and Destiny, I decided I wanted to make a community website about Destiny as I believe, as a community we can share our awesome experiences with each other and have a great time.
Over the period of the 4 days I have learnt many new skills on the computer which have allowed me to create this website. The skills I have learnt will allow me to develop my website even further. I used Photoshop, WordPress, BuddyPress, Many Plugins, Basic Coding and Advertisement skills at a basic level but then developed into more advanced settings of these programs to add more detail into my website.
When trying to first start off I came across many problems and the main one being trying to get a Domain name. We brainstormed for a couple of hours gaining all ideas for the website and wrote down our ideas on paper. After doing a lot of work on the website we allowed people to register and once we allowed that before anyone knew about the website, we had a user. I was shocked to think that someone has already found out about the website but unfortunately that user wasn’t genuine, it was a spammer. Once that had happened I relied on energy drinks to keep me going and added a plugin to the website so that it was a lot harder for spammers to register on the site.
This is my 4 Day Breakdown
- Brainstormed ideas
- Registered Domain Name
- Developed Ideas for pages on the website
- Installed WordPress
- Set Up Twitter and Google Account
- Created a Twitter Header and Avatar using Photoshop
- Researched who to follow on Twitter in the Destiny Community
- Set up pages on WordPress
- Applied for Amazon Associates but got denied due to insufficient amount of posts
- Generated ideas for Blog posts
- Installed many other plugins
- Created images for the website in Photoshop
- Set up registration on the website and registered my account
- Typed up multiple Blog posts
- Made a Website Logo using Photoshop
- Created a ‘Join Today’ button on the Homescreen
- Created Forums
- Applied for Amazon Associates, Google Adsense and Google Analytics and got accepted by all
- Discovered Spam user and added a Spam plugin reducing the possibility of spam accounts
- Created test accounts to see if accounts register properly
- Gained more Twitter followers
- Added Social Login for Twitter and Facebook
- Developed User Profile on the website
- First round of testing the website
- Prepared for Live Launch for following day
- Starting to write this article
- Round 2 of testing
- Launch Plan
By 1pm Day 4 (9.7.2015) the website will be live. I have high hopes and expecting unreferenced bugs with the site. I realised even when the site is live, there will always be work in progress improving the site for your satisfaction.
I have a large interest in Destiny and I believe I will carry on with the website to build this community. If you haven’t already registered then I recommend you go over to my site at www.destinyuniversal.com and register now and help me build this community.
I will be writing more Blog l posts updating you on my progress about the website.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @DestinyUNIVL
Originally published at destinyuniversal.com.