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What do I want in a website? Dictionary.
com defines it as – nevermind.
If you look at my currentWheezyWaiter.
com you will see that I had no idea whatI wanted in a website.
I just like put videosup in a feed or whatever.
But a Google search of Wheezy Waiter, which I do every hour of every day, puts WheezyWaiter.
com fourth on the list.
I bet there are some peopleout there who are like, “What's this Wheezy Waitercharacter all about, “dur dar dur dur typitytypity scroll scroll, “what what what? “He has a WheezyWaiter.
com? “Well that's probably where heputs his best foot forward! “Heading down to click town, clickity.
” (blows raspberries) “This is just a feed ofvideos and an About page, “and it hasn't been updated for six years.
” So yeah it's time fora new WheezyWaiter.
And this video is going to be tutorial on how to make it using Wix.
By the way, if you goto wix.
com/go/wheezy, you can make your ownprofessional website.
Which I think is a good idea, here's why.
List time! One, you have a place you can control.
Certain social medias out there have put limits on the thingsyou can do on them.
I'm looking at you, GeoCities.
I can't do anything on GeoCities.
Anyway, point is, you like chickens? You can plaster chickensall over your website.
Can't do that on GeoCities.
Might not be a good ideadepending on your goal.
Point is you can make it your own.
Two, you can break freefrom the algorithm.
You have a subscriber base out there somewhere on the sosh medes? Well bad news, that's controlled by theworst kind of people.
People other than you.
They're the worst! But if you start an email list or have people subscribe to you website.
That's all you, baby.
As long as you're not theworst, that's good then.
Guess if you're a personother than me, ipso facto, you're the worst.
But only to me.
To you, you're the best.
Three, you can sell stuff.
In other words, you can havea store that you make your own and you can sell stuff.
Four, it'll put you onestep above the competition.
I'm not just talking aboutthe current competition.
Think of someone like Leonardo DaVinci.
Pretty great, right? Didn't build a website.
You're better than him.
If you build one.
(sighs) Leonardo DaVinci'ssuch a disappointment.
Five, it's fun.
I'm having a really good timeputting together this website and I'm thinking up different Easter eggs I can throw in there for all you.
People who look for Easter eggs.
Can't ever do that stuffon YouTube anymore.
They got rid of the freakin' annotations.
See in my website, I'm in control.
Now before I begin putting this together, I need to decide what thepurpose of WheezyWaiter.
Went on sabbatical, thoughtabout it for a while.
Had a Brazilian.
And now I know.
The purpose of the website.
One, a good, slick, professional introduction to Wheezy Waiter for the newbs.
Two, provide updates andsupplemental material for the oldbs.
That's people who havebeen around for a while.
Three, place for dumbjokes and Easter eggs, and eggs are full of protein, so.
Now, let's begin the “tut”-orial.
I need to learn how to say words better.
Making a website, step one.
I'm at my dashboard right here.
Gonna go over to “My Sites”.
I have my complete site, andI'm gonna recreate it for you.
This feels like I'm the Bob Ross of website making right now.
We're going to create ahappy website right here.
What kinda website do we want? We want an “Other”.
We're gonna choose a template, so much easier with a template.
I found a good one forme, “Video”, “Vlog”.
We're picking this”Ashley” one right here.
You know, the way it is right now, I think it's pretty muchexactly the way I want it.
You know, we're done, doesn't this just say exactly who I am? I love leaning and holding acoffee and looking at my phone, having milkshakes with my ladies.
Pool day! But you know what, that doesn'treally show you anything.
Let's make it our own.
So first of all, we gottachange this background.
This up here, this white up here.
We gotta make this the Wheezy blue.
So we're gonna click on”Background” and “Color”.
They don't have my color preset here, so we're gonna add the Wheezy blue which I'm going to gointo Photoshop to get it.
Right there, boop.
And there it is.
These buttons up here, we gottaWheezify them a little bit.
Click on “Design”.
So we'regonna go to “Custom Design”.
Not that one.
Not that one.
That's the one, right there.
Color, we're very blue around here.
Pretty blue, happy blue.
We want the regular colorto be maybe a little darker, so I click on the Wheezyblue and I click add color and then we'll just adjustthis down a little darker.
When you hover over the button, we don't want it to be purple.
We want it to be darker blue.
Pretty blue, happy blue.
And then when you click, we'll make it like abright blue like that.
Change the text to black.
And now we can test it, let's go to “Preview”.
See when you hover over it gets darker.
And when you click on it, it turns white.
Ashley's picture here, it does put a good impressionforward for my website, but it's just not exactly right.
Nothing against Ashley, I'm sure she's fine.
Her hair is very wispy in the wind.
But we need a new image.
So we click on the image right here.
“Change Strip Background”, “Image”.
Just so happen to have animage that I will upload.
(elevator music) There it is.
Select it, “Change Background”.
Now, I could change my name to Ashley.
I'm gonna go with Wheezy Waiter.
So we're gonna go, “Wheezy Waiter”.
Make it smaller, oop, “Color” right there, black.
Click and drag it right up here.
But we don't wanna go past this line here, cause bad things happen.
Babies cry, dogs andcats fight in the street.
(dog barking) And then there's this line here.
It's nice but we're going to delete it.
Let's have a moment of silence for that line that I just deleted.
It was a good line.
This little tagline here.
The point is to let you know what I do.
I make videos.
Highlight the text, make it black.
Let's move this down here bymy hand a little bit more.
Another thing about this background image, when you go to “Settings”, you have “Scroll Effects”, you have it on “Paralax”.
So when we go to preview, when you scroll.
The image kinda stays there, ooh.
Now I'm cradling my namelike a newborn babe.
(baby crying) So innocent.
Okay so now we're down to the vlog.
Little box here.
Put it down there.
We're gonna click “Manage Videos”.
We're gonna go to “Channels”, add videos to this channel.
We're gonna make links.
(metal music) 'Kay so I went in and I added the links and so I'm just gonna just pop 'em into my channel right now.
Amazing thumbnails, whoeverdesigned these thumbnails is so great, it's me.
Boom, look, there it is! It's me! On a website! Wow! This background whosie whatsit, we're gonna click on it.
Go to “Design”, “Customize Design”.
“Fill Color & Opacity”.
So we're gonna click on the channel, we're gonna click on “Settings”.
We don't want a search bar.
It says “All Videos” there.
If I put all videos inthere that'd be over 1, 500.
Who has time? So we're gonna turn that off, “Play video” button right here is purple.
Again we gotta Wheezify it.
So we're gonna make it black.
No, not black, maybe a little pizazz.
There you go, or is black better? Poll in the comments, black or pizazz? Or we could go like that.
In fact I will conduct a monthly poll.
Every single month Iwill ask you what color should the play button be.
And we'll spend hourscompiling your answers.
And then we'll decide every month.
Now for now, a little pizazz.
Adjust that a little bit.
Hi! Hi baby.
We have this weird whiteness background.
Click on it, “Strip Background”, “Image”.
I already made an image for it.
(elevator music) There it is, “Change Background”.
This is where you watch the videos.
You gotta guide people, you know? Gotta let 'em know.
Oh! (screams) There's a button behind there.
When in doubt, click “Delete”.
All of life's problems.
That applies for all of them.
I also realized thatthese buttons up here, I need to change the name for them.
That's not the name I want.
You can go over hereto the “Menus & Pages” or we can just double click.
And we're gonna go to “My Vlog”, “Rename”, “Wheezy Videos”, “Wheezy Bio”.
Cause that part of the page is gonna be where I teach you biology.
Maybe I won't teach you biology, maybe I'll just have a bio about me.
That might be easier.
Again, great representation of me.
It's got the paralax effect on it.
When I noticed that Icame up with an ide-er.
“Change Column Background” to “Image”, and I happened to have made an image.
(elevator music) Boom, if you preview it, you'll notice it's like we'retrapped in a weird elevator and we don't know what's going on.
And then the other image, my bio.
The beginnings of my channel were in Chicago.
I'm gonna do a columnbackground of Chicago.
There happens to be a Chicago image in media from Wix over here, right there.
“The Wheezy Story”.
And I'm gonna drag this over here.
And then we have this block of text here.
To figure out the story, I'm gonna go on a spirit journey.
Who am I? (spiritual music) Who am I? Who am I? – [Chyna] I don't know.
Who are you? (face slapped) Who are you? (face slapped) I don'tknow you, do I know you? I don't know you.
(leaves crunching) (birds chirping) Okay, figured out a bio.
My name is Craig, I'vemade thousands of videos since 2007 in order to quietthe “I should do somethings” in my brain.
And now I'vedone way too many things and I gotta keep goingbecause I made a deal with the all seeing all knowing space baby at the center of the universe.
He gave me YouTube gloryin exchange for my beard if I ever stop churning out the vids.
Sometimes my wife Chyna is in them, too.
Boom, movin' on.
I am barely on Instagram.
What I do need, though, isdelete the Instagram feed.
We're gonna add a picture.
We don't want to change the background, we don't want the wholething to be a picture.
We're gonna go to “Add”.
You can add all sorts ofdifferent types of things here.
We're just gonna add an image.
And we're gonna go to “My Uploads”.
(elevator music) Uploaded, there it is, we'regonna add it to the page.
Picture of me as a hot dog.
Make it a little bigger.
And then we're gonnaadjust the background, make it a little smaller.
And then at the bottom, uh oh, we have Ashley purple, but we want Wheezy blue.
“Color”, Wheezy blue, we got that.
Wheezy Socials, just under there.
Made in 2023 by Ashley? Ashley's from the future.
(intense music) 2020 Website Clone.
Website Clone actually madethe original design, so.
Okay so after moving some stuff around I added a Patreon button just by going to “Add Button” right here.
And now I'm going to update these socials because they are notaccurate as to myself.
I'm gonna get rid of Snapchatbecause I just don't, I don't Snap you guys.
Currently I'm not doinga lot of Instagram.
I might come back to it andthen I'll just add it later.
And then I'm going to add thelittle picture that I made.
(elevator music) Reddit.
I have a BeardLovers subreddit.
And then we're gonna addthe links to these things.
(metal music) Drag it up, boopity boop.
There we are.
Each of these buttons up here, we'll click to go tothat part of the page.
Now the “My Life”, it's problematic.
It's funny, it is my life.
But I'm gonna get rid of the”My Life” button, delete.
So that way it's a surprise.
You're scrolling down, you're like cool okay, I'm on the “My Videos”, okayI'm on the bio.
Onto the – Whoa a hot dog! It's a hot dog! (fake audience laughter) Ha, like that.
Pretty much done with this page, but there's another thing, there's the Wall of Preeminencefor Patreon supporters who elected to be onthe Wall of Preeminence.
So we need to add a page.
Wall of Preeminence.
We're gonna put it downthere at the bottom.
See now it went to “More”because it was too long, so we're gonna scroll it out, boop.
Here it is, it's empty.
Change the background, I just so happened to have made an image.
(elevator music) Right there.
Boom, brick wall, “Add Text”, “Heading”.
Widen it out, 'kay, “Edit Text”.
Call it “Wall of Preeminence”, smaller.
We're gonna change the color, we're gonna make it white.
Then we have effects down here, we're gonna click on the outline effect.
And we're gonna add anumber block of text.
All the Patreons who are, boom.
It's a long list andyou can barely see it, probably not the best formatting.
Center it, gonna make itwhite, make it bigger.
Think I want a different font, Suez One.
Because this wall is inspired by the wall around the Suez Canal.
That's not true.
There, that looks lovely.
One more thing, remember I said I wanted a purpose of this websiteto be to update you or to provide you withsupplemental material.
So I'm going to add a blog.
So we go to “Add” and we go to “Blog”.
“Add to Site”, “Wix Blog”, “Next”.
Here's my blog.
Got a bunch of generic examples.
He's wearing a Canadian tuxedo.
This one makes me wantto go to White Castle.
Probably going to delete thesegeneric ones, unfortunately.
“Create a New Post”.
New blog, OMG so bloggy.
I probably should add a picture and stuff.
We're gonna edit my blog post.
And we're gonna got to”Settings” over here and we're gonna add an image.
Let's see what Wix has.
Let's type in food.
What about a dog eating dog food, love it.
That's my (laughs), that's myimage for my first blog post.
There, guess what? I think we're done designing the site.
Go back to our dashboard.
Up here it has thesteps to making my site.
Now we gotta get a domain.
Connect your domain you already own.
com Boop, “Next” Now it gives me a videoguide to connect my domain.
(pensive music) Followed alongwith the video they gave me and that was surprisingly intuitive.
Fifth step it looks like they give you is “Get Found on Google”.
Let's get started.
What is your business or site name? Wheezy Waiter.
No business location, mybusiness location is the world.
How would I describe my business? “Get Your Site Listed on Google”.
Oh it's telling me tochange the pages' title, so you go in the editor, “Menus & Pages”, “Home”, “SEO Google”, what's thepage's title on search results and browser tabs.
Oh, so that's what'll show upin the search results, cool.
What's the page about? The home page of Wheezy Waiter, YouTube type person, Wheezy — Why do I always have to be silly? Let's just say YouTube person, that's slightly less silly.
Okay, the home of YouTubeguy, Wheezy Waiter.
Yeah, YouTube guy.
Bearded YouTube guy, Wheezy Waiter, did it.
They actually give you good advice about the things you shouldtype in the SEO plan.
Don't do what I do, I can'tresist being really dumb.
Wooh! (triumphant music) Now let'stake a trip down memory lane and look at all the work we've done.
(fake crying) It's so beautiful.
It's so beautiful.
It's so beautiful.
There you go.
I hoped this helped you inyour website making adventure.
And if you don't plan to make a website, I hope it helped you in amyriad of intangible ways that I shall list right here: That is all, thank you for watching.
Thanks to Wix for sponsoring this video, you can go to wix.
And you can make yourown professional website.
Here's all my stuff.
Previous video, YouTubethinks you'll like that video, subscribe there.
And you can support me on Patreon, where I make a video every single weekday.
And you could be on theWall of Preeminence, right there on the website.
Happy Internet making.
(one piano key plays).