If you're reading this post, I'm going to take it you like my site (thanks!) It wasn't easy to make, but it wasn't terribly hard either, and speaking author-to-author here, I thought I might share some logistics.
This website took me about two hours to make. I used Wix because it's an Israeli company and I love supporting Israeli innovation, plus their templates are highly customizable and creative. (Note: I have created many websites using templates before so am fairly experienced.)
My biggest decision-point was the domain name. Makemeabestseller.com was taken. So I was between using that title as a dot net, or (spoiler alert) the current title as a dot com.
First, however, I did my research. Was it better having an increasingly rare dot com name, or a your dream name author page as a dot net?
My first inclination was to go with my desired choice as a dot net. According to the internet, that was a clear mistake.
I expected the articles to say it was a toss-up and drown themselves in pros and cons. But nope: it was a pretty clear that dot com was the way to go.
So if you're creating an "author platform" website, a landing page for your book, or simply trying to start a blog, feel free to copy my notes and go the dot com route, even if your website sounds one word too long. ;-) Here's to looking at you, MICHELLESBOOKSRIGHTNOWTHISVERYMINUTE . COM !!)