Just a quick tip for creating a new repo with existing files.
Change to your project directory > cd ~/git/project
Initialize the local directory as a repo > git init
Add all files to the repo > git add .
Write your first commit message > git commit -m ‘First commit’
Tie your local files and remote repo together. For the url, an example would be ssh://email@example.com/daevien/nixgeek.git, but the method to find it varies depending on your provider. Bitbucket shows it at the top of the main page and GitHub shows it along the right side. > git remote add origin repo_url_here
Have git verify it can connect to the remote repo > git remote -v
Push your initial commit to the remote url > git push origin master
Thats it, your repo is created and initial update complete. Now to continue your content and update it as needed.