With the world going online, it is apparent that most businesses want to go online too. Be it entrepreneurs who are coming up with new business or brick and mortar stores who want to expand their reach, everybody is going in the direction. The first step to have an online presence is to have a website that flaunts your business name.
In fact, significant businesses that do not have an online presence are trusted less by people. Now, when the consumers are becoming so aware about what is good or bad for them, the sellers have to become extra cautious too.
If you are a start-up and feel that investing in a website developed by a professional would go out of your budget, then it’s time to rejoice. The technological advancements have sky-rocketed and almost anybody can setup a website for themselves.
Let us take a look at the 8 easy steps which we need to follow to build a website:
Make a Detailed Plan –
We are sure you started your business with a plan. Then why should the development of your business’ website be any different? Go into details regarding even the minutest details of your site. Here are a few things that you can do:
- Google websites which does similar business as yours and go get inspired.
- Choose a device or browser in which you want your website to work.
- Delve into the depths of the kind of content you are looking for.
Get to Site Designing –
Create a site map so as to ensure an easy-to-follow navigational components. Trust us, your visitors are going to love it if they can easily access anything they want. Difficulty in getting through a point will only frustrate them. Have clearly set design of the how-tos and wheres of the about page, home page, contact details, and every section you plan to add within.
SEO Driven Content –
If you want to learn how to build a website, then you also have to learn about SEO and its techniques. Remarkable SEO driven content is what will land you among the top searches on the Search Engine Results Page (SERPs). There are various types of content that you can add
- Product/Service Description
- Videos (Increasing Trend)
- Photos with Information (Eye-Catchy)
Also, make sure your content is:
- Credible – add data, facts, and figures.
- Real – ‘be yourself, everybody else is already taken’
- Thought & Action Provoking – tell them the what and why related to your products
- Pleasing to the Eyes– nobody likes to see tacky images or videos
Find a Web Host –
There are multiple web hosts which are willing to offer their services for a cheap price. Here are the things that can affect your choice of web host:
- Tools needed
- Customer support
Register a Domain –
It is highly recommended you register a domain name from the same web host as it will save you the tedious task of transferring your domain to your web host.
Pick a Website Builder & Theme –
The most efficient, quick, and reasonable way to create a website is a website builder which does not require any technical knowledge of CSS or HTML. The most commonly employed web builders are:
These got so famous because of the vast variety of templates which gives a professional front to your website.
The template you choose should be line with your envisioned business. There are hundreds of designs, looks, and themes to choose from.
Hit Create & Test your Website –
After having undertaken all the above steps, you must learn to customize them before moving further. Having understood the aspects of it, you can easily add and edit other parts such as your name, contact details, and the logo. You can also:
- Add images
- Change text font & color
- Add / edit background picture
- Add / edit banners
Publish your Website –
All beautiful things come to end, so does this amazing journey of creating your website. However, now another adventure awaits under the façade of this website that you have created. All that is left to do is land your website by pushing the finish button. Maintaining a website is far more difficult than building one. However, one thing conquered, everything is possible. Keep updating your site with relevant content, pictures, videos, and descriptions related to your products and services.