Building a website can seem like a daunting task especially for someone who has never done it before.
We want to set your mind at ease, because creating a website is a lot easier today than it has ever been.
And as our digital universe rapidly expands, it’s important to carve out a space that expresses your passions and interests.
Whether you are building a website for business or pleasure, we will guide you in this fun and rewarding process.
We broke it down into less intimidating parts for first time web builders.
Here’s how to build a website in 7 simple steps:
As you get started, just remember that building a website is not as difficult as it might seem, just do it one step at a time, and keep working with your site until it progresses to where you want it.
Do not be afraid to ask for help if you get stuck.
1. Purchase A Domain Name & Hosting
The first step of building a website is finding quality web hosting and purchasing a domain name. In our business we use 3 main hosting companies, and depending on your needs, will determine which one you choose.
Here are the hosting companies we use in our business.
LiquidWeb – This is where our dedicated server is. We host several of our web properties here, including EmoneyPeeps the site you are on now.
Dedicated server resources provide high levels of performance and availability for websites and web applications, especially when they become too large for cloud or shared server resources.
The larger the website or application, the larger the drain on server resources; think of websites with traffic that numbers in the tens of thousands on a daily basis.
Dedicated servers provide your business with 100% capacity and the ability to customize the solution as needed. This means that they offer the potential for large storage capacities, giving you the storage space needed for large applications and databases.
The other three web hosting companies we use, we have several of our other smaller sites on. They are basic blogs and eCommerce stores, that get much less traffic, and use less resources.
For most entrepreneurs just starting out, we recommend using one of these three web hosting companies to get started.
As dedicated hosting is more expensive and is not needed until your business or passion has grown sufficiently.
This video below will walk you through the process of purchasing a domain name and web hosting using Nexcess.
Before watching this video, make sure you already know what kind of website you want to launch – is it a simple blog, or a full eCommerce store?
As this will determine the package you choose at Nexcess. If it is a simple blog then you will want to choose their managed WordPress hosting, and if it is an eCommerce store you will want to choose their store builder.
Either of these packages you choose will make it easy to get your website set up.
2. Plan the Information, Products And Service You Will be Highlighting
Sketch out your full list of offerings and try to organize it for a digital audience.
Create categories that make sense and try to prioritize the information and products that are most urgent.
Most sites have a homepage, a page with background and contact information, and a page that highlights their products and services.
Browse the sites of your inspirations and competitors to get a better idea of how to best present your website to visitors. Every new lead that visits your site is a potential customer.
3. Design a Layout That is Accessible For All Possible Customers
First impressions online are just as important as in person. You only have a few seconds to impress visitors or else they’ll go to another website domain.
Your website is not an artistic statement. It’s your digital place of business and you should treat it with the same respect as a brick and mortar location.
Don’t burden visitors with pop-up ads, auto-play media or invasive data grabs.
Remember that many people access the web on their phones today, but optimize your layout for tablets, laptops, and desktop computers as well. Lucky for you, most CMS (Content Management System) provide simple and attractive templates to design your site in just a few clicks.
4. Brand Your Site With Attractive And Engaging Content
Content makes the Internet go round. Users want great new content on a regular basis and they expect it to be high quality and darn near addictive.
Your content should be easy to find, neatly labeled and fast to load. You can measure how engaging your content is by tracking the amount of time and unique views your web page gets.
Connecting Google Analytics to your site is a great way to track your website visitors and how much time they spend on your pages.
You can then try to build a brand from great content!
5. Consistently Update the Content, UX, And Plug-Ins
Don’t get too comfortable! The web is constantly changing and your audience will expect your website to do the same. Schedule content weeks to months in advance to avoid getting stale or going AWOL on your audience.
Be realistic about how much content you can realistically produce and post within your normal schedule. Plan and budget for regular updates and redesigns. Every day, new apps and plug-ins are released to make ecommerce easier for both sellers and customers. Stay on the cutting edge of new platforms and services and don’t rely on what’s worked in the past.
6. Maintain Your Servers And Customer Lists
Customers take note of the stability of your business. Does your site consistently crash or go offline? Do you send consistent communications about new products and existing orders?
Treat your ecommerce with the professionalism of a real business and watch it pay like one as well. A strong Customer Relationship Management plan is only the beginning, as you and your team will still have to put the management tools to work.
You didn’t build your website for nothing. Get out there and promote it to the world. Invite new visitors from all corners of the Internet. Just because you built it, doesn’t mean they will come.
There are endless new options available to web surfers everyday.
Spend the time, energy, and money needed to reach your audience where their attention already is.
Best Website Promotional Methods
There are many methods for promoting your website, these are some of the most popular and effective marketing strategies listed below.
- PPC (Pay Per Click)
- Solo Ads
- Buy Leads
- Email Marketing
- Social Media
- SEO techniques
Are You Ready To Build A Website That Makes Money?
Trust us, it’s way easier than you think!
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