First of all, let’s all be honest about this: creating a website for your business is one of the hardest feats to accomplish, particularly if you’re doing this on your own because you’re low on funds. But that does not mean it’s impossible. With the right knowledge and a lot of patience and determination in the painstaking process, you will be able to come up with a good website that can represent your business well online.
- Acquire a Domain Name
The domain name is basically the name which you give your website. The simplest way to do this is to use the registered name of your business (e.g. McDonalds.com, Adidas.com, etc.) if it is still available. One very important tip here is to keep it short and sweet as this is easier to remember.
- Sign up for Web Hosting
Web hosting is basically space which you rent from a particular company so that your website can be housed online. Some web hosting companies offer an amazingly low price of $5 a month and a big discount if you get an account which will last for a year. But that amount could go way higher depending on the type of website you plan to build.
- Design Your Website
You probably have an idea how you want your website to look like, what font you’d like to use, colors you’d like to incorporate and imagery you’d like to add. Keep all these elements in mind when you move on to the next step.
- “Programming” the Website
The term ‘programming’ refers to those who can actually write codes for websites from scratch. If you’re reading this, chances are you can’t do that at all. But the great thing nowadays is that you can create your own website even without working on a single code, thanks to website builders. All these are customizable and easy to use, with tutorials posted online for reference.
- Search Engine Optimization
More commonly termed as SEO, this is the process of having your website ranked high on the search engines so that users / potential customers or clients will see your business when they look for a particular product or service on the internet. This is best done by the experts, to be honest. But if you are hardworking and have the time to do this, you might reach the first page of the search engines in good time.
This is just a short description of the whole process of creating a website for your business. Now that you’ve got a basic idea of what needs to be done, do a more in-depth research about the various steps. Check out as many sources that you can and, if you know someone who has done this, ask for tips and their opinions.
Again, it may be a challenge but it’s not impossible.