There are over 200 million active websites on the internet today. Anyone can make a website because of all the helpful guides and websites that are online today. But, how do you know that you are making a website the right way?
Some great options when it comes to building a website are building one via website builders like Weebly, Bookmark, or Wix, or you could use WordPress.
Building a website with a Website Builder:
If you’re using a website builder to build your website, it’s important to know which one would suit you best. Website builders take care of all the technical aspects of building a website, so you don’t have to be in IT to create one. There are drag-and-drop interface options and templates that can be used.
It’s also important to sign up for a plan that suits your budget. Website builders like Weebly and Wix offer free services, but some website builders don’t and those costs will add up quickly. Alternatively, both Weebly and Wix have packages that do cost money to implement, so it’s important to find out what works for you and your business.
When building a website, choosing a domain name is the most important aspect of the entire project because this will be in the URL that you have out to people via your business card. It has to be error-free, relevant, and intriguing. With 200 million active websites online today, it lessens the chances of creating a domain name that is not already out there.
After you’ve chosen a domain name, look to templates to help you decide what sort of background you want on your website. Your landing page will be the page that your traffic sees when they type in your link. To say it must impress is simply an understatement, you don’t want them to leave.
Interactive websites are the best because they are engaging, helpful and they make people want to hang out for a bit. If you add some comedy, many people will stay and hang out for a while. Your goal is to be added to someone’s bookmark list. So, choose something personal, unique, and engaging.
Make your page easy to navigate, refreshing, and easy to read. No one likes a lot of wild colors with a crazy background. Most people like something that contrasts well without being an eyesore. So, choose a color palette that creates a beautiful ambient experience for the eyes, while also making a statement that drives in sales.
Add your content. There are a lot of different options when it comes to Weebly or Wix when it comes to content, but it’s all generic, which means that someone else already has it. If you do not have content that sets you apart, you’ll end up falling in with the crowd.
Use plenty of call-to-action prompts, product descriptions and the “About Us” page is perhaps the most important page outside the landing page.
At this point, you’re ready to publish!
Building a Website with WordPress:
First, make sure that WordPress is the best option for you. It does require more work than website builders do. It is not an all-in-one method for building a website.
The first thing you’ll do when building a website with WordPress buys a hosting plan like Bluehost. But, there are many different options available, so do some research before you choose one.
Next, you’ll pick a plan. There are many different types:
- VPS (Virtual Private Server)
Do some research and find out which one is best for you and your business.
Again, just like with website builders, you’ll have to choose a domain name. So, choose something that stands out. It’s your unique address and you’ll have to register it with a domain registrar such as Domain.com.
Once your domain is ready, you will be prompted to install your WordPress site and you will be able to choose a theme for your website’s design.
Website builders have templates but WordPress has themes. You can choose between free and paid options. Afterwhich, you can choose from a selection of useful plugins to help personalize your website.
And, just like website builders, at this point, you’re ready to publish!
Building a website can get a little confusing and it’s hard to know what to put on your page to drive in more traffic.
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