How To Make A Website

How to make a website is one of the first questions you will ask after you make your decisions to expand to the internet. Excellent Question! If you own a brick and mortar business or thinking about starting a company you are wise to consider doing business on the internet. This offers a wider audience reach. You are able to do business even while you sleep and you can enjoy an online presence that targets customers globally. You don’t even have to know how to build or maintain the website yourself. There are online companies such as Ebiz that will do this for you.

The first thing to consider when you create a website is its design. You need to choose colors that are friendly on the eye. You also need to make your website easy to navigate. You don’t want to confuse your prospects with a cluttered website. Make the website clear, concise and user friendly.

You can write the html code or you can hire a programmer. However, these days, there are wizards that you can use to make a website. All you need to do is to fill in normal text and the wizard does the background programming for you. WordPress is one platform that offers this capability. It gives you many point and click options from a dashboard.

You can use professional software programs like Dreamweaver or Photoshop. This is more complex, though and you should only consider this if you have experience in web design. I recommend a template based approach to start and grow with when contemplating how to make a website.

Here are some simpler steps to follow:

  • 1. Find a website that sells Domain Names. You will need to have your own registered domain before your website can be created. You can choose the name of your company as your web address (URL). For example, if the name of your company is ‘You Sales,’ you could choose yoursales.com as your domain name. If the name is already taken, you can always use the same name, but ‘.net,’ instead of ‘.com.’
  • 2. Some companies offer hosting. What is hosting? Your website has to be housed somewhere on the Internet. It is a place where your domain will be parked until you create the design. Most hosting companies will charge a monthly hosting fee, which is usually reasonably priced.
  • 3. Web hosting companies, these days, will have a platform that allows you to upload files, create web pages and manage your account.
  • 4. Now it is time to make your website. Generally, you are going to create content on pages including a home page, about us page, service page, product page and contact us page. Use the appropriate keywords to guild your writing. Set as a goal to write 20 short pages.
  • 5. Now it is time to publish your website so that the whole world can find you.

In order for your desired customers to find you in the search engines, your website has to be officially published. To generate targeted traffic, your website must be keyword-friendly with fresh content so that you can get the best search engine ranking and online popularity for your website. All of this is very do-able and most of the hosting companies have support that you can contact.

If you need additional guidance or advice on how to make a website call us as early in the decision making process as possible. Ebiz will save you time and money. We are prepared to walk you through the process and help you to be successful on the internet.

 

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