If you want to have success on the Internet, then it is important to create a business website in order to let everyone know that you are there and that you have products or services to offer. Otherwise you might as well stick with a brick and mortar plan. You can go about this by hiring a webmaster to put together a website for you, or you can create a business website on your own.
The good news is that if you choose to go it alone, you can find all the information and resources you need online to walk you through the process. To get you started, here are the basics:
Create a Business Website Plan
Before you set out to actually build a business website it is important that you make a solid plan to stick to. You want to plan the design, the colors, the concept, the products and the information that will go into this website.
Register Your Domain Name
Once you have planned your business website you should have a good idea of what you’d like the address to be. It should be something catchy and easy to remember to encourage repeat visitors to the site. It should also be short so that it is not too confusing to type into a browser.
Set up Hosting
Choose a hosting company and sign up for a plan. You are building a business website by yourself you would be best off choosing a business hosting plan as this will allow you to grow when necessary without having to upgrade your hosting plan later.
Choose Your Platform
You can choose to build a business website in the form of a blog, an informational portal or a storefront to name a few. Once you’ve decided which platform to use you can choose how you’ll build your website.
Some people choose to use Joomla! or WordPress as they are free, open source programs. Others put their invested programs like Dreamweaver to use in order to get the look and design they are going for.
You can always hire a professional webmaster to create a business website for you at an affordable rate, especially if you use an open source module for making the website.