Build Your Website – Build Your Business – But HOW?

Have you aspired to own your business?  Have you wondered where to start?  Maybe you have a great product or service to share with the world, but are clueless on how to get started. 

In today’s world of social media, internet and online shoppers, having your own website to promote your product can help you reach millions of people in a very short period of time.  But then again, where do you begin?  Well…., you will need a website.

Things to consider when building your website is knowing your company name.  Select your company name, stick with it and make it your brand.  You can always change the logo, although it is preferred that you try to be consistent for a good while for branding purposes.  Then you can move on to your website. 

The essential step-by-step process for making your own website would be as follows:

Get your domain name.  — This doesn’t have to be your company name, as most people do, but it should reflect what you provide.  For instance, if you provide kitchen appliances, you may want the work “kitchen” in to your domain name.

Choose a Web Host and Sign up for your account.  This is the company that is going to post (or host) your website on the internet.  Some companies can charge a nominal fee of $10 per month.  Others may charge your more, be sure you investigate and compare what they are offering.

Design your website (web pages). – Again there are companies out there than can charge your a hefty penny for their expertise in building websites.  However, it’s a good idea for you to learn to do this yourself because you will be the one that has to maintain it and make changes.  Of course if you have the money and want to pay a maintenance fee to a company to maintain it for you, go for it. 

Test your Website  Be sure to test your website.  Every page may have links to other pages or other sites, you will want to check every page and every link on every page to make sure that they direct people to where you want them to go. 

Get Your Site Noticed:  When you build your website you will want to sign up for google analytics and other google webmaster tools that can help you monitor if your site is being noticed and if you are getting visitors to your site.  Google is great about giving you this information and helping you to create ways to reach more people.

Collect Credit Cards  Once you start getting visitors to your site and they wish to purchase your products, you need to have an avenue to collect credit card payments.  Most people start with using PayPal as it’s the easiest way to get started free.  I suggest using this as you get started, but keep in mind, that there are fees associated and you may be able to find another way to accept money and pay lower fees in the process. So get started with Paypal, but investigate other methods.  Stripe.com maybe an option to consider. 

Wealthy AffiliateThe best and easiest way I have found to get all of the above done is with Wealthy Affiliate.  This company can provide you a product to market, can you direct you to getting your domain name, build you site easily, connect with google analytics and webmaster tools and continually teach you on keeping your website fresh, renewed and noticed!  The best part is that you can get started for FREE. 

Feel free to check out my Review on Wealthy Affiliate.  There is no obligation to read the review and see what I’ve learned.  Then if you wish to sign up for free to get started, simply click the start button. 

I’m wishing you all the success in all of your endeavors.

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