Why would you want to build a website?
Building a website for your business can help showcase your portfolio, promote your business online and connect with new customers. Everyday there are thousands of websites being built and I am here to help you create and publish your website online for the world to see. The most common CMS (Content Management Systems) is WordPress. 43% of all websites are powered by it. We highly recommend WordPress just because it is easy to find a developer that can help you debug, edit or create new features on your website.
Following these steps will guide you through everything there is to know about building a website for your business.
- Domain (GoDaddy)
The first step is to purchase your domain name. Domain names are an important part of your brand. GoDaddy is the perfect place to purchase your domain name for cheap and is very friendly towards people who are not familiar with technology.
- Hosting Provider (Digital Ocean) w/ built in WordPress.
Digital Ocean offers a variety of different options that can accommodate your virtual needs. Although it is not as beginner-friendly as other hosting providers, we highly recommend Digital Ocean because it is scalable, dependable, and there are so many resources available. Plus you can get two months free when you sign up!
- Elegant Themes or WordPress Gutenberg (Theme Builder)
If you have the money, we recommend purchasing Elegant Themes. It is an amazing Theme Builder that is very friendly towards people that have no experience in web development. We recommend purchasing the Lifetime Access for a one-time payment of $249 (currently in May 2022). It allows you to use the Theme Builder on an unlimited amount of websites, there are hundreds of add-on that you can purchase, and incredible support. Elegant Themes also comes with pre-made layouts, so it is easy to plug in a layout of your choosing. You do not need Elegant Themes to continue though. WordPress has Gutenberg Theme Builder, which comes already installed and is also a user friendly Theme Builder.
- Domain (GoDaddy)
The following are additional plugins / resources that we recommend you purchase or can look for alternatives:
- Submission Forms
These are highly important for when a customer or client wants to contact you through your website. Elegant Themes comes with a Form Module, which is very handy, but if you have a chance, we recommend you get Gravity Forms because it is very versatile; there are so many add-ons that can help automate your replies, organize your messages, and so much more.
- Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is a WordPress plugin that you can download; it helps your site perform better in search engines like Google. You can add descriptions, titles and check if the page has enough SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
- WP Mail SMTP
This WordPress plugin makes sending emails incredibly easy. WP Mail SMTP makes sure emails are authenticated and properly sent. Without the plugin emails are more likely being sent to a client / customers spam or the email would just get lost.
This is for more research on your market, but we recommend using SemRush to help with your website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SemRush helps with Keyword Research, Competitor SEO Analysis, Link Building, and so much more. By using proper SEO on your website and identifying the right keywords, you can increase your organic traffic. For anyone looking to increase traffic, we suggest you look into SemRush and SEO.
All these tools / software we mention are necessary to build a successful business website. We also provide the Service of creating the website and everything described above for a flat fee. Contact Us to learn more and Subscribe to our Newsletter for more tutorials, blogs and discounts.