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Having a website is virtually crucial nowadays. Whether you're marketing your products online or want to provide information about your business and your contact details, most customers will expect to find your business on the internet. 

Before creating one, it's a good idea to think about what you expect to achieve with your website. Studying your competitors' websites can help you learn what may work satisfactorily for you.

To create a website, you need to observe these basic steps.

Registering your domain name.

Your customers may expect your domain name to be identical to your business name. Your domain name should mirror your products or services for your customers to locate your business via a search engine quickly. 

Mailing emails from a business address looks more professional, so your domain name should also be used for your email address (instead of a free email address).

Find an accredited registrar and pay a fee to register your domain name. Domain name registrars provide services to people who want to register a new domain name, renew their existing domain name, change their domain name's record. They will also equip you with additional instructions for connecting your domain name to your website.

Remember that you're reserving your domain name usage for a set period and for as long as you pay your renewal fee. 

Finding a web hosting provider.

To get your domain name on the internet, you must find a web hosting company. Most major internet service providers offer web hosting services and automatic email forwarding to your domain.

Preparing your content.

Evaluate what information or dealings your customers want and make sure your site is structured to make it effortless for them to do and find the things they need. 

What do you want your customers to know or do via your website? The answer to this will help you work out what sections or pages you want to have. 

A well-designed and easy-to-use website enables your business to stand out. Your customers will understand your products and services due to your site's relevant content and eye-catching images, making them feel comfortable buying from your company.

Instead of hiring a professional, you might want to structure and write content for your website yourself or utilize artificial intelligence-based copywriting software like Anyword.

Building your website.

You can hire a professional web developer or use a website publishing package to build your website. Website builders are similar to word processors and have built-in features to convert your text and images to web content for your website. (Author's note: we built this website on Estage.)

If you have the budget, you can have someone build a website. Hiring a professional can be helpful if you have an online shop or offer other services through your website. But before you do, check out the features of Estage to determine if it suits your specific requirements.

Your website should be mobile-friendly. Optimizing your website for smartphones and various other mobile devices means that customers can use your site while accessing the internet anywhere.

Tips for creating a website.

  • Assess what your customers want to know, not just what you want to tell them.

  • Update your website regularly.

  • Provide your correct contact details.

  • Promote your website in your marketing material.

  • Find out how to make your website easy for search engines to find. This is called search engine optimization (SEO).

Also, consider this.

  • Learn more about increasing website traffic and improving your search ranking (search engine optimization).

  • Find out how to build your website.

  • Watch recorded webinars to learn about maximizing your website potential and search engine optimization.

  • Find out how to create a successful digital strategy for your business.

Is there anything that would make creating a website cost-effective, easier, and more accessible? Contact us, and we'll share the inside scoop.

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