Setting up a Website for Your Business
Building a website can be tricky and sometimes people do not know where to even start. People used to have to hire a web developer or learn how to code for any website needs. While hiring a web developer is the best option for larger companies, people just starting a business have so many other options that make more sense financially. The basics of setting up a website for your business are not too complicated but should be followed carefully.
Choosing a Website Builder
Figuring out what website builder works best with your business is the decision you should make. There are website builders like WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify, etc. There are so many great options, but they all offer different features.
WordPress – This website builder is by far the most popular. It offers limitless amounts of templates and plugins. However, this website builder is geared more towards blogs. If you are looking to make money using a blog, this is most likely the best option for you. Setting up a shop is possible, but it will take quite a few steps to make that possible.
Shopify – If you’re are looking to open an online shop, this website builder is the best option for you. This website builder is purposely designed for setting one up.
Squarespace – Similar to WordPress, this website builder works well with both blogging and online shops. There are not as many options for themes as WordPress, but they are easy to use. This is a great option for just starting, but there is not a ton of room to grow your business using this website builder. This article from wpbeginner.com is great for going over the pros and cons of Squarespace and WordPress.
Choosing a Domain Host
It can be hard to choose where to buy and host your domain from. The most important thing to remember when choosing a domain is to find a host that can easily be connected to whatever website builder you are using. There is also a range of costs with each hosting site. A domain name should not cost you much as a start-up company. A domain should only cost you around $20 or less for the first year if the name is available. However, pay attention to how much they will charge you to renew your plan since most hosting sites give large discounts when you first sign up.
Setting Things Up
Once you have your website connected, the first thing to do is to choose a theme and you will be ready to start designing. The most important things for the design of your website are to make sure it is easy to navigate, and the purpose of your website is clear. The loading speed of your website is also important. When a website takes too long to load, people will leave the website before accomplishing what you want them to.
A professional and well-designed website is so vital to the growth of a business. Website builders have made it so easy for people to get things started and you can have a website up and running in just a day. Check out our article, How Private Labeling Vitamins Work to see how you can get your business started selling liquid vitamin supplements.