In this article I’m going to give you some tips to help you get started with your first business website. Starting a business from home and having a website is a great way to show potential customers what you can offer. So, let’s start getting things set up.
First of all, you need to register a “URL”. Your URL is the address that your website will appear on search engines. All businesses should have a domain name that they register (rather than their business). Domain names are ten to twenty dollars a year and your business is not allowed to be shared with other websites. Registering a URL for your business will help with search engine placement.
Next you will need to register a domain name. Most hosting companies offer free domain names to new business owners and if you are buying your hosting service, most will offer you a free domain name for your site. Your domain name will be your company’s unique address, so it is worth spending the money for.
Now you are ready to find a web design company. You want to find a company that specializes in web design and not a web developer or web designer. A web designer usually builds the sites for others. A professional web designer will be able to handle many of the more advanced technical aspects such as programming for more interactive websites and even help with the content of your site.
After you have found a company that is right for you, go ahead and send them your company’s website. It will take about a week or two to get your website designed. Once you have it designed and ready to go, just contact your hosting provider and tell them your domain name and a web design company will contact you.
Once the web design company has sent your site, they will get in touch with you and set up your site for you. They will set up your website for you. Now it is time to get busy making your website.
Keep in mind that a business website needs to be different from an ordinary website. Your customers will not find it on the first page of Google. Your business website should be relevant to your company and very professional looking.
Your website should also be easy to navigate. They need to be able to see your links easily and you need to have something that makes sense to the customer. No one wants to waste their time on a site that does not help them at all.
When your visitors are getting on your website, make sure you are constantly updating it to get new leads. Your visitors will stay on your website long enough to get their information. You have to keep them engaged and relevant so they will sign up. You also need to make sure that you keep people coming back to get more information on your site.
Next you need to make sure that your site is informative. This means that you should keep all of your information simple. Not only do your customers find this easy to read, but your potential customers will find this very easy to navigate through. Also, your visitors will find that you provide your information in a very timely manner.
Finally, make sure that you are providing your visitors with a site that is attractive. Do not allow your visitors to lose interest. They may take a look around and go somewhere else. So you should always have them coming back.
Those are a few tips to help you get started with your first business website. Good luck.