Before we check out the freebies lets go through a few fundamentals so you can understand what creating and owning a website entails.
Nowadays the process of creating and putting together a website has been massively simplified. Gone are the days of having to know coding language to build web pages (and I’m very thankful for that). You are able to use platforms that do the hard “coding” work for you so you can focus on what actually matters. Your content.
So if you are serious about building a site, here’s what you need to know…
What Matters When Building Your Website?
Your website will be a very important part of your home business online presence. This will be the store that your customers come to when looking at your products and recommendations. We all know that feeling when we walk into a bad store and how it ruins our shopping experience.
You will need to take this same approach with your website to ensure that your visitors have a pleasant time and stick around your site a bit longer. Here are a few tips…
A Professional Looking Site
They should be no compromise here. If your site looks ugly your visitors will be put off and simply won’t return. Using pre-designed themes will help you to easily create a beautiful looking website. My recommendation below will ensure that you have access to professional looking themes that will Wow your visitors. Read on…
Hosting is where your actual website is stored. You need to ensure that you choose a hosting company that will make sure your site runs at an optimum speed to keep your visitors from waiting around for your page/s to load. Imagine if you had to queue every time you wanted to shop at your favourite store?
Less is More
Keep your website simple and easy to navigate through. If it gets too complex, your visitors might get confused, frustrated and leave. Your message should be presented in a clear and concise way with simple clean menus. Trust me on this one.
Quality Content for your readers
This one is self-explanatory. Make sure that the information that you’re providing is relevant to what your visitors are looking for. The more helpful your content is, the more trusted you will become. People will look at your site as a source of valuable information and will most likely save your site into their favourites for a repeat visit.
If you keep on top of the above tips, you will be well on your way to creating a very profitable site. But to be able to do all of this easily all in one place then I would recommend that you use a website creation tool. WordPress is the best for this and you can start building your FREE WordPress website right here.
Start by entering a name for your website in the box below. Give it a shot…
How will WordPress help your site and online business?
WordPress is a Content Management System and one of the best at that. You might have already come across it. WordPress is one of the most popular website creation tools in the world. I use it to build all my sites (including this one).
It has made it possible for people that have little or no experience with coding to build websites with relative ease. Back in the day it just wouldn’t happen if you didn’t know a thing about HTML because programming knowledge was a must if you wanted to create a site. Now anyone, including you, can create a website and make a success of it!
Here are a few advantages of using WordPress.
- No programming knowledge required. Yay!
- Installing and setting up is very straight forward. No additional software is required.
- Easy expand the functionality of your site by choosing from over 10,000 “plug-ins”.
- You have a massive library of thousands of different templates to make your site beautiful.
- Plenty of support provide.
The above benefits show just how useful WordPress can be to take your online business to the next level. You will find plenty ways to customise your site and create something that is truly unique, eye-catching and engaging.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below.