4 Simple Steps to set up a Website for your Home-Based Business in 24 hours or less
Nothing is rocket science anymore. Even websites that hitherto required lots of coding efforts, now come embedded in adaptable templates. These templates once selected are customizable, giving the same feel as a fully coded website would. Security is not so much your worry, as web hosting service providers serve to ensure maximum digital security of sites hosted on their platform.
Yes, nothing difficult comes easy without lots of work behind the scenes. With increasing technological advancements, the competition is high and only firms that offer reliable ease of use can stay afloat. Your business certainly has a lot to learn from this and a lot to benefit when finally online.
Every business needs an office, easily accessible, readily available and timely positioned to meet customers’ needs as they fall due, when they fall due. The world has gone global, the internet is the new globe. Every home business that desires a shot at existence tomorrow must have an office space online. It is not rocket science, below are four simple steps to setting up a website for your home-based business in 24 hours or less.
- Start with the paperwork
Before taking your business online, ensure you clearly set out the details that define your business. You must clearly define and write out the vision, mission statement, motto, target audience, industry, niche, procedures and processes, pricing, structure and all the other relevant details.
Assuming you were setting up a physical business you would want to make sure that it is located in an area close to or at least visible to your target market. This same principle applies to websites, you want to make sure that your site gains visibility, attracts the right people, and grows in traffic as a result. The way your website gains this much-needed visibility is through the vehicle of contact.
The content on your business site determine how you appear in search results. Put pen to paper, define your business end to end. This would help you with developing an effective content marketing strategy for your website, which in turns affects how you appear online. Defining your business’ paperwork also determines the type of website for your business.
2. Choose the right website builder
An understanding of the type of website you want for your business and the features you want it to possess would come in handy here. From Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered website builder to the most popular WordPress builder, you have a wide range of options to choose from matching your needs and specifics.
Website builders are a perfect solution for individuals and small businesses to start a website without hiring a developer. However, finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners. But if you know the functionalities you need in your website and having a working budget, it is easier to narrow down your options.
WordPress is easily everyone’s favourite website builder as it is believed to beat the others in overall performance, user friendliness, pricing and adaptability. It is also a great choice for beginners with countless template options and plugins to create the ideal website for your business.
3. Pick a domain name and web hosting
A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. As a result of this, domain names were developed and are used to identify entities on the internet rather than using IP addresses. A domain name is essentially the unique address people can use to find your business on the net.
In choosing a domain name for your business website, consider using your business name or at least part of it. Avoid cliché names. Make sure the name is easy to remember and endeavour to use popular extensions (.com, .org). Once you decide on the ideal domain name for your website, seek for its availability, and then proceed to buy it.
A web hosting service allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet.
4. Set up your website
After obtaining your domain name and web hosting service, proceed to setting up your website. Again, it is not rocket science. The first thing you need to do is to install WordPress (assuming you chose WordPress) on your website, this can be done by a simple click.
Once installed, proceed to your WordPress dashboard to select your preferred theme. WordPress themes makes your website come alive and produces an alluring ambience depending on which you choose. Be sure to choose a theme that speaks to the market of your business, don’t use an e-commerce theme for a regular business website. The good news: there are tons of free themes to pick from.
Explore your WordPress dashboard for other options on customizing your website to your taste – pages, plugins.
The days of needing and relying solely on the services of a website designer or design agency are coming to an end. The same tasks that take these professional designers weeks to put together, can now be achieved in 24 hours or less. Don’t wait another day to set up your home-based business website, the world has gone global and you too can go global using these simple steps.