If you are the owner of a company that plans to create its first website, “Congratulations!” You really are taking a step in the right direction. You see, having your own website is a powerful marketing mechanism and a great way to establish brand awareness and get your name there. What, however, you do not know how to do it. In this article, we’ll tell you how to get your first site. Let’s get started.
Find out what type of site you want. The first step is to determine what type of page you want. For example, are you interested in a static page or blog built on WordPress that you can update without knowing HTML? Do you prefer an information page that simply announces your offer of services or products, or something more dynamic, like a forum? Anyway, to find out what you like and what you don’t like, you should look through several websites, preferably those of the competition, to see what type of pages you like. When you have an idea, go to the next step.
Decide whether you will build your site yourself or hire someone. If you know a bit of HTML and know how to create FTTP files or work with WordPress at Fantastico, you may be able to build and upload your own page. However, if you’re not technically smart, you can hire professional web designers to help you. Both Rentacoder, Guru, Elance and oDesk have great designers that you can hire for your project. By hiring a freelancer, you can effortlessly set up a website that is aesthetic and search engine friendly. Just read the opinions and profile of external specialists and interview them. Make sure that you agree to the terms and conditions you set for completing the project and agree to complete the project by the deadline set. In addition, you can try their services by asking them for a “paid mockup” to make sure you’re on the same page.
Receive products in writing. Get everything in writing before you spend any cash. There are many free web design agreements that you can use, but you must ensure that both parties agree to the terms. If one of you is not, the contract should not be signed.
All in all, it doesn’t really matter if you decide on a professional or build it yourself. What matters is that you connect your website and then immediately start promoting it. After all, you can’t expect customers if you don’t have a website to view them. Websites are a wave of the future, so stop delaying and get your site ready. You can always improve it later by adding forums and other features. Have fun.