Building Your Business Website
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
You have a business/organization/idea and you need to start showcasing it to the world. You have a great logo, a catchy name, and fun picture that tell your story.
So to get started:
You setup your your facebook account ✅
You setup your your Instagram account ✅
You setup your your Twitter account ✅
You setup your your Snapchat account ✅
Good job. You are almost there, now for the big one: How do you decide on how to set up a website?
There are a number of steps within this process that we will quickly outline and go in depth on in the subsequent blog posts.
1. You have to find a domain name and register it.
2. You need find somewhere to host and build out your site.
3. You need to plan out how you want your site to look and feel.
4. It is imperative that your branding and logo makes sense across platforms.
5. Start designing and adjusting your site to fit your needs.
6 Get your site found! AKA Search Engine Optimization AKA SEO
There are a few things you need to know here. The first is that just getting a domain name doesn't mean that you have a website. Basically when you get a domain name all you are buying is the right to use that name to direct to your website. That name needs to be registered with one of the registrars. We use GoDaddy but HostGator, Namecheap, and Hover are a few of the other big names. They handle making sure that website points visitors to your page. In addition, once you have the domain, you can also use it to create custom email addresses. Like firstname.lastname@example.org . This is usually done through another software (I recommend GSuite by Google for its flexibility by the way, you get a lot of great tools for the price.)
This stuff can get a bit daunting for those without a web background, but just make sure to web search things you don't understand and it will all start to fall into place! One of the coolest experiences is typing your domain in to the search bar and having it finally pop up with your page. In the next blog, we'll talk about how to find the right web hosting software for the type of organization you are running! Reach out if you have questions and I'll do my best to answer!