So you have opened a business, and now you need to market your business. You will want to learn how to create a small business website to market it effectively.
Here on this page, we will go through the necessary steps to creating a business website. Each step is usually linked to a more detailed page on each topic.
We have broken it down into five steps on how to create a small business website. Keep in mind this is just building the site; later on, we will go over getting it ranked so your customers can find you.
Step One: Picking Out The Best Hosting
When you start building a house or a building, you want to ensure you have a strong foundation, right? You’re doing that by picking out the best hosting solution for your small business. We have used many hosting providers in the past and have landed on one that offers the best potential for any small business owner. They keep it simple and straightforward.
Step Two: Picking Out The Best Domain Name
This is important as once you have started building your website, you’re not going to want to switch this. Once links are built, you don’t want to move your site over to only lose all that work you have already done. Here are the more detailed steps in picking out a domain name.
Step Three: Choose The Best Website Builder Platform
We discuss why we have picked WordPress for our website builder platform. Just keep in mind that if you decide to go with Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, or some other platform, you will most likely be unable to move your website.
Step Four: The Top Professional WordPress Theme
Selecting the right WordPress theme can make or break your website. There are thousands of WordPress themes out there. We tried Genesis by StudioPress and got frustrated with their themes. Being a small business owner, I didn’t have the time or patience to deal with coding a website or paying someone to do it. That is when we found easy-to-use WordPress themes that are coded for speed.
Step Five: Creating Content (Content Is King)
Creating lots of quality content is not an easy task. Creating content is very time-consuming. That is why small business marketing firms like Ignited Biz, LLC charge so much to build and maintain sites. If you want to dominate the search engine, you must create content two to three times a week at a minimum.
How To Create A Small Business Website Conclusion:
This post was designed to keep everything at the basic level, and I hope I didn’t bore anyone. If you are just starting out building your business website, the steps we have outlined above are the best way to start and build your small business website. Let me know if you have any questions about creating a small business website.
In a later post, we will go over ranking your website and how to start getting traffic. We will also discuss social media marketing later on in our 90 Day Marketing Plan.