Creating a Website?
The task of creating a website can seem daunting. When you compare your skills to the bigwigs behind highly popular websites like Amazon, YouTube, and Buzzfeed, it seems downright impossible. In reality, however, it’s not that hard to create a website. If you want high-tech functionality and a super-attractive user interface, that’s a bit trickier. But website building essentials? Not that complicated.
So what do you need to create a website?
Really, you can create a website for free if you just want something basic. There are three essential steps to creating a website. The first two are relatively simple, while the last one require more skill.
1. Choose hosting
There are many hosting companies that will host your website. Depending on the type of server you desire, average cost could be $5-10+/month.
2. Buy a domain name
You need to purchase a domain name, or web address, that is memorable, unique, and fits your brand.
3. Choose your web platform
You need to choose a website platform (or “content management system”) to host your website. There are plenty, such as WordPress, Wix, and Joomla, all of which offer different advantages depending on what you want to create a website for.
3. Customize your website
Choose a website theme, add plugins, and tinker with the HTML to make your website look good.
But how do you create a great website?
If you want to create a website that really stands out, you will need to continuously improve. Whether that means reviewing your analytics to find areas improvement to optimizing it further for SEO. It also needs to fit your brand and include all the functionality that your website visitors need.
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