Starting Your Own Website
Social media is undoubtedly crucial to a strong online presence for your business, however, having a great website can take it to the next level and really determine how bright your long-term future will become. Hiring an expert website builder or a team of web designers might not be a realistic solution to establishing your website. For the small business owner, luckily there are many options when it comes to web hosting, website domains, and even website building on your own.
Choosing the best tools
When it comes to starting your first business, or personal, website, choosing the right tools will determine how time-consuming or how long it takes to build a website until you are satisfied with how your website looks and serves the public. You could make a lot of the decisions easier by finding a company that will do all the basic necessities in one place: web hosting, domain hosting, and email hosting.
These all-in-one companies put everything together in one package, so if you ever have a problem with anything, you can use their tech support for any questions or problems you may have with your website.
Ideas onto paper
After you get all your necessities squared-away, you’ll be presented with more choices on what you want to use to build your website. Nowadays, you don’t need to know a lick of coding to build a professional-looking website with nearly every function that you’ll find on any major corporate website.
With the power of website editors like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, you’ll have a working website up within hours, by yourself. The beauty of these tools is that they can be installed on your web host with a click of a button; you’ll find there are many WordPress hosting services out there, as this is the most popular website builder. The reason why it is so popular is due to the accessibility for amateur web designers and seasoned veterans.
Of course, you could simply choose an all-in-one website provider, as mentioned previously, that will do all of the legwork for you, so you don’t have to worry about which web hosting service is the most reliable or supports WordPress platforms. Those who already have experience building websites are more interested in hunting for the best deals would only benefit from spending time figuring out that process. Time is money and you can definitely pass a ton of time researching about website building online.
Last thing I want to touch on is setting up your own customized email address to go with your new company website. While email hosting on WordPress isn’t available, you can configure email to forward to your email address. Email hosting requires a separate log-on anyways. If you forward your emails from an address you want your customers or clients to use, you can receive them on your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and etc. without them ever knowing the wiser. You can find out how to do this via WordPress or your web host, it’s an easy process.