The Importance Of A Website For Your Business
Learning how to start Building a Website in today’s market is a must for your business to grow.
In 2020 more than ever, businesses need to have a website so, knowing how to Start Building a Website is necessary! It helps your business to grow, therefore the online presence is a must today! With this in mind, remember that the first impression count! We live in a world where people will research online before engaging themselves, they will read reviews, etc… so that is why your FIRST impression is vital for your business!
The Power of a Website
So as we all agree that no website means losing business than a bad structure website is worst than not having one, it makes your business look bad! With all those available template websites such as SiteRubix, there is no excuse for your site to look unprofessional.
The key here is that you need to offer your audience easy navigation, quality content with a content picture related. Pictures are essential since we are all visual since birth. We like pictures not only plain boring content with long paragraphs! With that said, let us move on with Building a Website Business, shall we?
The Difference between a FREE Website and Your OWN Website
As a Startup business, the thought of a FREE Website sounds attractive; however, let me explain to you the significant differences between them. When referring to FREE and OWN, we are talking about web hosting.
Web Hosting Companies = Your OWN Website like this one here:
FREE Providers = http://thefreeprovidername.com/no-more-9-to-5.com
Those days people are very well educated with regard to a website. More and more people go online. So the 2nd option will not attract customers as much as your OWN Website. Customers don’t take those websites seriously but if you have a personalized website you create a better trustworthy image for your audience.
In conclusion, the advantage of having your own domain name gives you a better opportunity to succeed online
Learn How To Build Your Own Website For Free
First, you will need a platform! What’s that???
A platform is a website creation tool. For instance one of the easiest and more powerful platforms is SiteRubix It runs on WordPress, is user-friendly, and very easy for a beginner. The best part is that it is totally FREE. But don’t get this confused with FREE hosting….As a matter of fact, a lot of hosting companies offer WordPress….
Ok, but what is WordPress? It is a CMS, one of the best Content Management System.
You don’t need artist skills either. There are thousands of preset templates that you can choose from.
SiteRubix is another site builder that is powered by Wealthy Affiliate and offers infinite website features! With 1000’s of Professional Designs, SiteRubix gives you a platform to build any kind of website that you like. Turn your hobbies, passions, or interests into a thriving Internet business. You don’t need artist skills either. With 1000’s of professionally designed website themes to choose from, you have complete freedom to create the site that you’ve always wanted.
Starter Members = 1 Free Website (on .siterubix.com domain)
Premium Members = 10 Websites
It takes literally 30 seconds to create a fully functional, WordPress website!
Set up your Website with WordPress.org
Upon login to your WordPress account you will lend in your admin dashboard ( see picture below)
For beginners, this must look foreign but don’t worry WordPress is the easiest platform in the world. You need no technical knowledge. Hey If I could do that anybody can!
The first thing to do it to activate the “Activate” the All in One SEO & EWWW Image Optimizer plugins.
The next step will be to delete the DEFAULT settings on Posts, Pages, and comments. Very IMPORTANT! Most of the WordPress has that if not just skip that step.
How do I delete the default setting? On your dashboard on the left side menu, you will click on Posts
Posts = Contents
You will then see the default post-Hello Word
To delete to default post “Hello World” move your mouse on the trash button and click. Now go ahead and do the same thing for Pages and Comments on the left side menu.
Now you are ready to choose a website theme!
Go to your menu on the left side and click on “Appearance” then on “Themes”. Once you are on the theme page, click on add new and start browsing. My suggestion is to look for themes that are responsive, which means that they will look good on any electronic devices. You want your audience to have complete full access from anywhere.
Once you have found a theme you will need to install and activate it. If you decide to change the theme later, no worries as your content will not get deleted. You can change themes as often as you want! You might have to add additional settings through the theme customize on the menu.
Create 3 Draft Pages
1- Should be related to your domain name.
- First Page should be: The Power Of A Thought
2- All About Me
When writing about you, ideally you want to accomplish the following:
- ♦Connect with your audience by offering a relevant story
- ♦Have a personal image of you or at the very least, something relevant
- ♦Tell them why you are interested in helping them in your respective niche
- ♦Offer them help if they have any questions or comments
Even if the Page is All About You it is really about your audience and how you can connect with them.
So in essence, it tells your visitors how you are going to use their data. Although people will likely never read this, it is a requirement to have on your website for many affiliate programs, many PPC networks, and advertising programs like Google Adsense.
Click on the logo below to check my post on SiteRubix!
Another excellent article on your behalf. I also believe that first impressions are very important. The first thing someone does upon landing on your website it think about how it looks. Like you said it needs to be “responsive”
There are many perks to actually owning your website vs. using the FREE ones. Like you mentioned above it looks far more professional and people are going to want to hangout for a bit and see what you are all about.
For me, my favorite CMS is WordPress. It makes website look truly professional. The back office is very easy to navigate but will take a little playing around with to have a full understanding.
Nothing a few Youtube videos can’t solved or if your a remember of Wealthy Affiliate the training will walk you through everything from building you website to writing content and getting it ranked.
Hi Justin, thanks for the great comment! I am really trying to help people out with my article…there is so many scams, been there done that …I agree with you there, WordPress gives a very professional look to a business but the rest is all up to us to write good relevant keyword content to keep our visitor in our site 🙂
Oh! I can totally resonate with this post and I see the angle at which you are addressing this from. To be honest, being able to identify with a website would give any business a boost and can serve as the right push to the right path. I truly like what you have shared here and the importance and power of a business can not be overemphasized. Thanks so much for sharing this here
Yes Sharon, nowadays more then ever it is extremely important to have an online presence. We have to become self-dependant and start hiring ourself so in a crisis like what we are going thru right now, we can still function. We all have a passion, so let’s use it in our advance!
Hello there! This is an amazing article you’ve got here, I admire your skills in writing and also the way you explain the processes. This is very useful for me as a newbie in blogging.
I had saved this post so I can come back for further references, thanks for sharing this with me as it’s very helpful for me.
I am glad that my article can help you, that was my goal to help people starting their online business, Yes please do come back as I post new articles that will probably help you.
Nice to meet you! Like you, I tried to make it big online, never did, finally grew tired of the scams and wasted time, and almost gave up on making my dreams a reality. When I found WA, I was miserable–working 60 hour weeks helping someone else’s business grow. Now, as a member of WA, I am working for ME! And I love it!
The WA platform is different–it actually works and the community is like a family, who encourage, support, celebrate successes, and provide help when they are asked. They don’t promise a get-rich-quick-scheme. They do promise success if you are willing to work hard to build a credible voice and brand. They provide the resources–training, 24/7 support, embassador assistance–to succeed.
How can you beat 7 days for FREE to build a website and see what WA has to offer?!
Thanks for your article–it outlines the process nicely.
Hi Tamara, it is always nice to hear back from someone that has been there done that! With all those get-rich-quick-scheme, it is hard to find the right one. Rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true, then you are right Working online demands lots of work and perseverance but in the end, it pays. Never give up on your dream!
I do identify with the desire to do away with the 9-5 thing! Being your own boss, having your own website are all part of a dream many of us have. Your article can go a long way with the basics of how this online stuff works with its well-done descriptions about how to build the business. As with any part of life, having the correct words when working to build a business is essential. Knowing that you want to build a recognizable brand name is important.
When dreaming of moving away from the 9-5, eager business builders often forget that this doesn’t mean they can quit work, they just must learn to work differently. Helping explain some basics about the online business world can offer so much clarity to a new business owner. When someone works the 9-5 job, there is a vocabulary to learn about that job. Some jobs have a language almost. So does online site-building. Helping the newcomer learn this is a strong helping hand. Thanks, Sami
Hey Sami, it was a pleasure reading you! Your comment is like an extension to my post. Being your own boss is a dream for a lot of people and now more than ever! When you work for someone you really have to put the hours to get paid and you make your boss richer. Working for yourself you have to be determined and disciplined. You still have to put up the hours but you do that for you, not to get somebody else richer. Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams, make them happen!
Oh wow, very nice article, just when I was looking for another way to make some extra income, this certainly help, I had heard of siteRubix, and Wealthy affiliate, but was hesitant about it, thanks to your thorough notes, I’ll check the site and start working on my own site, seems like it is a no brainier with the tools they have in those places and courses.
Thanks again and hope you have a great day.
I am glad you found my site then! 🙂 Indeed, it is a no brainer, but remember it is not a get-rich-quick. If you are ready to put up the time then you are at the right place to succeed. I am here to help and there is also plenty of other successful expert with the community that is always ready to help!
Building a website is really fun and beautiful only when you get the proper training and you can get that in wealthy affiliate…. At wealthy affiliate as a premium member you are entailed to be trained on how to build a website of your own for your online business and this can be don within a short period of about 15mins…they are a lot of privileges you get as a member of wealthy affiliate, I really recommend you to come register with us and learn more…
Hey Evans, thanks for the shout out! It is always a pleasure to hear from other members! The beauty is that you can sign up free, no catch, you stay free as long as you want and you can still build your website and your business.