So you’re just getting started on this new adventure and you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing? Friend, you are not alone! Many many people just like you walk this road every single day and the key is to just take it one step at a time. It wasn’t that long ago that I was sitting right where you are, and have since learned everything I can get my hands on regarding design, code, and everything else involved in website creation. I’m here to help guide you through this one baby step at a time. Imagine me sitting right along side you at my coffee table and we are doing this together!
Step One: PICK YOUR NAME
Every Entrepreneur should be well aware of its Business and Product naming process and also knows the importance of a good business name. Your potential customers must be able to recognize what your company is selling by looking at the name. Your business name is the first image that your business projects. It is what customers will remember (good or bad) about your business that will either draw them to it or send them to a competitors’ business. Assuming your business lasts for many years, you will have invested a lot of time and money building it.
Step Two: SNAG YOUR DOMAIN
The perfect domain lets people know at a glance why you’re online (and why you’re awesome). The first step is a domain name search for the best one that isn’t in already taken. A .com domain is usually the most popular choice, but if you find that version of your domain is unavailable, don’t worry. There are lots of other domain extensions (the letters right of the dot) you can use for some pretty cool combinations. Make sure you choose a good hosting site so your new domain has SEO that will work with you and not against you! Get Started Free with Managed WordPress Hosting at Cloudways.
Step Three: PICK A BADASS THEME
Many themes come with lots of colors, complex layouts, flashy animations, etc. Sometimes you may need those things, but in most cases you don’t really need all that. If a theme looks great but does not help you get new business or subscribers, then it is not a good theme. It is also not a good theme when your users can’t really find their way around your website. So make sure it fits and it works. Some theme sites will let you preview the theme in action prior to purchasing it. So do that!
Step Four: GET SOCIAL
Social media is an essential piece of your business marketing strategy. Social platforms help you connect with your customers, increase awareness about your brand, and boost your leads and sales. With more than three billion people around the world using social media every month, it’s no passing trend. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or even Instagram can be used to produce leads and sales in any industry. You can even hire a professional to handle it all for you.