If the idea of building a website makes your palm sweat and fills you with anxiety, you aren’t alone. The good news is you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve always had a dream to create your own website, you can. You simply need to learn a few things and you’ll be on your way to creating a great look website. So let’s get started.
The first you need to recognize is that nothing comes easy.
Those ads you see about putting up a website and in a week you’ll be making millions, well not quite like that at all. You can definitely make an excellent living online, and you certainly don’t have to be putting in long hard hours (unless you want to), but like all projects that have a good outcome, you’ll need to work at it. And in the early days, you’ll need to work at it more than you will once it’s established.
Let’s assume you already have your domain name and you’ve already found web hosting.
If you haven’t there are all kinds of content online to help you (click here). Now you need to decide what type of website you plan to build. Will it be an e-commerce site, a blog, an information site, a forum, a site where people can download music, e-books, etc.? Knowing what type of site you want to create will make it easier for you to make smart decisions in the building process.
When you are planning your website.
The first step is to think about what you want for your layout. Where do you want your navigation, what colors are you going to use in your template, what content will you included. Once you’ve decided you can move on to your next step.
Now it’s time to get busy building your website.
If you have no previous experience with building websites you should look to use a web editor (click here), which offers you templates to choose from and then you customize accordingly. Some web hosts offer apps that allow you to build a website. There are also programs that you download to your computer. You can start small and add more pages over time. And don’t worry you can go back and tweak the pages you’ve created. Just get something started and live online.
Once your website is live, you need to submit it to the search engines so that it is indexed. Save your money and don’t bother with those promotions that will submit your site to thousands of search engines. All you need to do is submit your site to the main search engines and the rest will take care of itself.