The last night one of my friend asked me that I want a website for my business.
So, what should I do now?
I have solved her problem that night. And also I thought that a solution should also be given to those who suffer from this problem.
That’s why I wrote this article.
A business should have a website I think. Because there are so many benefits available through a website.
Of which being notable, easy to get customers or clients.
So I’m going to teach you how to get a website for your small business or large.
And if you want to get a professional website for you, then hire a service holder and sit on a chair comfortably.
# Understand Your Business
The first thing is that you have to understand what’s the type of your business. Is it a restaurant, service agency, e-commerce, salon or something else?
When you understand that your business belongs to a specific category, a website can be easily created and designed on that system.
If a website is designed incorrectly, the number of customers becomes 0.
This is why you should research properly about your business. You can use the 3 tips below about your research.
- Review your business on 360 angle
- Try to understand what you are offering your customers
- Look around to see who’s doing the same business as you
The above 3 tips will help you understand your business very easily.
# Why You Need a Website
You understood the category of your business.
Now your job is that you need to understand why you should have a website for your business, even if your competitors don’t have one.
Just take the 5 points from below in your brain and think at late night.
- A website makes your business more professional
- Customers will get your business location from Google Map
- Google reviews will help you to get more customers
- Turn your service into a brand
- Customers or clients can directly contact through your site
Also, I think there should be a website to complement business.
# Which Platform Is Best
Now that you’ve settled your mind that wants to build a website for you. But you don’t understand which platform will best for you.
But there is nothing to worry about. I’ve explained about it below.
- Custom theme: Just you have to hire a web developer for making with your own choice.
- Blogger: It’s the service of Google. For normal blogging, it’s cool. But not recommend for business.
- WordPress: Highly recommend. You can do whatever you want.
With WordPress, you can choose any theme, plugins, elements, and many things. Even this CMS is fully free.
# Free vs Paid
To set up a website, we need domain and hosting. There are many hosting companies that will give you free hosting, even also domain.
But there are a lot of problems with free things. So we will buy a domain and hosting to setup our website.
# Why should go with paid?
It’s not as hard or as expensive as you think.
When you will buy something with money, you will own that. Even paid version has many features that you will not get in the free platform.
Let’s see some features.
- No unwanted advertisements
- All features are available
- 99.9% up to time.
- An amazing security
- 24/7 customer service
And many things are available in the paid version.
# Why shouldn’t go free?
Free is not actually free. There is a lot of limitation on the free stuff. Some of included below.
- The hosting company shows ads on website
- Facing problem about website server down
- Limited pages, features, and bandwidth
- Not much very fast
- Support is not available
So I recommend you buy a domain and hosting from Bluehost for your site. After that setup WordPress CMS for free. That’s enough.
# How Much Does It Cost
Personally, I love Bluehost hosting for their amazing support (24/7) and site speed.
They provide web hosting at $2.95/month (if you buy for 3 years) and also provide a free domain (1st year) only.
If you buy a hosting from them for 1 year, then your charge will be,
Hosting with free domain:
- $59.40 for 1 year
- $94.80 for 2 years
- $106.20 for 3 years
If you want to stay online with your business for a long time, then try to buy domain and hosting for 3 years at least.
I shared a screenshot of their total pricing plan.
Make your choice now.
# Steps Of Creating A Business Website
You can read this guide to learn step by step that how to make a website for you. Anyway, let’s see the steps.
- Choose a domain name
- Register domain and hosting from Bluehost
- Install a good theme
- Design website according to business
- Post quality content about business
- Make an Android application
- Promote your site to everywhere
As much as you can marketing your website, the more customer will get you to have.
Bill Gates said a quote that if your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business. Just think it about yourself.
Now 4.33 billion active Internet users around the world. Most people around the world provide information from the Internet for their various activities.
Even now all the offline business is moving online.
This is why you need a website for business. It doesn’t matter how big, or how small, or medium-sized the business is.
The Internet makes very easy to connect directly with any customer.
Have you any confusion or something else, comment below.