You need a website for your business because of many reasons which will be discussed with you later in this article.
Most of the companies nowadays get customers through their website, let’s make an online shopping website an example.
Online shopping website like Jumia has its own company and has a website also, but they get customers online who buy products from their website, then the product will be ship from the company to the buyer location.
People are becoming lazy nowadays, to drive down to the restaurant to eat is so difficult, but as an advanced restaurant shop, they believe they should have a website so from their they can order for their food which will be ship to the location.
The customer will go to the search engine like Google and search for the best restaurant in his area so he will click on the first result to appear and order his food from there.
So that’s the power of a website for the business.
How can you create a website for your business?
Before that, let me quickly brief on what a website actually means.
First things first: What is a website?
If you really do computer studies in your college then you should know what a website is, but if you don’t then I will explain to you in details.
A website is a platform online that shows more about a particular thing or person.
People misuse words, a blog is different from a website. A blog is like a diary or a journal, it contains posts/content about a particular topic.
For example, You’re reading from a blog that teaches people marketing, Bluecabal is a blog and the contents on the blog are about a particular topic which is Marketing.
Hope you really understand what a website is now?
So why do you think a website is important to your business?
Why do you need a website for your business?
I am running a small business, do I really need a website for it?
Uhm, actually it depends on the kind of business, if the business is selling cars, you don’t actually need a website, you can use facebook page for it.
But if you really want to do the real online marketing like an expert for the small business, you will need to have a website.
Here are the other reasons why you need a website for your business:
To make more profit which is the primary aim.
To get new customers who will patronize you.
To build trust for your online business, it is very rare to see when people trust a product, so with the website, they will see many details about the product.
An easy description of the business, when you have a website you don’t need to explain more about your business to a friend, just give the URL to your website to visit.
To get reviews and comments from those who have used the product so that others will buy it without doubting if it will work or not.
So now you have the reasons why you need to have a website for your business?
Can we proceed now?
Yup! let’s get started.
To create a website for your business, you need to follow some steps.
The steps are, namely:
Choose and buy a domain name.
Choose a business website builder.
Choose the most suitable template.
Create some important pages.
Create a professional email address.
So now, let’s go more deep one after the other.
Choose and buy a domain name
For a new website, the first thing that you need to do is to choose the perfect domain name for your website.
You can use your name or you use the name of your business as your domain name.
But first things first, what is a domain name?
What’s a domain name?
A domain name is the name of your website with an extension. An extension can be .com, .net, or .org.
Example of a domain name is bluecabal.com, it is a domain name.
Domain name is compulsory for every website because it is what the people will type into their browser before they can visit your website.
So you have a little knowledge about domain name now right?
Let’s proceed to how to choose the perfect domain name for your business.
How can I choose a perfect domain name for my business?
After buying a domain name, you can’t change it you will have to buy again, so you need to choose the perfect domain name for the first time.
So here are the tips for choosing the perfect domain name:
The domain name mustn’t be too long, keep it short and simple.
It must be easy to spell and remember.
You can use the name of your business if it is available.
It mustn’t contain hyphens, numbers.
Use the appropriate extension (.com is the best)
So I think you can now choose a domain name for your website?
The name of my business is Bluecabal, so my domain name will be bluecabal.com.
I chose a domain name that is easy to spell and use the right extension.
Note: Before buying a domain name, I recommend scrolling down to read about business website builder, because the business website builder you want to use may have free custom domain name features, so to avoid interruption.
How can I buy a domain name?
After choosing a domain name, the next is to buy it before anybody else buy it.
So where can you buy a domain name?
A website that provides a domain name for people is called Domain name registrar.
There are many domain name registrar, but you need to buy from the best registrar.
Step 1: go to Godaddy, then enter your chosen domain name in the search box and hit search.
Step 2: You will see the result if the domain name is available or not, so if it is available, you will click on add to cart, so it will add to cart, then you will click Continue to cart.
Step 3: On the next page, select “No Thanks” under “Select plan”.
Step 4: Scroll down and click on ‘Continue with these options”.
Step 5: on the next page, you need to do many things, you need to register on GoDaddy, so click on “create account”, then fill the form, after then you will be redirected back to the checkout option to continue your order.
Step 6: check the column on the right-hand side, you will Your items, so from there, your domain name is for 2 years so after two years, you will renew it but if you want to change it, click on 2 years, then it will bring more options.
Step 7: so now after signing in, you will fill the billing information and then click save.
After clicking on save, then you will be redirected to the payment page, after making the payment then you have successfully purchased your domain name.
Now you have a domain name that’s fully registered, the next step is to choose a business website builder.
Note: You will need to connect your domain name with the website builder, that won’t take much stress, you just need to chat up with the customer care of the website builder company, and I am very sure that they will help you out with it. Though the website builder can also be a domain name registrar, it can require a big plan which you may not be able to afford so I recommend buying from a domain name registrar then connect with the website builder.
Choose a business website builder
This is the next step you need to take after you’ve chosen and purchased a domain name, you need to be more careful because you need to choose the best business website builder for your website.
Business website builders are the builders that you can use to create your website within some minutes and without too much stress.
Though some aren’t free(i will share you some with free plans), you need to pay before you can use them.
But they really worth it.
You need to choose a business website builder based on your budget, so choose wisely.
I will give you the best business website builders among all, I mean those with high reviews that have been tested.
Here are some business website builders you can use:
Now, let’s be more specific.
Wix is the top rated business website builder (4.8 reviews), it is first developed and popularized by the Israeli company also called Wix.
it allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools.
I really love Wix, because of its excellent features, the company is mainly for business website building.
Wix has a free plan and also paid plans, you can use free plans for some time then upgrade to the paid plans which have many features than free plans.