9 Necessities to Build a Website: Do You Still Need to Hire a Web Designer?
Do you want a website for your business?
Or perhaps, you want a site so you could have a place to put all your creative works?
There’s only one problem: you have no idea how to get started. Do not be too hasty to hire some tech guy yet. Let me give you some guidance and so you can see for yourself whether you need some tech guy to do the job or if you can do it on your own. You might be surprised to learn how easy building a website is.
If you are ready, please read on and learn what you can.
Before anything else, you must think of a name for your planned website. Remember that the name you choose will be the one to bear your crafts or your company itself.
If you are building a website for your company, it is best that you choose a name after it.
If you want a site for your blog, try to keep it snappy and easy to remember. And of course, it has to be relevant to the content you are planning to put in it.
If you are going for a service-based content, keep the name close to the kind of service that you want to cater to the public like if you are into essay writing services it should look like these:
Like I said, you should keep it relevant and easy to remember. Then you can go straight to domain name providers such as GoDaddy.com and Names.co.uk to buy your chosen domain address.
Prices can vary from $10-$20 per year or so.
Business Email Address
What will make your website sound more professional?
The importance of an email for your website is simple logic: because people would want to reach you. If they have questions and inquiries, all they have to do is send you an email.
Names.co.uk has a free customized email that comes when you buy a domain from them.
Website Builder Software
You will need a website builder software if you want your site to be complete with all features.
If you know some coding, you can create one for yourself using a notepad but if you have no idea on how to make one from scratch, I suggest you get help from WordPress, Wix or Weebly. They offer free use of website builder, most especially Wix which has a very easy to follow steps on how to customize your site.
A hosting site is where you keep all your files and settings for your website.
Yes, your domain name address does not have that ability so you will need a hosting site. It acts as a storage facility. There are 4 types of website hosting:
- Free Hosting- this is the kind of hosting that you can get from free website providers if you do not want to spend a dime. The 3 sites mentioned above offer this kind of service (WordPress, Weebly, and Wix).
- Shared Hosting- You share a server with other websites. So if one of the websites gains a lot of traffic, yours will feel the lag every now and then.
- VPS Hosting- You still share a server with other website but you have a bigger capacity.
- Dedicated Hosting- If you do not want to share a server, you should choose this as you will have the server all to yourself. Note that this is only advisable if you have a large business enterprise that expects a huge capacity of files and traffic. If you are just starting out, this type of hosting does not suit you as this is only going to be a waste of money.
These are some of the popular hosting providers:
Hosting service ranges from $3-$30 per month, depending on how many features you will require for your hosting site.
Website Template Design
If you know a thing or two about Android’s Nova launcher, Apex launcher, and Hola launcher, then that is what a website template design is for.
It is a pre-made website design to give your website a professional look based on your taste. Of course, you can always customize it the way you want it to be. There are thousands of customization tools available out there. Word Press is one of them. They have paid and free templates.
The logo will be your website’s brand. Like your domain name, it will represent your website so try to choose or create one that suits your website.
Consider the content and the name of your domain when creating one.
If you have a creative side in you, I would suggest making your own. Use Photoshop, Windows paint or any image editor for this activity.
If you want to monitor your website, you will need Google Analytics.
It is a tool to show you how many people are visiting your site, how long they are staying, and which page they visit next.
Content and Tools
Once you are done building your site, you will have to fill it with content. From article posts, videos, images and everything else that relates to your creativity or your company.
Also, you can put some tools on your sites like antivirus, junk cleaners and much more. Some are free and some are paid so you can choose for yourself. Tools are available from Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress.
Do you think you can create your own website now?
If you have some more insights and ideas to add, please feel free to comment below so we can talk about it.