How to Build a Website
Learning how to build a website is one of the most useful skills you can acquire. This is because modern sites can be used for anything from showcasing your artistic talent, providing information about your business, and even building an online store. Despite this, many either employ a professional to create their website or completely ignore the utility of being able to make their place in cyberspace. This may be due to the misconception that website construction is time and labor intensive, difficult, and requires many degrees in coding, design, and business.
Set your Mission
Ready to race from the starting blocks in building your website? We love the excitement. But before reaching the starting line, you need to get in some warmups and conditioning to establish a solid foundation. Every good website starts with a thoughtful plan. If you prefer to go old school, open a brand-new digital dock (or grab a pen and paper) and complete the following exercises. Why do you want a website in the first place? What do you hope it will accomplish? Ask yourself, “What is the purpose of this website?”
You Want to sell product
You want to share your thought on a blog
You want to promote your business
To share your art or writing portfolio?
Set Your Goals
Time to dive deep into reflection and set some specific goals for your website. Beneath the purpose of your website, grab your pen (or prepare your typing fingers) and achieve some goals. There are many options.
More customers in your physical store
More followers on social media platforms
Number of business contacts or leads from your site
Choose a Host and a Domain
The first step to creating a website, no matter which approach you decide to use, is choosing a web hosting service and a domain name. A web host is a company that provides server and storage space for your site and online world access to your brand. The domain name, on the other hand, is the URL (e.g., www.hostingadvice.com) that people use to navigate directly to your site. The first step in your website creation journey will be to find a web host. You can think of a host where your website will be. Just like in real life, where you must pay rent to live in your apartment, so you must pay monthly or annual rate to put your website on the host’s server. The first step in your website creation journey will be to find a web host. You can think of a host where your website will be. Just like in real life, where you must pay rent to live in your apartment, so you must pay a monthly or annual rate to put your website on the host’s server. Your domain name is your address on the Internet, and you should spend time knowing how you want to go. If you already have a brand, then you should use the brand name in your domain (ie ‘yourbrandname.com’), but if you are building a parent site, keep in mind that your name is from your site. There should be a connection, be short, and, most of all, attractive.
Choose a web hosting company
Setting up a website requires three main components: a host (which stores your website files and saves them when users request them), a domain name (which forms the online location of the site Functions), and a site builder (which is the tool) used to create pages, add copies, upload pictures, and so forth). These three features are often offered within all-in-one packages from web hosts such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, and SiteGround. There are dozens of web hosts, and each offers a wide variety of packages, which can complicate a single host.
These three features are often offered within all-in-one packages from web hosts such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, and SiteGround. There are dozens of web hosts, and each offers a comprehensive package, which can complicate a host.
Note the uptime: If your site is unavailable, you are going to lose money. Look for a web host that offers at least 99.9% uptime and will refund a portion of your fees if they fail to meet their guarantee.
Consider security: Hosts are tasked with securing your web files, so you want a host that cares about security. Look for features such as an included SSL certificate, firewall, and malware protection.
Design and Launch
Go to the WordPress hosting page of Dreamhost, choose the plan that’s right for you, install WordPress, configure your settings, and start building your website. Pull out the list of goals and content you did in step one and use it to guide you in choosing a theme that matches your brand. No, you do not need to become an overnight specialist. And never be afraid: The WordPress themes we just mentioned are beautiful and will save you from major design blunders. But here are some basic points to keep in mind as you are engaged in designing your site.
Keep things quick and straightforward – from homepage copy to navigation options, think short and sweet.
Use Template, when you sign up for the Dreamhost plan, there is an option to include WP Website Builder with your account. This tool makes it easy to use customizable and professional templates to design a beautiful, fully functional WordPress website. To prove how versatile this tool is, we put together a tutorial series showing you how to use fitness blogs, food blogs, photography blogs, real estate websites and restaurant sites (to name a few) How To Use WP Website Builder Template!
Monetize Your Site
Affiliate Marketing – Incorporating affiliate links on your blog or website is another way to add to your revenue stream. Basically, you will promote another brand’s product and provide a link to their site. If your readers click and make a purchase, you will get a cut in sales thanks to your referral.
Check out e-commerce solutions – How do you plan to sell and accept payments on your website? You have to get that class before promoting your online store. If you are using WordPress, we recommend Woocommerce (not only that, we are still getting hosting for Woocommerce only). Study the world of e-commerce and choose an online payment gateway (see transaction fees secretly).