Creating a website is a great way to promote
a business, start a business or get setup to
start making money online. The process has
also changed and is continuing to evolve as
the web becomes more of a global
communications and business medium.
Especially since there has been an increase in
the popularity of tablets and mobile devices
which is allowing a growing number of people
to spend more and more time on the web,
surfing, shopping and looking for ways to
make money online.
Creating a website used to be a very complex
and specialize process where you had to have
had at the very least, two or more years of
computer knowledge, training and
experience, just to allow you to intelligently
understand the entire process.
Fortunately that has completely changed and
even if you have never taken a computer class
before in your life, you can still have your very
own customized website created in less than
Before you begin however, your first task is to
decide what will be your marketing purpose
for creating a website ? Will you be creating it
to start your own business ? will you be
creating it to promote an existing business ?
Or will you be creating it to publish
information and make money online ? Once
you have identified the ultimate goal of your
site, you can then complete all of the basic
steps with that goal in mind.
If you are planning on doing this on your own
without spending a lot of money to get traffic
to your site then it will be very helpful for you
to learn the basics of how search engine
optimization (SEO) works.
This will allow you to create your site in such
a way as to make sure that it is search engine
friendly and gets listed in the search engine
results pages (SERP’s). Seo also plays a
critical role in how your content itself is
ranked in the SERP’s.
With that in mind, here are the basic steps
involved in creating a website :
1.) Select a web design/content management
platform – This could be a professional web
design company that would allow you to pick
the way you would like for your web site to look
while they do all of the work or you could use a
free platform like WordPress where you would
be able to do everything yourself.
2.) The next step is to pick your domain name
and decide if you want to use a free hosted
domain that you do not own or would you
rather purchase your own domain and pay for
hosting so that you will have more control
over it. If you are choosing to use your site to
make a full-time income, you would be in a
much safer operating position by purchasing
your own domain and paying for hosting
Not only does this give you more promoting
and marketing flexibility but you can also
build up equity and value in your domain and
sell it for a significant profit in the future if
you so choose.
3.) Now you are ready for your website design
process. If you do not have web design
training or skills then the best thing to do is to
use a professionally designed template that
you can customize by adding additional plug-
gins or widgets.
Once these 3 steps are completed it is time to
start adding content and promoting your site.
This is going to be the on going part of the
process that will allow you to turn your
efforts from creating a website into
ultimately, making money online.