If your business doesn’t have a website, it’s time to get out of the dark ages and promote your business in a manner that draws traffic through the Internet. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get started either.
Hiring someone to build and then maintain your website can get expensive. Professional designers charge in the thousands of dollars to get your website up and running, then charge you more to maintain it upon completion.
Steps to Web Design Made Simple:
§ If you’re a beginner, the first thing you need to get is a Domain name. For example, if you are selling sports memorabilia, a good domain name might be “bestsportsmemorabilia.com”. Getting a Domain name does not mean you have a website, it simply means you own the rights to that name, and can use it for web design purposes. There is an annual fee to have a Domain name.
§ Before you can build a website you must choose a Web Host and sign up for an account. Essentially, having a Web Host means your potential website has a home, a place that is recognizable to other internet users across the world. Make sure your host can handle things like playing media files with Ares or xvid codec and other high-bandwidth items. Finding the right web host can be tricky, but a little research goes a long way towards finding the one that meets your needs.
§ If cost is a concern, there are many locations on the Internet that take you through the steps of building your own site. If you’re going the free route, find something online that speaks your language, something not too techy, but something that gets you rolling.
For those just starting out in the world of web design, many accredited colleges and universities offer online programs. If you’re serious about attracting people to your business, and obtaining a lifetime skill, these universities can lay the groundwork for a successful operation.