If you are thinking about setting up a website, here are a few tips:
- You need to pick and register a domain name (e.g. bytesizedwebsites.com) for your business. Have a think about what you might use, and check to see if anyone is already using it. You can do this by simply typing the domain into a web browser, or at sites like www.godaddy.com.
Registration is between $10-20 a year.
- You also need web hosting – that is someone to provide the underlying computing power for your website. This costs between $6 and $12 a month (depending on how long you sign up for).
- You should begin to flesh out your Design – what do you want your website to look like – it’s useful to compile a list of other website that you like (or like some aspect of).
If you have any artistic skills you might want to sketch out what your site should look like.
- Think about the Structure – what pages do you want your site to have:
- Home page
- Start to create or find Content (headers, graphics, copy etc) – the more content you can provide the more cost effective we can be!
- I highly recommend the WordPress platform – once design, structure and content are decided it is normally a matter of hours to set up the first version of the website. This also allows for an iterative approach – additional content and features can easily be added over time, and the design can easily be modified
- If you haven’t already, have a quick look at my portfolio page – nearly all of these are WordPress sites, as is this website.
I can help with all aspects of getting your website up and running, so once you are ready for a chat, why not contact us.