Every business needs a website to reach people and potential clients even when they can’t connect in person.If you don’t know how to code, starting a website can seem tasking.
Starting a website has become really easy even for non techie people who don’t know jack about website. You can start a website without coding.
Wondering if you could hire a web designer or DIY?
A great web designer can put together something peculiar to your business needs, and design expertise is a must if you’re planning a complex site with custom features and hundreds or thousands of pages. A designer will likely maintain your site for you after it’s built, for a monthly fee.
Meanwhile working with a web designer requires money and time. Design fees can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. A typical design process can take weeks. And the best designers have a waiting list for new projects.
Hiring a designer is recommended for big or fast-growing businesses than for bloggers and small local businesses.
Should you use a website builder while DIY?
With a website builder(online tool) you can build your website fast without having to write or edit any code. Site builders are provided by web hosting services as part of a hosting package that costs a few dollars a month, and the site you set up with the website builder has to be hosted on their servers.
Most website builders have drag-and-drop functions that let you use your mouse or your touch screen to place your headers, logo, images and copy where you want them. From there you choose from their library of templates and images to create your desired look.
An automated site builder asks you a few questions about your site goals and needs. The information would be used to quickly build a site that meets your design and business requirements.
A web hosting service hosts the physical servers that allow your website to be accessible online.You need to look for a web host with an easy-to-use website builder, you’ll also want to check out the other features it offers.
Check what the host offers in terms of:
Bandwidth and disk space: Does the web host charge (“meter”) you for the amount of bandwidth and disk space you use, or does it offer a flat rate for unmetered usage, within the limits of the terms of service? For most small and new websites, an unmetered plan is the more cost-effective choice.
Speed: Will your website load fast so visitors don’t leave before they see your awesome stuff? Look for a host that offers a content delivery network to accelerate loading speed.
SSL: Does the web host give you a free SSL certificate to encrypt the data your visitors enter on your website?
Support: Is there 24/7 support to help you out whenever you have a question? Are there priority support options available?
Website functionality: Does the host’s website builder create responsive sites that look good and work right on any device?
Domains: Will the web host help you choose and register your domain name?
Business features: Does the web host’s site builder plan give you the option to build an online store, take payments, manage inventory and shipping, and manage sales tax? Does the site builder make it easy for your customers to book appointments through your website?
Marketing resources: Can you set up email lists, capture leads, run email campaigns and track your site analytics easily?
Cost: Can you get the hosting, support and site builder features you need at a reasonable price?
Get a domain name
Your domain is the name for your site’s home on the web. You’ll get your domain name by claiming it through a domain registration service and paying a small yearly fee. Before registering your domain, search and be sure the name is available.
Once you find a domain name you like that’s available, buy it right away. Sign up for privacy protection so your name, home address and other contact information aren’t available to anyone who looks up your domain registration online.
Set up your website
Upon registering your domain name and signing up for your website builder hosting plan, you’re ready to set up your site. The site builder will ask you few questions.
Afterwards it brings together a layout, images and content that match your site goals and your type of business or blog.
Next, customize your headlines, create your logo with our LogoMaker and add images from our Unsplash library.
You might also want to add an eCommerce store, set up your inventory and payments, and create coupons and discount offers for your customers.
Your site is ready to launch!