Building a Website from Scratch
Creating a website today is no longer a preserve for the IT geeks. Anyone can create an excellent website from scratch. All you need is an internet connection, commitment to the project and an excellent guide on how to go about the process. The following steps can help you achieve this objective.
Get Your Domain Name
Before you do anything else, you will need to get a domain name. It is the name you will give to the website once it is complete. Getting a domain name will require you to pay an annual fee to the registrar. Make sure to follow all the steps required when registering a domain.
Getting a domain name can be equated to registering a business name. You, therefore, need to understand that just because you have the name does not mean that you have the business that goes along with it.
Choose a Host for Your Website
A web host is a firm that has very many computers connected to the World Wide Web. Once your pages are placed on their computers, people all over the world will now be in a position to connect to this website and view your pages. Sign up for an account with your preferred web host to give your website a home.
In the brick and mortar world, getting a web host can be compared to renting premises for your business. Once the hosting account is setup, you now need to point your domain to that account.
Designing Your Web Pages
Once done with the domain and hosting setup, you now need to design the site itself. Even though there are many considerations for this, your very first step will be to get something onto the web. You can fine tune it after it is complete.
A good way to start is by using the “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) editor. The editor will allow you to work virtually without the need to worry about technical details. It works like the word processor. You do not need to know coding to use this editor.
You have to test your pages as you design them. They can be tested using all the major browsers. Direct testing is the only way to guarantee that your site will work with all visitor machines. A smart phone can also be used in testing the site.
Getting Your Site Noticed
Once ready, submit the site to search engines such as Bing and Google. Apart from submitting it, you may need to promote it to improve its ranking in the search engine results. Ensure you optimize any content you upload to your site.
Create a Website in Under 30 Seconds
Play the following video to see just how easy it is to build your very own website and start your affiliate marketing business.