Once you have your market and product, and you have defined your sales process, you are ready to design websites for small & large businesses online. Remember to keep things simple. You have less than 20 seconds to catch another person’s attention, otherwise it will disappear to never be seen again. Some important tips to keep in mind:
• Choose one or two simple fonts on a white background.
• Make sure your navigation is clear, simple and the same on all pages.
• Use graphics, sound, or video only if they improve your message.
• Include a membership offer that allows you to collect email addresses.
• Make your purchases easier – no more than two clicks between the potential customer and the cashier.
• Your website is your online storefront, so make it user friendly.
• Remember, it’s also important to try to optimize your website so that search engines make it easier for customers to find you.
The tips above assume that you already know the technical steps to actually put your website online, if you do not want to hire professional website designer. If this is not the case, here is a small step-by-step guide that can help you sort it out.
Chose a domain name
A domain name is the name of your website (for example, www.yourname.com). This name is the address where people can access your business website online. It is used to search and identify computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers. However, it is difficult for humans to remember chains of numbers. Therefore, as your name identifies you within the population, the domain name will identify your online business among many others.
A domain name would cost you about $ 15 from most domain registrars. Do not rush to register your domain for the moment.
Hosting your website on secure Server
A web hosting company stores your online business website on its servers and makes it available on the Web, which allows other users to view it. Free services are available, but if you are seriously considering running an online business, it’s best to pay for web hosting that offers all the features you need now as your business grows.
Prices start at the lowest price, with sites such as justhost offering a basic package for small businesses including a customizable website and web hosting starting at $ 2.95 per month. Before choosing a web host, think about the support it gives you, the issues with your website, the backup services that are available, and how scalable it is so your business can grow.
Remember to avoid cheap web hosting services that seem so appealing. There are so many disadvantages in hosting cheap websites. I had so many customers who were attracted to hosting for about $ 6 a month and later discovered security loopholes, no customer service, and very slow websites. So be careful when choosing a web host.