Having a product or products for sale or even having something to say that you feel people will benefit from means you need a website. Of course, saying you want to have your own website and actually making one are two different things. Today we are sharing some essential tips for you guys to help you get your dream website up and running.
Know What Your Goal Is!
Before you even start thinking about what your website is going to look like, having a clear goal of what you are offering is essential. If you are building a website to sell things, give advice or even serve as a portal for people to buy products from other sites.
Having a clear goal of what your website is about from the moment it launches (actually before it) is something you simply must have. Websites that launch without a clear strategy and goal of what they want always… ALWAYS end up wasting time, money and finding their place on the internet.
You Need To Start It
No doubt eventually you will have to hire a freelancer here or there or someone who has experience with web design. However, in the beginning, the message, tone, and style have to come from you. After all, this is your baby and you know better than anyone what message you want to get out there.
By all means, get someone to proofread it or even edit it for you. However, the initial message of your site has to be from your head and heart.
Get To The Point!
While having a lot of content on your site can be great for Google rankings and so on. You want your initial message to be as straight to the point as possible. When you go to a new site and it has just a massive wall of text for you to read do you ever read it all?
That is why you need to explain what you are about, offering and doing in as straight to the point message as possible. Feel free to have a more in-depth section somewhere on the site. However, building a website should have a clear message as one of the first things a potential new client will see.
Let Potential Customers Know What You Can Do
While having a clear message is very important for a brand-new website. One thing that many people forget to do is actually inform new customers of what you can do for them. It is one thing to have a list of all the amazing services or products that you offer.
However, you need to think about it from a customer point of view. Let the customer know what you are going to do for them and how it is going to make their life easier, be a good deal and in general be a pleasant and easy experience for them.
Do Your Homework
It goes without saying that before you start building a website you need to look around and find ones that you like. Look at websites that you feel offer kind of a similar thing to you and see what you like and what you do not like.
Do not just “rip them off” instead take what they do and put your own spin on it. At the same time as this is your own website, you can ignore the things that other sites do which you feel do not work.
Having a product or products for sale or even having something to say that you feel people will benefit from means you need a website. Of course, saying you want to have your own website...