Build A Website
Whether you are looking to build a website for an existing business; looking to start a blog page or even if you’re not quite sure, you’ll need to understand the basic structure of a solid website in order to be successful. It can seem a little overwhelming, at first, but I’m here to break it down for you in terms that might be easier for you to understand.
Building a website is just like building any structure. First, you need building plans, right? Then, you need to lay down a good foundation. A strong framework comes next. Customizing and decorating come last. The same goes for building your website.
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” ~John Wooden
Let’s take a look at building your new website as if we were building your new house.
The Plan – before construction begins, you should have a well thought out plan in how you want your site to look, feel and what it’s all about. When building my website Health And Wellness For Women Over 50, I knew I wanted it to be welcoming with a soft appearance, look professional with quality content and easy to navigate. I also knew I didn’t have a bunch of money to spend on hosting and set up. And, I needed a user friendly template since this was all new to me.
The Foundation – you must have a solid foundation before building the framework of your new house, otherwise, the whole thing could collapse out from under you. Same holds true for your website. The foundation of your website it like the behind the scenes things that your visitors won’t see. For example, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is anything that improves the internal and external aspects of a website in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines.
The Framework – the framework of any structure is the part that gives the final product its shape and style. For example, is the house a ranch, colonial, or is it an A-frame? In terms of your website, this would be the general layout. For example: placement of the headings (are they big or small, is there a footer), menus (is the menu on the right or left, do you need more than one, etc.), links (do you need product links or links to a sister page), and things of this nature.
The framework also includes what goes in the menus. For example, your basic theme pages should be included in your main menu. This would be permanent and relevant pages that your audience will readily see, that will explain what your website is all about.
Customizing/Decorating – this is the fun part where you get to decorate your new home with your own unique style. And, the same applies to your website by choosing and adding imagery, color, font and most importantly the CONTENT.
I used WordPress to build my first website and have continued using it as the foundation for all my websites. WordPress supplied all the tools I needed to get rolling. I had very little experience with building a website and found WordPress to be VERY user friendly. This was important to me, too, because I didn’t have a lot of free time to learn all the ins and outs; WordPress did it for me. I highly recommend WordPress to you, and you can get started by building a FREE website right now!
Very easy to install and set-up
No HTML, no code, no need for some advanced knowledge
Over 1,400 different website templates to choose from
One click install over 10,000 “add on” features and website functionality
Lots of support and help within the community
Anxious to get started? Well, you’ll be happy to know you can have a site built in 30 seconds or less! Watch the video to see just how easy it really is:
You should have a pretty good idea on how to get started building your own website, now. Not as scary as you thought, right? It’s really not when broken down into sections. Get started now!
If you have any questions at all on how to get started building your free website, please ask in the comment section below. I want to see you succeed!