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Build Your Own Website With These 6 Helpful Steps!

You’ve just started your own company and you want to build a website that represents your company well. It’s quite difficult to build a website if you haven’t got the experience to do so. There is quite a lot of technical stuff that’s behind it. Of course, you can go to websites such as Wix to help you out. There’s also another option of paying a third party to build it for you. But no, you want to do it yourself. In that case, we have listed 6 steps to help you build your own website. Good luck!

Why should you build your own website?

  • CostEffective: Hiring a web developer can be costly, especially for individuals or small businesses with limited budgets. Building your website can save you money in the long run.
  • Customization: When you build your website, you have the freedom to customize it according to your unique requirements. You can choose from various templates, layouts, and color schemes to match your brand identity.
  • Flexibility: Having full control over your website enables you to make updates and changes whenever necessary, without relying on a third party.
  • Learning Opportunity: Building a website allows you to acquire new skills and expand your knowledge in areas like web design, content creation, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Are you looking to establish your online presence? 

Having your own website can provide a platform to showcase your ideas, products, or services to a global audience. In this article, we will guide you through the process of building your own website, from start to finish. Whether you’re an individual, a small business owner, or a blogger, creating your website can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor.

Steps and progress of building a website

  • Start with a plan
    If you want to build your own website, you need to make a plan. Write down why you want to create a website, what the goal is, what visitors of your website need to see and read and what you want your website to look like. Also decide when you want your website to go live. If you experience troubles during the process of creating your website, you can always go back to the basics and remind yourself why and how you’re doing this.
  • Select a domain name
    You need to decide what the name of your website is going to be. The domain name (or internet address/url), needs to show what business your company is in. Let’s take a website that sells carnival clothes (Dutch: carnavalskleding). This domain name shows exactly what kind of products you can buy. This website also has clothes for every national holiday and theme parties such as christmas dresses (Dutch: kerstjurk), 90s clothes, animal suits and many more.
  • Register your domain name
    If you’ve found a good domain name, you should check if it’s still available. Is that the case? Then you should register it. A registrar can do this for you; they also arrange a hosting package for you.
  • Select a content management system (CMS)
    Selecting the right CMS is important for your website. With the CMS (content management system), a smart software application for your website, you can manage and adapt your website even if you don’t have a lot of technical skills. You can pick a content management system like Magento, WordPress or Joomla.
  • Create a nice design and fill the website with content
    Once you’ve selected a CMS, you can start designing your website and fill it with content. It’s important to keep SEO (search engine optimization) in mind when you’re creating your website. You want your website to look good and to be informative for potential customers, but you also want it to rank good in the search engines.
  • Arrange hosting for your website
    The last step to go live with your website is arranging the hosting. With a hosting package, you get a spot on the server. You have to pay for hosting, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. The exact price depends on the size of hosting you need for your website. If you have a simple website, the prices start at a few euros a month. You can purchase a hosting package at the same company that has registered your domain name.

Good luck with creating your own website!

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