Making Your First Website in 9 Easy Steps

June 21, 2018 by Tech Recode

Building a website is a great way to either sell your products online, or simply share your ideas and thoughts with the world. Today, plenty of people have their own website. So, this article will help you to make a website in 9 easy steps.

Start Researching:
Before you start building your website, you need to decide the purpose of your website. Since there are billions of people on the Internet, you really need to focus on a fairly good idea / topic. E-commerce, Music, News, Blogging, etc. are all good topics to start. Keep in mind that there is no particular topic that you should focus on. You could make a website that is dedicated to your favorite sports or your family.

Determine the needs of your website:
Today, making a website has just become like creating a social media profile. There are many free website-building tools, however, first you need to decide on kind of hosting service you should be looking for. For example, if you intend to do business through your website, you probably need to purchase a hosting plan that supports online stores.

Deciding on a website-building tool:
As more people are creating their own websites, cost of building your own website is almost close to zero. There are a lot of website-building and hosting services, however most offer limited services for free basic plans. So, it’s important that you find a right service as per your needs.

Some of the most popular free hosting sites include:
• Wordpress
• Blogger
• Google Sites
• Wix
• Wikia

Selecting and purchasing a domain name (OPTIONAL):
Free websites typically allow you to create a subdomain. So, if you really want that your domain name reflects your product or point of view, you need to purchase your own domain name. The best service to start looking for a domain name is Google Domains. It offers domain names as cheap as $12/year.

Selecting a theme and layout:
Almost all free website hosts provide web page construction APIs that allow you to add content to your website without coding anything. So, all you need to do is to choose an appropriate design and layout that reflect your website’s purpose.

Gathering the Content:
Adding quality content to your site is the key to success of your website. You need to tell your audience what you do or sell, and how they can contact you, and so on.

Publishing your site:
Once you are convinced with your design and content of your site, it’s really easy to publish it. However, you might need to promote it on social media to attract your audience. So, don’t forget to create social profiles for your website.

Optimizing your site:
You can start by submitting your website to search engines so that it appears in search queries. Creating a sitemap of your website is the first step to optimize your website.

Continue to create content:
Websites with new and useful content generally get more traffic than those that hardly publish any new content. So, do your best to produce engaging content that brings the reader back to your site.

Useful tips for creating a website:
 • Think about what your audience want to know, not just what you want to tell them.
 • Be professional.
 • Update your website regularly.
 • Promote your website on social media.
 • Optimize your site to make it easy for search engines to match its content with search queries.

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