5 Tips for Determining Your Website Readiness

If you think you’re ready to get started making your own website, there are a few things you should think about and familiarize yourself with first. Launching a website of your own can be a daunting undertaking, so understanding a few basic things and assessing your readiness level for the task are important steps to follow before jumping in.

Tips to make sure you’re ready to make a website

1.      You’ll need a basic understanding about websites to get things started. First things first. A domain is basically a web address, or a space on the internet for your website. Think “netflix.com” or “google.com.” A web host is a service you pay for that provides the technologies and services you need to view your website. I recommend Siteground for a quality host at an affordable price..

2.      One important thing to remember is that a website always costs money, even if you’re using a free template, such as in WordPress. They typically charge as a monthly subscription, but don’t think you’re getting a website for free, regardless of what ads you see. Do some research ahead of time and compare prices to determine which host you’d like to use.

3.      You should have a logo and branding completed. Have these ready to upload so that your branding on your website is consistent. It can be time consuming to create logos and branding, so don’t begin paying for a web host until you have these completed.

4.      A clear message is needed. What is the purpose of your website? What audience does it target? Ask yourself these questions and form a solid “message” for your website. Maybe your website’s message is to convince people to buy your product, or to inform people about something specific.

5.      Know that creating a website will take time. It’s not a short, quick ordeal. Whether you decide to do it yourself or have someone else do it, you must have time to dedicate to creating a website. You’ll have to do things like coordinate content, balance elements of design, edit, and troubleshoot plugins. These all require a significant amount of time to devote.

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