How To Make Your Own Website
If you desire to have your own website, you may approach this task in several ways. Firstly, you may hire a professional website designer to build one for you. In this case, you may benefit from his/her skill and experience and best of practice techniques. However, if you choose this path, you must be prepared to pay handsomely for this service because website designers can be outrageously expensive as the majority of them charge by the hour.
Secondly, you may choose to use online website templates that will show you how to make your own website. These templates are ready-made website designs that you can load into your web space and immediately start filling with content. Many web-hosting companies offer some templates free. You do not need to be technically savvy in HTML or SQL programming and you need not write codes.
Your third option to make your own website is to purchase a software package and develop your website offline. To successfully apply this method you will need a bit more technical knowledge than the other options as you will need to ensure that the package you have is well-matched with your computer, choose compatible website hosting and make sure you know how to transfer files from your software and computer to your website hosting package
In order to make your own website, you need to follow the following steps:
• Get your domain name
• Choose a web host and sign up for an account
• Design your website
• Test your website
• Collect credit card information and make money
• Getting your site noticed
A web host is basically a company with many computers connected to the internet. The web host will be the home for your website and will allow others to see your site.
Testing your website is important to ensure that the site is compatible with multiple web browsers, Internet Explore, Firefox, Chrome and others.
Getting your site noticed involves placing links on search engines and placing ads on other websites. This task will not be easy given the vast amount of websites currently on the internet. Ultimately, you will find that a considerable amount of your time will be directed towards getting your website noticed.
In the long run if you know how to make your own website this will benefit you in a number of ways. The main benefit will be the saving that you will realize when you make your own site as opposed to paying a professional to do it. Secondly, you will be able to manage and maintain the site and craft it to reflect your own style and preference. Making your website will enable you to get to your target audience and extend the reach of your market to the regional and international levels.
Next in this series: Make Your Own Website: Create Your Own Website.