Starting up a website as a business is a bit different from starting one for your personal endeavor. There are some things you need to address when in starting a business website. This article will guide you how to establish a business website in the right way.
1. Choose the right web hosting partner
There are so many web hosting providers today – a bit too many, I think. Choosing one would be a trivial task. I suggest you to read web hosting reviews for a start. I recommend you to then look for Hostgator and Go Daddy Reviews, as I consider both as hosting companies with strong reputation.
2. Choose the right domain name
Not all domain names are purposed the same. Sure, you can buy any TLDs available, but bear in mind, the top three are always .com, .net, and .org. Unless you want to start a website using smart name, like Visual.ly, Chime.in, etc. – or you start a local website with AddLink.us, ApartmentGuide.ca, and the rest, please refrain using other TLDs than the big 3 I mention.
3. Use the right CMS (Content Management System)
Unless you want to create a website with static pages that you are not planning to update for a long time, I recommend you to use a Content Management System (CMS). There are plenty of choices, but some of the most popular ones are WordPress (self-hosted,) Joomla, Drupal, etc. I – of course – recommend WordPress as there are plenty of extensions to make your basic installation more powerful.
4. Use quality website design template
Whether you are using a template design or hiring a designer, be sure your website front-end design is top-notch, for some obvious reasons: It’s the first and foremost thing your visitors see when they visit your website. It yours is, um, not pleasing to the eyes, no matter what services or products your sell or what information you present, your design will naturally repel your visitors.
5. Optimize your website performance
There are endless tips on how to start a website properly, but those 5 are the must-do if you want to use your website for business purposes.