Creating a new or first website for your business can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot that you have to do in order to make sure you do it right and set your website up for success.
First, you need to figure out if you need a new website. Then you need to think about what the website is going to do and how it’s going to help your business. Next, you need to figure out if you’re going to try to build it yourself or hire a web developer — and if so, you need to find a web developer.
There’s also the process of actually building the site, from design and development to creating the content needed for the website. Finally there’s the launch of the website and post-launch website care.
This learning section will walk you through the entire process so that you can know what you’re getting yourself into. There are posts, videos and free resources that will help guide you through this journey so that you can build your new website with confidence.
Why Businesses Need to Have a Website
You probably have a Facebook page for your small business, and you might have a small Etsy store to sell online. Those are good enough on their own to help your business grow online, right? The answer, unfortunately, is no. You need to have your own dedicated website for your…Watch This Video
Determining if your small business needs a new website
It can be challenging to figure out if your small business needs a new website. And it’s no small decision. So here are some questions to help you out.Read This Post
“Does your business need a new website?” Worksheet
So you’re in the market for a new website for your small business? Great! Have you decided whether or not your website needs a new website? No? That’s okay. This resource will walk you through the questions you should ask of yourself and your business to determine if a new…Download This Resource
9 Steps to Create a New Website
Trying to create a new website but don’t know where to start? This PDF shows you the steps you need to take to build that new site.Download This Resource
Take a Deep Dive into Learning About Websites
Creating a website might seem like an easy task. But creating a successful website that helps you achieve your goals isn’t something you do in a day. This FREE eBook will walk you through not only how to create a website, but also answer the questions why you should create a website and what a website really is. It’s the best way to fully understand how to build a successful website for your business!Download the FREE eBook!
The ultimate guide for creating an affordable website for your business
Your business needs to build a website. But it can seem like creating a new website is an expensive venture. The good news is that there is a way for you to create an affordable website for your business.Read This Post
Planning for your new small business website
So you want a new website for your small business? All successful endeavors begin with a plan. Here’s why you should plan, how you should plan some questions you should ask yourself to plan out that new website.Read This Post
More questions to ask before build a new website for your small business
Not planning means you’re planning to fail. So when you’re planning a new website for your small business, you should be asking yourself these questions at the least.Read This Post
The Cost of a Website (and how to lower it)
If you’ve started to research the cost of a new website, you’ve probably been shocked by some of the quotes that you’ve seen. If you haven’t, let me just spoiled it for you and say that a new custom website will cost you a couple of thousand dollars at least….Watch This Video
The different website options to build your new site
The good news is that there are a lot of website options for you to choose from to build your new site. But which one is the best for your business and situation?Read This Post
Self-Development vs. Hiring a Developer
So by now you’re probably wondering why you can’t build the website yourself. The answer to that is complicated. In some situations, yeah, that would work for you. But in most other situations, it is better to hire a developer to build it for you because it saves you time…Watch This Video
Should you build the website yourself?
You’re probably tempted to see if you can just build the website yourself to save you money. And in some cases, that might be a good idea. But if you’re not good web design and the related tools, if you don’t have the time or if you want something complicated,…Download This Resource
Where to find a web agency or developer
So you’ve decided that your business needs a new website and you’ve decided that you’re going to hire someone else to build it. Great! But where are you going to find a web agency or developer to create that new website for you? Where do you even begin? Today let’s…Watch This Video
Get Your Business Online in a Week
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Developer Hiring Criteria
It can be pretty tricky to pick the right developer to build your website. There are a lot of things that you need to consider. So this resource can help you navigate those waters. Here you’ll find a place to take notes on different criteria for a developer and even…Download This Resource
What is the Discovery Phase?
In the simplest of terms, the discovery phase is where the developer learns more about you and your business and what you want and need for this website. By the end of the process, the developer will be able to create a plan to design and build the website that’s…Watch This Video
What you can do to make the website build process run smoothly
You might be building your website now with a developer, and you might be wondering how you can keep things running smoothly. That’s great! Here are somethings you can do to help the project run on time.Read This Post
The Design Phase
Once the discovery phase has ended, it’s time for the designer to, you know, design the website. This is typically a fairly hands off part of the process for you. So today, let’s talk about a few things you need to ask the designs and the designer so that you…Watch This Video
The dilemma of content for a new website
A website is nothing if it doesn’t have any content. So make sure you keep that the focus throughout the project to keep it running on time.Read This Post
What to check for when looking over the website
So your website is just about ready to go live. You like the design, it’s been developed and the content is in. So what’s next? Check the design again.Read This Post
Taking the Website Live
The website is basically done. The developer just sent you a link so you can see the final website in all of its glory. So now what do you do? Well, you should review it one last time to make sure it’s what you want and need. And then it’s…Watch This Video
Post Launch Support
Congratulations! You’ve finished this website and it’s live for everyone to see. So now you’re forever done with that website, right? Wrong. Websites are living and breathing things. You need to take care of them so they can continue to help your business grow. So today let’s go over the…Watch This Video