You have just started a new business and the first thing you need to take care of is setting a Business Website. Here are some steps you can follow to set up a website for your Business
Step 1. Register a Domain
You can register a domain on http://Godaddy.com or Google Domain. Keep in mind, if you want to register a .ca domain, you have to be a Canadian citizen or registered corporation in Canada. If you want to have customers in the USA or other countries then I suggest registering a .com domain
Step 2. Website Type
The next step is to decide what type of website you want. This is dependent on your business needs. If you want to sell products or services directly on your website, then you need an e-commerce website. If you want to provide information about your business but do not want to sell on the website, then you can just set up a business website with detailed information on your products and services.
Step 3. Decide Website Platform
For E-commerce website, recommended platforms are Woocommerce and Shopify. Shopify you can completely set up on your own, but obviously requires time. WooCommerce you can hire a company to help you set up your website. This will not only save time, but they can guide you on all the requirements to set up a good e-commerce website
Step 4. Do it Yourself Or Hire a Professional
For setting up your website, you can go for “Do it yourself” but it requires spending time. Or hire a professional and save time and set up a professional website.
If you hire a professional company, you will have to pay anywhere between $500 to $2500.
These are just the initial steps, there is a lot more to do before your website actually starts generating revenue for you.
Additional Requirements you should be aware of
Setting a website is easy, creating content for your website is challenging. Don’t try to have a perfect website on day one. Select initial content which is sufficient to go live and then keep updating on your website. If it’s an ecommerce website you will need product photographs, description, pricing etc.
Just having a website is not enough. Once your website is ready, you will have to figure out how to get customers to your website. For that, you will have to start with digital advertising. Depending on your product/service category, you can choose a platform to start advertising. Some of those platforms are Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Linkdein etc.
Search Engine Optimization:
SEO is very seldom used by Small & Medium Businesses, primarily because it’s a little complicated and requires a consistent effort & strategy to generate results. It is always a good idea to start working on your SEO from day one and expect to see results in 3 to 6 months.
Getting a website up and running is easy but creating a great website requires time, effort and experience. At AzulCode we take the pain out of setting you your website and make your life easier by figuring out communicating each and every step for you. If you don’t have resources to manage something, we have very affordable packages to manage all your requirements.
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