One of these tasks may be getting your business online. You’ve heard about the value of social media, perhaps you’re a user of social yourself and you know that you definitely want to be on [insert your favourite social media channel]. But this amazing business you’ve just set up needs customers, people who are going to buy your product, book you or hire you.
You’ll have loads more control if you have your own website – you’ll be able to create your own pages, link to this site from your social and update it as often, and with whatever you want.
You may have heard about Wix, SquareSpace, Yola, VistaPrint – and while these have their benefits, they often lack certain functionality. At some point, you’ll likely outgrow these sites. So whether you’re wanting to build your own website, or have someone do it for you, you’ll need a platform that can scale with you and afford you all the functionality you can handle…and more.
That platform is WordPress.
How do I get my business online?
The process for building a website isn’t an overly difficult one, and if you’re up for doing it yourself, you can save yourself a bunch of money. Enterprise Made Simple asked me to write some guides for their clients, and the most popular request was exactly what we’re talking about here – how to get your business online.
So I’ve put together these 5 steps. Follow these, and you’ll get your very own website.
And there you have it – that’s pretty much it for how to get your business online by creating your own website. This is the exact process we use on our Build Your Own Website course and it’s simple enough to do in just one day.
If you’d like to build your own website, but would like the support and guidance of one of our team while you work on it, check out our upcoming training events to grab your space.
James Lane is the Training Director at Hypestar, the Digital Skills & Social Media Training Agency. Delivering a range of practical workshops and training sessions for business looking at promoting their business and grow online exposure. You will often find him answering the digital and technical questions on the Flippin’ Good Business Support Facebook Group. You can follow him on Twitter or learn more about him on LinkedIn.