We are not going to sugarcoat this for you and we’ll just be honest by saying web developing is not exactly a walk in the park. But although it was a bit of learning curve if you would like to do it on your own, it is definitely worth it and it is something that your online business and company would benefit from. If you want to venture on it on your own, then allow us to walk you through some guides that you must consider doing before embarking into this journey.
1. Coding- this is something that you must have knowledge on even if it is just the basics. You can’t exactly fulfill building an entire website without knowing at least the basic html codes. There are lots of tutorials online and even YouTube videos and forums that would help you through this process. Fair warning, it could be addictive!
2. Design- this is another thing that you must know when it comes to web building. Designing your website is something that you must focus on as well because this is one of the reasons your clients could stay. If they see your website looking all dull, boring and irritating to the eyes… you could expect them to hit the x on their browser and move on to the next website they would see on Google’s search result’s page.
3. SEO- speaking of the search result page, this is the place where you would want your website to land on when prospective clients hit the words that are related to your product or services. How are you going to pull this off? Well, you could either an SEO company so they could put up their own campaign for your website, or you could do the whole tedious job yourself. This involves content production, tagging, keyword searching, backlinking and social media posting. We warned you that it’s a lot of work! It’s best to hand it to the professional if we were you.
4. Branding- apart from all of these tedious works, this is something that must be established from the beginning. Without your brand, it would be hard to build a website without knowing what exactly are you selling to the people. Worst part is that the people won’t have any idea of what you do and what you could provide them. Fix this first and the rest will follow.
As we mentioned earlier, it is not easy to just build a website overnight. This could take some time to finish until you can finally go live with it. You will need a lot of help from a team, so if you plan to work on a website, be sure to build a team first and do it earlier. It is a good investment to place your money on an online business, since almost everybody is glued online now. From their desktop computers to their mobile devices, absolutely almost everyone is now online.