Easy Steps to Create a Website Today
The first website was created in August 1991. Websites for the general public started to become available around 1993-1994. Website builders and website creation tools have come a long way.
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10 Things before you build your website.
Step 1 – Strategy.
Steve Woody covers this in MUCH more detail throughout his book and online courses but the overview is as follows:
Who are you
What is your business
What is your Online Identity
Who are your competitors
What is a realistic timeline
You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint so why would you create a website without one.
Too many people use the simplicity of today’s systems to create websites that don’t offer the foundations required for online success.
As we dive deeper into each of these sections we start to create your business foundations which serve as your blueprint towards online success. Learn more
2. The Customer Journey
If you want to sell a product or service online then you first need to know WHO you are selling it to, WHY they need it and have a step by step process to guide them through the process.
From the first time they hear about you until the moment they purchase – you need to nurture them through a sequence of content known as the sales funnel. Learn more
Building a website requires many webpages combined together, each will have a different purpose, some a different template and all of them should be interlinked to ensure continuity.
This not only helps with the user experience to navigate your website but also with SEO as it’s your responsibility to inform search engines that your website exists and this is done with a sitemap. Learn more
Before building your website it makes sense to know what you need. What content is required and how it will be arranged on your page. It’s easier to create a sketch of this which can be edited than investing time and money before.
A wireframe also serves as a great guideline for a designer to create the look and feel of the page, from carefully structured sections that consider the user experience as well as the outcome of the page, a wireframe is one of the most important foundations you should consider before building your website. Learn more
Knowing what to say, how to say it and who to say it to.
There is a saying that content is king, which is true but it’s the CONTEXT that holds the real value. Learn more
Some people use templates, some people hire friends and others use professionals. There is no right or wrong way to approach this but each has it’s only series of challenges that you should be aware of before starting.
You get one chance to make a good impression and in today’s society, that is not something you can afford to mess up. Learn more
There is an abundance of options when it comes to the systems and software you can use to run your business. From website frameworks, page builders, template generators to CRMs (customer relationship management), Bookkeeping, payment gateways, SSL (secure socket layer) and all the other industry keywords that can keep you in an endless loop of despair.
Steve Wood’s company, Online Mastery, has invested over £20,000 on software to test EVERYTHING available and now we present you with the best so you can focus on results not research. Learn more
It’s hard to know if your website has been built well. Everything from bug testing to performance needs to be checked before you launch yourself into the world. There are simple tools you can use to deal with this and we dive deeper into this within the free training that is provided on the link below. You’ve only got a few more days to register. Learn more
9. Split Testing
Everyone has an opinion and most of them are worthless – which is why you should rely on DATA to drive your decisions. Data that is based on facts and experience. This can only be done once you have tested 2 variations against each other and declared a winner.
Your website is a constant and never-ending series of improvements that will guide you directly towards success. Learn More
Part of the struggle is recording data, the other is understanding what has been recorded.
Though a series of videos we can show you exactly what you need to be looking at and why. These simple tips will help you to ensure success within your online business but before we can share them – you need to understand the basics. Read the article below to get a better understanding of ALL the steps required BEFORE you start testing.
Steve Woody – 60 minute training that expands on the recent posts you will have seen on this channel. Join us by reserving your spot here
In addition to Steve’s book, course, and webinar, Christina Hills has been creating and teaching website creation. She’s also running a webinar.
Free Webinar: Easily Create A Beautiful Website with WordPress – Website Creation Class https://websitecreationclass.com/webinars/
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