Build Your Own Website? Easy!
As a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, the easiest way to bootstrap your business on a small budget is by leveraging the power of the internet. This is a great time to build and grow a business, and you can do it for next to nothing. This is especially true when you harness the power of being able to build your own online presence without shelling out $2,000 plus to hire a designer or developer.
The beauty of having such a powerful skill set is that once you know how to build your own site, you can become a serial entrepreneur. Every time you dream up a great way to make the world a better place – you can make it a living, breathing business. If you have a website you have a business!
Here are 3 things that you will need to equip yourself with in order to build your own professional site:
- Domain Name. There are many places to register your website address. See the link below for more suggestions. A good domain name should be targeted to your business’ customers. If you want to be able to grow fast, try to get a relevant name. If you are selling books about turtles, try to get “turtlebooks.com.”
- Hosting Account. Hosting is very important. Do not sell yourself short on good hosting. A good hosting account is reliable and offers tools that allow you to setup your easy website.
- Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is the key to building your own website in under 3 hours. My personal favorite is WordPress. It allows you to have a very robust site and is optimized for search engines out of the box.
I know it sounds like a lot, but it really is ridiculously simple to build your own website fast!