Having your own website means that you have a solid digital presence. Sure, you can create so many accounts on different social media platforms, but none can do it definitely than your own webpage.
That being said, there are so many ways you can build a website, but it is also because of those options that make it harder for people to choose which really is the best for them.
Well, in this article, I will create a guide so that you can have your own website up and running in 2020.
Pick Your Domain Name and Hosting Provider
As a person that wants to build their own website, the first thing that you need to do would be to register your domain name. You have the freedom to use whatever you want, but ideally, you want to make it professional so you use your name or your business’ name for this.
Go to a domain registrar so that you can register your domain. Once it is registered, you will be the sole owner of that domain and no one else can use it.
In addition, you will also need to get a really good web hosting company. This is an important step because, without it, you are not going to have your website online.
It is important that you find the right one for you based on your own requirements.
Building Your Website
There are so many ways you can build your own website. You can either hire a dedicated team of web designers and developers, you can use website builders, or you can use a content management system like Joomla and WordPress.
I am assuming that you, the reader, do not have any knowledge about this so I would recommend that you go with WordPress.
A whopping 33% of websites that you can find on the web are created by WordPress and that is a testament to how popular this platform is.
One of the many reasons why WordPress is popular is its customizability through the use of plugins. You can add more functionality as you see fit and implementing it is as easy as finding the one that you like and clicking on “Add”.
Basically, the process of building a website is this:
- Register an account on WordPress
- Choose a theme (free or paid)
- Choose the options that will be placed as part of your website’s navigation
- Add plugins as you see fit.
Now that your website is up and running, it is now time for you to create content.
‘Content’ in this context can refer to anything that is placed on your website. It could be just plain text, images, videos, GIFs, programs, etc.
The reason why your website needs content is so that you can optimize it for search engine optimization. Most people find websites through search engines so if you are not following a good SEO strategy, your website will not be visibly seen on the internet.
And that’s about it! You now have the knowledge to build your own website!