The Tools and Plan Required To Building a Website
The Need For Hiring a Professional Website designer
Setting up your own website is an easy process and there are a lot of tools on the market that will allow you to create a website on your own, but is it worth it? You don’t need to depend exclusively on Facebook and LinkedIn to establish traffic for your professional brand. With a little help, you can be up and running in no time!
Although there are many tools on the market that will help you design your website, there are some benefits to using a professional website designer to setup your website. In this article we will share with you the benefits of having your website professionally done for you as well some good information if you decide to do it yourself! No matter which way you decide to go, you have options available to you to get your website up and running.
Before you start designing your website there are a few things that you should do first. When I first started out, I did things the hard way, so the below will help you achieve a better design, better visibility on search engines and help prepare you for your new website.
1.) Write down what you want your website to be about. Start thinking about your audience and why they would want to visit your website and use your products and services.
2.) Create a domain name. I use Namecheap to register all of my domain names. There are also some additional options to consider as well like SSL protection that provide secure connections for your website visitors and website hosting plans.
3.) Once your domain name is purchased you will need to set up Google Analytics, Google Search Consol and Facebook Pixels. This will help you track your websites performance.
Pro Tip: Take a look at all the pricing and write it down before purchasing. When you consider the cost of the hosting and the SSL protection, you maybe better of looking into a solution that includes all of that for you such as one that Better Social Branding provides.
4.) Set up a folder on your website and organize the content that you would like to include on your website. Inside of that folder create additional folders and name each folder according to your upcoming websites menu.[i]See the example below and repeat it for all pages.
· Folder Title 1 – Home Page
§ Home Page Folder – Images Folder (add images and videos you would like to use)
· Home Page – Content Folder (start writing some of the content that you want displayed)
5.) You can use free images and videos on Pixabay or Unsplash to use on your website. These are great resources for you if you do not have your own pictures and videos.
6.) There are many tools that you can use on the market today to use for your website. Here are some of my favorites:
· Oncehub – Create a booking link and tie it to your google calendar – offers a free plan
· ChatterPal – Allows you to install an Avatar chatbot to your website (one-time fee)
· Designbeast – Allows you to create website banners, ads, posters, mockups and more (one-time fee)
· Video App Suite – Allows you to create intro videos, slide machine videos and more (one-time price)
Once you have done all of this you can then start designing your website or having one designed for you. The benefit of doing it yourself is that you get to learn how to design your own website yourself. There is a lot that goes into designing your site and it will be time consuming for you. Using a professional web designer like Better Social Branding will allow your website to be optimized and look professional. Website designers also have some of the tools listed above which will also save you some money as well!
Keeping the website up to date is important for many reasons, but mainly for the customer. Updating a website will make the website appear newer, and better, and more current. It will also make the website look more professional, and interesting, and will make the owner want to send traffic to the website. Seeing more traffic to your website is important for keeping the website healthy, and will help the owner generate more traffic by allowing the website to show higher in Googles search ranking.
Making your website more attractive to the audience, is an important part of website design, and should be done. Adding images and videos are also a good way to make the website more attractive. Using images and videos will help the website stand out from the crowd, and will also make your website look more professional. Seeing more traffic will keep the owner motivated, and will motivate them to make improvements, and updates to their website.
Maintaining a good website is the next step in website design, and should also be done continuously. Website redesigning can be a way to make a website look more presentable. Designing a website and making it presentable is a difficult task, and will require a lot of hours of work. Having a professional look is important, as well as easy to navigate. If the website is easy to navigate, then the traffic to the website will increase, and will make the owner happy. You can do this by establishing slugs and the end of your domain name that represent the information that you are sharing in that page (for example: https://bettersocialbranding.com/website-design). This example shows my domain name as well as the slug “website-design” and tells my audience what my page is going to talk about.
The website will always be the most important part of your business, and should be taken seriously. When you hire a professional to redesign the website, they will be able to suggest ways to improve the look of your website, and make it more presentable. A professional will also be able to change the theme of the website to suit current trends.
When you have a professional website designer change the theme of the website, and make it presentable, you will notice a difference. That is the power of a good website designer.
A professional is someone who will take care of your business needs, and make it a success. They will be able to demonstrate to you all ways to make your business a success. A good website designer will offer you tips and tricks on what will work well for your business.
Keeping your website current will increase traffic, and it will show your business is a success. A good designer will help you get the most from your website, and will help your business generate more traffic.
In closing, it is not necessary to hire a professional to update your website, but it is highly recommended because a professional website designer already knows the tricks to create a well design mobile friendly ADA complaint website that will drive traffic and get you the results that you are looking for to promote your business online. There are certain websites that are static, and that will not give you any benefits. That is why a good designer will give you the most benefits, and will give you the most benefits that will help your business generate more traffic.