The First 8 Steps for Building a Kick-Ass Website

Building a website from scratch? This article provides insightful details so you can get it up and running as soon as possible.  

8Steps 1ChooseadomainnameURL

1. Choose a domain name/URL

It should be a name that strongly represents your brand and clearly resonates with the kind of business you’re dealing with.

8Steps 2RegisteryourdomainnameURL

2. Register your domain name/URL 

There are many registration services that offer domain name registration. The price can vary greatly so find what best fits your site and budget.  

8Steps 3Chooseahostingservice

3. Choose a hosting service

Make sure that the hosting service you choose provides excellent speed and reliability as well as good customer service.

8Steps 4Connectyourdomainnametoyourwebhost

4. Connect your domain name to your web host

Request your Domain Name Server name or DNS from your web host and plug it into your domain name registrar account. You can skip this step if your web host already provides a domain name with its hosting service.

8Steps 5InstallWordPress

5. Install WordPress

WordPress is a powerful, well supported, and relatively easy website building tool. Feel free to explore the other options out there but for we find WordPress to be the most comprehensive off the shelf option on the market.

8Steps 6Chooseawebsitetheme

6. Choose a website theme

WordPress offers free and paid themes to help you plan on your website design and layout to reflect your brand and business.

8Steps 7Configureyourwebsite

7. Configure your website

Make everything clear and simple for users. Intuitive website navigation will encourage visitors to explore your site further.

8Steps 8AddContent

8. Add content

If you’ve made it this far, then the next task is to publish content that will guide website visitors throughout the different stages of the buyer cycle, and hopefully lead them to be converted into paying customers.

Is your website intentionally structured to convert users and prospects to loyal customers? If you’re overwhelmed with all the steps involved in building a website, ClinkIT Solutions can do it for you. Let’s talk.