After completing the Brainstorming step, you are now ready to build your own website from scratch. This phase includes everything that is related to building and publishing a website and can be done on a parallel with other steps, as well. In other words, next steps such as Marketing and Monetizing can be already merged with this step and monitored from now on.
Building a website should also be based on previous steps. So, you are going to create your own web pages assuming you have researched the market well and found a niche about your desired topic. At this point, you have basically 4 essential steps in front of you. Some of them are one-time actions and the others should be consistently done during the process. In fact, this step is the most determinant phase of your online business.
1. Registering a Domain Name:
The very first step of the Building phase is registering a domain name. Your own domain name is the name of your business or brand. It is the URL address of your website that cannot be changed. So, this action is a one-time action. You have to register a good domain name that reflects your business or brand in a good manner. At least, your domain name should contain your keywords or key-phrases.
2. Getting a Web Hosting Plan:
Next, you should select a web hosting service and get a plan that enables you to host your website on your domain name. A web hosting service gives you the opportunity to upload and publish every kind of file versions you want to have on your site directory and sub-directories.
3. Designing Your Website:
After buying a domain name and a hosting account, you will have to design your own web pages and build your website layout. Headlines, Menus, Navigation Bars, Links and Graphics are a few examples you should think about. At this point, you will publish your web pages on your domain name and upload different files to your hosting server.
4. Creating & Publishing Content:
Actually, this step along with the step 3 can be done in parallel. The content is the main component of your own website and the only element that your audience is looking for. Creating and publishing high-quality content will give value to its readership and develops relationship between the website owner and its visitors.
Like I said before, building a website is not a separate step in the whole process. Rather, it can be combined with other steps, as well and, in some ways, be improved all the time. In the next posts, each and every one of the above-mentioned steps will be explained more deeply. So, if you would like to receive the latest posts and updates, bookmark this blog and subscribe to my RSS Feed!
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