SECURE YOUR DOMAIN
This is the next step! You must have at least the domain name before the website can be started, this ensures that SEO is properly done to match URL. If you already own the domain name, kudos to you.
If you do not understand or do not have the time to do this step, tell the designer when you discuss the website and Build Websites Cheap will be happy to assist in placing the order for you.
When you have a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service unless you have your own servers.
Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (domain name) (such as www.yourname.com), the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can view your website.
I will cover your hosting fees for one year, then after that for $4.95 a month or you will need to find hosting at another site and move the website and files over.
GATHER ANY WEBSITE MATERIALS
The written content and pictures of your website are about you or your company and should be supplied by you.
Google recommends 300 words minimum to enhance your visitor’s experience. This content also helps you to achieve better placement in the search engines. It is important to implement keywords into your text because these keywords are what people type into search engines to find you. Do not saturate content with keywords, use them like you were talking to someone face to face. Make the content as user-friendly as you possibly can.
I can give you advice about the content and come to your business to take pictures or video(see website extras).
GET READY FOR AN AWESOME SITE
This is the last step in not too many steps! After arranging all of your materials and creating a sample website, you will be contacted with a link to a sample website. There you will be able to view the site and contact me to make any minor changes. The website will remain visible throughout the remaining process.
Once the website is complete it will be placed live on the internet on your provided hosting plan. It will remain on there free for one year at which time you can continue for $4.99 a month or go with your own hosting provider.