What do I need to do before
I get my business online?
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, starting your online journey is a necessity in today’s digital world.
Almost everyone has a smartphone these days and the Internet is constantly at everyone’s fingertips. The big fat Yellow Pages has been taken over by technology and customers are using the internet to research, buy from and find businesses.
“If your business doesn’t have a website you could be missing out on potential customers and sales.”
So before making that phone call to a web designer, you will need a couple of things to start. BUT if you don’t want to tackle this alone your web designer will be able to help you.
You will need a domain name – check out this post to find out more.
You will need hosting. Hosting is the physical location of your website on the Internet and its needed to keep your website live.
Those are the 2 techy things you will need to make your website live but there are other things to think about regarding what you want out of your website.
As a website is part of your brands’ identity you will need to keep that in mind when thinking about the design. You should give your designer your style/brand things like your logo, branding colours etc. and the message you want your customers to see. If you need help with a logo, or branding of any kind then please go here.
You need to think about what you want your website to achieve? Do you want your website, for example; do you want to generate leads and sales? to give customer information? Take bookings? Show off your shopfront etc.
A great way to start the process is figuring out what you like in a website and what you don’t like. When browsing the Internet, take notes and familiarise yourself with the layouts and styles that you like and those that you don’t.
Once you have a clear idea its time to talk to a web designer to get the ball rolling. Your website designer will be able to guide you through the techy stuff and suggest ways to bring your ideas to life.
However, if the idea of deciding what’s best for your business is completely overwhelming then a good website designer will be able to guide you through the process and find the best solution for you and your business.
Here at Full Circle Creative, we understand that getting your business online can be a minefield and we’re fully prepared to help you every step of the way.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your free consultation today with Kaz at Full Circle Creative.
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