How To Build a Business Website in 2021
Creating a new website for your business can be overwhelming. I know when I was in my early 20’s and working for another company I was tasked with getting a new website for the business. I had no budget and no clue where to start. Back then is wasn’t as easy as it is now either. I started by learning how to code a website using HTML and CSS and my very first website wasn’t very good, although I was very proud of it at the time. Now there are many tools to help you build your website whether your looking for a local business website, eccomerce store or looking to start a blog.
Where to start building a website
There are many different options from lots of great website builders but our preferred option is WordPress.
WordPress is an open source content management system with lots of great supporting designs (called Themes) and add-ons (called Plugins) that help building your website easier with lots of different functions. With 34% of all website built on WordPress it is the most popular platform used for building websites and the beast thing is its completely free.
So what about E-commerce
When it comes to creating you online store then Shopify is definitely king. We do also work with Woo-commerce which you can add-on to you existing WordPress site but if you in a position to start out from new then Shopify is the one to go with.
There is a lot more to running an online store than you first think but Shopify makes the process a while lot easier. Shopify as a business is also growing very quickly which is testament to the company and the product it offers.
You can see our guide on How to create an online store with Shopify to get you started today.
So what other options are there
So if you don’t want to take our advise and use WordPress or Shopify then there are many other website builder you can try or you can work with a developer to have a fully custom website built, but just so you know you will likely need a big budget.
If you have a website or looking to create a new website then you’ll definitely need somewhere to host it. Check out our guides and reviews of some of the hosting companies we’ve worked with.
Building WordPress websites
If you’re looking to get started with WordPress or already have a WordPress site and looking to improve it then we have some great guides to help you along your way.
Building E-commerce websites
If you have a local website and looking to add a shop to your site then we have some great guides to help you get started or improve your existing online store.
Start a blog
Creating a blog can be a great way to keep you customers up to date with what you’re doing and educate them on your products and services. If you already have a website then it’s more than likely you can simply add a blog to your existing website. Here are some guides to consider helping with your blog.