Creating a website for a small business can be a daunting task for some. It is important to remember that building a website for your small business can be done easily when you leverage the right tools and expertise.
There are a few things you should consider when building and creating a website for your small business. One of the first things you need to review are the different small business website building platforms. When comparing website builders, you should keep in mind the size of your budget, the type of business you have, and the information or content you will be displaying on your small business website.
Some website builders such as wordpress offer more flexibility, features, and security compared to other cheaper alternative website builders
Once you have decided on the website builder best suited for your small business website, you need to buy a domain name for your small business website. The domain name will serve as your online address for your website. Choosing a domain name that is simple to remember, easy to type, and easy to verbally communicate is crucial to your website’s success.
After you purchase your domain name, you will then need to compare and contrast the various hosting options available. With most small business websites, hosting packages that are dedicated to security, speed, customer service, and integration are typically the most practical for smaller websites. Although there are many small business website hosting options, siteground is the web hosting I use for nearly all of my small business clients (I will go into why later).
After connecting your website builder to your domain name and web hosting, you can then begin to design and build out all of your website’s pages. The most ideal way to do this is through a website theme builder, such as DIVI which allows you to customize the layout, design, and content of your small business website all in one place. There are free website theme builders but offer less features, integrations, and support.
#1 How to Set Up Hosting – Best Website Hosting for Small Business
How to Setup up Siteground Hosting and Install WordPress – Watch the video tutorial below:
#2 How to Find a Domain Name on Siteground
A domain is the name of your URL. For example: example.com or www.sagemarketingsolutions.com – You can purchase a domain along with your Hosting checkout process.
To search for a domain name that will work well for your business click on this LINK. Choosing a domain name can reflect your business name or you can choose a keyword planned domain, that can help a lot with SEO and organic ranking.
#3 Installing a WordPress Website on Your New Hosting
How to Install WordPress and choose a theme on Siteground Account – Watch the Video Tutorial Below:
#4 Choose a Theme(Free or Divi) And Start Building Your Website.
Install DIVI Theme Builder + Basic Tutorial.
How to use the DIVI page builder.
Creating a Global Header in DIVI Builder.
Creating a Global Footer in DIVI Builder.
#5 Install an SSL Certificate on Siteground Hosting
How to install an SSL certificate using Siteground Hosting
How to Set up HTTPS enforce using Siteground Hosting
Watch the video tutorial below:
If you are not using Siteground, you can set up an SSL certificate using ZEROSSL. Here is the link to that tutorial: https://sagemarketingservices.com/how-to-install-a-free-ssl-certificate-using-zerossl-with-cpanel-2020-godaddy/