Your First Website

Creating your first website is exciting and scary at the same time. You’ve made the decision to go into business and understand that having your own website is one of the best ways to attract, engage with customers and ultimately sell your products and services. 

Your website is a digital asset

A website is a digital asset and a valuable part of your business. Use it well and it will attract “organic traffic” from the Google search engine. Your website is a gathering place for customers and people who are interested in you and your business. The more useful it is the better it will be ranked with Google (and Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine). 

Getting Set Up is the technical part because you buy a domain name and then hosting. Hosting is like the rent you pay for some computer storage space on the Internet.

What we do for your first website

After this you need to follow these steps and this is what we help you with. 

  • Install WordPress on your hosting account (can be done by your hosting company)
  • Make sure your website is secure with an SSL certificate (the padlock)
  • Learn about different website templates and choose one
  • Upload your logo
  • Create website landing pages (we start with up to 3)
  • Create a contact page
  • Setup your navigational menu
  • Learn where to find royalty free images
  • Upload your own photographs into the gallery
  • Learn how to insert images into your website pages
  • Learn about Plugins
  • Install a Plugin that enables you to create a form to capture enquiries
  • Setup your email address
  • Learn how to access your email on your desktop and mobile devices
  • Install a website chat widget
  • Configure your website chat widget to capture visitor details
  • Learn about the people visiting your website

How to get free support

There are many different aspects to your website, particularly when problems arise or you need to get something done.

  • The content on your website is usually put there by a writer or content creator,
  • the plugins and other features that you add on are put there by a webmaster or administrator
  • the “lock and feel” of the website and the template are normally managed by a website developer
  • domain names, security, email addresses etc are managed by your hosting company

We’ll show you how to get free help where it is available and where to go to get paid help when you need it. 

Sites we’ve worked on

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