HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE
“FIND OUT HOW EASY IT IS TO GET YOUR BUSINESS ON THE WEB WITH GODADDY”
“Now that I’ve launched my own product line, I need a simple yet effective solution for an online store so that I can reach customers and fans everywhere. I would recommend GoDaddy Online Store to anyone looking to sell products or feature their business online.”—Billy Lowe, Gloss & Toss
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE
When it comes to getting your own website, there are basically two choices…
Do it yourself: It’s easier and more affordable than you think, but it does still take some time and effort.
Hire a professional: It costs more, but if you don’t have the time or desire to do it yourself, it’s well worth the investment.
CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE
You don’t need to know how to code to make your own site. Site creation tools like Website Builder handle all of the technical work for you. Simply choose a theme and use drag and drop tools to customize it.
And for businesses that want to sell their products online, tools like Online Store are do-it-yourself website builders that also include an integrated shopping cart, built-in credit card processing, shipping options, inventory tools and more.
MORE FEATURES & FLEXIBILITY
If you’re a little more ambitious, WordPress lets you create a powerful, customized website by using themes or adding plugins developed by other users. It takes a little more skill, but as the most popular site creation tool on the web, it’s worth it.
HIRE A WEB DESIGNER
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DESIGNER
Make no mistake; you can spend a small fortune on your website. But you don’t need to, not if you know what to look for. Make sure your designer has:
Plenty of experience, including a portfolio of sites he or she has designed that you can review.
A list of references who will tell you what he or she is like to work with.
Rates that fit your budget and are well-defined, so you’re not surprised by random ‘extras.’
A good understanding of your brand or style.