How-to Get Your Own Website Online

Getting Your Website Built for Yourself or Your Business

Interested in having your own website? There are 3 routes you can go through, but the end results will differ largely.

Episode #12-16 released on December 3, 2021

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If you are truly interested in having a personal or business website, there are a few options you can explore, but each will lead down very different paths. There are certain considerations that need to be addressed before you ever make a final decision on which direction you intend to go when making a personal or business website.

Whether it is a personal or business website, you will have to address content type. What kind of content are you going to post to the website you intend to create or have built? Knowing the answer will definitely help in which direction we are heading on whether you should use a visual editor services, have the website built by developers or go on process of learning for yourself.

If you are planning on creating your own blog, that is a fairly easy endeavor and many services where you will traditionally have to build your website have popular blogging platforms available with one click installs. You simply need to find a template you like to install on the blog and do a few tweaks. You can even go the route of visual editing services like Wix and Square Space, too. You can try to build your own blog engine, like I have done in the past, and that requires a lot of work and knowledge, but it is not impossible. If you choose to build your own, know that the path is difficult and requires a lot of work. It is a good idea to look at working code before creating your own to see the process.

If you are looking into e-commence and are just starting and do not have a storefront, you can definitely look at various services that allow you to create shopping carts, and services like Square Space may be a good option. That being said, it may be a good idea to look into options that allow you to determine inventory amounts to avoid overworking yourself, especially if all products are custom. If you do have a store, you may want to seek professional services that will allow you to tie instore stock with the website like many bigger store chains do.

For many small businesses, using services with built in options is a good way to start, but as you grow, you may want to consider upgrading your websites to the type where you have more control. For businesses that start to get really big, or that are already substantial, it may be a good idea to invest in your own web development team, have your own servers and have a fully staffed IT department to work together that way you can ensure maximum control and integration, too.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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