How to create a website ?
Before we understand how easy it is to create a website, let me address an even more important question:
Do I really need a website?
There are currently 243 Million internet users in India and they are expected to increase to 500 Million by 2018. Everyone is ‘online’ on the internet today and hence if you don’t put your idea on the internet via your website, you’re limiting its reach. If you’re a business owner, it also means that you’re limiting your revenue.
Putting simply – getting your own website expands your idea’s reach to millions of people. For individuals, it means having your voice heard by more people. For business, it means increasing your revenue.
What stops people from getting a website?
- Some think creating a website is difficult and needs technical expertise.
- Some think having a website is expensive.
Both the points above are misconceptions. Making your own website is easier than your think and it is very cheap too.
How to create a website?
There are three ways in which you can create your own website:
By using a Website Builder Tool
This is the easiest method of creating your website in minutes.
Now-a-days, a number of website builder tools are available that make it super-easy to make your own website. These website builder tools are very user-friendly and do not need any coding or technical knowledge.
There are multiple pre-built ‘templates’ or ‘dummies’ available in website builder tools for various blog types (photography, food, sport)and businesses (real estate, healthcare, education).You can choose a template that suits you best and simply edit it to make your own website. Just simply replace the text with your own text and images with your own images.
You can also add your contact information and integrate your Facebook and Twitter pages with your website. Updating the website and changing its design, layout from time-to-time is also very easy.
By using a Content Management System like WordPress
This is the most recommended and preferred method of designing a website.
From small basic websites, to large websites of big businesses, all can be made using Content Management Systems, like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla. All these CMSs are free and open for all to use.
Using Content Management Systems (CMSs) instead of Website Builders gives you access to more features. Along with pre-built templates like website builders, CMSs like WordPress come with various add-ons, extensions and plug-ins that make your website more feature-rich.
If you’re ready to invest just a little time in learning how WordPress works, then it will make even easier for you to build and manage your website.
The ease of use of WordPress makes it the most preferred method in the world by individuals and businesses to make their website.
Also you can avail WordPress Hosting easily after getting much traffic on your blog/website.
By getting your website designed through professionals
If you want a high-quality dynamic website that needs to be updated very frequently but don’t have any coding knowledge, you should consider going to a web designer or developer who possesses the technical expertise, can do all the coding and can put your site together for you.
If you hire good web designers, you will save a lot of precious time which you can utilize for your business. Also, since they are experts in their field, they will know how to secure your website and timely remove all the errors too.
Repeating – making your website is easier than you think. You can also take free tour of both Website Builder and WordPress to first-hand experience how simple the process is.
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Jyotsana Gupta - the content and communication head, is an engineer by education and a writer at heart. In technical writing for 6 years, she makes complex topics interesting to general audience. She loves going on long drives in her spare time.