How to plan your website in 5 steps

 
 
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Whether it’s your first website or you’re in the process of restructuring your old one, this resource will definitely guide you on the right track. Yes, it’s scary and you’re probably frantic about what to put where and which images to upload, but before jumping so far ahead let’s figure out exactly what your online hub will be used for.

BE STRATEGIC

Start by identifying the purpose of your online presence. What goals will you achieve by having a website? Will it be used to generate an income or to get hired for your services?

CONTENT PLAN

In order to grow an audience, a website can be used as a creative space for your visual or written expressions. Your content can be shared through blog posts, integrated features like galleries (images & videos) or social media feeds.

 
 
 

GET IN FORMATION

Too many pages can be your biggest mistake. Condense your content into groups and select the heading for each. Home, about & contact are your core pages, but what else is needed and what features will you need to enhance them?

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GET INSPIRATION

Take a look at the sites you browse religiously. Think about what you see first, second and then, analyze how you navigate through the plethora of information. My Pinterest board houses a load of inspiration.

BUDGETING

Understanding the pertinent points can determine how to stretch a budget, small or large. However don’t be penny wise and pound foolish... what you skimp on now may end up being a huge headache later and costing you twice as much time and money. Compare the prices on web designers, hosting platforms, domain registration etc.

 

Domain Registrants:

  • GoDaddy

  • Domain

  • Namecheap

  • Bluehost

  • HostGator

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Website Platforms:

  • Squarespace

  • Shopify

  • Wix

  • Wordpress

 

What’s next?

Now that you have scraped the surface, it’s time to dig in deeper… Sift through a hierarchy of information, list your integrated functionalities and develop a website blueprint. Learn how to convert your visitors into clients by putting your core message at the forefront.
Need help? Book a Session and let’s get your website fabulous and functional.

 
 
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