Why do I need a website?
Building a website and a social media following online is critical if you want to be found by your customers
Long gone are the days where people reached for the paper based telephone directory to look up the phone number of their local business or service. These days, literally everything is online; from your hairdresser, pet shop, supermarket, even tradesmen like plumbers, builders and meticulous maids. In fact, if you’re not online, you are highly likely to be losing customers and money from your niche or business.
But there’s so many choices!
I agree, there are a huge selection of free and paid website services out there, which can be absolutely mind boggling if you’re trying to sort the good from the bad.
The important thing to remember is that whatever path you decide to take, you need to make sure that your website can be easily scaled up and added to as your online business grows, without costing you a fortune every time you want to make a change, or; add functionality, pages, email accounts, or storage to your website.
Components of a basic website include;
- A Domain Name
- Website Hosting Provider
- Content Management System
- Email hosting
- Security & SPAM protection
A Simple Solution – with ‘industry heavyweight’ backing
I particularly like the SiteRubix platform, as it bundles all of these components into a single, easy to navigate ‘user interface,’ which believe me, makes life a whole lot easier! Everything is at your fingertips, including step by step training guides which will have you up and running in absolutely no time flat.
The SiteRubix platform is integrated with WordPress, arguably the most powerful and popular website management and blogging platform in use on the web. To give you an idea of just how popular, industry heavyweight WordPress supports in excess of 60 million websites globally. Because WordPress is open source, new features and functionality are being added all the time.
WordPress is extremely well set up to use plugins, which can give your website extra functionality, such as a shopping cart, building an email list, optimization for google & search engines, add galleries and image libraries and social media buttons to your pages and content.
I have used WordPress for numerous projects in the past and it has more fruit than an orchard, which can be off putting if you only need a basic website. It’s a bit like swatting a fly with a sledgehammer. After all, WordPress didn’t become the industry heavyweight it is today, without being, well, heavy! This has been neatly solved through the SiteRubix platform, you get all that power, but it’s neatly packaged and ordered in an easily navigable content management system.
How much will my Website Cost?
If you’re not ready to purchase your own domain name, you can still choose a siterubix.com domain name and build a website on the SiteRubix platform absolutely free. If you choose this option, your website address will look like this; yourbusiness.siterubix.com. If, and when, you are ready, you can upgrade to your website to a .com or .net etc. domain at any time yourbusiness.com which gives a more professional look to your website.
This is a great option as you get access to all the free training material provided by SiteRubix and partner Wealthy Affiliate, without it costing you a cent.
So what are you waiting for? Turn your passion into a thriving online business – starting with your very own beautiful website!
Are you ready to start building your first website?
I’d love to hear about your niche or writing aspirations! Please drop me a line or two in the comments below 🙂
Best of luck, Karen