Okay. Let us get your website up and going. Some things you may have already done, if so we just need your login and password.
Here is the List of Items We Need to Do:
1A. Picking a Domain Name
1B. Picking a Web Host
2A. Selecting a WordPress Template
2B. Setting up the Website
3. Create a Logo
4A. Site Wireframe
4B. Website Content
5. Build Website
Step 1: Domain Name and Website Hosting
1A. Domain Name. The first step is to find a domain name. Ideally we try to find this name before you actually name your business. In Canada, I would suggest you get a .com and a .ca name.
Start your search for a .com name (they are the hardest to get). Pick any registrar you like I recommend the one below (test for the .com and then the .ca), here are a couple services:
If you have a domain(s). Put the sign-in url, user name and login into an email and send it my way. Often the domain name is also with a hosting plan.
1B. Hosting. Now need to purchase the hosting, the basic package should be okay. NamesCheap also have affordable hosting (again, you pick another host if you like them):
If you already have hosting setup. Send me the login url, the user name and the password. Often the hosting is also with whoever you bought the domain name from.
Okay…that is Step 1, now let us go to picking the website template (I am only going to recommend WordPress).
Step 2: Website Template and Setup
With Step 1 completed, it is now time to find a WordPress template to use as the base of the site.
2A. WordPress Template selection: There are many Template sites, here is a distribution site:
If you have another WordPress template in mind and don’t see it in the link I gave you above, pass it along to me.
2B. Setup On Hosting Platform. The template now needs to be setup on the website hosting platform.
Okay, this is where I come in. I will setup your WordPress website.
Step 3: Your Logo
3. Company Logo. While your site is being setup by me, it is time for you to start thinking about a Company Logo. This is an essential piece of your website design.
Here is a company that I find to have great service, called The Logo Company.
If you already have a logo, email it to me.
Step 4: Site Wireframe & Content
4A. Site Wireframe. I have built you a site Wireframe (which is the basic pages of your site).
Your basic site will include the following:
- Main Page
- Contact Page
- About Us Page
- Product/Service Page 1
- Product/Service Page 2
- Product/Service Page 3
4B. Website Words and Image Content.
Now you build all the website content for each page. It is easier to do this offline in word and then I will insert it in once completed.
You also need to create and find or produce the necessary images for your site.
If you already have these elements from a previous Website, give me a link to the old site or email them to me.
Step 5: Build Website
5. Build Website.
Now I put together all the elements into your Website.
Awesome, we now have a basic Website for your Business!