Develop your own website
Developing a website by yourself is possible in several ways. If you develop a website yourself, you can save a lot of costs. And pay only for a hosting package and a domain name. The only other investment you will have to make then is the time it takes to develop the website yourself. But even that can be done with a day's work. In this blog post, let's take a look at the website development process. And how you can set this up. Let's get started!
Hosting package and domain name
An idea or business often starts with registering a domain name and securing a hosting package. For a domain name, in most cases you can choose a .nl domain name if you operate in the Netherlands. However, you are also free to choose another domain name. For example, do you want a .com domain name for the international market, or do you want to establish yourself in the English market with a .co.uk domain name? It's all possible and depends mainly on where you want to operate and what target audience you have in mind.
The hosting package depends on a number of factors. For example,.NET 7 with special packages we have set up for hosting is better suited for this than an average PHP website. If none of this means anything to you, choose our Total SSD package. This package includes everything you need to create a website, as well as standard mail and everything related to it. With our total packages, we have it set up so you can get started right away.
Developing and setting up your website with a content management system
A website can be developed and set up in many different ways. However, for most people, a content management system or CMS is a godsend. This is because they can often be used without any prior technical knowledge. By far the most popular content management system is WordPress. WordPress powers a large portion of all websites on the internet, so it's often a great fit for your project.
WordPress can be set up with just a few clicks in our client panel. This makes the process much easier if you're just getting started. WordPress is also a lot of information about it, not only in our knowledge base. But also on external sources like YouTube. There is an instructional video for every imaginable part of WordPress. So take advantage of them and use these handy resources to develop your website.
Selecting and installing a theme
Selecting and installing a theme in WordPress is as easy as pushing a button. With just a few steps, you can already design the entire layout of your website. This is easily possible in WordPress with both free and paid themes. Choosing a theme is another point you should pay attention to. Look at the reviews of a theme, what options it offers and what you need for it. After all, a theme may require several plug-ins to fully function. That might be more than you need.
Otherwise, installing a theme itself consists of two button presses, one to download and one to activate. After that, it is completely visually editable via the WordPress customizer itself. Without having to do any difficult technical work.
Start developing your website
Developing your website after installing your theme is a process that can take as much time as you want. Are you using an existing layout or design and like it otherwise? If so, this can be done in as little as an hour, consisting of uploading your logo and styling. However, do you want to customize each part individually and change every aspect of a theme or existing layout? Then this can take more time.
So decide exactly what you want to see on your website and which parts are important to you. For a website that is just a business card, it is relatively easy to set up a website with a pre-built theme. For a web store or a complex website with multiple components, you may need a little more time.
The content of the website will require the most work
As with many things, the content of a project accounts for most of the work, and that's the case with a website as well. Setting up your website with WordPress and other tools is a matter of a few hours. Writing and creating content for a website can take many times that amount of time. A website without content is practically useless in the long run. Information is always needed, no matter what you are trying to sell or tell. This information can be presented in the form of text, images and videos. Or a combination of them.
To create this content, you either need to roll up your sleeves often and get to work. Content management systems like WordPress make this job much easier for beginners. After all, you get a nice environment to work in. Without needing other tools to do it often.
Advertising and attracting visitors to your website
A website often has no reason to exist if it doesn't attract visitors. If sharing your website is not one of your intentions, the internet may not be the right place for it. However, attracting and keeping visitors to your website is a task in itself. Therefore, you need to spend the necessary time, effort and financial resources to make it happen. The easiest and fastest way to achieve this is often to advertise your website. You can do this through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. But you can also do this through the various search engines. Of these, Google is of course the biggest.
In addition to advertising, you can also work on attracting visitors to your website yourself by posting on social media and trying to gain a following. Or writing and optimizing your website's content for search engine placement. This is called organic traffic, for which you don't have to pay per click or impression. However, this often takes time.
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