- Starting a Business
- How To Write A Business Plan
- How to Apply For An EIN
- How to Decide the Legal Structure of Your Business
- How to Form an LLC
- How to Create Your Brand
- How to Find State Licenses and Permits
- How to Name Your Business
- How to Keep Records
- How to Create Your Website
- How to Manage Your Finances
- How to Find Funding
- How to Market Your Company
- Personal Development
- How to Crowdfund
- How to Decide Your Exit Strategy
- Inventing a Product
- Buying a Franchise
- Home Business
Get your business online in 5 simple steps with tips from Go Daddy!
1. Get a website address.
Choose your website address carefully. Choosing a domain name is just as important as choosing the name of your company. This is your identity on the web. You want a name that not only fits your business, but is also easy to spell and remember.
2. Choose how you’ll build it.
There are a lot of choices out there. Do you build it yourself or hire a website designer? You need to ask yourself a few questions. What’s my budget? Do I have time to build and update my site? How technical am I? Not to worry, there are options to fit every budget and every skill level.
3. Build your website.
Your website can grow to do whatever you want, but a good small-business website is usually made up of 5 core pages: Home, About Us, Products/Services, Testimonials, and Contact. This sets the right expectation for visitors and covers the basics.
4. Create content.
Creating content doesn’t have to be difficult. It might seem overwhelming, but don’t over-think it. Keep it simple and to the point, leverage content from existing material (business plans, brochures), and in the beginning you can use your phone for pictures.
5. Publish and promote.
Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell strangers in the checkout line. Put your site on your business cards. Add your web address to your email signature and your Facebook profile. Join free listing sites like yellowpages.com®, Google® Places, Yelp® and Foursquare®.
Download a free Website Planning Worksheet from Go Daddy - for step by step instructions on how to create the top 5 most important pages to build a solid foundation for your website.
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