How to Build a Website Yourself
Back in the day, a website was a cool tool to have for your business. Today, without significant online real estate, you simply do not exist. Having even a basic website is vital, as websites are the primary interaction point for a potential client. Websites can accomplish a plethora of tasks for a business, from store hours and contact info, to a full blown e-commerce store where customers can purchase your products with just a click of a button.
So, now that I need a website, how do I get started?
If you have time, you can build a free website for your business using online website building software. Using website building software does not require knowledge in web design, since they provide a drag and drop interface with pre-designed templates for quick and easy editing. Additionally, website builders have a pre-set code and functions which you can rely on to build your website if you don’t possess any coding skills. One of the most popular website builders is Wix.com.
Using Wix, you can build a website in seven steps:
Apart from these simple steps, Wix also provides advanced features such as contact forms, photo galleries, and a platform to sell products. You can also publish your site for free using their domain, for example, www.[yourstore].Wix.com, or pay a small fee and publish it under your own domain name.
The downsides of building your site using Wix are that it is time-intensive, has limited functionality, and the pre-set templates aren’t unique. When first starting a business, Wix or similar services may be the way to go. However, as your business grows, so will your website and software needs. When that happens, you will need to build a proper site. It’s important to understand the basics of coding so that you don’t get taken for a ride. We recommend taking a short course online to provide you with a basic knowledge of what is going on on your site.
AK Launch is a full-service software and web development agency based out of the US and Israel. Services include enterprise software, web development, cybersecurity, and digital marketing.