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If you clicked above, you now have your first website! That was not difficult, was it? What if I said “you can have 2 of these websites FREE? Oh, My, she must be a looney tune. Not true. I have built my business from these same humble beginnings. I can ‘tongue in cheek’ as well as actually make you a promise: When you have read this post, and you want to claim your 2 FREE websites, I can make that happen.
First – Let’s start with the How & Why of building a website. Specifically why YOU need one. We will delve into what ensures a successful website – Inclusions and Exclusions.
In order for a website to promote your business, It must have two vital components.
1. A Domain name.
This is your website’s name. My domain here is http://AgeAdjuster.com. In this case, I own this name and it may not be used by anyone else. The same is true for you when you name your site YOURNAME.siterubix.com.
2. A hosting platform.
Each website must be hosted – that is housed on a large server which is private or public. The server is
the connection to the world-wide web (the internet). Some companies charge a lot of money to host your website. Not here. The siterubix domain is hosted by WordPress, one of the world’s largest hosting platforms.
So…. To continue after you select your website name and it is hosted, you will need to address several areas as part of the support for your website. It is essential that your website is secure, current, reliable, backed-up regularly and ready to support your online passion for business.
What are these necessary areas that must be in place?
- Site layout and design – A theme that describes and enhances your offerings
- Site back up – Off site secure backup to protect against unforeseen issues
- Content development – Enhancements for font size, images and look & feel of your site
- Email, social media and other interactive plugins – Leverage contact with your audience
- Site health checker – An automated site crawler to make sure all links work, content is fresh, etc.
- Security – Protection against hackers
These are required for any successful website. And…. they all cost money. This is an area requiring caution. Several companies lure you in with a very low cost but once you add the features the cost accelerates rapidly. You can pay around $200 per month for security alone. Adding the other required pieces and you will find yourself paying a huge monthly billing. May I please repeat myself, RELAX. When I said free at the start I meant FREE.
Why do YOU need a website?
The world of business demands online presence to succeed. “Just Google it” is a common phrase among people in this fast moving 2017 world. People go online to locate, check reviews, check availability and costs before purchasing services or products. And… the eventual purchase is usually conducted online as well.
And that is just the start – Online shopping is changing also! The proliferation of mobile devices has revolutionized online shopping. Most purchases are now conducted using the customer’s cell phone. What does that mean to you? I means your website must be optimized to work well on all mobile devices. This is not supported automatically by many of the providers. Mobile optimization is a whole new level of computer code supporting the webpages. This is not to say, your site must be friendly for the laptop, desktop and giant monitors in use as well. We are fortunate! Our host, WordPress optimizes all websites so we are ready for mobile traffic the moment we set them up.
Any business is built on the principle of solving a problem or providing a solution, whether it is on or offline. A business website should be no different. People come to a website because they have a need or want advice on a particular issue. If you can build a website that caters to that need or provides that advice then people will trust in your site and will be influenced by the advice that your site gives them.
What does a successful website contain?
This depends on your business venture. If you are a retail store-front showing a catalog of items, the website is simply an online store front. However, if you are offering advice, service, recommendations, reviews and competition, your website must focus on these two items:
- Clear focus and expertise in a niche target market.
What is a niche target market? A niche is a single area of focus. For Example, weight-loss for women. While this may appear narrow and without the reach to build a large business, it is actually a market that easily expands into food, cooking, supplements, clothing, exercise, and all the elements that surround those expansions.
Notice I did not recommend the health industry. That is too broad. Health affects everyone in our world; we would be trying to do something for everyone. Your website would never be noticed. However, by choosing a specific area within health you are targeting a particular segment of people.
I have a website specifically related to Aging. We are all aging and some are more affected than others. If starts to become noticeable at around age 40 if steps have not been taken to minimize the effects. That is where my term Age Adjuster originated. I am 77 years old chronologically, but my metabolic age is 52. So, reducing the effects of Aging is an area I know and want to help others gain the upper hand. I can use my site to become an authority, share experts’ discussions as well as vet chosen products.
Your customers are looking for sound content. Google ranks your website based on its content. Content is Essential – it Reigns. It is only through quality content that you establish yourself as an authority within your chosen niche. Without pertinent, clear, useful content your site will not be used. It joins billions of floating text in cyber space.
This may cause a little trepidation on your part. Do not go there. You do not have to be an accomplished writer to publish quality content. Please remember your passion, your dream and your interest. Your chosen niche does not have to be an area you are an instant expert. It just needs to be compelling to you to do due diligence – search, study, write and publish. Creating content is you talking about those things. In my example, earlier, regarding my niche on Aging, I write about things I have experienced. People who visit my site are looking for help, insight, and solutions. What do I gain? I gain more authority and credibility.
Content and Search Engines
All content is reviewed by search engines. Their software ‘crawls’ all over the content searching for common ground, attraction factors to searchers, plagiarism or attempts to fill the content with keywords but lacking continuity or value. To succeed your website must rank high within the search engines including google, bing and yahoo. As stated above, the key to rankings is quality content. Search engines are looking at how you engage your viewers, how they react, their comments and how long they stay on each visit. Your focus is on Your niche and your customers are seeking your expertise.
The result of your efforts from the search engine point of view is, your site is an authority site in your niche. Their response is to move your website identification to the first pages seen by your customers. That is rank your site very high when anyone does a search looking for what you are expressing.
Once your website ranks high within the search engines algorithms, you have reached a level of authority within your niche market. The search engines will consistently direct viewers to your page as it will post on the first view following their search. Your contents goal is to provide our viewers with advice, solutions, and information they are seeking. As they delve into your presented knowledge, you gain credibility and the viewers are confident and purchase your products or services.
Successful websites do NOT…..
- Try to be all things to all people – as stated early in this post, chose and focus on a niche market. For details on determining Your niche, I have embedded a teaching link here.
- Be seen as spam – careful selection and good judgment surround your choices of advertisements placed on your website pages and posts. I personally do not like sites that are too busy, have moving parts or flash. I prefer to deal with a subject and promote products and services that relate directly to that specific topic. I treasure my reputation and will not damage it with shameful or inaccurate advertisements. By the way, the search engines also will NOT rank you if they determine you are not providing content, just advertisements. So… advertising products via your personal quality product review will result in increased sales
- Plagiarize – as discussed above, your content must be original and written by you or your hired writer. It must reflect your research, your thoughts, and your commitments. Your original content must engage your readers. At the risk of redundancy – do not copy and paste from another’s site, from a book or magazine or from a webinar without permission. Not only will this reduce your rankings, you will not be seen or respected as the authority. The search engine will know and you may be brought up on legal charges.
Sounds good – How do I build a successful website?
Your training can begin here and now! You, literally, can build a website in 5 minutes. The training is offered 24/7 via pre-recorded videos with activities following each teaching. At the tend of each teaching (10 in all for the first section), you will move your website into being recognized by google, determine your niche, select a name that reflects your purpose, select a theme to represent you and oh, so much more. Start here, sign in, name and email only. No credit card required. Take the training. Your only investment is your time. You will find the training to be university level training by experts, the tasks very doable and help as needed and such joy in seeing your first website up and available on the world wide web. Your two free websites are only the beginning of an exciting adventure with the world’s largest host, the best in the business and a whole community worldwide for support. By signing up today you will be an official member of the Wealthy Affiliate ‘club’. In addition to the 2 free websites, you will immediately have access at no extra cost to:
- A step by step beginners training program – robust enough to intrigue the professionals also
- Online available classrooms with Tutorials and Video walkthroughs
- Two fully equipped websites with your selected theme; ready for business
- Secure hosting
- Worldwide Community willing and available 24/7 to help and support
- Live chat providing instant support and encouragement
- A spam free environment
- My one on one support if and when required
All this at NO COST whatsoever. At the end of this post, you will find a very useful chart. This outlines the maximum investment, no up charges ever, to have up to 50 websites should you desire. For your first 7 days, you will have access to all the information, help and support that you need to build your very own successful website. I have written a post on Wealthy Affiliate. It is a review and available here for your additional research.
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