How to Create a Website Business

Don’t waste another day wondering how to create a website business. It’s really not that hard!how to create a website business If you are part of the Boomer era, computers can be a bit scary. But this doesn’t need to be the case.

The world has changed a lot in the last 15 years and many parts of the computer have been streamlined. You no longer need to understand or be able to write computer code, yeah!!

You also don’t need to spend a small fortune paying someone to build a website for you as there are plenty of budget learning platforms if you are willing a ready to learn a new skill. This way you have absolute control over how your website looks and how you make money from it. If that is what you are looking for Let’s explore the journey.

What is Your Why?

You need to have a strong reason for creating a website business or you will give up the first time it gets complicated. There will be frustrations along the way and placing yourself within an online structure to support you, will make all the difference.

Whether you already have a local brick and mortar business that you want to expand online. Or you want a second income that you have control over, it is a lot simpler to create your website and run it yourself. The days of having a website builder who is always too busy to fix a small issue or spelling on your website are gone.

So Why do you want a website? This is a question that you need to go away and dwell on the answer. Keep in mind that creating, maintaining, and promoting on your website will take a certain amount of hours a week.

You need to consider:

  • Initial creation time
  • Writing content
  • Maintaining the general background of your website
  • Creating promotions
  • Answering business and other queries

We are all very busy with our work and our lives, so will a website business enrich your life? Will it bring you more money, more time, and expand what you have now? The immediate answer is, not when you are just setting it up but definitely in the future.

Initial Creation Time

If you have zero computer experience (perhaps you only check your emails online) then it still won’t take you long to get yourInitial creation time head around building a website. You probably already have an idea for the theme of your website. Possibly, the business you are in right now (plumbing).

Maybe a part of your job that you could do from home (nursing). Even a service that you can provide from your website (financial advice). Or even a hobby. Perhaps you paint or make wooden tables.

For instance, I’m a professional musician for over 40 years. So it was a no-brainer to create a website to help other guitarist/singers. After spending 2 weeks researching online to find the cheapest, supportive, hosting, and learning platform, I selected Wealthy Affiliate.

Why this company? Two reasons. I couldn’t find a bad word about them in the reviews and I could try them out for free, no credit card needed. That showed how solid they were and I’ve enjoyed building my websites and knowledge with them. If you are looking then have a read here and I can help you personally to get started today to build your first ever website business. Need more information read on!

The lessons take you one step at a time through creating, writing, and maintaining your website. No guessing, just learning.

Writing Content

One of the skills you will learn is how to write content. The internet is like any other open market, you will be competing with all the other people in business in your niche. The more posts (articles or blogs) that you write that are informative and interesting, the more people who will come to your website. Then you will have the chance to promote your business and collect email names to create a mailing list.

Just as you keep the name and contact details of your customers now, you will collect email addresses to drip-feed promotions to interested buyers. There is an art in all of this but at Wealthy Affiliate, you will get plenty of lessons and free advice to help you build a healthy solid business.

You will learn about great SEO practise and creating backlinks and why.

Maintaining Your Website

When you first create a website there is a lot to learn. Choosing a Theme, deciding on the structure of your posts,maintaining your website understanding SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and deciding which Plugins to use.

Does this all sound like gibberish to you? It did to me a year ago.

What on earth is a widget? How do you use Google Analytics? Perhaps you know all about this, or maybe not. But you will have to learn how to check for security for your website.

Update plugins, change the appearance of a page, add pictures (downsize the image) and so much more.

Please don’t throw your hands in the air as all this is covered in the tutorials in Wealthy Affiliate. You can ask the community, read up on other problems, and ask for help from our great technical support people or your mentor.

There is always a way to get an answer to your problem and you have the world’s resources at your fingertips.

As you build out your website you will be learning and beginning to understand the simple steps to keep your website running smoothly.

Creating Promotions

In any business, you need to promote to get a sale. Internet business is no different but the way that you share with a customer is more organic. Most of us will go to our computers to find an answer to a problem, much as you are reading this post today. That is the first way that you attract a buyer.

Offer a solution to a problem! By writing an interesting andcreating promotions informative post that will steer a person to resolving their issue you are building a relationship.

Internet businesses are run on trust and we all like to do business with someone we trust. Much in the way that we will ask a friend for a suggested trade person, your post will help and advise. Over time, you will gain that person’s trust and they will like what you are selling.

You can create a promotion for your business. Perhaps you are willing to give a prize for signing up or a free e-book that will help with the problem. You can have a post that explains the special deal you are offering.

Then promote it through free social avenues like Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter, just to name a few. Perhaps you are willing to pay for advertisements. It will all depend on your budget.

Answering Email Queries

Much in the same way that you answer your business phone. Contacts are the lifeblood of your business. Through comments to the posts that you write and contact queries, you can talk to the people interested in your niche.

All of your business contact is through the internet and it won’t take you long to get the hang of helping people. Like all new skills, it takes a little time to get used to allocating the time to converse with your potential customers but well worth the effort.

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want,” Zig Zigler.

Your office is your computer and through this, you will have a direct link to people wanting your product or service. This is an exciting time to be a creative person. All the resources that you need are available now, today with just a click of a few keys.

Making it Happen

If you have read this far you are very interested in starting your own website business. Mostly fear is what stops us andmaking it happen some rational thinking, like how much will it cost? In a nutshell, hosting (having someone to host your website) is usually the most expensive cost, somewhere between $50 and $150 a month.

But not all hosting sites are equal in value. Some also provide amazing training and technical support for the same cost as other hosting sites. Shop around and have a read of the reviews available for any company on the internet.

One bit of advice. If you are not willing to go through the learning process and are thinking of paying one of the advertised companies on the internet that promise to build your site and give you a business making your $$$ in a day, it’s a scam!!! Why would they build it for you if there wasn’t any money in it for them? Also, if they build it, they own it, not you.

No matter what you do in this world, there are people trying to make the quick buck, don’t be the patsy who falls for the slick sales spiel. Do your due diligence and dip a toe in where it won’t cost you anything to try. Knowledge is power.

If you have enjoyed this post or would like to have a chat please leave a comment and we can trade war stories. Always willing to help. Please share this around. It’s time for a coffee, enjoy the journey.

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6 thoughts on “How to Create a Website Business”

  1. A lot of people really used to be scared of creating a website because back then it was so difficult to do. Fortunately, this is no longer the case as websites can now be created within seconds by just the click of a button. It is truly amazing how far technology has come. 

    Creating a website is just the first step. There are a lot of things one has to do for their website which is their business to become a success. It involves writing content, marketing your content, and several other things.

    These are skills that anyone can learn as long as they are willing to and the good thing is that there are a lot of platforms willing to teach this. 

    Making money online has become really popular that a lot of businesses are making sure they are part of this trend by shifting their offline business to also be able to function online. It is truly amazing.

    1. It is great that you really understand how much the world has changed.  I can tell that you’ve had lots of experience on the internet and truly understand how great it is to be part of this exciting world. 

      Lily 

  2. TheMarketingLord

    Awesome article.

    It is just the thing I was looking for online, a good article for Affiliate Marketing.

    You have really put in a lot of work to write this and I respect that.

    I am glad that I stumbled upon your article because you gave me a lot of value and tips that I needed.

    Thank you for that and I wish you all the best in the future and your business

    1. It can be an exciting journey to build your own affiliate business and create great financial success.

      Wishing you happiness and prosperity.

  3. Monique Charland

    Thanks for a very informative blog.  I’ve been looking for a long time for such a blog, showing me how to create a website business, starting with how to develop a website using one of the budget learning platforms available today.  This way, one learns a new skills, which is good for the brain, while developing a website which could be a real money-maker.  So far, I agree with everything you say, including this: in the last 15 years, the computer has been streamlined. You no longer need to understand or be able to write computer code. 

    As you say, you need to have a strong reason for creating a website.  With me, it was the love of brain games and brain training, because I spent many years recovering from a medical condition and doing tons of brain training in order to regain my smarts.  So I created a website devoted to brain games, advanced brain training and optimal brain health.   With my experience, answering business and other queries was simple.

    I have considered my great love of writing, especially writing good content that people will want to read.

    I have also considered maintaining the general background of your website.  For me, that was easy:  I have a background as a programmer and project manager.

    I want to get into creating promotion next.  And furthering my knowledge  of SEO practice, as well as creating backlinks and why this is necessary.   Also, increase my understanding which Plugins to use. 

    Next, I want to further my knowledge of promotions, offering  a solution to a problem!

    I like what you said about Wealthy Affiliate:   I also spent some time researching online organizations to find the cheapest hosting and learning platform and came to the conclusion that Wealthy Affiliate was the best.  Their  training is great and teaches  you everything you need to know to create and maintain your website.

    Finally, I totally agree with you that, if you are not willing to go through the learning process and are thinking of paying one of the advertised companies on the internet that promise to build your site and give you a business making your $$$ in a day, it’s a scam!!!

    Thanks for a very informative blog.  Now I know that I’m on the right track!

    1. Hi Monique, you sound wonderful and such a highly motivated person. I can see why you would enjoy your journey at Wealthy Affiliate and we are lucky to have you here with us. We can enjoy this together and keep our brains firing on all cylinders. Wishing you great success, your niche sounds interesting.

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