Why is building my website so much trouble and chaos filled?
Why is it so expensive and draining me ?
These are the questions we hear frequently from business owners and entrepreneurs that are dipping their foot in slowly to realize the trouble never ends with building a website for their business.You running a business understand you need a website but usually don’t have the least idea what to do and when you talk to your IT savvy friends, they tell you it’s simple and easy, but they forget things aren’t as simple as they think (it’s easier said than done).
This article guides you on a simple step by step of building the website objectively.
The first thing you should do is make a list of things you want your web site to do, and trust me, you don’t have to be technical about it, You just need to write it down like you are thinking it.. For example.
- I want people to come to my website to see my products,
- I want them to read and be informed about what my product or service does
- I want them to make a purchase (as that’s the ultimate goal.. Taking your business online :D)
- I want to see an email when someone buys
- I want to know who came to visitI want to know where they are coming from.
- I want the website to be visible and easy to read on mobile phones, tablet and on the computer too.
- I want to be able to correct spelling errors even from my phone in simple 3 - 5 step process without complexities or technicalities...
The list can go on and on and these are just a few things that are possible within your thought frame.. You probably didn’t think of all this when you embarked on this project as you didn’t anticipate you will need all of this when you had the idea of building a website.Having this simple list lets you be objective and gives you the ability to focus on each task one by one as a checklist to make sure whoever is working with you as a web developer can deliver each item on this list either at once or periodically (daily, weekly or monthly) depending on how complex each task is.)
Once you have this list the next step is to take on the 6 most important points to you (not all only the 6 most important functions ) you want to achieve when you build a website and that should be your discussion points with a designer/developer; a developer who takes the time to understand and clearly explain how this 6 items will be tackled is one you would prefer to work with as from the initiation, they took the time to clarify and understand your requirements. This would be the first phase of your website which will be good enough to launch and functional while other components and features are being added over time.