Hello business owners – do you have a business but the world doesn’t know about it yet? There are a few small steps you can take to make sure your business is out there and people can successfully search and discover it!
How to launch your website in 2023? As business owners you may have many things to worry about when running your business however the world might not even know about the services that you offer! Launching a website in 2023 as a small business owner is challenging. At ModernBiz Sites we provide the right strategy and guidance – taking care of your digital strategy while you take care of other business needs.
Here are a few small steps you can take to make sure your business is out there and people can successfully search and discover it!
1. Pick a Domain Name
A domain name should be related to your business – using straight forward names is usually the best practice but you can have any name you find fitting.
Try to pick a name and stick to it – changing your domain name affects your search engine traffic down the road. Even when launching a website in 2023 – think about where your business will be 5 years down the line.
2. Buy a Web Hosting Plan
You will need to have a website hosting provider that can host your website and store your data securely.
When picking a host make sure to look for: support, security, and service.
Likewise, don’t be fooled by really good deals or low prices. If a service provider is offering hosting at unbelievably low prices, go through their terms of service carefully. Make sure to read the small print to see when the services start or end and when prices for the services will increase – usually in the 2nd or 3rd year.
3. Set Up a Website
You can use a CMS, or a website builder. However, usually a professional web developer or designer is your best bet!
If you are using WordPress – make sure to download the WordPress package by doing the following:
- Download the WordPress package from https://wordpress.org/download/. Unzip the package.
- If you have shell access and can use console-based tools, download WordPress to your web server using the command: wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
Likewise, make sure to configure + set up the phpMyAdmin manually if your host does not provide you with any details. Here is an in-depth guide (https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/beginners-guide-to-wordpress-database-management-with-phpmyadmin/)
4. Design Your Website
In order to have a working website – you first have to design it. You can design, or purchase a theme for your websites. Themes are like ‘skins’- they control the physical appearance of your site and the way different on-screen elements interact with each other.
A emphasis on good design results in high conversion rates and overall good user exeprience.
5. Have a SEO Strategy
Understand how people will find you online – it is very important that you have all the right keywords calibrated and that the right people can find you for the services you are offering.
Once you do the initial research – make sure you have a plan to implement the SEO. This can include hiring a SEO specialist, doing it yourself, or installing a plugin to assist you.
6. Hire ModernBizSites to assist you
As always, professional web developers understand the details that can help elevate your business. Don’t waste time and make sure to hire a developer today to help you with your website strategy. Here at ModernBiz Studio we will be happy to help you if you get stuck along the way. Schedule your free consultation here.