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Build a website: How to start building your own business website

by Tem Balanco

Do you want develop your small business and avoid a slow income? Building a website is one of the most cost-effective ways to market your products and services to a larger customer base. A healthy website adds new content which is vital in attracting regular visitors and creates more internet traffic. Your business will grow from a healthy website that regularly generates new information on the services and products you provide.

To build a website demands basic knowledge of Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML. Fortunately there are various websites and tutorials on the internet to help you learn and or better understand HTML and use it to create a website through the program Notepad for Windows or Typepad for Mac. Once you are familiar with HTML, you can use the more advanced programs Notepad and the Adobe Dreamweaver series which can be downloaded online. But if you still have difficulties in using these programs, there are other downloadable products available on the internet that you can use which have automated features and other user-friendly functions that you may prefer.

In making a website, it is important to have various web site design templates as reference or for use. Some websites provide downloadable templates daily, either for free or for a small fee. There are also online programs that not only allow you to use their templates but also provide the means of hosting it online. There are also video tutorials readily available without fee through Youtube as well as other websites which specialize in teaching webpage layout and design.

The web site design templates are usually made to have spaces for item catalogs and information on products and services. You can write reviews on each of your products as well as provide information on any future events or happenings that promote your products and services. If you provide delivery services, state the area you operate in, and provide information on how to avail your products and services through a third-party delivery system. You must regularly update your website's information to prevent complications.

Build a website that continues to produce new content to attract customer's interests and have something to look forward to whenever they visit again.You can describe your product and its important functions and compare it to other related products. Provide details in effectively using each product as well as write testimonials of people who continually use your products and services. Describe the health benefits of using your products if you are in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic business.

Build a website that combines various forms of media such as images and videos. Keep your website clean and simple to browse by not filling up the website with too much multimedia. Having too many colors, HTML links and images can backfire and may turn-off visitors. You should also refrain from writing "walls of text" or large paragraphs because people tend to avoid reading them. Take time to break them into small but cohesive chunks of paragraphs to help keep reading to a minimum.

There are many ways to learn how to build a website and design a website using basic web site design templates that you can use to help you get started.

Published September 10th, 2012

Filed in Home Business, Internet

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