What do you need for a website?
Building a website can seem really daunting at first glance, and you'd be right, it is a scary proposition - But it isn't hard, as long as you are aware of what you need to put onto it.
Here's the things you need to ensure you make a good quality website:
1 - Website development service
Some examples of website development services include WIX, Squarespace, Wordpress, Weebly and Shopify - There are many more, but these are some of the most trusted builders to get you off to a good start.
2 - A memorable link/URL
If you want any kind of recurring traffic, a memorable URL is going to work wonders for you. Again, you'll probably have to pay to get one that is fully customised, but by having your name, or the name of your business as the core part of your URL, you make it much easier to be found from a manual search.
3. Build different pages
You'll see a lot of basic websites that just have a single page on them, this isn't enough for an enjoyable visitor's experience. You need the obvious sections, such as:
Landing page - imagery, about us info, big title
Shop section - If applicable
Contact page - Phone number, email, social media links etc
4. Call to action - Make your page navigational
If you want a user-friendly website, you have to make your pages easy to jump between. A simple CTA (call to action) can massively help with your interface, to allow visitors to find the content they need. Whether it is to find your contact number, to check out your blog, or to buy from your online shop.
5. Experiment and have fun
A website doesn't need to be full of text and legal information - Well, it does, but it doesn't need to be on your landing page. A website is a chance to show off your brand, business or individual profile, so sell yourself!
Use colour, imagery, statistics, logos, videos, cartoons etc. Nobody likes a plain text website, as simple as it is to make, it doesn't make people want to return.