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Old 13-11-2017, 12:27 PM
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Setting up a website

I'm looking to set up a website for my new business. What's the best way to go about this? Having a look online, the obvious and possibly most cost efficient option seems to be GoDaddy and then using Wordpress to build the site. Does that sound correct?

Short term I'm just looking to grab the domain and get the home page set up with a 'coming soon' message. Long term I'm hoping to have a website that says stuff about what I do, with a contact me page, etc. It doesn't need to be an amazing website, just not one that looks crap.

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However doesn't mean it has to cost you that much.

I used a guy who is great with Wordpress, meaning that he could simply create something that I think looks really good (and not charge me too much) but also means I can update text and simple parts myself without having to pay someone to do so.
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Oh and I am fortunate my brother is good at this type of thing so he's always sorted out my hosting - he has however just moved all his hosting to GoDaddy. So they may be a good option.
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I'm looking to set up a website for my new business. What's the best way to go about this? Having a look online, the obvious and possibly most cost efficient option seems to be GoDaddy and then using Wordpress to build the site. Does that sound correct?

Short term I'm just looking to grab the domain and get the home page set up with a 'coming soon' message. Long term I'm hoping to have a website that says stuff about what I do, with a contact me page, etc. It doesn't need to be an amazing website, just not one that looks crap.

Any advice on this would be really appreciated
Get you own hosting and buy the domain and hosting from someone like 4UHosting.co.uk I use them and they are relaible - they are just resellers but unless you its massive visitors and pages just the basic hosting.

Write everything down I have loads of domains and forget where I registered half of them!

Don't know how computer literate you are but free software like Rocket Cake will give you a basic page pretty easily. It is like Word so no HTML knowledge, and makes mobile friendly websites

You will need to download Filezilla. It all sounds complicated but most of it is a piece of piss.

Happy to give you some free advice - all self taught and I am an old fogey.

Or if you want a to spend I can recommend a design company that would knock one up
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Old 13-11-2017, 03:13 PM
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I'm looking to set up a website for my new business. What's the best way to go about this? Having a look online, the obvious and possibly most cost efficient option seems to be GoDaddy and then using Wordpress to build the site. Does that sound correct?

Short term I'm just looking to grab the domain and get the home page set up with a 'coming soon' message. Long term I'm hoping to have a website that says stuff about what I do, with a contact me page, etc. It doesn't need to be an amazing website, just not one that looks crap.

Any advice on this would be really appreciated
I used To view the link you have to Register or Login to put my website together (To view the link you have to Register or Login). They can supply the domain and hosting. It's very easy to use (the templates are comprehensive and reasonably good). It's also reasonably priced.

I use To view the link you have to Register or Login for the enquiries and the contract T&C's.
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I used To view the link you have to Register or Login to put my website together (To view the link you have to Register or Login). They can supply the domain and hosting. It's very easy to use (the templates are comprehensive and reasonably good). It's also reasonably priced.
I keep seeing wix adverts on Youtube - thought they looked promising, and good to hear real life feedback.
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A quick thought - don't forget you'll still need to market your business after the website's set up. Some people might think "I've set up my website, now I'll just wait for the business to roll in". It won't. No one will know about your website unless you tell them and having something of real interest to them.
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Buy your domain from somebody reputable. Wordpress is good base for the website design and there are plenty of free and paid templates to get started with that you can update easily. You can practice with the freebie wordpress before you get started on the real thing.

As per Louis note above, this is only going to help your existing marketing. A new website is highly unlikely to appear in search engine rankings, so the only traffic will be through paid advertising or your direct real life referrals.

Before you get started on a real site (paid or self created) it's worth doing some reading, researching your competitors and developing a proper strategy (such as keywords/phrases you are targeting) as these will help you create clear goals and a framework for the future.

Finally, referrals from trusted sites, use of educational marketing and regular subject matter expertise in the forms of blogs etc will be best forms for driving traffic once your up and running.

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Don't rush. Take your time. Assess what you really need your website for. How professional do you need your website to look? How important is ranking in Google to you?

My twopennorth:
Don't use Godaddy - can end up quite expensive for renewals.
Wix and other "build your own" options can use bloated code = slower load speed = may be harder to rank in Google.
+1 for don't use 1and1 - worst ever!
Don't spend a fortune on an amazing site if you don't need it.
You can build your own in Wordpress. It's harder to use than wix etc but gives better results and probably better for SEO.
Is it worth your time investment to build your own site or would it be a better use of your time to get someone who knows what they are doing to do it?

And finally a shameless plug for myself. I design wordpress sites for businesses at low cost (mainly one man businesses with a modest budget) If you want more info PM me. I have one BBS user amongst my customers.
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