Having a website: Expectations and reality
Brand, Design, Websites
Apr 01

Having a website: Expectations and reality

Having a website: Expectations and reality

Are you looking to create a website? Do you have no idea where to start, what it entails, or what the steps are? If so, this blog post is for you. We will be discussing myths and truths about website planning as well as how to make one. This article will provide tips on everything from choosing a domain name to designing your content. Hopefully, by the end of reading this, you’ll have an understanding of how websites work and are ready to build one!

Myths

Planning a website is super complicated

“You don’t need a website! Building a website is too expensive!”

Reality  Really, it isn’t. It’s an old myth that still exists today and should be put to rest once and for all! Websites are very affordable these days. There are so many options available at our disposal when creating one for your business or organization. Not only that, but they’re easy to use and don’t require any programming skills!

My website doesn’t need SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

“People will find my website through word of mouth.”

Reality  Not only is SEO a critical part of website planning, but it is also free! There is no way to guarantee that people will find you through word of mouth alone. The only guaranteed way for your website to be seen by as many people as possible is through optimized search engine results.

Starting SEO from Domain to all aspects of optimization is crucial so what Domain names are important.

When selecting a domain name for your website, think of something memorable and original. It can be a name that you like or one to represent your business based on the type of product it is offering. For example, if you want to create an organic food company’s website, “organicfoodcompany” would not only make for a good domain name but also represents what the site will be about.

Custom websites work better than CMS-based ones

“People will be confused by an interface they cannot use!”

Reality   It is true that custom websites may look more attractive than CMS-based ones, but let’s not forget about the huge benefits of using a content management system. They are easy to navigate and update yourself in comparison to having someone else do it for you! You can also customize a CMS to fit your needs and wants. In addition, they are usually cheaper than custom-built websites!

 

Are you looking to create a website? We will be discussing myths and truths about website planning as well as how to make one.

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Truths

Creating a website requires a lot of time

Creating your own website does not have to be an arduous task. There are several ways you can start: building it yourself, hiring someone else to do it for you, or using a template and customizing the content from there!

But in any case, it will take a considerable amount of time to have a perfect website. It is an investment of your time and money, so don’t rush it. Take the time to do a good job at creating one that will benefit you and your client.

Hiring an agency for website building is too expensive

There are many benefits of hiring a web agency to create your site. In addition, you always have the option of going with an individual freelancer as well. But remember, website building is an investment and if you’re looking for something that’s affordable, you may have to compromise on quality.

I can create a website myself

It is possible to create a website yourself, but you have to be willing to put the time into it. It is not an easy process and requires much planning before beginning in order for it to turn out well! If you’re serious about creating your own site, find tutorials or ask others who’ve done web design work for tips.

 

Customer expectations

After one month, I will have massive traffic to my website

It is not realistic to expect a sudden surge of traffic to your website after only one month. Like any other marketing or advertising campaign, it takes time and effort to see results. In order to get people interested in visiting your site, you’ll need to actively promote it through various channels- whether that be online or offline.

My website won’t need any technical changes for years

Just because your website is up and running doesn’t mean you’re done with it! Technology changes rapidly, so be prepared to make small tweaks and changes every once in a while to ensure that your site looks and works the way you want it to.

It is impossible to grow traffic without paid advertisements

While paid advertisements can help increase traffic to your website, it is not the only way to do so. There are many other methods of marketing and promoting your site that don’t require spending any money. Try optimizing your site for search engines, creating interesting content, or using social media to get the word out!

How to build a website

Building with CMS (Content Management System)

If you are familiar with building websites, then this is a great option for you! CMS platforms allow you to easily add and modify content. They also allow you to save time by allowing someone else with less technical knowledge to manage the site.

To learn more about this process, read our blog post on how a website is built and choose the CMS that fits your company’s needs!

Custom building

If you want more control over the website’s design and functionality, then the custom building may be a better option for you. However, this process can be expensive and time-consuming. It is important to note that not all CMSs are customizable so do your research before starting this process!

Hybrid building (Both CMS and Custom)

If you want the best of both worlds, then the hybrid building may be a good choice for you! You can use CMSs to build some pages and customize others. Bear in mind that this process is more costly than using an entirely custom-built website. For example, it can cost up to $15 per hour if you’re hiring someone else.

Conclusion

There are many decisions to make when it comes to website planning- from the type of site you want to build to the content and design. It is important to take the time to plan everything out carefully so that your website turns out exactly how you want it! If you’re not sure where to start, consult with a web agency.