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Your business website could be your break through point. If you are a small business owner, did you know that your site could be your break through point in determining success online? The most important part when starting a site is that you have to decide what your site should do and how it can be used to help you reach your business goals.

Correctly optimised business websites can be used to generate sales, leads, build authority or simply be an information hub that educate your visitors on your niche or what you believe in. It’s important that you decide on this as soon as your start your website so that you can get the most out of being online. Having a website is also important if you want to run a successful internet marketing strategy.

How to start a business website

If you are unsure of how you should start your website you really don’t have to worry as there are many options available that you can use to build your website. Most of the options are directly tied to your hosting provider and it’s absolutely vital that you choose one that is credible and reliable as your website will be hosted on one.

Website builder: Most hosting options have website builder options directly in the control panel of your website host. These tools allows you to create a complete website very quickly. This is special software that runs on the server that your website is hosted on. Even though you can build a website through these systems with a click of a button, using only a standalone precompiled website will not usually attract visitors because of the poor optimisation of these sites.

WordPress: This is a blogging platform and could be used for a website as well. It’s one of the most popular website systems today and you can selecte thousands of precompiled templates directly from the backend of WordPress. These themes can be optimised and customised to your liking with a few clicks.

On WordPress there are also many plugins available to enhance your website. These range from basic SEO optimisation plugins to social media integration plugins to connect your website/blog directly to your social media profiles.

If you are more interested in a custom website, you are going to start with a blank website and decide on the design, layout, and functionality of the website from scratch. This is very powerful but the drawback is that it takes time and usually requires skilled developers to develop the website for you based on the functionality required.

Select the type of business website will be best to help you reach your business objectives. If you need help with this, contact us and we can help you make the decision much easier.