Building a website is one of the most important steps you can take to increase your personal or commercial presences on the internet. Unfortunately, It is also one of the most feared…this does not have to be so!
In today's age there are many resources out there that allow you to create websites; however, some are better than others. Before we dig into the best resources for website construction lets first look at:
What Makes A Good Website
We all know instinctually when we are on a good, pleasant and well-designed website. We also know when we are on a poorly constructed and hard to use site. Here are the simple principles that the best, easiest to use, and most informative websites do successfully:
1. Quality Content
The most important aspect of any good website is that it has relevant, informative, easy to understand, and useful content. If it doesn’t have any useful information it is worthless no matter how pretty it is.
2. Fast Loading Times
In the world of increasingly impatient people it is absolutely essential that a website loads quickly and easily. Even a five second wait period seems like an eternity nowadays and we don’t want to make our visitors wait for five seconds!
3. Aesthetically Pleasing Design
If you have good content and quick loading times then it is essential that your site is easy on the eye and pleasing to look at. No one wants to spend time looking at an ugly website!
4. Simple Navigation
If a city had no street signs it would be impossible for any out-of-towners, even most locals, to find their way around. The same goes for websites. You want visitors to be able to find the great content your site has to offer. If you don’t have an easy navigation system with “signs” directing the visitors to your content they will surely get lost. When visitors get lost they will leave your site and never return. We sure don’t want that.
5. A Robust, Competent, Simple Content Management System
A content management system (CMS) is what allows people such as myself, who have no formal computer coding or web design education, to be able to create beautiful and easy to use websites. A CMS essentially removes all of the technical aspects (code) of website creation from the equation.
One of the most popular and robust CMS systems available is WordPress. WordPress is a robust content management system that provides its users with an endless amount of themes, plugins, features, and an extensive customer support and community. The best thing about WordPress is that the WordPress CMS and many of its features are available free of charge.
With all five of these principles implemented on your website you will be well on your way to developing a successful and popular website. Now you are probably asking yourself:
How And Where Do I Get Started Creating My Website?
Lucky for you creating your first website can be done in less than 30 seconds…and completely free! In fact, here is a video that can show you how simple and easy it really is:
WATCH VIDEO: Construct Your First Website In 30 Seconds Or Less
There you have it! It’s as simple as that. With Wealthy Affiliate you are able to create 2 free WordPress websites with siterubix.com without paying a single dime. Now it is up to you to decide if you are ready to take the next few minutes to begin making your online dreams a reality.
Here is what you need to do:
1. Head on over to siterubix.com
2. Create your free account
3. Begin learning and creating as much as you can using all of Wealthy Affiliate’s valuable training resources
Remember that nothing in this world comes easy! Creating your website is just the first step to making a successful and profitable website online; however, with the extensive training resources and support at Wealthy Affiliate it is basically impossible to fail if you work hard.
If you have any questions or need any help getting your first website set up please leave a comment below so I can help you out!