These are the basic items to consider when starting your website, and it will give you an idea of the options and costs available.
What type of website do you need – a simple one-page site for contact information, a larger site with several menu pages, or an E-commerce business site to sell a product? For a starting point, you can use the small business website template (link below) and have it customized with your own colors, logo, information, and pictures. It will get your site up and running quickly, and you can always add more to it later. Or, I can help you select a theme and package to match your business needs. Download the following checklist to see what items you’ll need to gather for your website.
Website hosting provider
A website hosting provider allocates space for your website on the web and provides the software to build and maintain your site. I like to use WordPress for its support and easy maintenance, and suggest starting with a basic hosting plan unless you need an e-commerce site or specialized design. You can always upgrade your plan later with no impact to your site. Plans start at $48 per year.
Domain (website name)
A domain name is purchased through a domain registry site. If you already own your domain, I can transfer it to your new website. If you have not purchased one yet, I can add it to your hosting account. Most domains cost about $20 per year to renew. (Stay away from the scams that try to renew your domain for hundreds of dollars!)
You’re ready to start your site!
Contact me to get started building your website! I can help answer any questions you have about your website or the process.