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This is the page you can use to create the skeletal structure for your new website. You can use the information here to flesh out the design, write the copy, and choose the right hosting plan. This is especially useful if you’re planning to self-host your website (which we strongly recommend). You don’t need a professional web designer to do this for you. Instead, you can use free tools like Notepad, Microsoft Word, or a simple web browser to create this page, which will serve as the foundation for your website.
As you work through this list, be sure to keep the following in mind:
- The more you can do yourself, the cheaper it will be
- Focus on building a quality website to provide value to your audience
- Choose a reputable hosting company that offers a money-back guarantee
- Secure your site by installing a security plugin (if you run a business website)
- Don’t use free hosting services like Google Blogger or Tumblr because you’ll lose total control over your content
- Make sure that you understand how SEO works so that you can easily improve your site’s organic SEO
Your home page is the first thing your visitors will see when they arrive at your site, so it is imperative that it is both impressive and effective. The home page is where you’ll post the latest news, promote special events and activities, and generally showcase what makes your site special (and unique).
The news section of your home page will be the place to build up interest in your company or institution. You can use the space here to highlight recent activities and achievements, as well as any major events that you’re hosting (like an open house or fundraising event).
The events section of your home page will be where you can promote and showcase in-house activities that your company or institution is involved in. For example, if you’re a university and you have a club or society that you sponsor, you can put up a page dedicated to the club or society and include all the latest news stories and events related to it.
The activity section of your home page will be where you can promote and showcase your community involvement. If you’re active in your church or social club, you can put up a page detailing all your club’s activities and how you can get involved.
Your website’s home page is often the first thing that will catch the eye of a visitor, so make sure that it is a good first impression. Ideally, you want to create a sense of trust and confidence in your visitors by providing them with relevant and valuable information while also keeping the information on your site concise and easy to understand. In addition, the header across the top of the page should be bold and large enough to be visible on each page of your website. This is the part of your website that your visitors will come back to over and over again so make sure that it is easy to find and accessible.
Your contact page is where you can provide contact information for your visitors. When they are trying to find information about your company, they will usually start with your contact page. Your contact page should include the following (in this order):
- Your name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Address (including website)
- Hours of operation
- How to contact you
- Social media accounts
Make sure to include a physical address last because many companies have policies against providing business contact details over the phone or online. In addition, you can use your website to provide additional information about your company. This could include information about your products or services, case studies, videos, etc.
Depending on what you offer, your services page will either be a page that just contains text or a more vibrant mix of text and imagery. Your services page should contain all the necessary information for your visitors to understand what you do and how you can help them.
A services page is a good place to give additional information about what your company does, the different types of customers you serve, industry-specific terms and how-tos, and any other information that is important to your potential clients.
Similar to the services page, your about page will either be a fairly plain page with just a small amount of text or a more vibrant mix of text, images, and videos. Your about page should include everything that is important to know about your company. While it is beneficial to have a brief about page, don’t make it too short. You don’t want to leave out any vital information.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, your about page could be quite long and contain a massive amount of information. However, the more concise you can keep it, the better. The last thing you want to do is have your readers scroll endlessly to find out what your company does. Keep it simple and easy to find what they are looking for.
If you’re raising capital from investors, your investors’ page is where you’ll tell them about their investment and the returns they can expect. Ideally, you’ll want to build up interest in your company by displaying a steady profit and growing your social media following. When creating your investors’ page, make sure to include the following:
- The investment opportunity
- The specific returns you can expect (rate of return, annual income, etc.)
- The risks associated with the investment (volatility, risk of loss, etc.)
- Your business plan
- Any relevant financial information
- How the funds will be used (for business growth, etc.)
- Other information that the investor may find useful
The last element to include on your website is the social media links. At this point, you’ll want to have links to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’ll have a basic outline for a functional, engaging website. You can continue adding more value to the website by including special discounts, revealing more information about the products and services, and more.