The benefit of making your own website is that you can save money by not hiring a professional. With many programs out on the market, there is no longer the need to learn about HTML coding to create a site. You can build a site within an hour.
Download a program
To be able to make your own website without the need to code, you will need to download a program. There are many different options out there but when looking for free ones, you will be limited to a content management system. You can opt for Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal. All offer pros and cons to the software.
Try out the software
Get used to the program that you have chosen for building your own website. Take your time and find out everything it is able to offer. It may be worth downloading a few and finding out the capabilities and limitations of all the programs before you choose one.
Design your website
Now you should decide how your website will look. You may already have designs in mind and you will need to think about how colours will match and what different fonts will look like. You want your website to be easy to navigate around and also easy on the eyes. Remember that not everyone will have the same settings on their screens as you do.
Find a template
Part of the design process is finding a template that you can use. Selecting one that comes with the program will be easier and will means less coding. However, if you do know a little about HTML coding and want to make your own, you could work on that. Doing it yourself will make your website look completely unique and will offer exactly what you want and need.
Make your content SEO
This is very important, especially if you want your website to be found easily through search engines. The better quality keywords your website has, the higher it will reach in search rankings. This can take some time to master, so take your time and be patient.
Pick a domain name
The domain name is essential as it is the address that your website will have. This should be connected to your website in some way. You will need to pay for the registration, which is usually affordable and will need to be renewed each year.
Find a web host
Once you have finished creating your website and picked your domain, you’ll need to look into the web hosting site that will show your website. Sometimes, you’ll get your domain free through the web page hosting company. You’ll need one that is able to offer everything that you will need for a successful website.