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Why Must I Create a Website for my Business? Do I Need One?

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People always want to follow the trend, be it in business, fashion, sports and so on. Websites have turn out to be a necessity to almost everybody. Businesses, Companies, individuals, even young people have created their own websites with their respective purposes; some are for profit while other is merely for entertainment.

What You Must Consider Before You Create a Website
One must consider some things, before going ahead to create a website. Here are some of the factors in which you must put into consideration before creating a website, such as the cost and, maintenance of the website, the web host and what you are going to use the website for and so on and so forth.

The Cost of Web Hosting and Reliability of the Hosting Server
First, you should consider the cost of hosting the website. You must always try as much as possible to find a reliable and affordable web host to avoid spending too much money and at the same time not too little. This is because a cheap web host does not exactly symbolize reliability, but you must always search for value for money in your web hosting deals. Also, concerning the reliability and efficiency of the web server, there are so many cases of web hosting companies that are not providing the service they had promised to their customers, some web hosting companies had even shut down and were nowhere to be found. You must keep this in mind, if you really want your website to last longer.

What you Must Look Out for When Searching for Reliable Web Hosting
There are numerous web hosting companies and when searching for reliable host, you should be careful enough to locate the right hosting company. One of the ways to locate the right host is to listen to other people’s recommendations about the company’s performance in terms of their server uptime, their customer support services and the overall server performance. I have been using Hostgator for some time now and am satisfied by their service and I can at any time recommend them for any of my friends. If you want to set up your website, let us know to buy reliable Hosting Space for you.

The Cost of Engaging or Hiring a Professional Web Designer / Developer
After the cost of hosting, the next thing you need to consider is the cost of hiring the website designer/developer who will handle the job for you. You need to hire a professional and at the same time, the one that will render an affordable service. Hiring a professional web designer can be expensive but there is a way to get your website designed at affordable price. To get your website designed at affordable price, try to locate the designer and negotiate face to face.  Don’t approach established companies to design your company website. The reason is that all that established companies spend a lot of money renting office, hiring web designers, placing adverts and so on, so for this reason, their charge for designing a simple website will be expensive. You can as well search for professional web designer who are working from home, they work directly from their living room and so they don’t have much expenditures. Such designers their charge will be reliably fair.

Finally, Website Maintenance / Update is Important
Before the conclusion, let me talk about Website maintenance. It is very important for you to maintain your website in order to continue to bring in customers or visitor for you. A website that doesn’t change at all is considered to be static website while the ones that do change are called dynamic website. Before you create business website, you should likewise consider the cost of keeping your website updated. You may choose to update your website weekly or monthly depending on the type of business you do. You can provide monthly news or tips for your webmaster to post for you. This will keep your website fresh and green and it will surely keep your visitors coming back all the time. Search engine also like website that is being updated all the time and it will make your website rank high.

Having considered the things you need to do before creating a website, do you actually NEED a website for your business? If I am in your position, my answer will be capital YES. If I have business and creating a website would boost my sales or promote my business to the next level, then by all means, I will go ahead and create a befitting website for my business. You should understand that planning is the key to success in everything we do.

Stanislaus Okwor is a Web Designer / Developer based in Lagos - Nigeria. He is the Director at Stanrich Online Technologies. He is knowledgeable in Content management System - Wordpress, Joomla and PHP/MySQL etc

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