Before building your website, there are several things that you must consider. You first need to determine the purpose of building it. For example, are you building the website to make money, to share details or info on your products or services, or as a way of communicating with your family, friends, or your target market for your business?
Assessing your website’s purpose will play a key role in determining how the pages will look like. It will also help you know the required website technologies and the budget for web hosting.
1. Build Your Website to Make Money
With the rise of e-commerce, you can use your website to sell products or services online. You can have a shopping cart plugin added, some security features to protect your customer’s sensitive information (i.e., credit card, addresses, etc.), and payment options for your products or services. The professional appearance of your web pages provides the best impression of your business’ legitimacy and encourages customer trust.
2. Build Your Website to Share Information
The World Wide Web is a space where everyone exchanges information. If you are blogging about your business, it is a good move to enable commenting with it. Open-minded information exchange will make you a credible site owner to your audiences.
3. Build Your Website to Communicate
You can blog about anything that your family, friends, and like-minded strangers would entertain themselves with or interact with you on a forum-like website, which still needs add-on features from your website hosting.