By Dean Chester
Sure, many businesses believe that getting a website will usually involves a large investment and involve too much time just to keep it updated. Years ago, that statement may have been true…but in recent years technology has advanced to the point that you can now setup your website with very little start-up costs and in about 30 minutes time.
For those who are still hesitant to come up with their own website, we should always try to remember that with making a step, you will never make and finish it. As simple as it is today, your first step will be acquiring web hosting and a domain name. Depending on which provider will you get your hosting, your cost for this domain can be as cheap as a couple of dollars. Hosts such as GoDaddy.com offer inexpensive domains that can be transferred to whatever web host your desire.
Web hosting is immensely cheaper now than it was a couple of decades ago. Now the average cost of web hosting is just under $10 a month. If you are able to commit to a long-term contract up front, that cost can drop to as little as $5 or $6 a month depending on the host. When setting up using a web hosting provider, a couple of things you will want is a site that has unlimited data and bandwidth as well as the ability to host multiple domains.
Once you have setup your web hosting, you are ready to install your website. In the past, this would involve hours or even days of straight coding. Now, thanks to WordPress, all you need to do is install the WordPress application on your server and you are ready to go. Some hosts such as Hostgator actually have an easy WordPress install built into the host that will get your site online in a matter of minutes. Best of all, WordPress is completely free to download and install with no monthly cost to use.
By using WordPress, your total cost to setup your very own website can be less than $20 and then less than $10 per month to maintain. You can completely manage your website in regards to content and media via WordPress and you can find out more on how to use the app by checking out this easy step-by-step video on how to make a mobile friendly WordPress site. Once you learn the ins and outs of using WordPress, you will be ready to make your prescience known on the web and at a cost affordable to most any budget.
So go ahead, put your business up another notch and plan your ways on how your future WordPress website should work. With a little bit of effort and a little more tweaking using optimization and social media integration, it wouldn’t be long before you can see your site growing with a lot of visitors and consumers that are targeted specifically for your product or service.