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How To Build a Dynamite Website - An Easy Guide for Entrepreneurs

Apr 04, 2022

How To Build a Dynamite Website - An Easy Guide for Entrepreneurs

Let's face it, not having a website in 2022 basically makes your business in “homeless” status. And being "homeless" online can make it difficult for your perfect people to find you, believe that you can help them, and connect all the parts of your business together.
An amazing website is a vital marketing tool for your business.
A website can help you reach new customers, promote your products or services and tell people what your business is all about.
If you haven't already created a website for your business, it's definitely time to start thinking about it. In this article, we'll discuss some of the things you need to know before building a website.
So if you're ready to take your business online, keep reading!

Step 1: Decide On The Purpose of Your Website

“Creating a website is a lot like designing a space.” 
Before building a website, you need to determine what it will accomplish for your business. You also need to identify your target audience and design the site to appeal to your audience.
You have to think about what you want to design and how you want people to feel when they visit. But before you can even think about the design, you need to figure out what the use of your website is going to be. 
Do you want to sell products? Provide information? Offer a service? Once you've decided on the function and purpose of your site, then you can begin to think about the design and feel.

Step 2: Choose A Style That Suits You and Your Brand

What would you like your website to look and feel like? Do colors resonate with or match the message of what they are displaying? Desired shapes should be considered when designing an aesthetically pleasing site, such as circles for happiness, squares for honesty etc. 
The style of pictures one prefers might affect one's video choices; whereas slideshows play into content type - this includes images/videos, depending on preference: videos being more popular than still photographs these days because people want something easily consumable while browsing online vs reading articles at length (the latter could take quite some time).

Step 3: Take Advantage of Interactive Features

“You can make your website more user-friendly by adding interactive content.”
Include things like menus and categories. Add an eye-catching header to draw people in; use banners when you want them prominently displayed on the page so they'll be aware of what's going down immediately!
When it comes to the header and footer on your website, there are two things that you need: consistency in design and a brand alignment with yourself. You want people who view or use this space for navigation purposes - whether they're viewing one page or an entire site --to feel like they can easily find what's important without wasting time trying something out-of-place first.
Make sure these key areas match up by using logos/ graphics together (for both), keeping fonts consistent across all pages from different regions within sites, if applicable, making color choices workable between text sizes, etc. Consider adding some animation effects too! 
The contact details on your website are important for customers to reach you. They should be easy, simple, and have instructions so they can easily get in touch with their inquiry or order without getting lost along the way!

Step 4: Put Your Testimonials Where People Can See Them

“Testimonials are powerful social proof that you know what you're talking about.”
I think it's the herd effect in its finest form. If you have won awards, sprinkle those around on your website! Sprinkle your testimonies around various pages to support the information and you, and have them in one central location for visitors to browse - both will make for an appealing site design because testimonials are something visitors want nowadays.  They'll feel even more confident making their decision once joining forces.

Step 5: Choose Your Domain Name Carefully

When you think of physical property, your geographical location tells your clients a lot about you and your business. In the online world, your domain name does all the talking. And if you have a custom domain name it will act as an introduction of sorts into your online real estate. 
On a practical note, make sure there are no spaces or numbers. This can cause a lot of confusion when clients are trying to find you. And you don’t want it to be easy for them to make a misspelling and land on someone else’s website by accident.

Step 6: Lay The Right Foundations With A Reliable Website Builder and Hosting Platform

Housing should help your business come to life and make it your own. This is where things like a host/builder come in. We highly recommend Kajabi for everyone - from beginners to tech whizzes, plus we offer support for those who sign up with our affiliate link.

Step 7: Plan Your Pages

If your domain name is your house, then the page names are the rooms in the house. And you can name those too in a way that helps your client navigate their way through your business. 
Your pages are important places to store categories of content within your website, think of them as mini-offices where various transactions can take place. 
Just like with fencing, it's a way to designate different areas of information, expertise, or services you offer. Last but not least, flower beds and your buttons, add curb appeal and encourage people to take action whether that's clicking on a listing or making an appointment.
Make sure everything works together nicely rather than creating standalone pieces. Every page needs connections with other pages on your site. Don't create a dead-end by accident (or on purpose!) Everything needs circular connections between pages within your site

Step 8: Create an easy process for your clients

Recipes are the processes to help visitors easily follow a series of actions. You know, ingredients - these pieces were all put together by someone who had done this before and knew what they needed in order for something new or different to be created!
Instructions are the key to making any project go smoothly. 
Without them, there would be no way of knowing what pieces need to come together, for your idea or plan to work! 
The recipe will tell you which ingredients are needed, but it's always good practice beforehand to make sure everything has been assembled correctly by following these steps: 
  • Ingredients are the pieces needed, 
  • Instructions are the code that tells the pieces how to work
  • Outcomes are the results of mixing the pieces with the right code
After doing this successfully you'll find yourself feeling much more confident when tackling new tasks because now YOU understand how things work.

Step 9: Get Feedback From Your Ideal Client

Do you know what you want your customers to feel when they visit your website? 
At the end of the day, it's all about solving a problem. What problem do you solve? And what are they looking for you to solve for them? One great way I found was by asking for feedback from my perfect person!
What do you and your potential customers like? What would make them buy something from the storefront of yours instead of somewhere else's storefronts?

Step 10: Bring It All Together with the Tech

Dynamite websites combine amazing design with great technology. 
While the design is all about what your website looks and feels like, technology is what brings your website to life. Think about it: without technology, your website would be a collection of pictures and text on a screen. With technology, your website can do so much more. It can allow people to buy products, book appointments, access information, and more.
Your website should be easy to navigate, and the information it contains should be clear and concise. It's also important to make sure that your website is updated regularly with new content.
One of the most important aspects of designing a website is figuring out what you want the flow, look and feel of the website to be. You should have an idea about how your site will work before building it so that there are no surprises when launching day arrives! 
If all this sounds too complicated or time-consuming, then consider signing up for our TNT Workshop - we can help make building your website fun! Use code TNT100 to access the workshop as our gift to you!