There are three basic ways to get your website up quickly. You have to decide which one appeals to you. This article assumes that you want to run a dynamic site that updates information regularly and for that reason, comes up high in search engine results. After years of building web sites from scratch, I have finally caved in to the pressure and build all my client’s sites in what is called a self-hosted WordPress site. There is a lot of confusion regarding WordPress, which I will address in another article.
If you just want a static site that acts as a calling card, web presence, or shopping cart only, then you would probably want solution #1 without the blog component.
1. THE HANDS OFF EXECUTIVE
You can let someone else host it for you and be responsible for the hosting and the design. You will want to hire a social media expert or professional writer to update the blog component of your site, and a webmaster to manage the internal workings of the site, and update the shopping cart and other things that generally fall outside the WordPress admin.
2. THE ONE-HANDED ADMINISTRATOR
You can buy the hosting service yourself, and hire the professionals you need (visual design and programming) to get it up and running inside a WordPress admin. Then you can update content on your own or hire a writer/social media expert to do that for you.
3. THE STARVING STUDENT
You either don’t have the money or you like learning new stuff. So you educate yourself in web (visual) design, programming (PHP & HTML), and WordPress. You love to write, and don’t mind the work of posting new content on a regular basis.
If you have never worked in web design, you may find it a bit overwhelming to learn everything there is to know. In that case, I’d recommend solution #1.
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