Building Your Own Website with Adequate Support
The Time has Come – Begin Building Your Own Website
At some point or another, we may find that for personal or business purposes it seems that now might be the time to build a website in order to share our skills, our hobbies, or perhaps start a small business venture. A website can be the solution to a number of personal or business marketing goals. Some reasons to develop your own website are:
1. Turn an great Idea you have into a website
2. Sell Services or Products to a wider customer base.
3. Publish your personal or business Blog or develop Content of some kind.
4. Promote a Project you are working on or possibly an an Event.
5. Showcase some of Your Work or perhaps your Design capabilities.
One way to begin the process is by looking at some existing websites, that reflect, in a way, your own expectations of what you want your website to look and feel like.
Once you have an idea of the style, look and feel these websites, you can begin investigating the tools available , methods needed, and possible assistance that you will need to effect the development of your own site. This will lead you to the conclusion that you can either complete the task yourself, or engage a design firm to assist you, or do the entire job.
Building Your Own Website on the Cheap
After seeking bids and quotes from design firm for your proposed website, perhaps checking with your friends and associates, you may have come to the conclusion that a professionally drafted, programmed and designed Website would be very nice, but engaging web professionals may not be practical given your existing budget. Depending on the complexity, a website development project can often be very expensive, resulting in the expenditure of many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of dollars for more complicated sites. Let’s assume that a turnkey approach is not your cup of tea. We’ll take a look at some alternatives that you can take advantage of to build your own Website at a considerably lower cost. The trade-off will of course result in you, or your staff doing much more of the development work yourself. If you decide to take on this self-training approach, you can learn how to develop your own Website. Try to look for a system that provides adequate learning tools, a cooperative framework, and one which allows you to obtain some help and assistance, as needed in the process.
Resources Available when Building Your Own Website
As you move forward, you will typically need to evaluate a comprehensive ” Website Builder Program”. A host of software companies have realized that there are entrepreneurial individuals who prefer, for a variety of reasons, to participate in the development of their own Websites. These individuals realize that by taking this approach they will be able to save a considerable amount of money, and add their own creative inputs and skills into the development process. The following list of companies are in our opinion all viable choices for pursuing the development of a personal or company Website. They are listed in alphabetical order:
iPage Website Builder
GoDaddy Website Builder
Wealthy Affiliate – WordPress Platform
All of the above Website Builder software platforms listed above most certainly do the job. But the web development features and services they offer, vary considerably in both the annual cost, monthly cost, and the overall cost of support. The majority of all websites, over sixty (60%) percent of those developed and published today , are built using some form, or variation, of the ubiquitous and quality WordPress software platform. A number of companies offer, what they feel are useful modifications and enhancements to the WordPress platform. In implementing the basic WordPress platform, they add their own user software experience, which sometimes makes development, in our opinion, a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The Website Programming Platform and System Recommended by DeliciousWebStudio (DMS)
At DMS, one platform and system that we consistently recommend, and have extensive experience with, is a company called Wealthy Affiliate. We would like to explore with you some of the key and unique features of the Wealthy Affiliate platform; also what we see as some of strong advantages they may offer to you and your organization, as you begin developing your own Website.
In our opinion, no matter what some say, Website development is definitely NOT a simple process; but it need not be overwhelming ether. With the proper framework, development program, and some timely and available assistance, a quality Website, or Websites, can be developed in reasonable time, and with limited cash outlay. The key factors in our opinion, are a properly structured training program, which encompasses adequate technical education, combined with a quality platform including community support. In addition it should encorporate an enhanced system based upon the well known, established and very commercially successful WordPress Platform.