By Grace Chee
If you are a creator, it’s important to easily promote your content/work and connect with your audiences. Having a website is a great way to make sure you have a single destination online where your audience can find all of your content, contact info, and ways to support you.
Making a website in 2021 isn’t difficult either - nowadays there are many platforms that allow you to easily build a website without any technical experience! In this blog, we’re going to go over the most important steps when building a website:
1. Choose a Platform
The first step when making a website is to choose a platform! It is important that you choose a platform that fits your needs - for example, what’s your budget for your website? What customization features are you looking for? If you are not technologically savvy, how simple do you want building the website to be? What kind of things are you interested in promoting on your website?
Some common website building platforms include Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly. Most website builders require you to pay a monthly fee for their most basic version. There are a handful of website builder like Jemi that lets you get started for free. Jemi is a free drag and drop website builder, and allows you to easily customize a website in minutes! Jemi is also a great alternative to traditional website builders if you’re looking for an easy way to start an online shop and membership site - for free.
Whichever platform you choose, make sure that it fits your budget, ease of use, and interests.
2. Create a Domain Name
Having a good domain name is important because this is the first thing audiences will see when they visit your website. Most people usually use their personal / company name as their domain name, because it shows the most professionalism.
If the name you want is already taken, you can also add a word in your domain name that relates to your personal brand. Just make sure that your domain name isn’t too long, relates to your content, and doesn’t have any unusual characters / numbers. Namecheap and Godaddy are great options for purchasing domain names.
On most website builders (including Jemi), you’ll be able to link up your custom domain directly through their dashboard.
3. Customize Your Website
Now that you have your domain, it’s time to customize your website! Customizing your website can include changing the background picture, changing the colors, adding pages, creating different sectional layouts, etc. Customizing your website is important because it’s what will make your page look unique compared to others. How you choose to design your website is up to you - just make sure how you design it is relevant to your brand!
4. Showcase Your Content
One of the best ways to utilize your new website is to showcase your content!
The first step is to figure out what kind of content you want to put on your website - merchandise, updates, events, pictures, music, etc. Once you figure out what kind of content you want your website to have (your website could even end up featuring all those types of content!) start using the website builder to incorporate those features.
For example, if you’re a musician, your first step would be to start posting your most popular songs, linking your Spotify playlist, or promoting any future concerts. When you finish uploading your content, you should have a website that perfectly shows the true experience of your brand.
Promote Your Website!
Once you are all done putting your content on your website, it’s time to promote it! Promoting your website is crucial because you want to make sure audiences can see your content. To promote your website, all you have to do is copy the link and put it in your bio on other social media platforms! Make sure to put your website on any promotional item of yours (flyers, social media, biographies, etc.) so that people can easily visit it!
We hope that this blog post helps you create a successful website! Having a website is crucial for anyone serious about building an online presence, and following these steps will make sure your website is the best it can be. If you’re interested in building a free, customizable website, feel free to check out Jemi. If you are interested in more tips for creators, feel free to check out other posts on our blog!
If you have any questions about building a website, or about the Jemi platform in general, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.