A step-by-step guide to establishing your business online

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Getting started

Did you know that 85% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses? If your business isn't online yet, you're missing out on a massive market. Here's your step-by-step guide to establishing a robust online presence.

Step 1: What do you want your website to do?

Before you make a website, think about what you want it to do. Maybe you want to sell more stuff, let people know about your brand, or get more leads. Knowing what you want will help you make a website that fits your business.

  • For example, a local bakery might want to create a website to showcase their products, provide information about their location, hours, and allow customers to place orders online.

Step 2: Picking a name for your website

A domain name is like your address on the internet. It should be easy to remember and spell. Try to use words that are related to your business to help people find you on search engines.

  • For example, the bakery might pick a name like "FreshBreadByMohamed.com" or "MohamedsBakery.com".

Step 3: Find a good web host

There are lots of companies that can host your website, like Bluehost, GoDaddy, and HostGator. When you're picking one, think about things like how often the website is up and running, how good their customer service is, and how much it costs.

  • For example, the local bakery might choose a web host that offers 24/7 customer support and a 99.9% uptime guarantee to ensure that their website is always available to customers.

Step 4: Build a website

There are different ways to make your website. You can use a website builder or hire someone to do it for you. If you're not sure where to start, we can help you with planning, branding, designing, and making your website. Ready to get your business online? Schedule a free call with us today and let's start building your online presence.

Step 5: Search engine optimization (SEO)

SEO is about making your website show up higher in search engine results. You do this by using words that are related to your business in your website's content

  • For example, the bakery might use words like "freshly baked bread" or "homemade pastries" in their website's content.

Promote your website

Once your website is live, you need to promote it to reach your target audience.

  • For example, the local bakery might use social media marketing to share photos of their products and special promotions. They might also use search engine marketing to place ads on search engines like Google or Bing. Finally, they might use content marketing to create blog posts or videos that showcase their expertise in baking and provide value to their customers.


It might seem like a lot of work to get your business online, but if you follow these simple steps, you can make a strong online presence that will help your business grow. Ready to get started? Schedule a free call with us today and let's start building your online presence together.

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