Identify the digital tools you’ll need to get your website up and running
I love that if you are reading this, that our minds are linked in some way and you have a vision of what you want, just not the steps to get you there. Here, I’m going to identify the digital tools you’ll need to get your website up and running along with the basic costs.
“If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.” –Zig Ziglar
No matter what you want to achieve, on the World Wide Web, then you will need to purchase these essentials.
Domains are your name to the world, so keep it short. Your domain name does not have to be exact as your company name. Your domain in the end is where everything happens, it points to your IP address which hosts your website. Your domain also is what allows your business emails to send and receive emails using your unique domain name. Search and see if your domain names are available at Dream WebTec .coms starting at $16.99 per year.
Now, unless you are mining crypto or your industry isn’t governed by laws that require you to provide your own server, WordPress hosting is all you need to begin.
WordPress Basic starts at only $11.99 per month and comes with an SSL Certificate, which secures the browser for your visitors and gives you that padlock.
Once your launch WordPress, you will need to install a Theme and Plugins
Theme – I like Elegant Theme, Divi, Extra, Monarch
1) Userway ADA Compliance (Free)
2) Hubspot CRM (Free), gives you message chat box on your website, build contact forms and saves contact information. Very powerful tool!
3) Ecommerce platform – Woocommerce, Shopify, whatever you are comfortable with.
4) Yoast SEO – This is a great tool to easily allow you to align your sites keywords with our SEO Tool.
5) MonstorInsights – This will allow you to view your traffic from Google analytics.
No one, not a single customer likes this line item, but if you want speed, ranking / visibility and don’t want to have your customers show up one day to your domain and see something they can’t unsee, you need security.
No matter your size, starting up or a medium size business, Advanced Website Security can provide you with those things at $23.99 per month.
If you want your business to look and operate at a world-wide level, professional email, secure cloud storage, calendar invites, team meetings, then you need to invest in Microsoft 365 Online Essentials for only $10.99 per month. Your email can be more powerful than your cell phone and only at a teenth of a price.
Now that you have a unique web address and secure website for your visitors to purchase or request a service from you, you need to drive people searching on the web.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is many things online working in unisyn for your site to rank well. Our SEO tool analyzes your website and gives you step-by-step instructions on how you can optimize for Google®, Yahoo® and Bing®. All it takes is a few clicks, and then you can get back to business. Only $8.39 per month.
Full disclosure, I am the founder of Dream WebTec and want you to know that as I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I hope you found a few truths and if you have any questions, please email [email protected] or text 800.910.1338.
“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4
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