Here you will learn the complete and easy guide to building a successful freelance website for your business in only a week. If you have a creative business this guide is tailored to your needs.
Maybe you did try to create your own website and got overwhelmed; confusing set-up costs, designing, and don't even get me started on search engine optimization (SEO). Or perhaps you feel that having your own website is not needed. It's easy to believe that it would be a lot of effort for no real reward. However, we are strong believers in establishing ourselves by being bold and showing the world your unique personality. Hopefully, we can show you why having your own website is the best choice for your business.
Eventually, you will want to start appealing to higher quality clients, grow your business, acquire a stable flow of income, and more. Having a website allows you to do just that. Without a website, you would have to rely on freelancing platforms like Fiverr or Upwork. Some take a cut of your money or you just get tucked away in a dark corner behind a sea of other talented individuals. It can get even worse when you have to bid lower and lower on jobs since freelance platforms can be crowded.
Once you decide to create your own website, not only will you see how it makes you more money in the long run but also how fast and easy it is to create a killer one.
Because of these benefits, we think creating a freelancer website is one of the most important things you can do when you want to start taking your freelancing career seriously.
Here are the four things you need to create a killer website
- Domain Name
- Website Hosting
- Your Design/Template
Once you have these three things you can begin customizing the look and feel of your website. The last step is:
I know this may seem a little intimidating, but I’m going to walk you through it. I will share my favorite tools and techniques so that you can have a website that’s ready to share with the world in no time at all.
Get the domain (Where to start)
The first thing you need if you don’t already own one is a domain name. Think of it as the street address where your home (website) is located. For example, a domain name is “halfbusiness.com”. You will need one for your website.
The final piece of advice I can give you regarding domains is the extension. You know, the last part of the address, like “.com” or “.org” or “.ca” etc. If you want to target your local country, I recommend buying the appropriate extension (.ca for Canada). If you want to go international, then a .com is a safe bet.
Find the website builder that's right for you
You will need a website builder and hosting platform. This will enable you to build your website without needing to code. For example, Show it is amazing at loading times when it comes to image-heavy websites. this means it's a good choice for Photographers. While Squarespace offers an all-in-one solution ranging from e-commerce to consulting but lacks customization. Finding the right website hosting platform depends on your needs.
These platforms may seem pricy, however, remember that what you will be paying for is the ability to easily customize and update your website whenever you want without needing to code.
Get the website template and design
These hosting platforms come with some good-looking free templates. If none of them are doing it for you, customizing and making your own website from a blank page is an option but it could take forever. You could always buy a website temple that is cheaper and overall easier than hiring a designer.
Decide what your website will say
Once you have your layout sorted it's time to begin converting your clicks to paying customers/clients. Your website should answer these three questions well:
- Who is your ideal customer and what do they need to be solved
- What is your value proposition?
- Why can they trust you to solve their problem?
If anyone who clicks on your website can see the answer to these questions, you’ve done a great job. Potential customers/clients who know this and want to work with you will become more dedicated buyers. You can visit our website to find more easy and actionable content tailored to small businesses like this. I hope this has helped you find the answers you were looking for. Please don't be afraid to reach out to us and tell us about your business.