CREATE A WEBSITE
Not a common man has turned to be an Internet Millionaire but people do make a living doing what they like on net, creating and running successful websites.
Think through what you want Website to accomplish. Focus on these questions:
1. What is purpose of Website?
2. What do I want my clients or customers to derive from site?
3. What do I expect from this Website?
4. How can I be informative to visitors, but important to my own customers?
5. How can I keep people on site and keep them coming back?
6. How can I sell on Internet?
These tips will prove a lot helpful:
Plan Your Site
Keep your designs simple. A simple design will sell more products. Keep your business simple. There must be a good mix of text and graphics with limited page scrolling. A sole proprietorship may be more equitable to you than a corporation (with partners) when you are first starting out. Keep your overhead low. The more money you have to lay out for your business, less ends up in your pocket. As much as you may want to provide copious amounts of information, people do not want to read it. When you need to provide text, be kind and limit width of text. No one wants to simulate watching a sport on a Website.
Back-end driven Content All successful web sites have content –Catchy Headlines with two important vision ‘You’ & ‘Free’, good articles, inventory for sale, etc. You is what you have for visitor and Free is offering 'Freebies'. Focus your Intent on Index main page to meet visitor’s needs. Some sort of database/CGI type program manages most of this content. These days there are many alternative ways to implement online programs such as classic CGI/Perl solutions to ASP, PHP, and C; and data base solutions as diverse as MySQL to Oracle. It is wise to choose simplest solution available for your project. However, you should make sure that it will be able to scale to accommodate your site's anticipated success. Further, make sure that there is not a ready made, free version solution to your programming problem before you hire a programmer or buy a commercial version. There are many excellent resources that list hundreds of quality, free scripts available for download. One note about content itself, it needs to not only be of high quality ( there is a lot of competition out there! ) but it needs to be constantly updated. If not daily, weekly updates are a must so that repeat visitors feel as if there is a reason to return. Repeat visitors are a very big key to continual growth. This makes a very good argument to use a programmable solution to manage your content, as scripts allow you to update content more effectively than you can manually. Chats, Message Boards, E-mail Login, E-greetings are just for many who sort out for various Interactive contents. To build an audience with content is up to you even without spending huge sum on Web designing or getting into trap of labeling as ‘Portal’ because many Portals end up just being a mere Website with much hype and hoopla with added unwanted contents.