How to Start a Business Website

About Lana Hawkins
Helping business owners build and maintain their small business websites.

It seems that there a lot of people starting new business lately that want learn how to start a business website.  Well it’s actually quite easy to start a business website but before going to a website builder you should do some research and gather your information.  This will make the process much quicker.

At a bare minimum your website should focus around a few keywords that your customers will probably type into a search engine to find your business.  If your business serves people in a certain city then you can add the city name a part of your website’s main keywords.  For a local business you could pick 5 – 10 keywords that describe the exact services you offer. Stay focused.

Before you start building your business website think about what exactly you want to put on your site about your business and then type up that information in the text editor of your choice.  Use your list of keywords and write about each of those items.  If your business only offers one thing then you only need one article.  Each article shoulf focus on one topic but you can reference other topics if it makes sense.

Once you get your keywords and information for your site you can start thinking about building your actual business website.

There are a lot of business website builders available with hosting services. And there is stand alone software you can use to build your business website then upload it using FTP to your hosting account.

For someone that is probably only going to build one business website and then wants to be able to update it as necessary pick a simple solution with lots of resources available.  WordPress has the capability to create websites really easily.  Here’s how to start a business website with wordpress once you’ve got your information gathered.

Think of a domain name that you like and that is available: and go to Hostgator with a 25% off coupon ThankYou25 (you don’t want to spend too much either).

Sign up for hosting with your domain name.

Go to your cPanel once you’ve gotten your login info.

Find the smiley face icon called Fantastico De Luxe and use it to install WordPress.

how to start a business website

Login to your website and add the material you create as separate pages.

Create a menu, an About Page and a Contact page.

Pick a theme you like and you’re done. Themes are like clothes for your website or decorating you rooms in your house.  They are a quick and easy way to change the look of your website.

Once you’ve done this a few times it gets pretty easy.  That’s why I like to help people build their own small business website.  I started a membership site that covers everything you need to start a business website called Business Website Starter.  Take a look and see if this is something for you. It is reasonably priced.  Individualized help is available too!


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