It’s a bit off-putting for the owner of a web design company to put out a guide on how to build a website in less than a half hour.
However, I’m all about the truth – and the truth is it is possible.
I’m not talking about building a robust, SEO rich website, that converts extremely well.
But today I’ll be showing you how to get up a quick website for your company, or personal brand.
This is for people who just want a quick portfolio or a “digital business card” if you would.
If that’s you, this guide is for you.
If you want to learn about more advanced web design I recommend you look elsewhere.
The upsides of a half hour web design guide.
There are good and bad things about building a website so quickly.
The upside of building this website is that it’s obviously quicker and more affordable than hiring a web design company.
You’ll also be able to visually design your own website from your laptop.
Soooo, the proverbial ‘paint brush’ is in your hand.
If you’re looking for a quick way to build a decent website this guide will be helpful for you.
The downsides of quick DIY web design guides.
Ranking a website like this will be challenging. Bottom line.
If you are trying to rank in search engines it requires LOTS of content.
You’ll need many pages of well-written, keyword focused, helpful content to rank in Google.
(In other words, you probably won’t get much organic non-branded traffic to this website.)
In this method – I also recommend using stock images on your website, IF you don’t have professional images.
However, when I’m working with a client I always recommend that they bring in as many original photos as possible.
Users can tell when something looks like a stock image and it can be unattractive to some viewers.
If you don’t know how to use a computer very well you may also struggle with following this guide.
You don’t have to be super tech savvy, but you’ll need a basic knowledge of things like:
Keyboard shortcuts, basic computer terminology and a bit of a creative flair.
If you don’t have these things you may run into some trouble when building the site.
What you need to start building your website.
You’ll need a few things to build your 10 minute DIY website.
Firstly, you’ll need hosting. Hosting can vary in pricing but the hosting I recommend for most of you comes at the cost of forgoing a Subway Sandwich each month you plan to keep your site up.
In other words, anywhere from $4 to $12 per month for hosting.
You’ll also need a name for your website.
I’m talking about your domain name.
I recommend a ‘.com’ if you can get your hands on one.
If a quick DIY website is what your looking for…
Block out an hour so you can pause and play this video guide I created.
If you focus up and get started now – you should be able to get your website done by the end of the day.Start Your DIY Website