The Internet became an essential tool for any organizations; whether you have just started up or have been established for many years, you need a website either to sell your product and service online or to communicate with your existing or potential customers.
If you have a product to sell, it's almost impossible to success without having some way to sell it on the Internet. It's convenient for consumers to research, view and buy your product at any time. The web is your virtual salesman this is why it is the first thing many companies do on startup.
Even if you don't have something to sell, you might have something to say or you just like to write, the Internet is visited by billions of people a day, and the importance of having a website for communication is to catch some of the users. Everyone has knowledge about something or knows how to do something many people don't. Using a website to inform others is a great way by which you can potentially teach or inform millions of users a day.
Presence on the web is important for any business because you can advertise your services, mission statement and anything else necessary for potential customers. Many people feel extensive programming and graphic design skills are necessary to have a successful website, but it's your choice if you want a detailed site or a simple one.
There are many elements that go into the creation of a website. A website is the best medium to communicate with users from all over the world. It is therefore essential, it should be designed in such a way that users should be attracted and be engaged on the site.
Domain Name and Web Hosting
Domain name is a unique address that can be used on the Internet. Choosing a correct domain name is very important for your web and business promotion. Registration of any available top level domain name is possible by paying certain annual domain registration fee.
In general, most websites are intended to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, at any time. A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosting refers to a service that makes your website available to your users. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.
Creating an effective website requires a highest level of creativity and experience. Making a concept and giving it a visual shape is a challenging task. Several questions must be asked and answered in order to get right concept. There are various ways to create a website.
Do it your self
If you are not technically strong, doing your website by yourself can be a nightmare. To make a great website you have to keep in mind about HTML codes, other scripts, broken links, page optimization for search engines, page size, average page load time, cross browser compatibility, site structure, username and passwords, domain and hosting renewal and many other issues. The website design process can be a never ending nightmare. Spending lots of time to learning and doing it, you will kill your productive time and you may keep yourself out of sales focus.
If you do some internet searching, you will get lots of pre-fab website services which are comparatively affordable. The biggest disadvantage of pre-fab website is that you have far less freedom and flexibility. Normally these pre-fab services limit you to only a tiny amount of space or small number of pages. They also don’t always allow you to have your own catchy domain name. With a pre-fab websites, you can save money and avoid having to develop computing skills, but you are left with less control of your business web site than you may want.
Hire an expert
Instead of spending your valuable time on web, it is better to hire an expert who can take care of your website, while you can take care of your business. There is no shortage of “web design companies” like Nepal Media Network, out there that is very affordable. Hiring an expert, you will get what you pay for.
“What Does a Website Cost?”
If I had to make a comparison on price, I’d say building a website is a lot like building a new home. The reason it’s so hard to simply give one a price for a website is there are so many factors involved even outside of the technology. For example, a highly technical person, studied and literally took 6 weeks straight to build his company’s website. Let’s say he is paid $25/hour, much less than your average web developer. However, factor in all of his time and he spent nearly $6000 of his company’s time. All for a static site that wasn’t even search engine optimized and frankly looked pretty bad!
It’s more expensive to build a website when you consider the actual cost in terms of hours. There is a distinct difference between amateur websites and the work of a professional development team. While it may cost more money to build the website in the first place, by hiring a professional you will realize a return on your investment, assuming that whatever you’re selling isn’t garbage.
Whereas, normally a professional web designing company charge you around $1000 – $2000 for basic website and $2500-$7500 for a custom website. If you have to have Content Management System (CMS) it might cost you $3000- $8,500 and $15,000- $100,000 for the Grand Slam Package.
You can either outsource your website to a web design company or use in-house website designers. Outsourcing website design can be beneficial for a small company with limited resources. Selecting an experienced, trustworthy and dedicated web design company for outsourcing can be a challenge.