Most of us are on social media. Whether you use it to connect with others or to do business, it’s smart to have a web identity. However, today it is not enough to just have a social media profile. A website is an integral part of making sure people find your business online – whether you sell products and services, run a blog or manage an organisation. Before you can take your business online, you need a unique “address” on the Internet for your new website. This “address” is called a domain name. A domain is a text in the address bar of your browser, used to access a specific website.
Many people don’t know how easy it is to get a domain – it’s a quick and hassle-free process, as well as really cheap. Though, the best part is that you can choose your own domain name – and there are thousands to choose from.
How to choose your unique domain name
Search for your ideal name using the WHOIS domain search to make sure it is available. You can use any word or phrase as a domain name. What is important, though, is to choose something catchy, memorable, and relevant to what you offer. If your website is a business site, it is a great idea to use your company’s name as the domain name or if your site is a personal site, try to think of a name that is related to the topic of your website.
You have your domain name, what’s next?
Registering a domain is the first step in getting your business online! Now you need to get the most out of your domain name and the next step is to build your online home by designing your own website or having someone create it for you.
Why should you get a website?
Did you know that 85% of consumers look for local businesses online? If people can’t find your business online, you’re missing out on a lot of potential leads! A website creates credibility and is always accessible to your customers.
There are two ways you can get a website: Design one yourself, or have someone create it for you. At 1-grid we offer both these options.
Website Builder packages are perfect for anyone wanting to design their own website. It’s affordable, easy-to-use and can be done from anywhere – literally! Once your website is live, you can do business on the go, because you can manage our Website Builder from your phone!
No time to spare? Leave it to the pros!
If you are ready to get a website but don’t want to do it yourself, we can help! We have a team of web design professionals who will design a top-class website for you in no time. But that’s not all, at 1-grid we will also help your website to grow; we generate leads and boost sales through your new online home.