If you have no experience in the online marketing space, getting your business online for the first time can be a difficult task. You’ll frequently hear that you should use a web builder, but which one? 

A great place to start your first website is with a simple solution that can grow with you. The 1-grid website builder is a powerful mobile-first website builder. It is easy to use and has a good balance between the website and e-commerce platforms, giving you the best of both worlds. 

Ready to start building your dream website? 

Step 1: Choose your package 

Before you can start building your website, you need to decide exactly what you want to get out of the website. Your package should match the size of your business. 1-grid offers 3 domain packages: small medium and large. Each package contains its own set of benefits and features.  

Step 2: Decide on a domain name 

In order to get started you need to decide on a domain name. A domain name is your website’s equivalent of a physical address and it helps users find your site easily instead of using its internet protocol (IP) address.  

You can choose your name as well as the domain extension. The domain extension is the part that comes at the end of the address. 1-grid has various extensions to choose from. For example in South Africa we use .co.za for most of our web addresses.

Step 3: Select a template 

With over 50 templates, you can select a layout that is best suited to your business and industry. Your template should match your business brand and colours. The colours of your website have incredible meanings that we don’t always think about. Your brand colours were chosen for a reason. When it comes to your website design, use various colours to call attention to messages, calls-to-action, and other important information. 

Step 4: Publish the website and add content 

Now that your website is done you can publish it on the web. The design of the website is what people first connect to, but the thing they stick around for is the content. Your message on your website needs to match the new design of your brand. Publish content that conveys your business message.  

Creating content helps your business build a relationship with your audience. You can answer their questions and interact with customers. When you create value without taking anything in return, your audience is more likely to trust your advice and recommendations. 

If you need a bit of inspiration or want to see the website builder in action, we recommend you head on over to our YouTube channel and watch our video series.