Can You Get A Website Developed In 3 Days? Is It Even Possible?
Creating a website seems like a daunting task because maybe you are not sure where to begin.
So, in this article we will assist you in planning, creating and most probably launching your website within 3 days.
You don’t need to be an IT geek or a professional website developer to learn how to build a website in 3 days from now. And it’s not necessary that you should know how to code or manage host/servers. A lot of websites are built through drag and drop website builders.
First, you have to get the notion aside that you can’t build a website. You can do it!
A lot of website creation platforms have emerged that enables you to build websites without knowing how to code. You just have to use your mouse and drag a boxful of things instead of coding and creating them. Insert your texts, videos, images and click publish. That’s it.
Some DIY Website Building Tools:
Hiring a Professional Website Design & Development Agency:
If website builder tools are not cutting for you, you can always hire a professional if your budget permits it. There are 3 main factors to look for before hiring a professional website design and development company:
1: How soon can they start?
It completely depends on the individual or the company and their current workload. The best approach is to share your needs in detail with them and then let them tell how they will solve it and in what timeframe. You can then select a service provider based on many factors like quality of past work, timeline, and cost.
2: How much time required for a website to review?
There should be a three stage approach in any professional website design and development agency. The process begins with defining the solutions they’ll be providing. Then it’s the design phase where they mock up as how all pages of your website would look across all devices and finally the last stage, development, which includes the building of the website.
The website is then sent to the client for the review.
3: How soon can they launch it?
This is the final phase for you as well as the development company. It is called the “modification period”. This typically includes change requests for minor bugs and content entry. Any professional web design and development agency doesn’t limit the website launching to a long number of weeks but it can take as long as you need to perfect your website.
Typically websites can take around 14 weeks from start to launch. But you can easily cut down this long period if you’re prepared with the proper planning. By following the proper protocol, you can spend less time building your website and more time building your business or flourishing your company. Ready? So let’s do this.
But before that, you need to keep in mind some basic items which are required to make a website.
1: Domain Name
2: Business Email Address
3: Website Building Software
4: Website Hosting
5: Template Design
6: Content and high-quality images
7: Google Analytics
Day 1: Creating an Outline
Sit with pen and papers. Draw out the plan on the paper and decide the end goal in your mind. Making a plan is very essential. If you have a great plan, you will end up with a great website. A solid plan includes the structure of your website. Do some research on the competitors’ website and get ideas from them. Brainstorm the following questions:
- What do you want the desired outcome from your website?
- Who will be the targeted audience or visitors?
- What information do you want to be displayed on the website?
- What actions would you like the visitor to take on your website?
Your website is not just about you. Write as many details as you can to reach the desired outcomes.
Day 2: Creating the Site
- Domain Name & Hosting
The website is the home of the business and domain is the homes address and your hosting account is the land on which the website files will be stored. You can purchase the domain name from a couple of websites. Select a name which is easy to share. Try to use .com or any other relevant TLD available.
You can even purchase the domain name and host from the same company.
- Install the Platform and Customize It
Hosting Companies offers easy and one-click installation option of website development platforms like WordPress and Magento etc. After successful installation, select the built-in themes available or the premium themes. After getting done with the theme, install and activate it. Add your brand identity in it, make changes, add content/products, add widgets, and upload logo. Make your website chic and unique. It is the phase where you can let your imagination and creativity run wild.
Two days down, One day left.
Day 3: Launch It
Congratulations! It’s the big day for you. Finally, it’s the day to launch your website. But before doing that, make sure your website is mobile-friendly and SEO optimized. Once you are done with the building and optimizing, make your site live on the domain.
Now it’s time to tell people about it. Create your social media brand launch strategy, start a conversation within your field or industry, ask friends to share the words, build awareness for the brand and boost your website’s traffic.
There are some key points to remember:
- Don’t forget to create Site Map and Google Webmaster Account and submit the website to Google
- Add Google Analytics on your website to track the visitors
All Set To Start?
Just follow these easy steps and you will be able to launch your own website within 3 days (if everything went smooth) by yourself or from any professional website design and development agency. We understand that the idea of building a website in 3 days might seem utopian but it’s not impossible. So, get started now!
Latest posts by Aiesha Hasan (see all)
- Why You Should Move From Magento 1 to Magento 2 in 2017 - February 27, 2017
- 9 Best PHP Frameworks For Modern Web Developers in 2017 - February 22, 2017
- World’s Famous Website Designers and Their Portfolios - February 17, 2017