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Create a Website of Your Own

Paige Harris Aug 26, 2022 9:27:50 AM

If you know you need a website but aren't sure where to start, it can feel like a minefield of domain names and hosting services, data protection rules, and page design. Let's run through how the best website builders for small businesses work and how to incorporate a compliant Wix privacy policy in your brand-new site.

Let's run through how the best website builders for small businesses work and how to incorporate a compliant Wix privacy policy in your brand-new site.

 

Building a New Website Step by Step

Your first decision will be which website builder to use. There are many options out there, but we'll stick with Wix for this example as it's one of the most accessible tools. Don't worry–you don't have to be a talented coder to create a site. Wix provides simple drag-and-drop functions to add all your content and graphics to your template.

Do website designers use Wix? Sometimes–although they might favor a more technical platform to code customized functions, making it perfect for small businesses and DIY websites. Here's what you need to do:

 

1. Select Your Business Domain Name

The domain is simply your website address’’you want something easy to say and as close to your business name as possible in most cases. For example, if you are ‘A New Company Ltd,’ you might find that anewcompany.com has already been taken but a-new-company.com or new.company.com is available.

Once you've done that, you need to pick your hosting service, which is the rent you pay for storing your website data on the host's server. Wix offers domain names and hosting so you can deal with everything in one place.Rectangle 1612. Customize Your Wix Website Template

Step two is where the fun starts–you can browse through the templates, choose layouts and styles that match your brand, and begin visualizing how your finished site will look. There are over 800 templates (some free, some premium) and they're all customizable if you need to add plug-ins to provide specific features. Design options you can add include:

  • Image galleries
  • Videos
  • Vector art

If you already have an image bank, you can upload your own graphics or use options from the library.

 

3. Add Your Essential Website Functions

Next, you can start building site functionality, thinking about what your website will do and how you'd like your visitors to interactVintageria - cookie banner-1For example, are you setting up:

  • An e-commerce website selling products?
  • A service where customers can sign up online?
  • Consultations which a visitor needs to book?

Much depends on the nature of your business but you can incorporate booking systems, blog posts, online checkouts, or restricted member areas as required.

 

4. Incorporate Your Site Privacy and Legal Policies

This part is where many small businesses become stuck because they go with generic terms and conditions or don't add any at all. You must have at least a few legal basics to demonstrate regulatory compliance, including a privacy policy, conditions of use, data collection information, and cookie banners. Many websites also need specific policies explaining how they comply with CCPA and GDPR rules.

You can use the basic tools in the Wix Privacy Center. Still, we'd strongly advise you to visit Enzuzo and construct business-specific legal documents to protect you from potential liability. Terms should cover things like returns processes and conditions of website use–these are important if you encounter any problems.

 

5. Publish Your Site and Start Driving Traffic

Finally, you're ready to go live with a professional, responsive website that gives your users the best possible experience. You can use the integrated marketing and SEO tools within your Wix dashboard to reach new audiences and enjoy the rewards of your new digital presence.

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