15 days ago
One of the most annoying things about other website builders is the fact you have to choose one of the same boring templates being used by so many other businesses. Consumers are smart, and if you’re using a template for your website they’ll know it. For many would be customers websites that look like a template are a red flag. Nobody wants to do business with a fly by night company and if someone can’t tell whether someone is behind … Read More
31 days ago
For your website to be successful you’ll need web traffic. Here are three easy ways to get people to start visiting your website.
1. Put your web address on your print publications.
Do you have a business card or brochure? If so, be sure to include your web address on them. And when you do, don’t make it a tiny blurb at the bottom of the brochure on the back page. Put it front and center for all the world … Read More
45 days ago
The process of getting a website online can be daunting. Especially for small business owners, who are too busy running their business to become experts in other fields like web design.
Typically creating a website takes a combination of things. First you have your domain name, that’s the web address to your site. Then you have your hosting, that’s where your webpages live. Lastly you need to know how to write code to create those webpages.
Even if you’re able … Read More
59 days ago
Eventbrite is a great app that allows you to create and register people for an event. You can even use it to sell tickets to your event. In this article I’ll walk you through the process of integrating Eventbrite’s widgets with your WebStarts website step by step.
Step 1. Go to Eventbrite.com and create an account, and sign in.
Step 2. Setup the details of your event. There are many different types of events you can promote with Eventbrite. Choose … Read More
66 days ago
Recent studies show people are actually less likely to read a webpage that contains a lot of text. In fact, researchers found people would read more of the content on a page that has less content to read – than they would read on a page filled with text. In other words, less is more. Here are three tips you can use to make your webpages more readable.
1. Use bullet points.
Most people are going to scan webpage for … Read More
72 days ago
In my last post I shared about how looks aren’t everything when it comes to creating a website. Again, it doesn’t do any good to have a great looking website that doesn’t achieve it’s goal. In this article I’m going to be sharing on what you really should be looking for in a website.
Almost fifteen years ago when I first started marketing on the web I was just like most people. I thought if I could create a website, … Read More
75 days ago
Berkshire Hathaway made a record $6 billion last quarter. Have you seen their website? If not, you can see it here. Berkshire Hathaways’s website is a terrific example of how you don’t need a great looking website to be successful. Yes, there are some industries where it would help to have a great looking website (specifically web designers). But as a business owner the most important thing to you is your bottom line and having a great looking website … Read More
79 days ago
Pinterest is fast becoming one of the world’s largest social networks and most popular websites. For this reason having a presence on Pinterest is an important part of your marketing efforts. Adding a Pinterest widget to your website is a great way to build your Pinterest audience. That audience in turn is likely to share your pins with their network of friends, ultimately raising awareness and driving traffic to your website. Here’s how you can add a Pinterest board widget … Read More
82 days ago
Adding a Twitter feed to your website is a great way to let site visitors know there are real people behind the scenes. A Twitter feed displays the most recent tweets you’ve made on the social network. Here are step by step instructions on how to add a twitter feed to your website using WebStarts.
Step 1. Go to Twitter.com and login to your Twitter account. Of course if you haven’t already created a Twitter account you’ll need to do … Read More
84 days ago
One of the many great things about WebStarts is our free web hosting. When you create a website with WebStarts there’s no need to sign up for a hosting account. Your hosting is included with all plans and never runs out. Normally hosting companies charge you from $8 to $30 per month but what makes WebStarts really powerful is that we’re so much more than free web hosting.
Normally if you’re building a website form scratch you’ll need to get … Read More