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5 Things your Teacher never told you about websites
- You need one these days.
There are 41 percent of internet users in the East and 14 percent of internet users in North America.
So, how are they going to talk to you unless you’re on the internet. So, do you have a website? Your teacher never told you that you need a website if you have a business.
2. You need to know that website design changes and that there are trends in websites from one year to the next.
I had a very simple website in the 1980s using HTML .
Now you can do all kinds of things with your website. So, I can add a video, I can add an infographic, I can have a link to my facebook on my website, I can have a link to http://Medium.com on my website with current articles I have written. You can display links to the various courses, products or services that you sell. You can have the
opt-in box for email so you can collect your visitors who are interested in using your website.
So, why don’t you have one?
At a very basic level, an email opt-in for your subscribers and videos for your people to watch and links to any services or products that you have would make the website of value.
3. Websites need to be Mobile Responsive
One more important thing that happened in 2016 is now that your website has to be mobile responsive.
More about 70% of people who look at your website are probably on mobile phones. So you need to be able to have a website that’s responsive on mobile as well as on the desktop.
4. The power of email
Your teacher never knew (in my time) about email. She did not know about getting subscribers to your list.
5. Keeping up with website Theme trends
The internet trends change so quickly now. I had a different theme then the Get Noticed Theme now
last year but I liked this Get Noticed Theme as it made the website more personable. So, having a good theme is also one of the 5 things that your teacher never told you about the internet.
So, that’s basically the five things that your teacher never told you about the internet that is basically crucial for
- You need a website
- Internet website Trends quickly
- You have to have a mobile responsive website
- The power of email
- Keep Theme up to date with Trends
If you want to learn more about website design you can go to http://jgtips.com/website
3 reasons you want to have a website.
If your heart’s desire is to have a business then your website can serve as the central location for your dream where you can tell people about your business, your passion for your business and you can sell at your business.
For example at https://jane-gardner.com, you can learn about me and my story. You can learn about my story through video and text. You can contact me. You can look at the programs that I have. You can look at information about my coaching as well as some of the topics i talk about. You can also opt-in to my emaillist. You can have a look at my projects.
Your website is a representation of you and your business. As such, it should always focus on something you are passionate about.
As well, you don’t have to have a website just for your business. There are a lot of non-profits that have website. This is the website “Humans of New York” by a photographer who took photos of people of New York and it has lots of stories about people. He helps non-profits on his website. It has 20 million followers on social media and it has a worldwide audience. He just started it as a project in photography and it turned into a non-profit business. It is exciting to see that something that becomes a small project can be an international sensation
As well, you can have a website for your passion. I have a website called Loveofartandanimals.com where I talk about Art and Art History and Animal Art.
So website can provide a place for central home for your heart’s desire, whether it is a passion for art, photography, people or hobby or business.
It is a place to come find me. A website is your central home to express your ideas, your concepts and display your products and your services.
You can check out more at http://jgtips.com/website.
Doing your website, the right way and the wrong way. It’s silly to do that but not really. This is a talk about how to do a website these days. I wanted to show you what our website was for our engineering business back in the 1990s. I had to create it myself and it was HTML using Frontpage.
Let’s have a look.
I used the waybackmachine.com to see if they could find one of my previous websites. If you don’t know about the waybackmachine, it is at waybackmachine.com.
[Tweet theme=”basic-full”]Wayback machine is awesome! #website [/Tweet]
Back in the 90’s I created a website for our business so people could find. The picture is gone now. I had a brief overview of what the business we do. Then a link to go to resumes, activities and office in 1998 completed by me.
That was an okay website. A lot of businesses didn’t have website presence on the internet as you had to use Frontpage software with HTML and a designer.
I learned HTML and created the website as we were international at the time.
Today, we have a nice, cleaner website. We still have the same information but it is all linked easily through hyperlinks with some nice photos on it. Very simple.
Then below there is contact information, phone and email. We put all our information on here using the basic WordPress theme 22. All you do is enter the information in the backend. It makes it look pretty using the them.
Basically there is a right way and wrong way to make a website.
1. Not using the current themes. 🙂
2. Hard to find the “Contact Us”.
My website now for my personal business is much cleaner, easier to navigate, mobile responsive, video on it which is engaging. Easy to find the sidebar with all my courses and links to go to my courses. Some of my articles from Medium.com are on the sidebar. You can comment on the video in real time through Google+. There is a right way and wrong way to do a website.
The wrong way is not to make your website interactive.
The right way is to make your website interactive, engaging and simple to navigate.
Go to jgtips.com/website to learn more about making an engaging website.