I don’t want to sound like a politician but the short answer is that “it depends.” You can use a website builder or customize a premade theme and purchase web hosting yourself for as little as $200 if you have want to take the time to learn how to do it. You can also hire a creative agency and pay $20,000 or more just for web design and development for that same website.
A plugin extends the features and functionality of a WordPress website without you knowing any code. There are over 55,000 plugins so there’s a plugin for anything you need. That’s a whole lot of plugins and you may be wondering which plugins are compatible with the latest WordPress version, play well with other plugins, are customizable and work the best. It is important to note that installing too many plugins will dramatically slow down or even crash your site. Research shows that websites that take longer than 3 seconds to load will lose over 40% of their visitors so it is crucial to install only what is absolutely necessary.
Ever wonder why some websites start with http while others start with https? HTTPS means that the website has been encrypted with a SSL certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer which encrypts sensitive data like account logins, credit card numbers and other personal information transmitted between a website and your browser so that no one can intercept it.
Monetizing your website is the process of converting your traffic into revenue. Many people do this to develop a passive income stream in hopes to escape the rat race. In order to be successful, you need engaging content that you are deeply passionate about and tons of traffic. With over 1.3 billion websites on the world wide web today, developing convincing content to attract a large audience is a tall order. Passion (not money) needs to be your primary motivation.
Back to school season is the second biggest shopping season behind Christmas and Black Friday engaging 29 million households and accounting for $84 billion in sales in the US. With over half of those purchases being made online, now is the best time to prepare your website for the peak back-to-school buying season in August. The top spending categories include school supplies, clothing, computers, and electronics.
Building and maintaining a wildly successful eCommerce website is no small feat. The vast majority of eCommerce websites fail because of a lack of investment, too much competition, a lack of traffic, poor website design or giving up too soon. Creating a kick-ass eCommerce website requires a deep understanding of human psychology and testing your website repeatedly to ensure user-friendliness. Here, we will discuss some tips to help you build a more thriving online business. Rome wasn’t built in a day.