Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Designing the best Website for your Home Based Business

There is a lot of information about how to build a good business website out there. There is a lot of good tips and tricks on how to build a website without a programmer or hiring a professional. All of these technical tips and little pieces of advice often overlook the big picture and end up making the home business owner just manage the small details. While this is nice and will actually be good for the business it is not the only advice a person needs to hear in order to build a good business website.
There are three key points to building a good website for your business. The three points shown below can easily be lost in the technical aspect of building a website. They are very important to the user as when building a website, keeping the user in mind is important, especially when building a business website where the user is key to success.
The three points are as follows:
Point #1
Make it easy to use.
A website should be easy to use. Your visitor should be able to navigate the site without difficulty. This means they do not need to be bombarded with pop up ads or have to search for anything. Everything needs to be right there for them and they should be able to easily see how everything works.
Point #2
It should be informative.
Online users are now used to websites that are informative and actually offer them something. Most people will simply leave a website if they can not get information from it. People are spoiled, but that doesn't matter. A website needs to have a blog or articles section that allows the user to get useful information.
Point #3
It should be clear and simple.
This goes along with being easy to use. A website should not be cluttered or difficult to figure out. People don't want to have to work to get to anything on a website. If they can not figure it out then they will leave. Menus should be clear as well as every aspect of the shopping experience.
In order to ensure a website meets these three points a business owner should try it out before going live. They should go through the website as a visitor would see it and make sure it is not confusing and there is no clutter on any page. It is also a good idea to put up a survey that allows visitors to say what they like or do not like about the site.
Ensuring that these three points are covered will help to make a website a success. It can be a big boost for a home business, as well. People want a good experience and a good experience includes a website that is easy to use, informative and clear. This is all something that can be worked into the final steps of building a website. Once the technical things are handled the focus can shift to making it user friendly and making it a website that people are going to want to visit time and again.
About the Author:
Malcolm Tindle is the owner of and an active Internet Marketer and article writer with a special interest in researching 'Work From Home Business Ideas And Opportunities'.
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