If you are reading this, you probably already started building a website and want to learn how to make a good website for conversions.
You want a successful website that will convert readers over to other sites that will be helpful to the reader and in turn may provide you an affiliate commission.
One of the first questions you must ask yourself is, "What is considered to be a good website?"
Some may say a good website is one with great visual design aspects with beautiful reactive content and marvelous photoshop imagery.
Others will say forget all that flashy stuff, just put the good content...No need for images!
The answer...one is not necessarily better than the other.
It depends on your audience.
Let's take an example of going to a bookstore that offers all levels of print such as magazines, newspapers, paperback novels to encyclopedias...do they still make those?
The way that the books/magazines/newspapers are designed is all based on who their audience is and what is the print's goal.
If you compare the flashy magazines versus plain paperback books.
They both have dedicated audiences and some of that audience will flip-flop over both types depending on their need at that time.
So what does this mean to you? How does this help you figure out how to build a good website?
You can learn from these examples, let me explain with the following sections:
When someone visits your website it should be very clear what your site is all about.
Don't try to be something that you are not.
If you are a single blogger talking about a particular topic don't pretend you have a global conglomerate company behind you.
People need to know right away if you are real or trying to pretend that you are something that you are not.
That only creates doubt, which will make them hit the back button and visit another site.
Another way to ensure a visitor to your site can trust you is by building your site by fulfilling their expectations.
Meaning, if you are a blog site, don't make it look like an online store similar to Amazon. You may think having a dozen or so banners all over your landing page will peek their interest and click.
In most cases, it will result in a bounce right of your site.
I'm not saying you can't have any advertising or affiliate banners, but you should keep them to a minimum and ensure it is relevant to your content.
When I started I was naive to think that everyone would visit my site on the home page.
It was quickly apparent that would not be the case.
People that visit from organic search engine searches like Google, social sharing, and direct referral can land on any page of your website.
That is why it is crucial to have a website that is easy to navigate.
So that means having menus and navigation elements should be where people expect them to be.
The labels should be clear and easily understood where they will bring you.
As people can land on any page of your site, you want to make sure that each landing page or post should have a conversion goal.
The conversion should be clear, simple and seamless.
Your content should be relevant throughout your post or page and your funnel should direct them to the next step.
If you maintain the same process for each landing page or post your website will be effective.
I now follow this process for all my new landing pages and posts.
Online work has many layers and I too am constantly evolving, learning and tweaking my websites.
When I started I was working alone, trying to figure out this whole online business.
If you read any of my other blogs you now know that I no longer am alone.
Not only is my wife now working with me but I also have unmatched resources, support, and training available from the Wealthy Affiliate community.
If you want more details on how to build your website for success then I encourage you to check out Wealthy Affiliate by clicking here.
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My online journey started in 2008 when I was tired of working for somebody else. I searched the internet for years trying to find out how to make a living from home with an online business. In 2015 I finally found the information and support from a website just like this one
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