Whatever business you start, it is often said that starting is always the hardest part. There’s the paperwork, finding the right accountant, billing program; in addition, even the burden of launching a website weighs on our shoulders.
Our article is primarily intended to help those who wear similar shoes – or are already entrepreneurs but have not yet launched the website.
If you are already an entrepreneur, feel free to skip to the Start Website section right away. However, if you just want to get your entrepreneurs out, read on.
First and foremost is to prioritize
First, don’t develop (or improve) the website, but know the administrative stuff. Fortunately, on Facebook with ease you can find an accountant in different groups, and to start a business there is also a group where you can get help.
If you are starting a KATA business in Hungary, it is worth it first You must register a customer portal , it is needed for practically everything. Here you can also start the application to become an entrepreneur and select your Self-Employed Activity List (ÖVTJ) code.
Then you need to register with an invoicer and enter the data you received. The two most popular programs in Hungary are Billingo and the Szamlazz.hu . Anyway, an accountant will help you with these, so first of all you should contract with one. If you’re adept, you can take these mandatory circles in as little as a week or two and launch your business website as well.
Website launching: DIY development or more developer?
Then you may already be faced with another question: do you want to develop the website on your own, or are you looking for a contractor for this purpose?
If you want to do it, you can save money, but it will take time to learn how to use WordPress, for example. (And time is money as we know it.) Many people choose this option because they believe that developing a website always involves horrible spending.
This is also the case with some websites. No one could develop a second Facebook, or even a Vatera-level page for 50,000 forints – or anyone who claims that is a broker.
However, the development of websites promoting services (such as hairdressing, cosmetics, law firms, etc.), smaller webshops, hobby blogs, a smaller news site, or even a personal portfolio site will no longer cost millions. (In fact, in some cases it doesn’t even reach a hundred thousand forints.)
How do you choose a developer?
First, set a budget from to, as the extent of this will affect the other steps.
1. If you have hundreds of thousands or even millions of forints for this, you can choose an agency that provides a complex service and creates a website from A to Z. In this case, you don’t have to worry about choosing a hosting company, web design or web text, as the company will – of course – negotiate it for you.
2. The second option is that you do not have hundreds of thousands of forints for this. In this case, a freelancer or a smaller company can be a good choice with whom you can create the website.
3. These a concepts a kind of mixe of our site, WebsitExpo. Namely, during our market research, we realized that there is a gap in the market in this segment: there are no cheap but custom-developed websites, or if they are, they are mostly of poor quality.
That’s why we’ve created a kind of online marketplace where we sell custom-developed pages (not templates).
If you like a page from the shop , you simply select, buy and we take it from the offer. This guarantees that your website will be completely unique.
And if for extra pages, you need expansion , of course, it is also possible, because we are basically dealing with this, ie development. The advantage is that you can receive the finished website in 3-5 working days and you can buy a unique site from as much as 100-200 euros.
Pro tips for choosing the right developer:
- Look at the portfolio
- Ask if you have a contract in which you set a deadline
- If you can inquire, ask as much as you can about the development process
- Ask for references
And once you’ve found the right partner, you’re over the hard work and the next step can come.
Preparation and transfer of accesses and login data
The company, the developer, will need a lot of data in case of an existing website, and it is good if you prepare it for him in advance, thus speeding up the development process.
And what will you need?
- The name of the existing hosting provider and the associated username and password
- For a web hosting manager (such as cPanel) username and password
- Google Analytics username and password
- Search Console username and password
- As well as to your email address
If you don’t already have them, don’t be discouraged – check with the developer to see if your services include domain name registration, hosting, or linking your site to Google tools.
And after the technical settings, one of the most exciting and creative processes can come: a website design .
The process of designing a website
This will be the responsibility of the developer, but he will ask you if you have any idea about the design or what pages and functions should be added to the website. And it’s good to be prepared for this in advance.
It is best to get inspiration for this.
Look at competing websites (especially foreign websites). If you like one, take a screenshot of it so you can show it to the developer. If you are focusing on design, you should pay attention to the following aspects:
- colors, color combinations
- the structure of the page (how breezy, not too much content, user-friendly, easy to find everything else)
- how “in one” the page is (is the font the same on each subpage, are the images the same size different)
- whether the footer is clearly transparent
- whether the menu works well or fits into the design
Then look at what subpages are on your competitor’s website in addition to the main page – and think about which one you need.
For example, should you:
- blog page
- contact page
- booking module
- newsletter subscription page and more
Once you have clarified this, it is time to fill the website with content – this is very important, especially SEO point of view.
Content writing is often frightening, often rightly of course – as it is also a separate profession, whether marketing or web development. However, the good news is that this too you can find a freelancer who writes for you.
Of course, even in this case, it is valid to ask for a reference and a quote and to conclude a contract. In the absence of these, it may come as a surprise – as there are unfortunately brokers in this profession as well.
And if you feel inspired, you can write the text of the website, but even then it is worth asking a profit to review and correct the text if necessary.
It’s a good idea to start the content writing process before the website is ready, so you don’t have to wait for it – and you can hand it over to the developer right away.
Before that, it is worth stating in the contract whether the developer undertakes to upload the text and, if so, whether there is an additional fee for this. (And if so, to what extent.) It is also good to clarify this in advance so that there is no misunderstanding or God’s insult.
Be available to the development company – it’s worth the time and energy invested
Lastly, it’s important that you are available to the developer and that you are involved in the process – as much as you can. If you ask for something, send it to you, if you ask, try to answer as soon as possible – because a developer is also very busy, and you definitely don’t want him to miss the deadline.
By the way, just think about it: a house can also be built if you have the exact floor plan and the idea on the part of the client. THE launch website also the same, only in very small.