Design Websites – Learn To Design Your Own Sites To Succeed In Your Internet Business!
Learn to design websites for your businesses if you want to manage web development effectively! Marketing a business online involves a lot of daily tasks. Though it’s easy to start a WordPress site, it takes resources and skill to develop it to a level where you can benefit from it. But if you learn to do certain things by yourself, it becomes easier to grow your business online. It’s the reason why I always encourage people to learn to design websites.
If you like to create a beneficial online presence for your traditional business, you should read this post. It gives you good ideas on the importance of learning web designing. Although you can effortlessly start your online business with a CMS (Content Management System) blog like WordPress, you will best operate your internet business if you have some web designing basics. Do you see why you need to think about learning to design websites? Not yet? Ok, look at the statistics!
Learn to design websites? Let’s first get the statistics on internet usage.
The total Internet user population in the whole world grew from 414 million in 2000 to more than 2 billion by the end of 2010. In January 2017, estimates of the total internet users stood at over 3.5 billion. Growth rates for most countries of the world remain high, while penetration rates are still low. This information means that when you begin an internet business, you stand many chances of making money from the increasing number of users. But how will you if you do not have any knowledge on how to design websites.
Secondly, in recent years, the mobile phone has led to a high increase in the number of internet users. One can now access the internet on smartphones. Everyone now is keen on having a smartphone. The figures for mobile phone users are shooting up consistently. By the end of 2017, the total number is estimated to reach 4.77 billion. This trend is going to push the number of internet users worldwide tremendously higher.
On the other hand, according to the March 2016 Web Server Survey by Netcraft.com, there are over 1 billion websites. And the number of web-facing computers stood at over 5.7 million. However, the number of active websites stood at 171 million. It means that about 1 in 6 sites are active.
Why are the five websites not active?
As a confident webmaster, I have discovered that despite the increasing number of websites cropping up daily, most of them don’t get maintained regularly. Developing a website necessitates web designing, web development and online marketing skills. It’s the reason why most sites are inactive. And to run a profitable business online, you have to be active so that you become visible in the search engines.
It’s worth noting that most successful internet marketers have learnt over time how to create their websites for their businesses. It’s one reason why they can make a lot of money. You, too, can successfully teach yourself to design websites by buying web designing e-books and reading them slowly by slowly until you perfect your web designing skill.
What are the benefits of learning to design websites for your businesses?
Ability to start and run an online business
If you learn to design websites, you will be able to run an online business profitably. The number of internet users is increasing. And if you start an internet business selling affiliate products, you will position yourself well to benefit from it because you know what to do. You can start it and market some of the best selling products like software, information, private sites and internet services to earn a commission.
Create an income stream through web design
Secondly, you can design websites for others to create another stream of income. I learnt web designing not to create websites for others, but myself. With time, web designing has become one of my income streams though it’s not my main business.
Ability to create an online presence for your conventional business
If you have a traditional business, like our laser engraving business, you will find it more profitable to sell your products online along with affiliate products. And you can do it yourself from your home or office with just your computer and an internet connection.
When you learn to design websites, you save your resources. Although the initial cost of buying web designing e-books and software is relatively high, long term benefits outweigh the expenditure on acquiring knowledge and skills. When I thought of designing my website, I first thought of hiring someone else to do it for me. He asked me to pay him an equivalent of USD 1, 300/- to have my website designed. Instead, I opted to teach myself and ended up spending less on learning and hosting my website. I remained with my e-books and software, which I use to design websites for others. Besides, I can develop my site and market my products without spending money.
Satisfy your personal needs
You can design websites that meet your individual needs and satisfaction in terms of design and content. There are many people out there who create websites. However, there is a lot of hidden information they never reveal to you. At first, they can make you feel that it’s easy. But remember that not whoever claims to be a web designer has professional skills. Some of them know the basics and move on to design websites for others to make money.
Maintain or develop your website
By learning to design websites for your businesses, you will be able to keep your websites grow. You can post new information in any way you want. Remember that the internet is about information. If you cannot add further information, your website becomes inactive. It means that search engines cannot find you to rank your web pages. You can quickly achieve this if you have learnt how to design websites and how to market online. People who have websites created by others cannot have this critical advantage. Consequently, their websites become static. Those who can afford to add or change information end up spending a lot of money on contracting web designers to do it for them regularly.
Get internet related knowledge and skills
You will get a lot of useful knowledge about the internet. For instance, you will learn internet marketing. Internet marketing is a broad subject changing from time to time. The success of your business online depends mostly on your ability to market it using proven internet marketing techniques.
Is it possible to teach yourself web designing?
Yes, it’s very much possible because human nature can adapt to anything. Do not think that web designing is only for programmers or IT experts. And do not believe that you only have to go to school to learn it. I am a living example of a person who has never been taught by anyone else. I discovered it through reading, practising and networking with professional web designers and marketers.
As I conclude, one thing you should learn from today is that formal education can give you a living, but informal learning will give you a fortune. Learn to teach yourself skills that will eventually make you financially secure throughout your life. Web designing is a great way to start an internet business and to effectively drive your existing business online. It’s, therefore, my strong recommendation to you – learn to design websites.
Hello! My name is Charles Kiyimba, a creative engraver, a professional teacher, a passionate blogger, a confident graphic/web designer and the founder of Goleza Designers Ltd, an engraving business that turns images into real products. Through my hands-on experience, I share with you free helpful information on our products and services, business, marketing and personal development. Always dive in for more!