Follow this step-by-step checklist to get your business website up and running using the Getting Kenyan Business Online tool.
Set your goals.
Before you jump in and start creating a website, consider what you want to get out of it. For example do you want to increase sales, get more leads or just provide your customers with information?
Get started building your website.
You can build a website for your business easily with the our simple site builder tool, which is free through Getting Kenyan Business Online. It's a simple website building tool that requires no technical skills and is super easy to use. Get Started today.
Choose a web address for your business.
A website address (e.g. www. yourbusinessname.co.ke) is also known as a domain name or URL. Usually you'd buy such a customized website address from a domain name provider and pay an annual fee for it. With Getting Kenyan Businesses Online you'll get a free subdmain on kbo.co.ke (yourbusinessname.kbo.co.ke). If you wish to have a customized url/domain you can buy a customized one from a domain registrar of your choice after you have completed creating your site. You can always tranfer your ready site to your domain of choice.
Three Easy Steps to Create Your Site
Step 1: Choose the Create a Gmail Account (if you don’t have already have one). You will not be able to create your website without a Gmail Account. Go to www.gmail.com to create your website.
Step 2: Start Building Your Website by filling details about your business to the bottom of the page and click on “create site” to start creating your website”.
Step 3: Always use the Guide. Click on “Let's Start!” and follow the guidelines from the user guide to:
Fill in content for home page (Business name details and contact details).
Add products and Services information
Publish your website to make it public
Important Tips to remember in each step
Create your home page. First impressions count - and your homepage is the first impression many visitors will get of your business, so invest some time in getting this right. Imagine your homepage as your online shop front. Make it clear what it is you offer, make it easy to access and make it attractive.
Select your design. With Getting Kenyan Business Online you have a range of design themes to choose from. Just select the one you like best and the tool will do the rest.
Create Fill in information about your products and services. Put the full range of products and services that your company offers. You can insert images to communicate exactly what products you offer.
Publish your website now. Remember to publish your website. Write down the url of your website. This is what you will put on your business card. Go ahead and publish you can always go back to modify the content by clicking on the "admin log in" at the bottom of the page when you open to view it.
You've got a website! Congratulations! If you've followed the steps above, you should now have a website!