Let’s get your service online + looking great, easily and efficiently! Whether you offer nutritional or leadership coaching, insurance advice, run a health + wellness clinic, or offer other helpful services, your small business website needs the function and flexibility to connect with your audience and communicate your greatness.
If your small business also sells physical product or digital downloads, we encourage you to also view our suggested website design templates for a Product Website here.
If you have your domain, hosting, and WordPress, proceed directly to Step 1!
If you have not yet registered a domain, purchased hosting, or installed WordPress, you can do it right now (and then come right back here).
- Choose Your Design. Approximately $50-$150, takes about 7 to 11 minutes
A well-built, well-designed website template is the foundation to a great website. Our favourite are all sleek, professional, mobile responsive, and SEO optimized. We recommend:
MARKET THEME on the Genesis Platform
This design template is great if you have beautiful/professional brand photography.
View + Purchase
AUTHENTIC from Code Supply Co.
A highly customizable theme that is great if you have a lot of content, or a blog.
View + Purchase
WORKSTATION PRO on the Genesis Platform
A clean, simple site if you don’t have a lot of content.
View + Purchase
Purchase your theme and move forward!
*If you are building a new website to replace an existing website, and you want your current website to remain online while you are working on your new site, contact your host provider and ask them to install wordpress (step 2) on a temporary domain. When you are done building your new website, you can contact your host again to have them take it live!
- Download + Install. No additional costs, takes about 3 to 5 minutes
After you’ve completed your purchase, download and save your website theme’s zip files on your hard drive. It’s simple. To install:
- Log in to your WordPress site
- From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance
- Click on Themes
- Click Add New, at the top
- Click Upload Theme, at the top
- Choose your zip file on your hard drive, click Install Now
- Click Activate
Well done, move on!
*If you purchased a Genesis Theme from StudioPress, your new website will be hidden from visitors while you are working on it until you are ready to take it live (step 4). If you purchased the Authentic theme and want it to be hidden to visitors while you work on it, you can download and install a plugin to do just that. Note, we think you can skip this and just get your site finished in the hour!
- Build Your Site! Free! Spend 30 minutes — or as long as you want.
Customize and create your site (don’t be worried, less is often more, and if you are stuck, just get in touch with us). It’s like putting a puzzle together, except your theme download comes with complete instructions and great support (we’ve contacted them often, and you can too!).
Make sure you include a logo or your brand name, your bio, and your contact info. You can (and should!) add your social media feeds, and enough content to understand who you are, what you do, and why you’re great! You will also be able to create an image gallery, add an email capture, create a blog, and so much more, right now or on an ongoing basis.
You’re almost done, seriously!
- Take Your Site Live. Free, incredibly satisfying, and takes about 1 minute.
If you built your website on a Genesis Theme from StudioPress, login to your WordPress dashboard. From your Dashboard, at the top of the page it reads:
Your site is currently displaying a “Coming Soon” page. Once you are ready to launch your site click here.
Click that link to officially take your site live and make it visible to the public!
*If you built your website on the Authentic Theme and installed a plugin to hide it, turn off the plugin now.
*If you built your website on a temporary domain, now is the time to move it over. Contact your host for help.
- Share! Priceless
Please share your site with us so we can congratulate you + share as well! Get social too + email your friends and family (people love good news + to congratulate each other!).