Creating a Business Website to Make Money Online

There are lots of choices you have to make if you want to earn money online. For instance you need to choose if you are designing your website or that you pay a professional freelancer to design your website. Another option is that you buy a ready-made web template. Whatever you choose, there are several things you need to think about.

Answer the following questions before you start designing:

  • Do I need a shopping cart or any other e-commerce solution?
  • If it’s for a web shop, do I need space to display articles?
  • Do I like to make money from advertising programs?
  • If yes, which program (AdSense, Kontera) and how much space will it cost?
  • Do I need a website that is interactive? (Forum, comments, etc)
  • Do I need video or audio players on my website?
  • Do I want to use RSS feeds or Podcast’s?
  • What are the main keywords for my site?

Once you have answered these questions, the designing stage for your online business can start. You have a few options to consider when you decide how to design a website:

  • Do I want to pay a web design company or a freelance web designer to design and create the website?
  • Do I have the knowledge and skills to design the website myself? If not, how much time and money will it cost to learn these things? (A good free option is to look at the html tutorials on this site.)
  • Do I buy a ready made template or will I get one from a free website template site?

If you don’t want to design a website from scratch and you don’t need a custom web design, then a web template is probably the best option. It will save you a lot of time and money.

I have listed some web template websites where you can find some templates. (Some are free others are not.)

  1. – A huge collection of free templates.
  2. – Web templates, CSM & Blog templates, E-Commerce templates.
  3. – Large list of free templates. They also sell premium templates.
  4. Open source Web Design – The name already says it all, free templates.
  5. TemplateWorld – Large list of templates in different categories.

These are just a few, do a Google Search and you will find many more!

Whatever your decision is in designing and creating your business website, you have to make sure that the design serves both your online business and the potential customers (the visitors)!

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2 Responses to “Creating a Business Website to Make Money Online”

  1. shreeonlinejobs on April 17th, 2008 10:24

    Nice and informative blog post actually iam looking for new template for my blog,this post have made it easy for me.

  2. Ann Arbor Michigan Website Promotion on May 6th, 2008 15:32

    Very structured approach to planning your online business. Good post.