How to get your website ready for business?

So you have already got a domain name, bought web hosting, loaded WordPress and created starter content.

Now what?

Do what you do before you invite guests to your home. Prepare and get it ready.

For a website it means adding

1. A professional logo (To give your website a distinct identity)

2. Possibly a favicon (Again to hammer your identity)

3. A contact form (so that your visitors can contact you)

What more;

4. Add a email subscription form

5. Create a feed and give visitors a choice to subscribe by RSS or by email. Use a program called Feedburner (owned by Google) to create these feed options. This will automatically send any new content that you post to your website.

These are the basics steps that will get your site ready to be showcased to your visitors.