Step 1: How To Set Your Website Goal

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Published on April 28, 2008

Author: RealFreeWebsites.com

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Make sure you plan your website right! This is the first in a series of website development by Real Free Websites.

HOW TO SET YOUR WEBSITE GOAL Step 1: The most important step in the whole planning process

Step 1: How to set your website goal Step 2: How to identify and target your market Step 3: How to write your content Do you need a web designer? Step 4: How to choose your web designer Step 5: How to choose your domain name Step 6: How to choose your web host Step 7: How to launch your website Why completing your website is not the end Step 8: How to promote your website Part of the HELP I Need a Website! Series See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan i i

Step 1: How to set your website goal

Step 2: How to identify and target your market

Step 3: How to write your content

Do you need a web designer?

Step 4: How to choose your web designer

Step 5: How to choose your domain name

Step 6: How to choose your web host

Step 7: How to launch your website

Why completing your website is not the end

Step 8: How to promote your website

A website without a goal is like a ship without a rudder

A website without a goal is like a ship without a rudder

The only way you can tell your website is successful is to have an effective goal We cannot change what we cannot measure

The only way you can tell your website is successful is to have an effective goal

First ask yourself: Am I sure I need a website? Perhaps there is another way of getting it done

First ask yourself:

The WORST REASON to make a website is: “ To have a presence on the Internet”

The WORST REASON to make a website is:

Consider the following 3 points

… your website should be a key part of your business strategy If you are a business… 1

… your website should be a key part of your business strategy

If your presence is entirely online… … then your website goal will be the same as your business goal 2 Website goal Business goal

Whoever you are, ensure you have the time and/or budget to continually promote your website once it is “finished” 3

What is your website going to do for you? Set a SMART goal

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Is the goal stated clearly and unambiguously? Specific Who, what, when, where, why? A minimum of words Clear to everyone involved in your website

Who, what, when, where, why?

A minimum of words

Clear to everyone involved in your website

Can the goal be measured? Measurable Remember, we cannot change what we cannot measure Ensure a monitoring system can be put in place to measure progress

Remember, we cannot change what we cannot measure

Ensure a monitoring system can be put in place to measure progress

Is the goal realistic? Achievable Your goal should be challenging, but not impossible If your goal is too demanding, you will quickly lose heart

Your goal should be challenging, but not impossible

If your goal is too demanding, you will quickly lose heart

Does the goal fit in with your wider goals? Relevant Will your goal take you forward in the bigger picture?

Will your goal take you forward in the bigger picture?

Does the goal have a deadline? Time-Bound Without a due date, you can put off the goal forever There is nothing like urgency to get something done

Without a due date, you can put off the goal forever

There is nothing like urgency to get something done

Examples of good website goals: To attract 10 new online requests for services per week To sell products online with a total value of US$5,000 per month To increase email subscription numbers by 50% within 6 months

You’ve now seen how to set a website goal. This is the FIRST STEP in the process of good website design. See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan

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