Starting blocks: First you need a clear idea of what you want to sell, or the information you wish to provide. Next you will need a hosting company for server space where all your files will be stored. A web server is a computer that is permanently connected to the Internet. You should check on the up time, but almost all are live 24 hours a day. The host server holds the programming and information you put on your site. This ensures your web site is available to the world all the time. As you get used to this, you can always host a site yourself, but this is not for the novice. The charge from a hosting company is usually around $10 a month. Next, you need to register a domain name. The domain name or URL is the address to access your site which is often provided by the hosting company for a small fee.
Design and build: Here you have to use HTML or some other internet language. Do not panic or give up without trying. There are programs out there that will help you do the writing and sometimes you can download them free from your hosting company. Keep things simple, not just for you but for the users of your site.
Buying an up and running site: This is by no means the cheap option. There are many sites out there to buy ready built. This, if your pocket can stretch that far, can be a good solution and save you time. However, you are still going to need to keep this fresh and updated. You may have to sort out any problems that occur along the way. So you will still need to learn the basics of web site building and web management. Whatever you buy, you are still going to have to understand what is needed for it to work well.
Once you have built the basic site, you will have to keep it informative without being overpowering. Getting traffic to the site is a new topic. Just remember you will have to monitor and maintain your web site. Your journey has just begun, and there is great reward out there. Putting these simple steps into constructing your web site will help you achieve your goals and run a successful business.