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By now you probably already know that I own a restaurant in addition to being “The Sugar Free Diva”.
My restaurant is a successful one and I must say that is partly because I started it off on the right foot. This is how I got started by following 5 Easy Steps to Start a Website. The former owner did not have an online presence. I started my website from scratch.
5 Easy Steps to Start a Website
It was really the first thing that I did.
A couple of years ago I made the giant step in my professional life. I purchased a restaurant. Owning a restaurant was a dream that me and my husband shared since before we even got married. We decided to purchase an established restaurant from someone who was retiring from the business.
Buying a restaurant is not an easy thing to do.
Getting the money together to buy the restaurant is just part of the process. Working with the health department is just as much, if not even more, a part of that same process. For us, that meant waiting to close on the purchase of restaurant until the seller made certain updates to the restaurant as mandated by our local health department.
While we waited for everything to fall into place, I put my energy into something that I could do at the moment. This was to get my restaurant’s website up and running.
As bloggers and social media promoters, we know the importance of being online. When it comes to owning a business, whether or not you are online can make you or break you.
Starting a website for my restaurant was not a hard process.
To be honest, getting all of the social media accounts started took me more time than getting the website started. That is because I went directly to GoDaddy. I am not just saying that because GoDaddy is sponsoring this post. I am telling you this because it was what I actually did. I went to GoDaddy and purchased a main domain name as well as secondary ones that would point to my website. I also purchased website hosting.
Since getting my restaurant’s online presence up and running, GoDaddy has made it easier for people to do the same.
Just to prove how easy it is to do it now, I went to GoDaddy GoCentral and started a new site in less than 30 minutes. And the site even looks good too!!
GoDaddy makes it so easy to make a website thanks to GoDaddy GoCentral
Seriously, when you are focusing on both the business and the food part of a restaurant, you don’t have a lot of time or energy to devote to something that could be as time consuming as a website. Hiring someone to do it for you can be pricey as well.
The good news is that you can build a great restaurant website in under an hour from any device, no technical experience required.
I did this one in under 30 minutes. Once I signed up for my free 30 day trial, I just needed to add my information, choose a few photos and hit publish.
Here are the 5 Easy Steps to Start a Website on GoDaddy GoCentral:
- Visit GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder.
- Choose your layout.
- Add your information (menu, socials, etc.).
- Add some photos (they have stock images to help you out!).
- Preview and publish (you can preview in mobile and desktop!).
Personalizing your website is also easy to do.
This would include maintaining it every time that you update a menu or want to offer a special. Easily create and update menus, add beautiful photo galleries, and accept online orders and reservations in a matter of moments. I love that GoDaddy GoCentral is the perfect solution for any foodie who wants to turn their passion or business idea into a reality. Kind of like I did.
Next week I will share with you some helpful tips to get you started on your site.
I will share with you how my food business has become such a success thanks in part to my online presence.
Having a website has really been part of my road to success in the culinary industry thanks to my ability to promote my restaurant’s food and great customer service. GoDaddy GoCentral helps make any cooking-related product or service available to any audience thanks to the ease of promoting what you sell. I do this through posting my menu (we do a lot more take out orders thanks to this) and photos of my food.
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