1. Set Up Your Business

Before you start planning for your website there are some key elements that you will need to have set in place. Below are the links to help you get started.

  1. If you haven’t already started your business but are thinking about starting one you will have to do some research.  If you cant decide have a look at the Australian Goverment’s Business Page. It has a lot of useful information.
  2. Before you can own a business website in Australia be sure to have an ABN or ACN.  If you don’t have one already you can register here. 
  3. Decide on your business name.
  4. The next step is to register your business name and check that you’re not trespassing on someone else’s trademark.

2. What You Need Now For A New Website

If you’ve already done all the things mentioned above, then proceed.

  1. Register a Domain Name which will be your unique website web address. e.g.  www.yourdomain.com.au or www.yourdomain.com for example.  Many other extensions are available for your website depending on your business type and location.
  2. Purchase WordPress Web Hosting. Prices vary.  Affordable Hosting is available from Godaddy and Crazy Domains. Just to name a couple where you can also register your domain name and buy an SSL certificate.
  3. Purchase an SSL Certificate.  Essential for the security of your clients information if you collect so much as an email address.  However, when Google rolls out Chrome 68 all sites without an ssl certificate will be marked as unsafe.
  4. WordPress Web Design & development services is available here.  View the full list of Services here.  Contact ACT Websites via email using the Contact form or call Sandra on:  0413 305 967.

Must Haves List For Your New Website

  • ACN & ABN

    Business owners are legally required to have an ACN or ABN to own a business website.

  • A Business Name

    Business names can be registered with ASIC.

  • Domain name registration

    This is the searchable site address with your business name. E.g. www.yoursite.com.au.  Usually registration takes place every two years.

  • Web Hosting

    This is where the files of your website is stored and displayed online. Usually charge as a monthly fee.

  • Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

    You will need to puchase, or draw up you own privacy policy and terms of use for your website.  It is illegal not to have a privacy policy.  Terms of use can be written in your own words to explain how the site is to be used, how it is not to be used and what actions may be taken for misuse.

  • SSL Certificate

    A must have if you are collecting personal information like email addresses, phone numbers and personal information. In a push to make surfing the web safer, Google has rolled out Chrome68 that marks all sites without an SSL certificate as ‘unsafe’. This acts as a repellent for site visitors who see an unsafe site.  Make sure your new site is equipped with one.

  • A Company Logo

    A company logo is made up of either text alone or the combination of text and some graphic design. Usually an image of some. The design and colours should accurately represent the company.

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