How Long Does It Take to Create a Website?

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Some time ago, one of our prospective clients contacted us to ask how long it would take to create a website on WebSelf. That’s a very good question. We then took a moment to think about this and give you some leads on how many hours it takes to create a site, blog, or online store. Keep in mind, however, that the time required can vary from one site to another!

Before we start, is it possible to create a website in a few days? The answer is both yes and no. It is important to have all the elements in hand when you start, this will save you a lot of time. Also, it will take you much less time to create a landing page than a complete online store. Remember though that you will have to put time into your website even once online to keep it alive.

How to create a website effectively

We will not give you a time or a number of hours, but steps to follow to create a website as quickly and efficiently as possible. Some of our customers create their website within hours, while others will take months to achieve the desired result. Following these steps will save you time, as you will know exactly what to do.

Step 1 - Create a plan

Here’s the first step to make sure you create an effective website: make a plan. Why do you have to create a website? What is its purpose? How many pages do you need? Is it a showcase site for a business or an online store? You can even take sheets of paper to draw what you have in mind. When it is time to create, you will have a better idea of what you need. 

Step 2 - Familiarize yourself with the website builder

If this is your first time creating a website, why not take a moment to familiarize yourself with the creative platform? Some website editors are easier to use than others. With WebSelf, you just have to grab the items to add and drag them directly to where you want them to be. Practice makes perfect; feel free to discover the builder and its features. This way, everything will be easier when it is time to build your site.

Step 3 - Have your brand image in hand

But what is the brand image? In a nutshell, it’s the perceived representation of a company. This allows to pass a message, and create a precise atmosphere. The brand image includes a logo, color palettes, and fonts. Since you must use the elements of your brand image on your site, it would be important to define everything before starting the creation. This will save you time and ensure you have a website that represents your company and its values.

Step 4 - Choose a website template that meets your needs

One of WebSelf’s greatest strengths is the quantity and quality of available website templates. Whether for a corporate website, a personal blog, or an online store, there is a good chance that our templates can meet your needs and save you a lot of time. Feel free to take a look at them, we have models for several types of companies or projects. If the structure matches what you have in mind, all you have to do is add your content and images.

Step 5 - Create your website

When you know exactly what you need, creating your website is easy and fast. In order to be efficient and productive, we recommend you work from a quiet place and plan to have a few hours to work on your project. Try to avoid any distractions. Pay special attention to the homepage of your site, and then continue working on the other important sections, like the about us and contact pages. One thing at a time!

Step 6 - Proofread everything before publishing

Finally, before publishing your website, we strongly recommend that you take a moment to test and review everything. Proofread each of your texts to avoid mistakes and test the links and buttons. To help you, you can view your site as a visitor by clicking on the eye icon at the top right of the editor. You can also share an unpublished site with others to get feedback.

What if you do not have time to create your site?

You may find that you ultimately don’t have time to create what you have in mind or that your deadlines are tighter than expected. What do you do then? Did you know that you can hire the WebSelf team to create your website or online store? Indeed, our graphic designers will be able to design a website that will meet your needs at a very competitive price. Interested? You can find more details about our services on our page We do it for you!

In conclusion, the time required to create a website is very variable. It depends on the type of site you want to create, the number of pages, etc. Start the process by designing a plan and branding, then choose the template that will meet your needs. Remember that you will have to continue working on your website even once it is published, it is important to update it regularly! We wish you success with your project!