Podcast Episode 17: Create a Timeline

Discover the secrets to creating a realistic timeline for making your website in this episode of Website Success. Whether you’re DIY-ing your website or considering hiring a professional, my guidance will help you navigate the different phases of website development, from planning and branding to content creation and maintenance. Tune in, learn how to allocate your time effectively, and set realistic expectations for a successful website creation journey.

Show Notes

  1. Planning Phase (1:57)
    • Allocate sufficient time for the planning phase, considering tasks like creating an ideal customer avatar and researching competitors.
    • Spend at least a week, or more, on this crucial phase.
    • Reflect on the progress made if following the Website Success planning series.
  2. Branding Phase (2:52)
    • Dedicate time to define your brand identity before starting the website build.
    • Choose a color palette, typography, and overall style that align with your brand.
    • Brainstorm and gather inspiration for at least a week to create a cohesive brand.
  3. Content Creation Phase (4:02)
    • Craft compelling copy that resonates with your target audience.
    • Allocate two to four weeks for content creation, focusing on quality rather than quantity.
    • Consider hiring a professional writer if needed.
  4. Building Phase (4:47)
    • Plan for a significant time commitment if taking the DIY route.
    • Allocate four to eight weeks to build your website, allowing for adjustments and fine-tuning.
    • If working with a professional, be aware that timelines can vary depending on project complexity.
  5. Maintenance and Improvement Phase (7:06)
    • Understand that launching your website is just the beginning.
    • Set aside regular time for maintaining and improving your website.
    • Update content, monitor analytics, and address any issues that arise.
  6. Conclusion (8:01)
    • The five key phases of creating a website: planning, branding, content creation, building, and maintenance.
    • Allocate ample time for each phase and avoid rushing the process.
    • Go to websitesuccessacademy.com for additional resources and support.


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