December 10, 2010

Get Your Business Online with Moonfruit!


Ever imagined what it would be like to a have a flashy professional looking company website? If so why not create it yourself! The days of technical jargon in creating a fully functional professional looking website is long gone. You can now create the best looking online company profile using easy-to-use cut and paste style tools in a matter of minutes and not weeks. Add pictures, text, banners, videos, music, company information and logo’s, and even sell products online using Moonfruit. I’ve used Moonfruit myself for many years creating unique design styles for each of my businesses need. Check out some of the sites that I've built using Moonfruit.

http://www.vanmarcianoart.com
httP://www.ukbusinesslink.co.uk
http://www.magnet4maketing.com

Creating a Website

The most obvious task of getting yourself or your company online is by building a website. Now if you’re anything like me, completely daunted by the concepts of this, it really isn’t that difficult.

Using web services that provide online website building tools is one of the simplest ways to do this. It’s taken me years and I’m still learning about HTML and XML and scripts and codes etc. But there is a much simpler way and just as powerful tools available online that you can use to do the job just the same. All you really need to know is how to use a mouse and a keyboard.

Building a website using Moonfruit's SiteMaker

As I said, I have been using Moonfruit’s SiteMaker as well as other online platforms for over 5 years and personally I couldn’t recommend them enough, for someone with little or no experience of website design can use their tools to create some of the most dazzling and professional looking websites available on the web.

So let’s get started. Go to http://www.moonfruit.com/ and take a look around the site. Check out the websites that others have designed using Moonfruit. Once you’re both well acquainted, click on the product info link and read about Moonfruit 5.0. When you’re ready to start creating your website simply click the Build a Website button on the home page. Follow the easy steps of creating your website and remember not to rush anything, keep it simple and take one step at a time.

Ok here are the fundamentals or the structures you need to have in your website building plan. Remember you’re promoting your business online and that you want potential customers to find out exactly what your company’s about within a few seconds of finding your site.

Essential Pages

These are the pages that make up your website. They provide information to your visitors such as what your business is about and what you can offer them, why your service is second to none and how they can contact you.

Home Page

Your home page is your websites landing page. Other words this is the first page visitors will see when they arrive at your site. Here you can specify briefly what you do, as well as have a picture or pictures of your business premises or one of your products or services offered, and your company logo in the header.

About Us Page

The about page elaborates more about your business or company’s history in detail, write about what services you or your company provides, customer feedback as well as additional photo’s of your business premises or products.

Services / Products

On this page, depending on what your company is about, you can either place a list of the services your company provides with prices or a list of products that your company sells again perhaps with prices or even an online shop facility with Buy It Now using PayPal.

Contact Us Page

One of the most important aspects of building your business website is the contacts page. This is where you can place your company’s telephone number, fax number, email address and postal address. If you have premises you can even place a map to show customers where you are.

Buy your Domain

So there you have it, the basic fundamentals of creating a website using Moonfruit. Congratulations your business is now online. So what’s next, let’s take a look.

So you have the website, now you now need to buy your own unique domain name.

If you don’t know what a domain name is, it is simply a URL or website address for a better understanding term that your website is hosted on. For example if your company is called Georges Seafood Bar then more than likely you’d want your URL or website address to be www.georgesseafoodbar.co.uk

So to get a unique website address you don’t have to go far. Staying with Moonfruit as marvellous as they are, you will see a link titled domains. This will guide you through to searching and buying your own unique domain and using it with your Moonfruit website.

Having your own domain is important as it helps others who try to find your business services online, by either identifying you from your business name or title. It also makes it simpler to use when submitting your website address to online business directories and search engines.

So there you have it, the simple guide to getting a website. So what are you waiting for get started today and get your business online with Moonfruit.


About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a fulltime international selling artist and blogger working from home. His insight into online business marketing and website design has lead him on the path to becoming one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.

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  1. basescu says:

    Can you tell me how I can add your site in my news reader. your help would be helpful I really want to access your articles.

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

      Hi I’m a little puzzled as my RSS is located to the side of my blog, the orange sqaure in the follow icons. Also you can get free email updates in the right sidebar.

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