Website Plan

Planning To Have A Website But You Are Wondering How And Where To Begin?

Here’s what you have to know on how to start or set up a website of your own. Whether you’re thinking personal or business, having a website requires a tiny bit of planning. Don’t worry! It’s not that difficult but it requires serious thinking – sincerely. Let me guide you. Follow the steps in this order.

What’s Your Purpose

Why do you need a website of your own? Who is your target audience? What are the contents of your website? Where are you going to get data and information for your contents? How are you going to manage your website? When do you need it online? Which style of website do you just need – a blog type, shopping or eCommerce, social site or membership, forum, or just plain and static? How much is your budget? Read more.

Think of a Domain Name

What would you call your website? Your site has to have a permanent name. In the Net world, it is called a domain name. My site’s name is amikvs.org. Do you already have one in mind? What if the name you are thinking is no longer available? You can check it here.

Read this tip What Domain Name Is Best For You.

Find A Web Host

Your website has to have a home or a physical permanent address. Where will it be located? Technically, where will you store all the data that make up everything about your website? It should reside somewhere in a data storage of somebody else’s “big computer”, called a web server. In the Net world, this is called a web host, and only a web host can make your website accessible on the Internet, so to speak. When choosing a web host, I invite you to go green. Be earth friendly so I recommend this web host that is powered by wind energy.

Have Your Web Designed

You already have a domain name and a web host. Next in your web plan is to hire a web designer – someone who will design the visual look and feel of your website. He is also someone who will do the coding of your site. Yes, behind every web page of a web site are codes made of letters, numbers and special characters.

Fill Your Site With Content

Once the design of your web site is completed, you must fill it with contents. Basically, contents are textual information and images such as photos and illustrations. If you can write well, then you don’t have to hire a writer. If you are good at taking photographs or drawing, then you might no longer need a graphics designer.

Manage Your Website

A web manager or administrator is someone who knows how to put your website on the Internet such as uploading HTML files and images to your web host, publishing contents, backing up your web files, and a few more technical stuff.

Optimize Your Site

SEO is search engine optimization. An SEO specialist is someone who makes your website somewhat popular. It is a feat to have your website rank on top of search engine results pages, but at least, an SEO specialist can help you drive traffic to your site. Traffic means the volume and frequency of visits to your website.

Learn The Skill

If your website is CMS type, such as WordPress, it is better that you learn the skill to update and add contents to your website instead of having someone to do it for you. That way, you save money. CMS means content management system.

Overwhelmed?

Don’t be. This web plan may sound technically difficult, but if you are going to assign it to an expert, you won’t have to worry about these stuff. You may also be thinking that you will have to hire 4 or 5 people to do your site. Not necessarily. You can find one specialist who can do every thing.

Services

Hi! What Can I Do For You?

I’m a freelancer. No big time. So, I cater to individuals and small groups or organizations, especially to those who have a small budget. In case we meet, we talk like a friend to a friend – nothing corporately, for a change. (-:

Build Web Sites With WordPress

Build Web Sites With WordPress

I build websites using WordPress because I can get my job done fast and much easier. If I would build a web site from scratch, it would take me months to develop and design it. WordPress and other CMS (content management systems) has made the web development and design process something like 89% completed. For that reason, not only that I save time, I also save money. That benefits you as well because you would not have to pay much. Moreover, with WordPress, your site is up and online within a few days, a week perhaps.

There are other CMS besides WordPress. Whatever you need, I’ll take a look at what’s best for your site. Read more on how to build a web site in just a few days.

Design Websites With HTML & CSS

Design Websites With HTML & CSS

If you do not prefer the ready-made web designs that come with WordPress and other CMS, I can design one for you from scratch, so long as it is for a simple website that I can develop with HTML and CSS.

In order not to confuse you between building sites with WordPress and this one, with WordPress, my work is 89% done. If I design a website from scratch, I start at 0%. Web design tackles both the visual layout of a website, its look and feel, coding such as HTML and CSS, and graphics design. Designing a website also tackles its functionality, flow of information or navigation, visual appeal or attraction, impact or effect to its visitors, and the methods to be implemented to drive traffic.

Design Marketing Print Collateral

Design Marketing Print Collateral

For your marketing or promotional collateral print needs, I can design your company profile brochure, product or service brochure, promotional flyer, product catalog, poster, banner, among others. For your stationery, you need a letterhead, business card, and envelope design. If your are a new organization or wish to re-brand it, I can design a logo for you. I also design digital wedding albums.

Write Creatively for Business

Write Creatively for Business

Writing business letters is one of the things I can surprisingly do better compared to others. I have read hundreds of business letters, modesty aside, I can re-write them to a better letter. I also blog, write articles, e-books, textbooks, and content for your AVP or video. Copy writing is what I enjoy most because of the challenge it entails to use the perfect words to motivate and inspire the readers. Here’s a tip about business writing.

Compose AVP and Short Videos

Compose AVP and Short Videos

Need a 10-minute video for your audio-visual presentation? Video composing and editing is a tedious and time-consuming job that requires patience but it is something I enjoy. Want a short video for your website or social sites such as YouTube? I can make one for you.

Automate Your Job

Automate Your Job

Get rid of manual paper works. Why stress yourself with a pile of routine office works when there are computers and software that can do them in minutes? Automate now your accounting, payroll, inventory, loans, subscription management, and other office routines. Read more.

Start & Create Your Own Business

Start & Create Your Own Business

Are you looking for alternative ways to earn extra money? Venture in web hosting as a reseller. The initial investment is very much affordable. You do not need to buy equipment like servers. You can start with no staff except you. As your business grows, you can devote full time and hire more people. Learn more about it here.

Creativity On The Web, Pen & Brush

Creativity On The Web, Pen & Brush

amikvsKreativs is about what I do creatively in my spare time.

  • Build websites (HTML, CSS, WordPress, Blogger)
  • Design graphics (social media, logo, brochure, flyer, letterhead, magazine, eBook, poster, business card, postcard, eCard, invitation, photo album, tarpaulin banner, newsletter, bulletin, presentation)
  • Write articles, blog posts, eBook
  • Capture photos (hobby), photo editing
  • Edit videos (non-pro)

About AMIKVS

AMIKVS comes from an old latin word amicvs which means a male friend. In the old Latin alphabet, the letter U does not exist. Instead, the letter V is used. Thus, amicus is spelled amicvs.

In my search of a good domain name that I could claim it as original and unique, the process was not easy at all. First hurdle was that there were over 960 million websites worldwide that time. Whatever domain name I had in mind, most likely had already been taken. Second, I had 3 options:

  • Brand my own name
  • Invent a word to brand my services or my website
  • Use a set of keywords that straightforwardly describe my website

My name is not commercially appealing. So, I crossed that out. To use keywords related to web design to describe my site was no longer possible because these words and all the other words related to creativity and design have been used by more than a million websites. I could tweak the words but even those had already been taken and were no longer available.

My last option was to invent a new word – just like how google, fiverr, skype, twitter, tumblr, flickr, picasa, disqus, and ebay have branded themselves and created a new word popular in the World Wide Web. I had scanned the dictionary to look for appealing words that I could tweak but to no avail.

One site suggested to use Latin words. Why not? So, I looked for a Latin word that meant something simple and nothing extravagant. That’s when I came across the word amicus. But I did not like how the word looked.

To make the word amicus more appealing, unique, original, and commercial, and also to ensure that the domain name had not been taken on the Web, I tweaked it. I replaced U with V to make it looked old Latin. Though not a good idea because it would not be easy to read, recall and spell it. Yet, I stuck with it because a logo design was already cooking in my mind. Then I changed C to K to infuse a Tagalog character. The Tagalog vocabulary is reach with the letter K; its alphabet does not contain the letter C.

As a result, amicus has become amikvs.

What you can expect from this site

I am a creative designer, so expect some design ideas. I also write. It is what I do best, so, expect a lot of articles that are more than 500 words; and perhaps some grammar and writing tips. My work hours circle on the Web, so, expect stuff related to it such as web design, blogging, HTML, SEO, social media integration, copy writing, WordPress, Blogger, web software and applications, online marketing, etc.

In line with photography, I am amazed about how the camera can capture colors, light, and shadows and give a scene or an object a different picture, meaning, or perspective. I will give you a peek to some of the photographs that I have taken.

I studied programming and have done a few business applications. Maybe, I can share a few things.

By profession, I am an accountant. Perhaps, I can talk a few things about business and accounting in general. If you are buried under manual accounting, time to automate.

And lastly, I hunger for knowledge. So, whatever new or interesting facts I discover, I will write something about it.

So, there it is. If you have other questions in mind about amikvsKreativs, simply leave a message below.

Make Money Online

Make Money Online

Turn your website into a money-making machine. Whether you wish to sell goods or simply blog about your favorite activity, I can teach you how to make money online. It is not going to be easy and its success rate depends on you but, at least, it’s good start to know how it is done.

Drive Traffic To Your Site

Drive Traffic To Your Site

SEO or Search Engine Optimization involves activities that make your website rank on search engine results page (SERP). To rank number one on SERP is not easy because there are a lot of competition out there. However, it is always better to have your site visited than receive no visitors at all. If your budget is short, there are free ways to do it.

Learn What I Have Learned

Learn What I Have Learned

If you are interested on how I do these things, I will be happy to share my knowledge. I can teach you how to write business letters effectively. Want to know how to create a web page from scratch? I can teach you how. What about a complete website? I’ll teach you how to build sites using WordPress. Did you know that you can even have your own website for free? Ask me how.

Email Me for Queries

amikvs@gmail.com