Sometimes, folks forget that their smartphones are technically small computers. Sure, you can’t do everything a computer can do, but you can get pretty close.
It’s such an effective compact computer that some people don’t have a computer anymore, which can be an issue if you want to build a site. The good thing is that you can build a site from your phone. All you need is the right guide.
Going Through the Prep Work
First, it’s wise to get the prep work done before you start. A lot needs to get done before you launch a site.
For example, you need to think about the name of the site and theme. On top of that, you will probably want to do some market research to find out if there’s an audience out there hungry for the kind of content or products you want to offer.
Be sure that you not only find an audience for your content or product but that you know how to reach them. There’s no point in doing all this work if you don’t know how you’re going to reach the audience to make this project a success.
All of this can be done on the phone, so don’t worry. It is going to take time to get this right, but with a little patience, you should create the perfect site.
Getting a Stylus Pen
You should consider buying a stylus pen to get this site started. No, the pen isn’t necessary, but it will become invaluable to you if you invest in one.
Creating a site from scratch is an involved process, and it requires precision. While your phone is quite sensitive to your finger, it isn’t perfect. You’re going to make mistakes, and sometimes, they will be big ones because you don’t have the best accuracy using your fingers.
Things will get frustrating as you work. You’ll be glad to have a stylus pen to give you more precision when working online.
The good thing is that these pens aren’t all that expensive, and they can be useful in many other applications after you’re done creating your page from scratch.
Choosing a Good Site Builder
The next thing to do is choose a good website builder. There are a number of them out there, but since you are working from your phone, it’s important to stick with builders that simplify everything for you so that you don’t have to do too much designing from your phone.
Luckily, there are a few options for you, like Weebly or WordPress. Both of these have their benefits and disadvantages, so it’s wise to look into them to see which one will work best for you.
For example, if you need something with an excellent support community, then WordPress might be for you. They have all sorts of plugins, like the WordPress form plugin, and that’s just one option.
If you want a platform that allows you to drag and drop when designing, then Weebly might be for you. The great thing about both options is they allow you to save your work remotely, so you can save all of your work on your phone.
Optimization of Processing Speed
You’re going to be placing a lot on your smartphone if you’re going to build a site from it. This means that if there’s an issue with your phone’s processing speed, you’re going to feel it.
If your phone’s processing speed is slow, you’ll deal with freezes and all sorts of little frustrations. What’s worse is that freezes could cause you to restart the phone several times.
There’s no way of knowing if your work was saved. When working on something this big, it would be a good idea to ensure your phone’s processing is good. To ensure this, all you have to do is remove unused apps, delete files no longer needed, and update your phone if you haven’t done so.
Doing all this may take some time, but you’ll have a faster phone when you’re done, and things should go more smoothly. It’s a win win even if the process of speeding up your phone is a bit involved. You are going to be downloading a lot of content to make this work, so it’s important to clean up your phone for that reason alone.
Access to a Computer
Yes, it’s kind of a cop out to talk about a computer or even a laptop if you’re supposed to get this done only using a phone. Technically, you should be able to, but that doesn’t mean a computer or laptop can’t come in handy.
Creating a site involves many things and requires attention to detail to get things right. The problem is that the phone’s screen is pretty small, and it’s easy to miss something here and there. If you’re getting ready to publish but notice something is off, you need to figure this out.
It might be time to use a computer, at least for a little while. If you don’t have a computer or laptop, no worries. There’s usually one available at your local library, or you could invest in a mini phone projector if all you need is a larger screen to see better.
Most of the time, there is a time limit at the library, but you probably don’t have much to do by then. If you do, you can always come back when you’re certain the site is ready. Having this backup is just a precaution. You may not need it at all.
Work on Some Content
A site feels incomplete without some good content. If you’re ready to launch, you should make sure you have some high-quality content added to your site. The easiest type of content to add to a site is blog posts. These can be easily done on your phone.
Now, it serves your best interest to only work on posts that you know your readers are interested in. Hopefully, you’ve done enough market research to know what kind of content your audience would like. Use that knowledge to figure out the type of content you should work on.
When you’re working on the content, be sure to use the right keywords so that you can be easily found online. Ensure your work is of the highest quality. This means worrying about things like grammar and structure. Search engines pay attention to these types of things, so you can’t afford to get this wrong.
Try to finish a few posts before you launch so that your site looks and feels more complete. Don’t stop there though. Readers will want more content, so continue adding as regularly as you can. Work on your SEO as well to make sure your site is as user friendly and effective as it can be.
If you’re going to be doing most of your work on your phone, be sure to consider blue light filter glasses to protect your eyes. The screen and small letters are straining your eyes, but a blue light filter can help. Still, you can see that this can be done all with one small smart device.