Getting a clear picture for what you want to do with your website will help you avoid a lot of headaches. There is a lot to learn once you're up and running and, if you're like me, you've had those moments when you're left scratching your head thinking, why isn't this doing what I wanted to do?
Website strategy, just like any other strategy should be intentional and focused on achieving goals. But if you're new to your particular business or new on the web in general you really need to do some planning for your website to make sure it's going to achieve the objectives you want it to achieve.
But do you even know what those are? Sure, everyone knows in the 21st century that you need to have a website, but do you know what having a website is going to help you accomplish?
You have probably thought through your business and generally what you expect to happen with your business. You've likely been through at least some level of strategic thinking on the subject by creating a business plan or even a basic game plan.
For your website to be successful you will want to go through those same kinds of strategic thinking that you did for your business. Always do your due diligence on the issue, but at the same time don't let yourself get bogged down in the details. Here are three steps to determining what you want your website to achieve.