Define your goals and pick a domain name.
Whether you’re into fitness, healthy eating, weight loss techniques, or are about to launch a killer workout app, you need a health website that reflects your passion. How do you get one? Build it yourself!
First things first - you need to figure out the goal of your site. What is it that you hope to accomplish? Some successful site examples are
- Sharing healthy recipes and eating habits
- Fitness tips and tricks
- Weight loss techniques
- Promoting your workout app
- Selling fitness gear and equipment
Once you’ve determined the purpose of your health website, you need to come up with a stellar domain name that reflects your site’s purpose. If you haven’t thought of a name for your site yet, take a look at what’s already out there. Do a few Google searches to see what’s available and get some inspiration. Be sure to pick a domain name that shows what you’re all about and stands out from the crowd.
You’ve decided on your site’s purpose. You’ve secured your domain name. Now, it's time to start building.
Choose a website builder.
There are plenty of website builders out there, but you’ll want to make sure you choose one that allows you to customize and update your content with ease. To get an idea of what design elements work best for your website, do a couple Google searches for other health websites that have a similar focus as yours. By taking this approach, you can mix and match design elements to create a site that's uniquely yours. If you're not satisfied with how your site looks, consider hiring a freelance designer to get the look you want.
Create content that keeps them coming back.
Once you attract people to your site, you need to keep them coming back. You want to ensure that the content on your site is interesting, relevant and useful to your readers. Offering content and advice that your readers can use to help them on their health journey is sure to keep them coming back.
Consider including a subscription form or button on your site. Offering a subscription to your site notifies your readers via email of any new content on your site. Take it a step further and encourage your readers to regularly participate on your site by hosting giveaways, contests, or ask-a-professional webinars. There are plenty of ways you can get people to visit, share and interact with your great content. Below are some great ideas for keeping your health website up-to-date with fresh content.
Add a blog to share your latest health tips.
Maybe you’ve spent months developing the perfect workout routine or the healthiest meal plans. Now it’s time to share it with the world on your health website. You don’t need to share all your knowledge at once, but sharing your best tips and tricks is a great place to start.
Including a blog on your health website is a great place to feature your latest tips. Whether you’ve got the best collection of healthy recipes or a killer workout routine, post it on your blog. Be sure to include detailed instructions on how to perform your workout or where to go to get the freshest, healthiest ingredients.
Stay in touch and set up social media.
Adding your contact information or including an email plugin to allow readers to send you a message is a great way to strengthen your health website. Your readers are bound to have questions about your habits or workout routines, so give them a fast and easy way to ask. Plus, you may get some feedback about how much your readers love your site and your business.
Also, make it easy for readers to find you and reach out to you via social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are just a few social media platforms where you can make yourself available and can further share the great things going on at your website.