Present the facts.
The next steps for creating your science website are choosing an impactful name and deciding on a design and layout. No need to panic—you don’t need a background in website design to create an impressive science site. There are hundreds of website hosting services to choose from that allow you to easily customize the look and feel of your site with pre-designed layouts and templates.
The benefit of using design components like templates is the time you save when you need to update your site with new information. Remember, the information you have to share and your passion for science are the reasons you launched your website in the first place, so take some time to organize the content. Consider your users and how they’re likely to interact with your site.
Create an e-commerce opportunity.
Fill a need for educators and professionals alike and sell science equipment directly from your e-commerce science site. Schools and labs use a lot of glassware and equipment like chemical solvents, safety goggles and scales. If you have the resources and interest stocking the supply shelves for science-based businesses, an e-commerce component of your website is a great way to bring in revenue.
Connect with experts.
Reach out to professionals in your area and across the Internet to others in the science community. Find passionate individuals to interview about their work in different fields. Asking qualified scientists to consider contributing content to your website is beneficial to both parties: the scientists get their names out there, and your website has new content to feature. If you have the means in your budget, considering paying freelance writers with experience writing about science to contribute to your site with content like:
- Blog posts
- Research projects
- Scientific studies
- DIY experiments