How to Make a Website for Your Educational Supply Store
Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Online Presence for Your Learning Tools Shop
Thanks so much for joining me in this video today. If you have an educational supply store and you really want a website for your business, then keep watching this video today because you're certainly in the right place. So, now I'm going to be showing you how to do exactly that on the Mighty Sites platform.
The Mighty Sites platform is the easiest way to create a simple website these days. It's super affordable; it's only going to cost you nine dollars a month, and there is a free trial available for seven days. You can literally launch your own website in less than one minute. It's that simple! So, once you've joined the platform, the first thing it's going to ask you to do is to search for your market. We have hundreds of different markets to choose from for different small businesses, solopreneurs, people with various side hustles, and we are adding more markets every single week. So, I'm gonna head to the top, and I'm gonna go ahead and quickly search for my market: educational supply store. There it is, over there. I'm now going to go ahead and select that template, input a few basic details about our business, so it generates a simple website for our business. I'm going to go ahead and put in my company name, as well as my city and my state or region. It doesn't matter where in the world your educational supply store is located; you can enjoy the Mighty Sites service. We have happy users from all around the globe.
Let's go ahead and change the type of business from restaurant to retail. Click on continue, and let Mighty Sites work its magic and create a simple website for my business. And there you have it! It's literally done it in not even a minute. Let's take a closer look together at what it's come up with.
Now, the beauty of Mighty Sites is we've pre-written all the content for you as a guideline, of course, and we pre-select all the images as well. They're all really high quality, as you can see, completely free for you to use. However, I'm sure you'll want to showcase your own images on your website of all the amazing educational products you stock in-store. Maybe make one or two changes to that content that was pre-written for you. You can do that; it's super simple. You don't need to know coding, you don't need to be a web developer, or possess any special web development skills. Even hiring professionals to help you with this; it's not necessary. You can do it all yourself. So today, that's exactly what I'm going to be briefly showing you.
Through each section, I'm going to go ahead and click on the first section at the top, go ahead and put in my email address for my business. Make sure the box is ticked to display my email address on my website. I'm now going to go ahead and pop in my phone number over here, which is click-to-call, by the way. Let's go ahead and put in a street address here, our physical location. Awesome! The great thing about that physical location is when your customers click on it when your website's live, it will automatically take them to Google maps to get directions.
Let's head on over to "update Social Links" over here. You can put in your various social media platforms your business is active on. Icons will be displayed at the top, as well as the bottom of your website. Awesome! Let's move along and head over to "update logo." Now, if you don't have a logo yet for your business, I recommend you check out canva.com. Lots of great free options on the website. Logo's been uploaded. If you want to make some minor amendments to it, crop it, zoom in, maybe add some filters, you can click on this little pencil. Otherwise, you can make it bigger on the right here, and there you go, a customized logo.
Awesome! Now, with Mighty Sites as well, we've pre-selected all the colors used throughout your website for you. If you want to change the colors to suit your branding, your logo a little bit better, you don't need to know color coding. All you need to do is click on the little paint bucket on the bottom right-hand corner, go through the various color palettes available for you to use. Awesome! Let's have a look at a few more. Great, I'm going to go ahead and leave it at that for now.
Now, for each section that you want to update, click on "update section" underneath, go ahead and change the content to suit your business needs. Buttons can link to various places, and you can change the wording on them. To link them to various places, click on "choose link." You can link to another website if it's necessary. You can link to an action like click-to-call, directions, click to email. Otherwise, upload a PDF file, which is a great option to upload your current promotions and offers, maybe a catalog of your different products you are stocking. And "update image", you can browse your device and upload your own images. Otherwise, search through the photo library; hundreds of images to choose from. Play around with the keywords a little bit and just see what images pop up that are suitable for your business. Do play around with those keywords a little bit over here.
In the last section, you can put your trading hours for your business. Go ahead and click on "update hours", put in your various trading hours over here, and they will be displayed in the last section on your website.
Now, if you have a custom domain for your business, go ahead and click on "connect your domain". So, I already have a domain; go through the steps and link it. If you don't have a domain, maybe you've recently launched your business, and you want a domain to make your website look a little bit more professional, go ahead and click on "I want a new domain" because you can now purchase your domain by the Mighty Sites platform.
Really hope this tutorial was helpful in building a website for your educational supply store. Really wishing you and your business Mighty success, and if you have any suggestions, features you'd like to see in the future on our platform, do comment below and let us know. We'd really, really love to hear your feedback.