In such a pandemic situation, when it is almost impossible to go outside, the question arises on how to sell services? How to grow clients and how to boost business revenue? Are you a service provider who is looking for a satisfactory answer for these questions? Then, don’t worry! The best way to tackle these problems is to create a website and sell your services online.

Although it seems quite difficult for non coders, actually, it is not!

In this article, we will explain to you a super easy way to make you learn how to create websites to offer services online. No coding required! And, you can easily manage all your services and earn revenue online like a pro. 

 

Let’s get started!

So, follow the step-by-step guide and learn to create a professional service selling website for your business:

1. Get Domain & WordPress Hosting

First of all, you need to make a foundation upon which your online business will stand out. Therefore, you need to think and buy a domain name for your website. Make sure your domain name is not too complicated to pronounce or spell. It must be short, unique, and relevant to your business so that your target audience can easily recall it.

Next, you need to buy a WordPress hosting plan so that you can start creating your website. 

There are many domain name providers and web hosting service providers from where you can purchase required plans. Some hosting providers include BlueHost, GoDaddy, Cloudways, just to name a few!

2. Install and Setup WordPress

Once you purchase a domain name and WordPress hosting, your next step is to install and setup WordPress. You can take help from this guide to learn how to install WordPress.

No matter if you are a non-coder or a professional web developer, WordPress is made for all. It is an open source content management system that offers more than 50000 plugins and many themes from its repository. You can use them to make your web page live in minutes. And, for further customization and functionalities, you can also integrate various related add-ons inside your WordPress site.

3. Setup Required WordPress Plugins To Sell Services Online

So far, you have installed and set up WordPress. Now, your next task is to install and activate such plugins that offer service selling functionality to your customers.

In case you are unaware of the process of plugin installation, you can learn here about how to install plugins.

You can use WordPress e-commerce plugins like WooCommerce or EDD to integrate online store features on your website.

  • WooCommerce

    • WooCommerce is the most powerful and most widely used e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It allows selling physical or digital products online. Many WooCommerce extensions or add-ons are also offered by Automattic itself as well as third-parties to help you extend your WooCommerce store.
  • Easy Digital Download (EDD)

    • Just like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads is another best add-on that allows selling products online. Unlike WooCommerce, EDD users can only sell products that are digitallike eBooks, WordPress plugins, themes, PDF files and more. You can also use many extensions specially dedicated to EDD for adding additional functionality to your website.

4. Add Service Selling Functionality

Using WooCommerce or EDD, you can only sell products online but can’t deliver services. Therefore, your next step is to integrate such plugins that help you sell your services just like a product in a professional way.

There are two such plugins that you can choose to work with? Either Woo Sell Services or Edd Sell Services.

Both the plugins offer functionalities to sell services online on WordPress. Let’s learn about these plugins more in detail!

Woo Sell Services: Sell Services With WooCommerce

Woo Sell Services is an add-on for WooCommerce. It helps you sell services online from your WooCommerce store just like other products are sold. You can offer many services to your customers in whatever you have gained proficiency. The services you can sell from your website include web designing, web development, online marketing, performing SEO, social media marketing, WordPress plugins and themes installation, logo designing, content writing, and many more. 

You can learn from this quick video tutorial on how to set up WooCommerce Sell Services.

Features Of Woo Sell Services Include

  • Creates a new product type “Services”
  • Vendors can add service-related requirements
  • Send real-time email notification to vendors and customers 
  • Manage conversation with your customers
  • Order management section for customers and vendors
  • Service review and rating option
  • A Dedicated Service Status Widget

EDD Sell Services: Sell Services With EDD

EDD Sell Services is an add-on for Easy Digital Downloads plugin. You can use this add-on for selling services online from your EDD store. Phone consultations, web designing, web development, logo designing, software installation, online marketing, video editing, audio editing, content writing, etc. are some of the examples of services that you can easily sell from your website.

Features Of EDD Sell Services

  • Created a new product type “Services”  on your EDD store.
  • Allows vendors to submit their service-related requirements.
  • Send real-time email notification to vendors and customers 
  • Manage conversation with your customers
  • Order management section for customers and vendors
  • Service review and rating option
  • A Dedicated Service Status Widget

Note: If you are using WooCommerce, you will require Woo Sell Services plugin. On the contrary, if you are using Easy Digital Downloads, you will require EDD Sell Services plugin. You just need to select one pair of plugins?  either WooCommerce & Woo Sell Services or Easy Digital Downloads & EDD Sell Services to continue your website creation to sell your services.

5. Choose A Right WordPress Theme

Next, you need to add a style to your website to transform the look of your web pages. An attractive layout of web pages can help you create a long-lasting impression upon your customers. You can create such an impact using a WordPress theme that is compatible with your WooCommerce or EDD store.

It helps you improve your website appearance and performance and make your website user-friendly. Pick out the best theme and install the one on your WordPress site.

Earn More By Selling Services Online

This is the way you can start your website for selling services! I hope you found this information useful for you. Creating websites using WordPress is not so difficult. All you need to use the right plugins and themes. 

 

 

**The views & opinions expressed in this guest post are of the guest author’s and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of the Design Roast community as a whole.**

 

 

Guest Author:

Varun Dubey is the founder and CEO of WordPress Development Agency WBcom Designs. He has experience of 10+ years of web designing and worked on various freelance platforms checkout his freelance profile Upwork. Connect with him on LinkedIn

About the author

Lexie Lu

Hello! My name is Lexie and I have a fervor for design, writing, and coffee. I graduated with a dual major in Creative Writing and Commercial Design, and through those grueling study hours (facilitated by coffee, of course) I always found time to write for myself.

My posts feature design trends throughout all industries and show how the field is always changing. There’s never a dull moment in the design world!

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