It’s hard to overstate the importance of a good website. Potential customers / clients will likely visit you online before they ever set foot in your physical location. And if your website is non-existent, poorly-designed, or otherwise awful, they may decide that they won’t contact or visit you after all. “There’s never a second chance to make a first impression,” right?
Let me be clear on this: it does not make you dumb if you have no idea how to build a website, and if the very idea of it overwhelms you. The whole process can be tedious and rather complex…and it’s okay if your talents lie elsewhere. Could I ask that you contact me first, before you even reserve a domain name or purchase a web hosting plan (or before you look up those terms to find out what they mean)?
I should also mention that you’re going to be flooded with offers from companies begging to build or design your website for less than you might pay for a computer or iPad. Please, please think twice before going the “cheapest possible website” route. Paying a pittance for a cookie-cutter website now may mean that you’ll be hiring another company within a year or two to build the website you really needed in the first place.
Kevin Robinson and I team up to build professional websites for businesses and nonprofits. They’re beautiful, they’re well organized, and they’re professionally written. We also optimize them to show up well in search engine results; this practice (known as “SEO” or search engine optimization) only matters if you’d like your website to appear when potential customers are using Google to search for products or services that you offer. Finally, we’ll train you to make basic updates to your website’s photos and copy. That way you’re empowered to make minor edits yourself (instead of paying out the nose to a company who built your site on the cheap and is now effectively holding it hostage).
If any of this sounds intriguing to you, click here to submit a free consultation request. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it doesn’t commit you to anything (really).