Buckle up! It's going to be a bumpy ride!
Here's the thing. I don't consider myself a website builder. So why should you listen to me? Because I know the problems you are facing.
For ten years, I was the sales and marketing guy – the suit and tie – for a website company and now I a consultant for another. I have worked with business owners and written content for many websites in a variety of business sectors. Here's what I know.
Your website isn't your website. You might own it, but your website is for your customers and clients. Never forget this.
Websites look easy. We have people like Amazon, eBay, the BBC and Apple to thank for that. You click a button, and voila! Websites look easy, but they are not.
It takes longer to design and build a website than you might expect. And it’s going to be your fault! One of the biggest obstacles to getting a website published is content. Or lack of it. And that’s your responsibility and why you should talk to me about outsourcing your writing.
Every hour spent planning your website and thinking about who it's for will pay handsome dividends. Have a clear idea of what you want your website to do before talking to a professional or going the DIY route. I can help. I want to help.
Talk to me. I've seen too many website projects falter because a business owner didn't have a clear vision, then halfway through the project asks, "oh, can we just add this…".
There are platforms like WIX, GoDaddy and Squarespace that tell you that you don't need professional help; you can do it yourself. That's true. If you have the time and inclination to learn how. They're accepted as a starting point for not much money but manage your expectations. It ain't gonna be Amazon.
Full disclosure. This is a GoDaddy website that I started out of curiosity then published by mistake. If you want a GoDaddy Website Builder website but don't want to do it yourself, I can help. That's the extent of my website building skills. For proper, serious websites, I team up with Samuel Draper. He's at his best with his arms in the back-end of a website.
There are many questions to be answered and expectations to be managed before your website sees the light of day. It's daunting, but you can't be without a website today. So what are you going to do?
Give me a call on 07717 855435. Let's talk about your business, your clients and customers and what you want to achieve. Then you'll be in a position to decide the next steps.