As a local business, Plumber, Electrician, Home Maintenance or whatever – what do you charge. You all have valuable skills.
Small business website design is valuable skill that can make a make a small business a lot of money. So what should you pay for your website? You will have noticed cheap website designs – under $1000, some for $600, but what do you get?
Will a cheap website provide a high google rankings, be easily found, attract customers looking for a quality job in their home? At $60 per hour, a $600, cheap website will be given no more than 8-10 hours of work – 4-5 hours if the web developer is charging more than $130.
To produce good website design, you need the following:
Your website designer need to have a good look at your business and type of services or products you provide.
Next is proper keyword research to find the type of search you customers will use when they are looking for you.
Its good to run over your competitor website, to make sure yours is better.
Logo and graphic design to suite your business, for each page in your new website.
Technical stuff, like a website name – your internet address and hosting.
You will want your website to be running on quality computers with a stable and reliable content management system, like WordPress – used by 32% of all websites word wide with a 59% market share. Jooma the number 2 CMS has 6% market share.
Next come building your website. Depending on how complex this should all take about 10 days.
You need access to prompt service when things go wrong and quick updates then your products change or you acquire new skills. All the website software needs regular maintenance so its all using the most up to date versions. If this isn’t done you could get infected.
So do you want a cheap website, wouldn’t an affordable website be a better option? Because I’m new to business, I’m offering a 50% discount for the next 2 customers to get some traction. This doesn’t mean any cuts in service or quality. In exchange, I would like to advertise your new website on AndlynWEB.com.
Ring Andy on 0452 260 051 for a free assessment of your needs. I will provide a fixed price quote for design, build and optionally maintenance.
Lets test it now! Grab your phone, find the internet browser and type in your business name or URL if you know it. Hopefully it is easy to find.
When you find it, the site should load quickly and be clear and usable. The fonts should be easily read and navigation should be easy. A good WordPress theme will work well by automatically resizing the website for maximum impact.
Now find someone else’s phone and check that the phone number on your website calls your phone with one click.
Now try your tablet or ipad. Should work the same. Your website should be quick to load, easy to read and easy to navigate. Google will have rated these things for all common sizes for phones tablets and computer monitors. The main rule for Google is: your site must provide a quality user experience on all devices.
I am sure that you have looked at your website on your PC, but have you really tested all the bits that build a website? Have you tested all your pages and posts? Have you tested that your Contact Us page actually emails you? Or that your product links are working? One of the services we provide is a full SEO audit of your website.
Google is rating your website to find the best solutions for their customers. The websites offering the best answers to google customer searches and the best user experience are given the highest page ranking
If it doesnt do this, we can fix it for you. Its probably cheaper and easier than you think.
Ring Andy on 0452 260 051 for a free review and quote
Update – we missed out this year. Perhaps if we had an additional 20-30 votes we may have succeeded. Better luck in the next 2019 round.
The Ocean Grove Business Association has requested funding for our local Christmas in the Grove night in December to help with setup of bands and hire of the stuff needed. If you live in Ocean Grove or The Bellarine, please vote for our project by visiting this site: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas and voting would be great. I’m thinking the money is given the the projects with the most votes.
You will have to create a login, then get to the voting area. It seems you need to vote for 3. So Vote for Christmas in the Grove 3rd so it is the first on the list.
If your a local business in Grove, the Ocean Grove Business Association is worth joining. Membership only costs $110/annum. The money goes to local projects like the free WiFi and a defibrilator in the main street. http://www.oceangrovebusiness.com.au/