You are reading this post because well, we can all agree, outsourcing large tasks in our businesses is scary. I have been there. Stretched thin, handling clients, lead inquiries, keeping up with house chores, and dealing with your mental sanity. Throw in 60+ hours of website build.
No THANK YOU.
What is scarier than late nights building a website? You guessed it, handing the reins to someone else.
Let’s put your mind at ease. I am going to share 5 things you should know about hiring a web designer. (ie. me!)
1. Building a website takes time.
How much is your time worth? If you are charging $100/hour, and it will take you 60 hours to get the job done that equals $6,000. That is well above a standard website build.
Time is precious and it’s best spent on doing income-generating activities within your business that are bringing in revenue.
2. Create a strategic framework.
Anyone can build a ‘pretty’ website but that shouldn’t be the main objective. The goal of the website should be to build a platform that will be optimized to convert as many of its viewers as possible.
If you are spending the time and money to direct the traffic to your site, you must have the greatest return on investment possible.
3. Saves you time in the long run.
Giving your ‘best shot’ at building a website, is going to mean you are missing out on the opportunity to save yourself time in the future.
Hear me out with this one.
Last month, we set up a website for Frontiersmen Gear. We set them up with a customized order form for their clients to make orders.
As with many of our clients, Frontiersmen Gear created a unique product and changed frequently throughout the year.
Before, they simply took orders over the phone, with the new custom order form, customers selected options that answered 90% of the questions they would have to ask himself.
Cutting their time on the phone by more than a half!
Setting up systems in your business sometimes takes some guidance. Let us guide you along the way and provide you all the options to make the best decision for your small biz.
4. Professional guidance for your online sales funnel.
Navigating the terrifying terrain of online marketing can be overwhelming. I know, I’ve been there, and so has all of my clients.
Your website is a large piece of your online marketing, so naturally, before we get started, we sit down and set out your online marketing strategy.
I recently had a call with my client Lindsay who started with me a few months ago. Her business is skyrocketing and she is now looking at opening her online course.
We had a strategy call to discuss not only setting up the website for her course but her marketing strategy leading up to the launch.
Since I have worked on plenty of online courses, I was able to guide her through the next steps to launch and set reachable goals. She finished the call by saying she had no idea what she would do without my support and professional advice.
5. Ongoing support.
I am going to be honest here. A website isn’t set and forget. It needs constant upkeep to stay relevant and to ensure it works properly.
A website is like a car, it needs care to keep the engine running smoothly.
All our clients receive ongoing support for a small monthly fee, with that they can sleep at night knowing their website is monitored 24 hours a day, and updated frequently. Another daily task to check off your to-do list.
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