As a freelance web designer, my goal is to provide the best website design for your business. After someone buys a domain the next thing they realize is there is a lot of work left to do. This is where I usually join the team or the project.
At this juncture, the most important thing to do is to make a plan for the internet design that fits you. A website has a lot of moving parts:
- finding website hosting;
- setting up Google or Microsoft as your e-mail service providers;
- design a website;
- creating strategic content for SEO;
- launching digital ads: Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Instagram Ads, Twitter Ads, etc.
Whew! All this while running your business to keep the lights on. Let me help you out. My goal is to make this all happen a lot easier with minimal input from you at the beginning.
(1) Finding website hosting and e-mail service providers is not something you should spend a lot of time on. Hosting costs depend on whether you want your site to be e-commerce or informational. E-commerce sites require more data and it is typical to buy a server that can scale easily as more features are added to your website later on. The difference in cost between G Suite and Microsoft Outlook 365 depends on how many employees you have. G Suite is typically cheaper for small businesses. Microsoft Outlook 365 is typically cheaper for large businesses.
(2) Designing a website is multi-faceted: layout of the website, strategic content for SEO, and testing digital ads should continue to influence the design of your website over time. Nobody gets it right the first time. That’s why it is important early on to accept it will be an iterative process, and not get frustrated by failures.
In my experience, this is why WordPress is your best option for beginning a website. While you may not know what you want your website to look like in the beginning, over time you will form opinions from testing, see data that tells you what you should be doing, and think of new ideas for your website. WordPress is powered by thousands of WordPress plugin developers who routinely come up with solutions to problems your business is facing- based on testing, data, and innovative thinking.
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). You come up with the content, and the plugin developers come up with the code. Unlike most platforms, WordPress is designed in a way that anyone can contribute to. While there is a core team for both WordPress and WooCommerce, it is not corporate in its structure of its “App Store”- the Plugin Directory: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ Like downloading an app to your iPhone, the WordPress Plugin directory acts like an “App Store” for your business.
Of the top 10,000 websites on the internet WordPress powers 63.5% of those websites that use Content Management Systems (CMS). It powers 37% of the top 10,000 websites. It’s next closest competitor Shopify powers 2.7% of the top 10,000 websites.
WordPress enables you to iterate over time. There are hundreds of themes, thousands of plugins, and if you decide to become an e-commerce business its own built-in plugin: WooCommerce.
Some of the highlights of my work:
- $1.5 million+ in sales from my own WooCommerce site since launching in 2016.
- 10+ years of experience in google ads management and SEO marketing. (Google AdWords Certified)
- 10+ years of experience in Adobe Creative Suite and Product Photography.
If you’re running into the problem of finding time to work on your website contact me below and let’s figure this out together.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.-Vincent Van Gogh