Are you ready to take your company and make an online presence? You may have created a Facebook page but the last activity on the page was over a year ago.
An online presence is usually based around a website, a focus point for all your online content.
Create A Budget
You can get a website designed for as little as a couple hundred dollars or you can also comfortably spend five figures creating an epic website. Determining how much you want to spend at the outset will ensure you donï¿½t get carried away when the time comes to speak to a designer. Be aware, if you havenï¿½t got a massive budget you might not get all the features you would like.
Look At Your Competitor Websites
There are millions of websites online today and you could spend months looking at various sites. To make this process efficient, check out the website of 5 – 10 competitor websites and write down what you do and do not like about each one. Do this process for any websites you use frequently as well.
Define Your Website Goals
This is going to play an important part in the final look of your website. You might be creating the website to sell your product online, educating people via content or creating an email list. This one goal is what you will base the rest of your website around.
Create A Mock Up
Isnï¿½t this why we hire a designer? Yes it is, but the designer will be working with you and the better answers you can give the more efficient the website creation process will be.
Where is The Content Coming From?
There will be photos and text on your website. Creating great content that will grab peopleï¿½s attention is not easy. Are you able to do it yourself or is there other staff who can take on the task? If not, you may need to consider hiring a professional photographer to get some high quality photos and a copywriter to create words that speak to your audience.
Taking your time with your initial Gold Coast website design plan is worth the effort. Having a website looking modern will ensure you can ride out the next few years before considering a website redesign. Your business evolves over time and this means updating your website to emphasis your current goals.
Have you got a rough website plan in place and now want to start getting the website built? Contact Alinga and they will work closely with you helping bring your plan to life.