You Should Know What You Need For Building your Website
This can be a difficult part of the decision making. It’s important to know that you’re not expected to know what you need from a technical standpoint. What I mean by knowing what you need is that you should know what you want out of a website. Do you want more customers? Do you want to build awareness? Do you want to sell physical objects using an e-store? Knowing what your goals are is an important part of building your website.
A Professional Website Can Go A Long Way
The old expression “You get what you pay for” rings true here. I’m not saying that the more expensive a website is, the better it will be, but you should always hire a professional. On the other hand, cheaper isn’t always better. Shop around and find a balance between price and website features. Professional web design in Knoxville doesn’t have to break the bank.
You Can’t Do Without Search Engine Optimization
SEO, as it’s also called is an important and essential part of your website. Don’t cheap out on the SEO side of the website construction process. If your website is like a car, then SEO is like the engine. Your website may be pretty like a car with a slick paint job, but without and engine (SEO) it won’t go anywhere.
Your Web Designer Should Guide You
Your web designer should guide you through the process of building a website for your business. It’s important that they take the time to help you understand how it all works. When you understand how it all comes together, you’ll know what’s expected of you.
You’ll Need to Pitch In & Be Involved
You understand better than anyone else how your business works. You’re an expert or a professional in your field. In order for a web designer to put together all of the necessary information to promote your business, you’ll need to provide that information to them. There’s no way for us to just know. We would have to be an expert at everything for that to be possible.
If you have products or large amounts of information, you’ll need to compile it all and organize it so that it makes sense to your designer. If you have products, you’ll want to have photos of those products or you may need to hire a photographer for the best results.
It Takes Time
A professional website takes time. A lot of pieces need to come together in order to create a professional website. Depending on the size of your site, it can take weeks to develop. A 1-5 page website can be completed within a week. A 10-15 page website can take 2-3 weeks, and it scales up from there. Keep that in mind when your designer is working on your site.
You’re Likely Not Their Only Client
Most Designers take on multiple clients at once. We have bills to pay, overhead, supplies, slow times to cover, taxes, office rent, and more. If we only took on one client at a time, we would have to charge you double or triple what we do now.
Results Don’t Happen Overnight
It can take a while for a website or an online business to build momentum. You have to build an audience and drive traffic through marketing efforts, like content marketing, social media, and sometimes advertising. Search Engine Optimization is the same. It can take a while before your site is indexed and properly ranked. There is no way to shoot up to the 1st page on search engines like Google overnight. If anyone promises you that they can, that should be an immediate red flag.
You May Need Ongoing Services
You’ll want to keep your website updated. You may want to also add more information or more products down the road. Also, you ay want to make sure that security measure are up to date. If you use a content management system like WordPress, you’ll need to keep your website updated, which can be handled by a professional.
Building your website can be a scary process. Finding the right web designer can make things a lot easier. Knowing what’s expected of you will ensure that you help to make the process as smooth as possible.
If you need help building your website, or you have any questions about the process, call me at (865) 951-3077 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org