With estimates of more than 90% of consumers now searching for products and services online, it’s critical you have the best website design for your business to thrive. But if you have little knowledge of the Internet or you have information overload, where to start?
The Best Website Design for Your Needs
Your budget and time will affect the type of website design options you have. There are three types of web design to consider:
A Free Website: If you need a simple website, even a single page, you may be able to create it for free with your Internet Service Provider (Cableone, Cox, Comcast, AOL, etc.). You can purchase a domain name for about $12 to $14 a year and forward it to your site.
A Template Website: There are many professional, self-managed template options available for free but with ads for other companies on your site or fairly inexpensive without ads. This may be perfect if you have the time to create and maintain the site yourself.
A Custom Website: If you’d rather put your time into your running your business instead of working on a website and you have the budget for it, then your best option is a website designer. However you should know what you want and get quotes! Fees will be all over the place, from a few hundred dollars to thousands. The problem is if you don’t know what exactly you need or how any of this works, it’s like getting estimates from several mechanics when you have no knowledge about cars. Without understanding the process or getting a referral, buyer beware!
Which website design option to choose: free, template or custom web design? Here are some tips…
Your Website needs visitors
Website traffic is what most businesses are looking for but have no idea how difficult it is to build traffic to a website. If you want to improve your placement in Google search results, you can learn about on-site and off-site marketing and social media networking and do it yourself. Or you can have us do it for you. Learn more about how you can improve your position in Google search results?
YOUR Website needs conversions
Your website is essentially a multiple-page advertisement to sell your products or services. Do you know how to write effective sales content for your website? Do you know what converts a website visitor to a customer? If you need help with content, please contact us. The best website design will not build business unless it’s combined with the best website content. Learn about the importance of website content.