I can’t compete with Wix or Weebly on price and I don’t try to, because they provide a service to a different market than me. These types of website builders give you the tools you need to design and build a basic brochure website. They fill that need and offer a broad range of options for the DIY website market. They’re a tool, not a consultant.
Once I’ve built a website, I don’t stop there. I test the forms and analytics, double-check links and images and test the performance. I help the owners with their ‘what now?’ questions and provide ideas on what to do with their website. I can help with setting up newsletters and other types of marketing. I check the website daily to make sure it’s working properly and running well. If there’s any issues I test, fix and test again. I respond to update and feature requests within hours, if not minutes. I offer advice and on-going support. I find answers and solve problems. Making sure my clients and their websites are happy is extremely important to me. This is why my chosen platform for site builds is WordPress.
People strive to simplify their life, so they opt for using services like Facebook Pages, Wix or Weebly. But WordPress is just as cost effective as these services, and is much more scalable. WordPress has helped millions of blog and site owners to achieve their goals, and is the most popular CMS in the world with almost 30% of websites being built with it.
WordPress is flexible enough to accommodate all needs via extensions and plugins, whether you’re using the CMS for a small business website, personal blog or an eCommerce site.
Your website could include (amongst other things) directory listings, membership sign up forms and information, meeting agendas and updates, documents, reports and statistics, social media integration, events calendars, events promotion, sponsor links, awards, a ‘buy now’ store, integrated blog/news pages and photo galleries.
There’s no right or wrong way to run a website. I realise that expert professional web development services like mine are not the right fit for everyone and completely understand that working with me may not be the best option for you. But… if you’re wanting a full featured, protected, supported website that can grow and change as you do, then get in touch to discuss options and solutions.