What is the process for creating your own website? It starts with a simple conversation about what will benefit you and your company. Online advertising and sales is a multi-billion dollar industry. Get your business online now so you can focus on your products and customers.
How to get a custom built website
Having a website is one of the best ways for you to connect with your clients when you can’t always be there. It is also one of the best ways for your clients to connect with you about products, services, questions, and contact information.
Step 1: Consultation
One 30 minute conversation might be all you need to realize what it takes to get your business online. Let’s talk about a few things that will help make your website beneficial for you.
Once we have discussed your needs choosing the plan that works best for you is the next step. This will consist of your domain name, hosting package, website design, and care package plan. Green Apple Dirty offers upfront pricing so you know what it will cost to get you up and running. The pricing is based on beating out what most design and development agencies offer.
Step 2: design & Development
This is where Green Apple Dirty takes over. At this point a website design will begin based on the consultation discussions previously had. This will start out as a simple 3 page website demo to see what your likes and dislikes are in regards to the layout, functionality, and design. If approved then the remaining pages of the site will be built out. Once the remaining pages have been completed there will be another demo given as an opportunity for you to provide feedback, changes, and additional request.
Step 3: Testing
Testing is an important step in website development many people and businesses mistakenly leave out. It is important to go through a testing period prior to advertising your site to prevent unintended messages, errors, or security flaws.
The testing process consist of device compatibility, form error handling, search engine optimization, image optimization, page load times, broken links, 404 pages, credit card processing, accurate tax rates, correct shipping information, account management, and many more.
Step 4: Release
The release is the fun part when you get to share your company’s new website with the world. This is your moment to grab attention, run promotions, gather data, and promote your company. This is also an important step in understanding what to do next.
Step 5: Maintain / Care Package
Care Packages will help ensure your site will not only perform well over time but provide technical support and advice in the event you need something updated, changed, added, or removed. Maintaining your website is just as if not more important than your initial build out. Your website is now available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What you can do to jump start the process
A big part in having a successful website is based on the amount of content you can provide. Here is a list of items you should gather together so when it is time to design and develop your website everything is already there.
- Company color
- Company “about” information
- Contact Information (names, emails, phone numbers, physical address, email address, hours of operation)
- Product descriptions
- and more…
Let’s work together on your next website project
Online sales is a multi-billion dollar industry and having a website to promote your business is your first step in achieving new clients. Get started on your website today by working with Green Apple Dirty so you can have more time to work on selling your products to more people.