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.
I hope these tips help you understand the process for getting a custom website built. This process will help you achieve the best results when it comes time to market your brand and products. Feel free to comment me below and let me know what your experiences have been like trying to launch a website for yourself or your business.