WEBSITE DESIGN FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Professional website design for small business with at an affordable price and helpful advice!
We customise your website to look and function exactly the way that you want it to.
You receive a clean-coded website that is visually appealing, functional and mobile-responsive.
We charge reasonable rates. Moreover, by listening carefully to your needs, we avoid unnecessary extras and costs.
Forbes magazine explains several reasons why small businesses need a website. These include:
Obtaining more enquiries (leads) than you get without a website
Increasing your credibility with potential clients and customers
Building a powerful brand that leads to sales over time
Your website being a base for various forms of digital marketing
Schedule an initial $60 video consultation to discuss your website design needs and what we can achieve within your budget. If, after the consultation, you decide to ahead the $60 is deducted from your final bill.
What Do You Get in a WEBSmall website?
The full answer depends upon what you need. However, there are some standard inclusions, followed by some examples of what else you may want to include.
Standard Inclusions: $990
Expert and friendly advice, but with you in charge of what you want
World’s most popular content-management system (WordPress) – see Why WordPress?
Consistent header, footer, and navigation bar across all pages on your site
Email addresses associated with your domain name
Homepage, 1-3 services pages, an about page, and a contact form
Well-coded and optimised with best practices in website design, which helps your ranking in Google
Site security1 to reduce your risk of being hacked
Sample Optional Extras
Most websites today use a content management system (CMS) because it allows for more functionality and is cheaper to maintain. WordPress:
Is the world’s most popular CMS, with 62% of the market share
28+ million websites use WordPress as their content management system
Offers small businesses like yours advanced functionality otherwise only available to large enterprises
Makes maintaining and altering your website both easier and less expensive
For more, see Shaun’s article Why WordPress?
5 key THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
Before and during the website design process you need to think about a few things. It will help you get the most out of your website, while also saving money, we recommend you start to think about these 5 things before we start the website design process
What do you want your website to achieve for you? What problems or goals will it help you address?
2. Getting Found
How will prospective clients find your site? Your answer has implications for what your site needs.
3. Your Brand
What image do you want to portray? Who is your target audience? Your answer to these questions will affect colour choices, design elements and even font choices.
Think about what pages you need and what you want on each page. When doing, think about what you want visitors to do on your site and also what visitors will want from it.
For more, download Shaun’s Checklist of X Essential Things to Think About so Your Website Makes You Money
We specialise in website design for Australian small businesses. Yet, every small business has unique needs and we want to build you a website that:
Achieves what you want it to
To achieve this, we need to understand your likes and your business needs. And, the best way to do this is via a face-to-face (virtual) consultation.
What to expect with the process of building your website
The Initial Video Consultation
The initial video consultation helps us understand you, your business and what you want from your website. We can then make recommendations that balance your needs and your budget. The initial consultation costs $60AU. If you proceed, the $60 is deducted from your quote.
A Wireframe of Your Site Structure
The next step in the website design process involves constructing a wireframe of the pages you want on your site and how they fit into the hierarchy of the whole site. The wireframe also shows the essential structure of each page. You check the wireframe before we proceed.
Generally, you supply us with the text and basic formats you want for each piece of text (e.g. a grid or a bulleted list). You can supply your logo, photos and other graphics you would like. We can source stock photos and design your logo if needed. We then use this content to fill out your website. Text content in Word or Google docs formats is fine.
The 5th step in the website design process involves styling the content you supplied in step 4 using the choices you made in step 3. We also add some decorative design elements. We show you what it looks like, you give us feedback, and we make adjustments. A standard quote includes 3 rounds of adjustments.
Optimisation & Testing
The final step in the website design process involves testing all site functionality (e.g. links, forms, email). We also test how the site looks on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, as well as testing website speed. You can also test some of these yourself. Based on these tests, we fix errors and optimise the site for speed. We also set up email at this stage.
So far, your site is hosted as a staging site. For example, if your domain was smallbusiness.com your staging site would be staging.smallbusiness.com – staging allows for production and testing in a secure environment during the website design process. But at this stage, we transfer your site to your registered domain, and your website goes live.
Once your site is live, we connect it to additional services. As standard, this includes:
Google Site Ownership verification
Google Analytics integration
1 Standard site security includes: HTTPS certificate, automatic updates, password protection, unique login URL, malware scanning, brute force protection, web application firewall, and a 14-day backup service
2 Advanced site security options include: All standard inclusions with the addition of locking down file permissions, using methods that don’t affect site speed, unlimited back-up service and paid security plugins.