Freaky Friday: Does your website look like this?

10 May

Bad website design

Mr. iFixText sent me a link saying, “I thought this kind of website was dead.” It really should be honey. Grab the shovels and let’s start digging a very deep hole.

Seriously though, designing/redesigning a website for your business can feel like a death sentence. Obviously if you have the funds, you’ll hire a professional. But if you’re strapped for cash and using one of the growing number of Do-it-Yourself tools out there (Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy), Day #1 can feel like you’re at the bottom of Everest looking way up and wondering how you’ll ever make it to the top alive.

These are just a few of the zillions of questions that will start running through your head:

“What do I say about my company and its products?”

“How do I organize the information?”

‘What types of graphics should I use?”

“Is this too much (text) or not enough?”

“Where should I stick my social media links?”

“Where’s the valium?!”

You’ll read through/watch tutorials on your chosen platform, scour the Internet for tips, ask friends, check out competitor sites and fill your brain till it’s borderline comatose.

Calm down, take a deep breath, grab some chocolate and have a look at this awesome Infographic I came across shortly before hubby sent me the website from hell. This is only a portion of the Infographic. So you’ll have to visit SingleHop for the full graphic (because it’s proper cyberspace etiquette to give credit where credit is due).

Website call-to-action tips

Such a great resource for DIY web ‘developers’

In the humble opinion of this marketing writer, these are genius tips for anyone building a website (because they’re based on solid evidence of what works). They’ll give you a benchmark against which to plan and measure your content. And they’ll give you the confidence you need to start your journey towards that great, money-making website for your business.

What do you think? If you already have a website, are you evaluating it against the Infographic? (I know I sure did) If you’re planning a website, are you giving me (and SingleHop) a big cyberhug of thanks right now?

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Jenn, The Text Fixer

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