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).
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