How to Get a Great Website for Your Small Business or Nonprofit
You’ve got an idea for a new product or service, you’re looking for customers and you want a website.
But if you’re not a professional web designer or developer, how do you go about designing and building a website that will help you reach your goals?
Before you begin your search for a web design company, it’s important to know what kind of site you’re looking for and the services and products you’ll need on your site.
A site that’s well designed is much more likely to be effective than a poorly designed one. In this article, we’ll talk about how to get a great website for your small business or nonprofit.
The Importance of Having a Great Website
A well-designed website can give your organization a competitive advantage. It can help you reach more people and make them aware of your mission and goals. Not to mention that your website is often the very first thing prospective customers see and it forms a lasting impression of your organization.
If you’re looking for customers or donors, having a website can be very helpful. If you’re not sure if your potential clients and supporters will be interested in what you have to offer, a website can be a good way to find out.
When you start thinking about a new product or service, the first thing you should think about is how it will be communicated to potential customers.
In many cases, having a great website is just as important as having a great product or service.
How to Choose a Web Design Company
If you’re not a web designer yourself, the first thing you’ll need to do is to decide what kind of website you want. For example, if you’re looking for a website that will sell products, you’ll need to decide if you’re looking for a website that sells one product or several different products.
You’ll also need to determine the features you’d like on your site, such as: The services and products you offer. Your mission statement and goals. Contact information. Social media pages. A blog. An email newsletter. A map of your physical location. What are the services and products you want to sell? If you’re looking to sell products, what is your product line? Are there any special features you want on your site? How many products do you plan to sell? Will you be selling many products at once, or only one? How much do you want to spend on your website?
Once you’ve determined your needs, you can begin to compare prices and look at websites that are similar to yours. Look at their features, layout and content. Look at how the company markets itself. Is it a small business? A large corporation? Does it have a large client base? How does it present itself? Do they use the same type of design elements as you do? You’ll also want to consider whether or not you’d like to work with this company again in the future. Would you like to work with them on other projects? How long have they been in business? How long will your project take? Can you expect to work with them for a long time? There are many different types of web design companies out there. Some specialize in one kind of website, while others specialize in a particular technology. There are those who specialize in custom designs, and those who offer templates. There are web design companies that specialize in WordPress websites, and those that specialize in HTML websites. There are those that specialize in social media websites, and those that specialize in e-commerce websites.
It pays to do research into your specific niche before you hire a designer. Basically, this comes down to your budget. If you’re planning on spending less than $500, you’re probably looking at hiring a freelance designer.
Team 218 Web Services has built websites for a wide variety of businesses and nonprofits. We invite you to review some of our projects on our Website Examples page. If we look like a good fit for your project, give us a call, send a text, or email us today. We look forward to hearing from you.