Websites are advantageous investments in your business. They communicate to existing and potential clients that you either run a legitimate enterprise or are a serious sole proprietor. For many just starting out in their career or seeking to level up their business, it’s useful to understand which of the many website platforms will suit your needs the best. Here is a rundown of the various DIY website options and their best use cases.
Shopify: This is a platform for e-commerce-based businesses. As your business grows, it offers add-ons and upgrades that allow the site to scale with you. It also integrates other management tools to keep tabs on several aspects of your business.
WordPress: It may be the most recognized website-building tool; it's certainly one of the longest-standing DIY platforms. WordPress allows users to completely customize their website and often relies on code to get the details just right.
Wix: A website built on Wix can be crafted from a variety of templates to highlight anything from services to a portfolio or built out to support e-commerce. It’s a fairly simple and intuitive program to use, making it a popular way to easily create an online presence for your enterprise.
Squarespace: Another e-commerce-specific platform, Squarespace is a user-friendly website-building tool. If your business is mobile, the accessories they offer are an added bonus, and a large reason it has become a popular option.
Having any online presence is better than none, so if you are considering the next steps for your enterprise, it’s important to analyze what you offer, and the platform that may best suit your needs. Of course, none of these options is going to provide a customized experience for your clients the way crafting your presence with a designer will.
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As website developers, we encounter clients whose industries range from dentistry to boating. Each client wants to showcase their products or services in a way that shares their story, captures interest and generates clientele. Here are a few ways we suggest business owners may highlight their enterprise on their website.
Video. This is a great way for businesses to showcase their services. Whether you are an architect showing areal footage of a project or sell jet skis and want to show them in action, many industries can benefit from this visual experience. It makes a compelling introduction to your enterprise to feature a video on your website home page. It’s certainly an investment worth considering.
Podcast. Relatively new to online spaces, podcasts are another compelling way to generate interest in your services. Podcasts are not for every industry, but if you can tap into an interest with consumers about your business it can go a long way to highlight your services. Setting aside an hour every week-or-so to discuss your enterprise can be a time efficient way to generate interest and expand a client’s understanding of what sets you apart.
Social Channels. Integrating an Instagram feed or Youtube channel to your website is another way owners can expand their SEO, getting them found more seamlessly online. While it would’t necessarily make sense to share your personal feed with potential clients, having a business-oriented social channel can. These mediums serve as a pseudo-resume, exemplifying quality, customer service and an expertise in your craft.
A Seamless Experience. Of course, all of this is lost when a potential client becomes frustrated with their experience on your website. Ideally, a potential client will work through your website, and gain an understanding of your enterprise without a second thought. While it may seem counter-intuitive, or feel like what you would want is acknowledgment for a fantastic website, the more seamless the better. You would rather a potential client not notice the subtleties of a brilliant presentation than be frustrated.
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