Why Website Projects Stall & What You Can Do About It

Why website projects stallYou have decided to take the plunge and get a website for your business.

Your son’s friend does websites and he won’t charge very much because all you want is a couple of pages with your contact details, a few pictures with a bit of text about your products and services, and some testimonials.

You are quoted a fee, you pay the deposit and he tells you that your website will be ready in a week.

What could possibly go wrong?

After a week, you politely follow up and you are told that he has been very busy but is sending you the draft layout the next day ... which he does.

You are so disappointed. It is nothing like what you had in mind.

As with so many relationships in life, it is all about unmatched expectations.

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The Myth of The FREE Website

free website mythThere is no such thing as FREE!

Many companies offer free websites, and yes it is true. You can register a free domain name for a small annual fee or with a website building business, get a free template and some drag and drop tools to create your basic site. But without the right features your site will not be found on Google or other Search Engines.

Your website is your virtual office.There are more than 5 billion websites that you are competing against.

How is your audience going to find you?

Every page of your website needs to have a GOAL.

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Google Map Testimonial

It is hard to get a better testimonial than one from Google!

I left Paddle Power in May 2018 and still my photos are bringing in business for them as at 21 August. No paid ads required and they are number one on Google. I created their website and did their social media marketing for 2 and 1/2 years. We had no brochures and no other paid advertising.

The stats from the enquiry form I included on the website were interesting:

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30 Day Blogging Challenge

30 day blogging challengeMid 2015, I was blogging daily about all sorts of topics. On Facebook I read about a 30 Day Blogging Challenge run by Sarah and Kevin Arrow a UK couple who run online businesses. 

I love a challenge so signed up. Every day for the next 30 days I received an e-mail with blogging tips and advice that I had to incorporate into a post of my choice. My theme for the blogging challenge was "Take Your Business Digital".

I think I took about 32 or 33 days to earn my trophy but it was real sense of accomplishment especially for someone like myself who has ADHD and is easily bored.

All of these posts were located on my Braving Technology website which I am now closing as we have rebranded our website and social media business to Your Website Partner.

The Challenge was great for disciplined writing but when I look back at the posts the quality of my writing was not great. As I re-work the posts I will be putting them on this, my personal website.

 

Let me know if you would like more information about setting up a personal or business blog.

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