Show the world how amazing your business is.
Having a website is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. Establishing an online presence is a key way to get your clients/customers to know, like and trust you and your business. In the virtual world it’s not about location – it’s about content and website design.
Just having a business page on a social media platform or two is great, but it’s not yours. They can change anytime, charge what they want and box you in.
Having control over how people interact with you – and you with them – allows you to get to know who is interested in your services or products so you can reach out to them directly, add more value to their lives, and build your business your way. Having a website is the best way to achieve this.
Most solopreneurs don’t need more than a few pages to communicate who they are, what they do and how to contact them – there’s no need to make it complicated. What they do need is a website that stands out with a unique message that reflects their business. If you are ready to get online and start connecting with your customers, let’s make that happen.
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Sara’s path to website design.
I have been building my own websites since 2011. I wouldn’t want you to see the first few versions because they were terrible – due to both technology and me being completely out of my element. But I kept working at it, learning new techniques, reading everything I could, listening to advice and relying on trial and error. Eventually I connected with the right tools, discovered great resources and started figuring out what I didn’t know and – most importantly – how to change that. The saying “you don’t know what you don’t know” couldn’t be more applicable to website design.
Designing sites for my clients was a natural extension of my work. I coach a lot of solopreneurs. Their focus is on building their businesses, not a website. Because learning how to design a website takes time (see above!) and a lot of patience, one client after another asked for my help. Without realizing it, I started down the path of web design. I still hesitate to call myself a web designer – I am a coach – but it’s now a skill in my repertoire. And one I love sharing with you.
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I want a website, what now?
If you want a website but don’t know where to start, let’s set up a time to connect. You can use the form below to reach me or set up an appointment directly. This link will take you to my calendar.
To make it simple, the fee for our initial meeting ($50) will be credited towards the cost of your website when you choose to move forward.
There are three steps to getting you set up online:
- Create a plan. We work together to create a site that reflects who you are and what you want your customers to know about what you do. I learn about you and your business. It’s like a deep dive into what your business is all about. I’ve designed sites for solopreneurs as varied as a horticultural consultant, an appliance repair expert and an artist – talk about different worlds. I loved learning about their businesses from top to bottom. Bonus: creating a plan for their sites was, in some ways, more effective and had a broader reach than we could have achieved in several months of coaching sessions.
- Design your site. I will build you a simple, beautiful informational website that you can take over, add to, change anyway you want to, make your own, and use to grow and market your business. Don’t worry I build sites on WordPress which is the most popular web platform – and easy to learn and use. I will teach you. And if you don’t want to do it yourself, I will maintain your site as long as you like. You’re going to love it. I build sites on Genesis – it’s a WordPress framework that has the most beautiful themes to fit any business need. Once you choose your theme we are halfway there.
- Make your site work for you. I help you with your content. All these words here – I wrote them myself. It’s not easy to do. I’m not perfect at it – few people are – but if you’ve read this far then I think I made my point. There are masters of internet marketing, brilliant copywriters and SEO geniuses. I am not them. Ask yourself, do you really need them? Most solopreneurs are putting their businesses together piece by piece. Adding those pieces is expensive. They might be worth it when you can afford it, but for now, let’s get you a website. You can work on the rest later.
I want to upgrade my website, can you help?
If you have a website and want to take it up a notch, I am happy to give you my feedback. There is a school of thought that it doesn’t matter what your website looks like as long as it’s effective – that totally sounds logical. But what if it can look great and be effective? Your website is one of the first, if not the first, ways people learn about you and your business. What impression do you want them to have?
Reach out or schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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I look forward to hearing about your website hopes and dreams. I would love to help you make them come true.