website design + build

WHY HIRE A WEBSITE DESIGNER?

The number of DIY website platforms is increasing all the time, so building a website seems like something you could do yourself, right?

You absolutely can! But you need to spend time comparing platforms, figuring out how to use the platform, choosing design options, managing the technical settings (DNS), the list goes on… and it can be overwhelming.

Your website is often the first part of your business that your potential clients will interact with. To have the best chance of converting that potential client, your website needs to look beautiful and function well. 

If you’re keen to minimise the stress of creating a website, I can manage the full design and build for you. Or if you’re keen to go the DIY route, we can simply have a strategy meeting where I can point you in the right direction.

Discussing website project

WHY CHOOSE MA MARKETING?

My number one goal is to provide you with a website that is easy for your customers to understand and navigate, that’s straight forward for you to maintain and update yourself, and that reflects your business’ branding.

So many large website companies will only offer one templated solution, and then lock you in to their services, meaning you have to go back to them for simple updates (and pay them more $$$) – yuck!

There is not one website platform that will meet the needs of all businesses, which is why I work with a range of options, including WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace. I get to know you and your business, talk you through the pros and cons of different platforms, and then give you my recommendation. 

My point of difference is strategic, long-term thinking. I won’t just offer you a solution that will serve your needs now, but I’ll ask questions about how your business might evolve, so we can aim to future-proof your website.

I have a streamlined process, and keep you updated the whole way through. I also offer online working sessions via Zoom as part of my website packages, allowing you to test drive the site and ask any questions you have.

WHAT PLATFORM OPTIONS CAN I OFFER YOU?

I work with the 4 major website platforms: Shopify, Squarespace, WordPress, and WIX. Between these, everything is possible! Online stores, online bookings, simple one page scrolling sites, directory websites, membership websites, the list goes on… I discuss your needs in our initial consultation, and outline all the options for how we can build your website. In the mean time, here’s a little about each platform:

With over 1 million websites, Shopify is the leading e-commerce platform. It provides all the ecommerce and point of sale features you need to start, run, and grow your business. In-built marketing and SEO features are a plus.

My recommendation if you are planning to sell products online and/or in store.

With over 1 million websites, Squarespace is a really easy to use drag and drop platform. It is template based, and has a lot of in-built features. Owns Acuity, a booking software that integrates seamlessly.

My recommendation if you are not tech-savvy and don’t mind sticking to a template.

With over 172 million websites, WordPress is by far the most popular website platform. It sometimes gets a bad wrap for being difficult to use, but it offers the most flexibility in both design and function.

My recommendation for those who are a little more tech-savvy, and for sites requiring advanced functionality.

With over 160 million websites, WIX is a very popular drag and drop platform. It offers more design flexibility than Squarespace, as you are not restricted to a template. Lots of in-built features, including online bookings and e-commerce.

My recommendation if you are wanting an all in one platform.

WHAT'S THE WEBSITE DESIGN & BUILD PROCESS?

PHASE 1: INITIAL CONSULTATION & SCOPE

  • Free initial consultation via online Zoom link
  • Complete the project briefing form
  • Written proposal and estimate sent for approval
  • Services agreement and 25% deposit invoice sent
  • Services agreement signed, deposit paid, project commenced

PHASE 2: DESIGN

  • Initial design presented (home page)
  • Feedback provided
  • Revisions made
  • Design rolled out to remaining pages
  • Feedback and revisions until design is complete

PHASE 3: TECHNICAL

  • Testing of all links, contact forms, features
  • Transfer of site to client account
  • Domain linked
  • Google analytics, search console linked
  • Basic project complete!

READY TO DISCUSS YOUR WEBSITE?