I was giving a speech on the impact of the internet on small business at an association luncheon in Montgomery, Alabama. Back in 1998, which was decades ago in internet years, the future of e-commerce was anybody's guess, but even the most negative futurists agreed that all the signs indicated that a large portion of future business revenues would be derived from online transactions or from offline transactions that were the result of online marketing efforts.
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I am looking for a full stack developer to start a business relationship with. I have a project vision and design for a web application, but my programming skills are very weak. It would take me years to build a shitty app, I want it faster and I want it to turn out well – if you can do that and you would like to work on a project together for a few
Click-to-call buttons are especially helpful if you want mobile visitors to dial your business. This is a button that, when clicked from a mobile phone, automatically populates your business’ phone number into the visitor’s phone dial pad. An embedded Google Maps widget is also key for customers who are browsing on-the-go so they can quickly and effortlessly access navigation to your store.
A web designer is someone who has devoted huge amounts of time to staying on top of the latest developments and trends in websites, the way a visitor uses and flows through a website – not to mention the way they will be displayed on a wide range of devices. Their expertise enables them to carefully position information in a way that ensures the user enjoys their experience on the website, finds their eye drawn to relevant information. The visitor is led through the site in a pleasurable way that answers their questions and leaves them wanting to hire you or purchase a product. I cannot stress enough that it’s this function which actually defines the need for a website; to be informative, easy to navigate, leave a professional impression – and to convert potential business. A professional website will turn curious potential customers into loyal paying customers.
Under “Pages,” I navigated to where I wanted the blog to appear in the navigation — for this template, it was either in the main navigation, the secondary navigation, the footer navigation, or not linked (which means it won’t show up in any navigation, unless you link directly to it from a page within your site). I chose main navigation, to make the blog easy to access from the homepage. Click the plus next to the navigation of your choice, then click “Blog.”
Thank you for sharing with us. It's a great article. I start my website design business after being a Graphic Designer for 15 years. How much charge for website design is the first question with a lot of answers? I design websites in Squarespace. It's beautiful website templates and easy to use for a Graphic Designer. Its painless transition from print to web.
I need a new website. I need you to design and build my online store. It will include an online shop, that runs smooth , loads fast and easy to use. Will be selling all sorts of things including clothes - need to be able to select size colours, quantity ect , sports equipment , all different stuff , I want to be able to add stuff to it and change what

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Simply put, if you have your small business website designed by one of the larger design companies or corporations, you will not be talking to the owner of that company. You will be speaking to his/her employees whose job it is to work 9-5, endlessly turning out web pages for an hourly wage. Unless the designer really loves their job, chances are, their only personal investment in what you’ve hired them to do is to make sure they pick up their paycheck at the end of the month. They do not sit at home at night wondering how John and Mary’s woodworking shop is doing. They can’t be reached after hours to chat over a great new idea you’ve had for a sale or promotion. More than likely, if you do ever get to speak to a live human being at one of these firms, you will be talking to a very poorly paid employee in India who will have to try to bring your Username up on a screen to even have an inkling of who you are. For the most part, you will find yourself processed through automated voice messaging systems and truly unhelpful on-line help desks. Not much of a support system to be backing up a business you’ve put all of your hopes and money into. Basically, the point we are trying to make is that if you go with a big company, you are bound to end up being treated like a number, and we all know how frustrating, and even dehumanizing, that can feel. Many of our clients have gone down this dead-end road before coming to us, and we confess, it makes us feel awfully good to hear how delighted they are to be finally speaking to real people. Though the Internet is all about technology, humans are all about communication, and you need to be able to communicate, one-on-one, with the person whose role in your business is going to be so very important.
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Better still, a web designer has the experience to avoid mistakes, know the do’s and don’ts of both planning and building a website – and be able to present your business (your brand) online in a highly professional way. In the age of complex sites, responsive design & CMS systems; they rarely develop a site entirely from scratch. Instead they’ll use “platform” or template from a 3rd party or one they’ve had developed for them (If they developed it themselves, that would make them a web developer!) and then build and customise the “front end” of the website for their client. This could be likened to someone who builds cars buying the engine and frame – then adding all the extra components and finishing touches themselves.
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Yola is a great website builder for small business owners who want the easiest possible experience. With Yola, you can create a powerful small business website site with absolutely no code or tech skills in your arsenal. In fact, Yola claims that you can make one of their free websites in minutes, using hundreds of professionally designed, customizable templates.
It is often by looking at how others have done things that a business owner comes up with the best plan for his own needs. Here we would like to present to you three simple case studies of small businesses we work with, going from the most basic type of informational website, to a fully-functioning e-commerce website. Please, feel free to visit these sites to explore how they are designed and organized, and how they function. Doing this will help you to formulate a better idea of what type of website will be appropriate for the scope of your company or group.
Hi, just came across this article. Its a fantastic illustration of how small to medium sized businesses can use Awards based promotion to get their companies recognised on the 1st page of Google. Awards programmes offer many benefits to winners. After all they bring recognition and you can share the news of your win with your employees, clients, industry peers and target market as many times as you like. Additonally awards offer prestige and status, giving potential customers peace of mind that they are working with a reputable company. There are many types of awards programmes, including those that host awards ceremonies (and you pay per table), organisations that award only their members (and you pay for membership and sponsorship) and those that provide promotional materials. The latter is a great way for those who are unsure about the benefits of using corporate awards programmes because generally nominees and winners do not have to pay a penny to be a participant. Winners often receives online recognition, usually with a reach much greater than their own marketing efforts can deliver. Other free benefits can include the use of an press release. Most participants have the option to purchase additional marketing materials to further enhance their win, if they wish to, for use in social media campaigns, on their own website, email marketing campaigns or in customer newsletters.
Making a website productive takes a lot of time and effort. There is NO perfect, step-by-step science for every website – that will insure that it will get all of the traffic possible. Every website is different because every industry is different. Some industries are more competitive than others. Where a business is located also determines how competitive that industry might be.
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What do you want your website to look like? Consider websites that are similar to the one you’d like to build, ideally in the same industry or serving similar types of customers. Build a set of examples of types of pages, design aspects, and website features that you can hand off to the web designer — the person you hire should have experience creating websites with the features you want. If they don’t have the right skill set, they’re not the right pro for you.
I recently started to create a blog through wordpress. I admit, It is intimating..I am not tech savvy. I wanted to eventually monetize my blog once I have several articles published. My wife recently started a small organic coffee brand(online retail) and wondering if we need a website if we are building a blog. Could we just essentially sell off the blog or would it be wiser to separate the product within its own website and include the link within the blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Website content is the copy you write for the pages on your website. Business websites work best when they’re simple, clear, and easy to navigate, with straightforward text and a single call to action on each page. Business websites also tend to have five essential pages, including Home, Products (or Services), About Us, Blog, and Contact Us pages.
When building a business, your email list will be ESSENTIAL. These are the customers you know you’ll be able to reach when you’re having a sale, or announcing an event, or any number of exciting steps for your business. And, these customers will be the ones that believe in you and your mission — they want to stay informed on what’s happening with you and the business in general. Which means when that email about a sale goes out, those customers will be the ones clicking through and making purchases. 
If you need a website, logo, banner ad, landing page, mobile app, or email campaign designed, a web designer can help you with your project. They can give your website, e-commerce site, or app a fresh look and feel. They also create graphics for social media accounts and design themes for blogs or websites created in content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal. On Upwork, you’ll find highly rated web design professionals who will use their imagination, creativity, and solid understanding of the digital space to tackle your design project and bring your ideas to life.
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About 95% of the time, they end up paying us to do everything for them. And I’m not just talking about difficult stuff like creating a compelling logo, I’m talking about simple things like updating text on a page. I guess they realize that their money is better spent on having an expert manage their site while they manage other aspects of their business.

I need an Android app. I already have a design for it, I just need it to be built. Interactive live wallpaper app - a) User can select from a long list of background images b) User can set that image as live wallpaper on home screen, lock screen or both. c) When user clicks on the live wallpaper, a green screen (or black screen) video effect gets overlayed

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Hi Susan, Yes, in this article we look at WordPress.org instead of WordPress.com, as the self-hosted platform is more popular - and it also avoids confusion between .com and .org! We use WordPress.org in this article to demonstrate the difference in paying for a drag and drop builder, a self-hosted platform, and a custom website. If you'd like to read more about WordPress.com check out our in-depth review here - it covers tools, ease of use, pricing and more. I hope you found this article useful and interesting, Lucy
Many realtors feel that the website of the well-known realty brand they work for is a sufficient online presence—especially if they have a bio on the site. However, there are a few reasons not to leave your online presence in the umbrella brand’s hands. First, you are trusting them to accurately represent what sets you apart from the other agents who work for them. Also, you are limiting your search rankings by not having a site of your own pop up when potential client search for terms like ‘Boston real estate agents.’ Finally, consider what will happen if you leave that brand in the future to work with a different team – you will have to start over earning authority for your new page on a different site.
Now more than ever, your customers expect to be able to find information about your company online. In fact, most consumers now do research online before they make a purchase, even if it’s to buy something from their local shop. If you don’t have a website, you’re sending a message that your business is stuck in the Dark Ages, or that you’re not interested in finding new customers—and neither of these are messages that you probably want to be sending.

Their website design echoes their vintage-style floral tea containers with the same pastel color palette so visitors feel they’re digitally opening their own container of tea to reveal the “me time” experience possibilities. Their slider further entices visitors to give into a “me time” experience, with brand fans praising the experience they enjoy with each cup.

Jimdo is another well-established website builder, and is quite useful for those who are a little bit more comfortable with coding. Jimdo enables users to create free, mobile-friendly HTML5 sites. The platform’s top strength is its free online store  as most website builders tend to charge an arm and a leg for this feature. Jimdo also offers a generous 500MB of storage and great customer support.
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Consider Your Fonts — Papyrus may look cute on your kid’s 5th birthday party invite, but it doesn’t look great on your website. Luckily, most website builders themes will only use fonts that designers have already vetted for readability and looks. One important tip: Sans-serif fonts — the ones without the extra little flourishes — are generally easier to read on the web.
Think about it this way. Grab a hundred of your business cards and stick them in your pocket and walk around with them for a month or two – only handing out one or two cards in that span of time. No matter how amateurish or professional those business cards are – how much good are they doing you sitting in your pocket with only a sporadic few being seen by prospective customers? Now go to your local mall and place one under every windshield wiper in the mall parking lot. More people will see them but will everyone who sees them KEEP them or will they throw them away?
The answer is: You could build a website yourself, but...Most do-it-yourself companies and even Yahoo will offer free websites or discounted web hosting to get you hooked. But what they don't tell you is, that their software used to build a website is proprietary. That means that they (the company) owns the rights to that website that you have just built and you can not move it, even if you find a better deal somewhere else. So that means that you would have to rebuild that website again from the start on different software and try to make it compatible with servers and multiple browsers.
You want to include the rules and guidelines and how your website functions. For example, which country’s laws that governs the agreement, an intellectual property disclosure that states that your website is your property and that it’s protected by copyright laws, and a links to other sites clause that you are not responsible for or have control over third party links on your website.
Consider Your Fonts — Papyrus may look cute on your kid’s 5th birthday party invite, but it doesn’t look great on your website. Luckily, most website builders themes will only use fonts that designers have already vetted for readability and looks. One important tip: Sans-serif fonts — the ones without the extra little flourishes — are generally easier to read on the web.
I need 3 elegant forms built on 3 different pages (different forms but almost the same). They will be (Basic) . (Pro). and (Rocket). There will be a 'terms of conditions' I need added below each one that the user will need to click "I accept the terms of conditions".. after they hit submit it will send me an email and then take them to a link to ma...
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But there are some problems with this strategy. First, you’ll always be dependent on the social media platform you choose. Algorithms change, rules change, and what’s working one day might not work a few weeks from now (as many businesses who depended on Facebook have recently learned). If you have a website, it belongs to you, and you control the content and the message. Part of the reason you started your own business is so that you don’t have to follow other people’s rules—so why would you just do what a social media platform tells you to?
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