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Setting Up A Website For A Business

Sam in Detroit, Michigan listens on CKLW 800 AM and asked us about website builders

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Sam asked: “I went into the Wix website builder and tried to build a site and it kept driving me around in a loop. I’d like to know how to get a website setup for my business.”

 

There are only two ways to have a website created for your business. You can either do it yourself, or you can pay someone else to do it for you. You’ve already encountered one of the do it yourself services, Wix, and found it not to be to your liking. You can look at another such service, such as Weebly or SquareSpace, but if your level of computer savvy isn’t very high and your patience has its end in sight, you might find that any do it yourself system is going to frustrate you.

Finding someone to build a website for you can be difficult, depending on what you need. The larger or more complex of a website you require, the more likely it is that you won’t be able to hire just anyone to build it.

Most web design companies ask to put a link on the home pages of their clients. If you don’t see one, that’s usually because it’s either a site that was built in-house, or it’s a big enough site that they’re not going to advertise who built it for them (if I’m a multi-million dollar company and I’m hiring a web design company, I pay them enough that I don’t have to advertise them also).

You might want to spend some time browsing the websites of businesses similar to yours

So you might want to spend some time browsing the websites of businesses similar to yours, even your local competitors. Look for a link at the bottom of the homepage that says who created or designed the website. Go visit the web developer’s site, look for a gallery of projects, and then contact them for pricing if you like what you see. By visiting businesses similar to your own, you’ll get a good idea of what features you want, or don’t want, in your eventual online presence.

By the way, some companies are finding that having a Facebook page, if all you’re looking to do is promote the company and/or events, is just as useful, and even better sometimes, than having your own dedicated website.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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