Your First Website
Get Started Even If You Don’t Know Where to Start
Free Online Training Class: Two Dates Available
As a small business owner you know that your first step to succeeding and marketing on web is to be visible on the web.
- Do you want a website but don’t know where to start?
- Are you afraid of getting ripped off?
- Are you wasting your time trying to figure it out on your own?
- Have you tried to build your own and been disappointed with the result?
Did you know?
According to the US Census Bureau in October 2012, out of 14,441,089 businesses surveyed, a whopping 75.2 % of business owners did not have a website.
Are you in the UK? It’s not much better, a report by BaseKit in May 2012 found that 60% of UK small businesses are yet to “get online”.
So, if you’re one of them …
Join us for this free 90 minute webinar and we’ll show you what you need to build your first website and, more importantly, how to avoid wasting time and money.
Whether you end up getting your site built by someone else or build your own, this webinar will teach you the basics.
You’ll either be well informed about what to ask your designer, or you’ll know what you have to consider first to begin building it yourself.
A little background
While teaching Business Blogging School and talking to website design clients, we’ve discovered that many small business owners feel intimidated by the language and technicalities about how to get a website that works.
Dawn (from Gone Solo) and I were talking the other day about how many new small and solo business owners put off building their websites because they genuinely haven’t got a clue who to ask, what to ask and what they should avoid.
Want an example? “When I (Dawn) got my first website built I remember being utterly lost at the language and techie speak. What I ended up asking the designers to build was not what I needed. The site ran into 4-figures, and in the year it was live, it didn’t work. 9 interested clients. Yes. 9. Big fail.”
Who’s fault was it?
Dawn admits that a big part of the fault lies with her. She didn’t have a clue about what was needed to create a website that works, so she ended up with a beautiful website that didn’t help her business.
Too many of my friends and clients have created their first website and believed that all they needed to do was ‘build it and they will come”. They lacked the knowledge in how to use the website as one part of their marketing strategy.
I see many people just taking the fastest path to ‘getting something online’. There are companies an tools that make getting online fast and easy, but the results end up rather disappointing. They end up with a website that is unattractive, confusing, and lacking any of the simple things that make it easy for search engines like Google and Bing to point customers to their website. Getting seen online is where it matters and where you need to put in a pile of work.
On the webinar, Dawn will tell you about her second site that cost $100, which worked great, and the reasons why.
Once you know the basics, you’ll find that it isn’t as complicated as it’s made out to be.
What you’ll learn:
– Why you must have a website and not just a Facebook page
– What you need to consider before you hire anyone or start your own build
– Where to get what you need
– What questions to ask a designer and what they should answer
– When to walk away from a website designer
– What to budget for your business
– Why free websites don’t work
– Where people screw this up
– How to spot a deal that too good to be true, because it probably is
– Why you should have complete control of your site
– Why you should consider adding a blog to your website to build your business
– Making the connection between offline marketing and online marketing
We’ll explain all of this in language you can understand so that you are better informed before you start building your website.
If you have a small business but you’re stalling on a website because you don’t know how to get started or you’re afraid it will cost a fortune, then this webinar is for you.
How does it work?
If you’ve attended a live webinar before, you can skip this part and sign up below.
If you haven’t and all this online webinar stuff is new to you, here’s how it works and the steps to take:
Step 1. The first you need to do is register by picking a date below. Please check your time zone.
Step 2. On the page that opens (it’s called Go to Meeting) register by filling in your name and email address.
Step 3. You’ll receive a confirmation email to say you registered (this will come from Kelli at Pint Sized Sites)
Step 4. A day and one hour before the event you are automatically sent a reminder.We’ll also send you the handout for the call so you can fill it in as we go.
Step 5. At the time of your webinar click the link that is in the confirmation email, follow all the instructions that Go to Meeting gives you and that’s it.
Step 6. Get there a few minutes early so you can get settled in.
Step 7. That’s it! It’s pretty simple.
Transparency please read: at the very end of the webinar, we’ll take 2 minutes (just 2 minutes) to offer a complete online very affordable course in how to design your own website that works and give you a link to check it out.
Whether or not you take us up on that offer, we guarantee that you’ll learn information that will save you loads of time and money. Promise.
See you there,
Dawn (Gone Solo) + Kelli (Pint Sized Sites)
PS: Bring a pen, oh and a cuppa.
PPS: Please feel free to share this anyone you know who may be interested.