Having an online presence has become more important than ever in 2020 – whether you have a service-based business or a physical store. Free social media options such as Facebook are great ways to reach your customers, there is nothing like your own website to show your brand’s own personality and values. Plus your website will likely be your customer’s first point of call.
The main benefit of your own website is that it can be tailored to you and allows for further changes and updates – unlike social medias that are outside your control.
Starting your own website can seem daunting! To help we have put together some of our frequently asked questions that we receive from clients when helping them to get their perfect website.
HOW MUCH IS A NEW WEBSITE?
At Sprint Digital, every website build is different. What goes into your website is completely dependent on your own needs.
- Do you need online booking services that link to your own booking system?
- Do you need eCommerce services or are you looking for something simple?
The cost of your website is completely tailored, and we will help you get all your essential features for your website.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START BUILDING A WEBSITE?
Before we can start the physical build of your website, we will work with you to find out exactly what you need from your website:
- What is the main point of your website?
- What features do you need? – online booking – contact forms
- What pages are needed
- Do you have high quality photos?
- Do you have a brand standard guide and tone of voice?
- How much text content is needed?
WHAT IS A SITEMAP?
A site map is a list of all the pages of your website that need to be built.
HOW LONG DOES A WEBSITE BUILD TAKE?
This is dependent on your website features, sizing and how long it takes to get essential elements before we begin. For example, we cannot start the build until we have the sitemap completed and content written. We will also need all materials such as a high res logo and images to use. Once we have all of this the average time for a website build is about 8 weeks from completion of the site map.
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
Every website is custom built and unique to your brand. Using your selected colour palette and tone of voice we will agree a style with you for the overall look of the site.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO WE USE?
We use WordPress to build all custom websites. Using WordPress allows us to customise and tailor every aspect of your website. We also have a wide range of plugins and external elements depending on your website needs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG AFTER MY WEBSITE GOES LIVE?
Do not panic! If you choose to go with our hosting for your website, we will be there to monitor any downtime or updates for your website. We are always happy to help with your marketing services or content updates after your website is complete.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY OLD WEBSITE?
If you have an old website with the domain or URL that you want to use – we transfer over the domain to your new site when it goes live. You can continue to use your old website during the build.
HOW MUCH WORK DO I HAVE TO DO?
Much of this will depend on what you have ready and whether or not you choose to write your own content. We will keep in contact with you during every step of the website build. Before we start the build, we will ensure that we know exactly what you need and want for your dream website.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEBSITE BUILD?
Depending on what plan or help you decide to get from us as Sprint Digital. We have options available for content updates, digital marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), pay per click advertising and plenty of other services we can assist you with.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BRAND?
You have a brand you just may not realise it. We offer branding services to help you get your brand focus and guidelines.
WILL IT HAVE A BLOG?
We recommend blog for every website as best practice. We have blog writing services if you decide this is something you do not have time to do.
DO I HAVE TO WRITE MY OWN CONTENT?
We have content writing services to help you with your website. We are happy to write readable and SEO friendly content based off your brands tone of voice.
I don’t have any high res images – can I get a website?
We would always recommend you use unique images for your website. We have a photography service available.
CAN I SEE YOUR OTHER WEBSITES?
Of course! We happily share our websites across our social media after they are complete – You can see a few examples here.