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When is it time to work with a website expert (aka me)?
Your business will need a website the first day you open.
You need people to be able to look you up on Google and think you’re legit.
They need to be able to view your products, see your latest work and be able to take an action like purchasing a product or getting in touch with you.
These are bare bones website expectations.
Do you need a website expert (like me) to build your first website?
Not necessarily. For many start-up businesses, I’m not the most practical option because of budget and timeline.
That’s because I DON’T do…
- small & simple websites.
- templated page builder websites (I’ll write about this more!)
- cheap websites
- quick turn around sites
But I DO…
- solve complex problems
- organize complex data
- create one-of-a-kind scalable design systems
- etc. !!
Here’s a list of businesses that need, kinda need and do not necessarily need expert services.
~~ all the linked websites below were made by me! (see all my latest-ish work here) ~~
1: You absolutely need to work with an expert
Why an expert: Your business has big goals that require complex solutions
- Virtual Membership (Southern C, Lydia Menzies)
- Physical Subscription (Posh Pups)
- Online Courses (BotanoLogos)
- Large-Inventory Ecommerce (R Hughes)
- Large Educational Institution (Lamar Dodd)
- Product Personalization (Monogramme 29)
- Publication (The Georgia Review, UGA Research News)
- Advanced Sorting, Filtering, Searching of Content (Philip Juras)
#2: It would benefit you to work with an expert, but you could possibly get by okay without one
Why an expert: Your “know/like/trust factor” comes from a bespoke design. Your business will soon scale to need more creative problem solving.
- Ecommerce (Aloka, Kaya, Steel & Plank)
- Small/Medium Educational Institution (COAST, UGA Law Clinics)
- Real Estate (Georgia Club Real Estate)
- Landscape/Architect Studio (City Garden Co.)
#3: You don’t need to work with an expert
Why an expert: you could go with a template design but why not stand out from the rest?
- Therapist (Seyi Amosu)
- Artist (Philip Juras)
- Coach (Demmie Hicks)
- Restaurant (Puma Yu’s)
- Venue (Rockwell House)