I see it over and over and my hair turns a little more gray than it already is each time. ? For real though. It’s the reason I want to share with you these 3 mistakes you are making with your website and how to fix them.
Here’s the scenario…
You decide you are going to design your own website so maybe you ask around at what others have used and how they’ve gone about it, or you do a quick Google search for DIY website or something like that.
You’re not fully prepared to complete your website but you start anyway… because you know you want to get this done and out of the way. In other words, get it checked off your list.
You begin. You stress. You spend a shit ton of time just trying to learn the platform you are using. Is it WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Weebly… or maybe it’s GoDaddy (gasp!). Whatever it is, it takes up your time… and lots of it.
You stress more. You Google more. You watch more YouTube videos. You ask your business bestie who did their website.
You finally may get something done on your website after long hours of sweatin’ and agonizin’.
Stop the presses!
You aren’t expected to do it all. How can you do your website justice and create a strategic, well-designed website AND do your amazing work with clients?
First thing… get this guide in your hands!
Okay, now on to 3 mistakes you are making on your website… and how to fix them.
Not knowing which platform to use
I would stay away from any company platform, such as GoDaddy, SiteGround, Bluehost, etc. for your website design.
These companies are focused on hosting, domain names and emails, typically and not entirely specialized with website design and maintenance. They also don’t support your WordPress challenges – only hosting, which can be subpar at best.
Go with Squarespace if you are going to design entirely yourself and want something relatively easy.
Go with WordPress if you want the maximum versatility and functionality. WordPress will grow with you whereas the DIY platforms, such as Squarespace, will limit you.
Check out my WordPress Starter Kit! I set up everything for you and all there is for you to do is put your creative hat on and design! How cool is that?
Not having a design plan
Know how you want your website laid out, what colors you are going to use, font choices, etc. before you begin your design.
Know the goals of your site and the best design to make that happen. You can always use Google for your research or feel free to email with your questions. I’ll do my best to get back with you ASAP.
WordPress In A Week is a very low cost class that I am almost done creating to help you with developing a plan and a strategy to design your own website. Grab my free guide above to stay in the loop on the details about when it’s ready!
Not giving your visitors a clear path to follow – call to action
You have to guide your visitors to what you want them to do. It could be to book a call, to buy something or download your free offer, but you have to tell a visitor specifically what journey you’d like for them to take by providing clear call to actions throughout your website. These are usually in the form of buttons and best practice is to have them all the same color.
So, 3 mistakes you’re making… now what?
Grab that guide above and that will get you moving in the right direction. Here’s the link, for quick access!