A business needs a business plan.
Your website needs one, too.
Even the smallest business needs a plan. I see it demonstrated
again and again. My main line of work is marketing communications. For decades I've been
building traffic and sales for companies huge and tiny. Part of that has involved websites.
Been building those, too, for more than a decade.
Looking first for an HTML programmer? A site designer?
You're looking for the wrong thing.
There are some really talented designers and programmers around. But
they're not where to start. Because the old saying is truer that ever
-- "Content is King." And, if you want traffic
to your site, even content is not enough.
Where does traffic come from? Planning.
For your site to draw visitors, it takes up-front research and market
planning. Find out what people are really looking for, and what other
sites, if any, provide it. In other words, you need content of real
value to people who are searching for it on the Web. Otherwise, you
have a nice site, one that you can refer clients, friends and your mother
to, but that's about it.
How NOT to use my services.
I'm not suggesting you hire me to research and build your site for you.
For one thing, that gets pretty expensive.
After all, I'm not you. I'd have to interview you, do the research, give
you reports, discuss, fine tune and do it all again, till we identify
a potentially lucrative search engine market niche. And that's before
we've chosen a domain name.
And then, to maximize your traffic, I'd recommend you add more pages
to your site regularly, until it's really robust. Submit them to search
engines and track the results. Refer to a library of traffic-building
ideas and implement some of them. Maybe even offer a simple newsletter
(automate the mailing list, of course), or some sort of emailed "course,"
to encourage visitor loyalty. That's how you build traffic and
To hire me, anyone, to do all this for you would be very expensive, even
at minimum wage. (And, sorry, I don't work for anywhere near that.)
Here's how you can use my services: Let me coach you, only as needed.
I'll direct you to the right industry-standard tools, ones that any amateur can use.
I'll guide you in pulling together all these efforts yourself, in a logical step-by-step fashion.
You decide how fast or slow to go. Just so you do it all in the proper order. If you need a technical tip,
thought starters, or help with a specific task, that's when to call on me.
And here's my first bit of advice, free. Look into a
program called Solo Build It!. It enables
you do all of the above in a unified framework, including domain name registration and hosting, for about
what you'd pay for hosting alone.
I'm a former Certified Webmaster for this program.
For 15 years, thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs have been using this program,
with remarkable traffic success. Originally called Site Build It!, they recently renamed it to Solo
Build It! because it's not really about sitebuilding. Never was. It's about building a solopreneurial business.
At one time, out of millions of sites on the
web, 35% of SBI! sites ranked within the top 1% of all sites. 62% of them scored in the top 3% (Alexa.com Traffic Study).
So its traffic-building methods were proven
to work. They still do. Current stats.
Take a few more minutes to learn how... To research your most profitable market niche
To build your own site without knowing HTML
To build a site that search engines l-o-v-e
To build MORE than a site -- build the foundation of a true business
Or to build a site that truly enhances your existing business
...all because you can do the advance research,
the content, the newsletter thing, everything, without having to hire
anyone if you don't want to. (Many people have started entirely new businesses
based on their research, but I recognize that you probably have a "main"
business to run, so you may want to get some help here and there. No problem.
Anyone can use this program. And, it accommodates custom HTML page design,
if you want.)
All you'll have to do is think. And write. (If you want, I can
polish it.) The game plan is proven. The research and programming drudge
work are automated. There's an active forum frequented by the publisher
and fellow users. Support is included free. And everything's outlined
in the Action Guide, all in the right order.
Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
The first step to your online success
begins right here.
Look into this site-building, traffic-building, BUSINESS-BUILDING
system, used successfully by thousands of people every day. But if you decide not to go the Solo Build It! route,
check with me. I offer my own consulting services directly.