23 Feb Website Design Starting At A Dollar A Month – Really?
Website design services have been advertised on television recently starting at a dollar a month. During the Grammy & Oscars shows, I saw ads for website design services numerous times. My first thought was website design starting at a dollar! “Really?”, said like the anchor on the popular Weekend Update skit on Saturday Night Live!
It was quite daunting to see these companies offering services similar to Vision 2 Market starting at one dollar. Then I started to recollect the many stories I’ve heard from customers prior to working with me. I was immediately at ease. Besides there is one thing that I know and have experienced for sure. When it’s too good to be true it usually is!
A Few Scenarios I Have Encountered Over The Years
1. A company falls for the dollar a month ad and recognizes it’s just a hook to obtain their information and up sell them on just about everything.
2. A one man or one woman show hires a company to build their website. They never speak to the same person and no one person is dedicated to helping them grow their business.
3. A website design company or website hosting company provides services that don’t actually reflect the business leading to a waste of time and money.
4. You hire a website design company but they don’t complete the work according to your vision and the bills keep adding up.
Don’t Fall For The Dollar A Month Hook Line And Sinker
Website design for a dollar a month! No, not really! I’ve been working with entrepreneurs for the past fourteen years. One thing hasn’t changed at all! A Business owner is extremely busy running their company. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs are challenged with having updated websites and social media. Any business owner that has taken on the task of website design knows it’s quite the task. It’s a marketing and advertising investment that costs way beyond a dollar.
In fact, I recommend having a website developer as part of your team in whatever capacity you can afford. Vision 2 Market works with many small businesses on a freelance website design basis. Monthly maintenance plans are most popular with small businesses. Since content drives the search engines you may want to consider budgeting for a website developer to maintain your website on a consistent basis.
It’s absolutely necessary to add fresh content to your website as often as possible. It’s critical to tie your social media efforts into your website to obtain maximum exposure for your business. If you haven’t changed your website or updated your social media platforms it’s safe to say your competitor may be doing so!
Do an online search to see how your company is popping up on the search engines. If you can’t find yourself or other competitors have a more updated website and social media presence it may be a good time to invest in a website designer, website developer or social media manager! It’s an ongoing investment that requires building a relationship with a company committed to your business.