Since the rebrand of Live Healthy Simply I have received a number of emails asking for help and tips on how to launch and design a website. I’m not a tech person. At all. And the good news is you don’t have to be either, you just need to be able to do the basics yourself, then find someone to do the rest for you.
Here are 4 common mistakes I see happen too often when it comes to websites. I hope by sharing them you won’t fall prey to them yourself!
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Spending a fortune on the design. Don’t do this!! What will happen 3 months in when you decide you decide the online world is not for you? Or your website takes a completely different direction that doesn’t fit in with your current branding? Much better to put up a basic, yet professional website and then spend money on photos, web design, and logos once you realize you’re in it for the long haul.
Not paying people to help you. If you are getting really frustrated trying to do something, you’re better off paying someone $50 to do it, if it saves you the stress and heartache. If your strengths don’t lie in coding than why waste your valuable time attempting to do it? Just make sure you’re not spending money on unnecessary things (especially in the beginning) that don’t bring in traffic.
Being scared of asking friends or family for help. You probably have someone in your circle who is an excellent proof reader, has started their own business, is a bit of an IT geek or a whiz at graphic design. Ask them for help. My only suggestion is if they are spending a lot of time on your project, to offer them something in return or at least pay them at a discounted rate.
Why? You want great work and if they are being remunerated fairly they will be more likely to produce high-quality work and you can continue working with them in the future.
Waiting for your website to be perfect. It never will be. I’m sure even Marie Forleo looks at her website some days and is sick of seeing a particular photo!! This is normal! You will always be making tweaks but don’t let that stop you from promoting, producing great content and getting yourself out there in the world. It’s far more important to do that than have a world class website.
If you’re interested in starting a website I would love to help you! Have a look at my packages for more information about how we can work together.
Are you thinking of starting a website? What are areas do you need the most help in?