By Lane Lester
Your organization should have a website, whether you need one or not! That may seem ridiculous, but it’s not. People expect to find organizations and businesses on the Web, and if they don’t find you, they assume you’re not staying up to date in important matters… whether that’s true or not!
The prestigious Nielsen rating service determined that “74% of people determine who they will do business with locally using online computerized search engines such as Google and Yahoo”!
If you have thousands of dollars to spend, you can have a designer create a snazzy website that will really stand out. Look at this article for a bit of perspective.
Or you can pay me $100 to install an attractive one for you like this one or one of these others I’ve done for folks in Northeast Georgia and nearby places:
Summit Auto Sales
Clarkesville Writing Society
Georgia Communication Association
Antioch Baptist Church
Jennifer Benson Glass Art
Clean Slate News
Reading For Bright Minds
Not located in Northeast Georgia? The Web Doctor is an equal-opportunity, non-discriminatory website builder. Here’s a site recently installed for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania organization: CR Ministries. A new organization in Austin, Texas has a new website from the Web Doctor: Greater Austin Creation Theory Group.
I’ve done hundreds of sites, but the above will give you an idea of what you can expect. The main thing that makes it possible for me to charge so little is that I install all my websites with WordPress software,which has many advantages, including:
- The software is free of charge.
- It is very popular with over 22% of all websites.
- It is very powerful. Just about any type of website can be built with it.
- There is a large number of themes available, which control the basic layout of the site. There are both free and paid themes, and most of my clients have found a free theme to meet their needs.
Now that people are visiting websites with their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, a website must look good no matter what device is used to view it. A good website is responsive, which means that it automatically adjusts its layout according to the device a visitor is using. I will help you find a responsive theme that is attractive and functional. I recommend the WPLift site as an excellent source of free and paid themes. Be sure to consider only themes that are described as responsive.
To have a site installed, you have to put it on a server, which is a computer that’s connected to the Web and equipped to handle visitors to your site. For no charge I will set up an inexpensive (less than $5/month) server account for you with the company I use for all my websites. I get no commission from the company; I just like the way they do business.
You may also need a domain name for your business. The domain name for this website is the-web-doctor.com. I will help you find and register one that’s available that fits your business, and it’ll cost you less than $10/year to own it.
Your website is going to need content: articles, menus, product lists, whatever you want your visitors to see. Each item of content on a WordPress site is called a post. You can easily create and edit your own posts with the WordPress software. However, if you think your time would be better spent otherwise, I will be glad to make the posts for you for, yes, $20/post.
Some of my clients have been able to pick up the use of WordPress on their own. Others have found it a bit daunting, so I’m available to provide personal instruction if you live nearby. It will cost you only $20/hour, and there’s a two-hour minimum charge to make it worth the drive.
Ready to talk about this? Visit Meet The Web Doctor to start the conversation.
If you want the Web Doctor to install your website, you can click the Buy Now button below to use PayPal, and we can get right to work! You’ll be able to provide any special instructions, and we’ll begin an active email conversation to provide you with just what you need and want.