Looking for a website designer / builder / developer? I'd love to help you out. I specialize in helping out the smaller, local businesses who aren't thrilled with some of the prices you've paid in the past or that you've been quoted.
Yes, you need a website. You either don't have one, or yours needs an overhaul. Maybe it was done in 1997... or your neighbor kid build it. Whatever the reason, I'm glad you're here.
If you'd like to know more about my website services, like website design and build, Search Engine Optimization, mobile-friendly website design, etc., then take a look below at"Stuff You Should Know". There are a lot of words there... but no fluff. Just the raw stuff that you should know.
Or maybe you just want to skip to the part where we set up our first meeting about website design. I'd love to come see your business and take a peek at what makes you unique from your competition.
Who builds websites? There are a lot of website builders in the Sioux Falls area. But most of those people aren't trying to help the small, local business. They're trying to land really big jobs. All the time. So, if they have to stop and help out a small business, it's a bit of a nuisance to them. But you know what? That's ok! That's why I only focus on the local businesses who haven't received much help. You don't want to spend an arm and a leg on everything - and you shouldn't have to. Let's have a chat. Keep reading below for "stuff you should know about your website".
Do you need a website? Or a better one? A custom website that can be changed easily and without a bunch of hassle and extra fees? What about getting found by those "Google people"? And wouldn't it be nice if you never had to worry about your website again? How about if you weren't asked to do all the writing for your website? With me, you don't have to write a thing!
Having a good local website is crucial today. But what IS a good website or website design? It's easy on the eyes, it's easy to navigate, and it's optimized properly so you can be found online easily. Your website also needs to simply provide the information people are looking for. And you need to organize that information in such a way that will persuade them to do business with YOU instead of someone else.
The sculpting of your website content is more important than what you've been told. Most website builders are "graphics" people by Trade. They can make nice logos and other fancy elements for your website, but they don't usually know how to write. The writing is a vital piece of your website's success. You want your website to eventually convert lookers into sales, right? That's why we have to approach your website content with a marketer's eye. A copywriter's eye. A persuasive writer's eye. That's 3 eyes. And I have them all (I promise I still look fairly normal)!
Cost? Please don't spend 5 or 10 Large on a website. Please. Then, four or five years down the road you're going to want a new or updated website. So, you have to fork out another huge chunk of change. Eeesh. And what if you want to make some edits or additions to your website? More costs! Talk to me about what I charge. You'll like the answer.
More costs. Do you know what it takes sometimes to get ranked on Page 1 of Google for your most optimum local search terms? A small army. Some small businesses are spending $1500 per MONTH to have someone or a company manage all of their web presence / social media / (insert something else weird that they don't even know what they're paying for). And that's not even what it cost them to have the website built!I don't want that to be you.
What if you could make a much much smaller payment each month? And that included building your website, satisfaction guaranteed?
And what if you always had all the updates necessary to keep your website being found by Google and the other Internet search engines? And what if that smaller monthly fee included the ability to make changes to your website in a flash - either by you - or by me (at no extra charge)? What about a new website design? Sure! You won't want to change it all of the time, but it's nice to freshen things up once in a while. You don't have to be stuck with the same web design for the next decade. And I'll always be thinking about what I can add to your website to help your prospects have a better experience.
Yes. That's a load off of your shoulders. Never have to worry about whether you are doing everything you can to be found online. Never have to worry again on whether the "guts" of your website was updated properly so that you remain highly searchable online, locally. Never have to worry about whether your website is getting the overall attention it deserves.
Plus, your website will also be MOBILE-FRIENDLY. Meaning, it's easy to navigate and view on smart phones. Which is crucial in this day and age. And Google is now "penalizing" websites that aren't mobile-friendly (your online ranking will suffer). Let's not let that happen. And your mobile/smartphone friendly website is no extra charge. It's just built in.
I want YOU to have the best service possible and the best chance to have a custom website that tells the proper story about your business and all the wonderful things you do. Because a website is so much more than design. People tend to get the idea in their head that they need the fanciest graphics and motion on their site. But the reality is... that gets distracting. It takes away from what people are trying to find on your website. They just want their experience on your site to be easy and to have their online searching needs satisfied. A site with too many bells and whistles will not sell your product or service better. It may do the opposite.
Here's a website I built for free and still maintain for a very worthy cause. I never got to meet Liberty, but I wish I had. Adorable little girl.
A Local Marketing Cafe website gives you the freedom to do what you love to do - run your business - instead of it running you. Your site will always be up to date and optimized. Business owners used to spend thousands every month to be in those fat yellow directories - but not any more. The lion's share of the yellow page budgets is all online now. Why do you think that when you get a call from the yellow pages now, they don't even mention putting an ad in their directory? They're trying to push you to be on their online directory. Really? Please don't pay them any money for that. Please don't let them fool you with techy jargon and make you think you have to spend money with them to be found online. It's not true. The only big dog you need to be worried about to be found online is Google. But I'll get you listed on Yahoo, Bing, and a few others too. And it's all part of the package.
So, it's important to have a great-looking and optimized, custom website and web presence. But you don't have to know all the ins and outs. Confusion runs rampant regarding websites and online "stuff". But that's ok. It just means you need someone who can take care of things for you - but also who can explain things to you in a clear, concise, and non-confusing manner.
You'll have questions. And you'll want to know about website costs. Let's get the ball rolling and get a bunch of eyeballs onto YOUR SITE instead of someone else's.
Thanks! Have a great day!
Here's a logo and slogan I created for Tri-State Garage Door. The owners and employees are great people!