Firstly, I don't use standardised website templates like many Web Designers do (without clients realising), because they simply won't increase your revenue. This actually harms your business. I only develop custom designs tailored specifically to your business needs and goals.
There is critical information that you need to have on your website (and left off it) to quickly engage a visitor, keep them on your site, avoid confusing them and make it desirable and easy to do business with you. An effective website that grows your business needs much more than a contemporary look and feel. I've got this mastered. So...
I also offer website strategy, content and marketing consulting so you can get your messaging right. Or, I can create all of your content for you.
With Websites That Work, you get more than an incredible, bespoke look and feel — you get a highly customised website design and content strategy that will get you more business!
P.S. I have postgraduate qualifications and industry experience in design, marketing and branding. Anyone can call themselves a Web Designer these days, and many are untrained. I am the real deal.
In short, yes. A website is not set and forget and they are prone to attacks and hacking. The way to combat that is by making sure your website is regularly backed up and updated. Your website also requires ongoing performance scans and optimisations, uptime monitoring. From experience with my clients, I guarantee you will also make use of the unlimited support that comes with your care plan!
Website care is like servicing your car – if you don’t have regular maintenance carried out, your car will stop working properly, you will damage it and run into problems that cost tons to fix. Just like a car, your website needs regular care to keep it working 24/7 and insurance to protect it.
I take a proactive approach instead of a reactive approach with my care plans to make sure your website is safe, secure, and up to date. Read more about what you get and why it's so important on our website care page.
Many hosts don't meet my minimum standards in terms of speed, security and uptime. Most web hosts are charging too much to provide you with an old technology called 'shared hosting'. This means your website shares space on one server with thousands of other websites, increasing their profits, whilst drastically slowing down your page load speeds and causing other issues. As a result, you get slow load times, visitors abandoning your website, poor search rankings (Google punishes slow websites) and lost business.
I cannot deliver the results that I promise on substandard hosting and only work with businesses that are serious about their website's performance. I will build and launch your new website on my state of the art 'cloud' hosting. And, you pay less than you would to these other dubious web hosts.
Even better - if you are on a website care plan, you get Websites That Work web hosting thrown in for no extra charge.
I am located in Auckland, New Zealand and am able to serve clients nationally and internationally.