Having an effective and efficient website is one of the most important things that you can do for your business — especially if you plan to share your ideas, products and creations with the world.
Creating your own website seems overwhelming because you want so badly to get it right from the start.
You don’t have to know how to code, have tech skills or hoards of money stashed away to create an effective website for your business.
Like many bootstrapping entrepreneurs, you’re busting your buns by doing everything on your own.
Wearing all the hats— marketing and delivering your service, posting on social media, customer service— you name it.
A good website is your best business partner.
One that works 24/7/365 to build trust, grow your audience and elegantly convert browsers into buyers. This will give you the freedom of being joyfully productive without feeling stressed out about everything else you have to do to run your business.
Time is the most precious, non-renewable resource we have.
When your website is created with intention of being your business partner, it’s possible to get more of the right things done and experience less business related stress.
Your website should solve a problem, scale your business or create financial freedom.
Creating an effective website activates our ability to transform our business and, by doing do, create meaningful change around us. Which is exactly why you are reading this blog post. Start here to learn how to get your voice, your creativity, your product and your services out there in a bigger way.
Your website should have an email list.
An email list is the single most powerful action you can take to grow your business online.
Pro Tip: never grow your business on someone else algorithm.
Your email list is lifeblood of your website because it’s the only list you’ll have total control over. As social media algorithms change you have to fork up more money for more reach, making it costly to connect with your target audience.
However, this is not the case with email. Email won’t be going anywhere any time soon and thats why list building is an absolute must.
Your website should accept payments.
Creating the impact and income you deserve starts with a commerce function: a shopping cart, PayPal Button, invoicing, etc.
Getting money means giving joy.
When you are not able to quickly get paid for all your hard work, the feeling can derail the success and joy you deserve and stop you from making the difference you’re meant to make.
Start getting paid online so you can continue to produce great work and enjoy the rewards.
Creating an effective website is not so scary these days because the barriers to entry are lower than they’ve ever been. And if you don’t know how to get to started, I created this guide for you to figure it out — for free!
I would love to hear from you.
Does your website act like your business partner?
If not, tell me one specific insight you’re taking away from this post that will support your efforts in creating a website that works for your business.
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