Reviewing the Website Planning Process

The Planning a Website the Organized Way series started over two months ago, on August 5th. If you’ve been reading along and working through the steps, congratulations – you’re ready to begin implementing your website plan! Maybe you’re joining us for the first time today, or completing the homework wasn’t a priority for you at the time. For your benefit,…

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Working out the Details

Over the last two months, we’ve reviewed many of the content, design, and technical aspects of planning a website. These considerations are especially important if you’re replacing an existing site. If your current website isn’t working well for you, you need to identify how it may be lacking and make sure that your new site addresses those issues. Otherwise, there’s…

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Drafting Your Contact Page

In the last post in our Planning a Website the Organized Way series, we talked about different ways of connecting with your website visitors. This is a very important part of forming relationships, but today we’re going to take it a step further. You must make it as easy as possible for prospective clients to contact you. Click To Tweet…

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Connecting with Your Website Visitors

Last week, we talked about a few ways to bring new visitors to your website. If you’ve done a good job planning your design and your content, the people you can help through your business will take the time to explore what you have to offer. However, most people will not be ready to do business with you the first…

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Driving Traffic to Your Website

Some people tell me they’re hesitant to have a website because they’re afraid of being inundated with more business than they can handle. My first response is to ask them, “Would it really be so bad to be able to raise your rates and/or refer business to your colleagues?” Then I offer them a reality check. Just putting your business…

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Preparing for the Future of Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way is a lot of work, and many people look forward with eager anticipation to the day their new website is launched and they can just forget about it. I’ve got news for you – you can never forget about your website! Click To Tweet Technical Updates Your WordPress site needs to be updated on…

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Registering Your Domain Name

Your website needs a domain name, e.g. organizedassistant.com, to identify it. Without a domain name, your website address will look something like 209.34.78.419/~yourname, which is ugly and next to impossible to remember. To register a domain name, you need to go through a domain registrar such as MyDomain. Domain name registration usually costs $10.00 to $15.00 per year and must be renewed annually….

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Signing on with a Web Hosting Company

This week we’re going to take a break from planning your website’s message and design, to focus on some important technical issues. Just as files are stored on your personal computer, every website must be stored on a computer on the Internet. You need to purchase this service from a hosting company – think of it as renting a home…

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