Is your website budget so small you’re thinking about building it yourself with WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace etc.? Before you do, you need to read this article. Bottom line: I understand where you’re coming from and want to share an easier way to a better website, even if you’re doing it yourself.
Even if you know your business has big potential, the list of things you’ve got to do to help it grow can feel overwhelming. Perhaps you know a good website should be at the top of that list — but the thing you don’t know is how?
You might even see the value in hiring someone with the expertise to help you build a good site, but your current marketing budget isn’t there. Yet.
Good websites are expensive
Perhaps you’ve heard about less costly ways to get yourself a website. Maybe you’ve even tried one. Or more. If you’re like most people, the alternatives take a lot of time. The results don’t help you make the impression you want. And sometimes even if you only paid a little it still hurt, because you didn’t get the site you needed.
For too long, I’ve witnessed the fallout when entrepreneurs and very small businesses spend too little or too much – time as well as money – on their websites, and I wished that I could do something about it. Something besides getting hired to redo a website that was an unfortunate waste of money. But knowing how complicated the issue was, I stuck to dishing out advice a little at a time on the simpler web‘s blog.
You don’t have time or money to waste
When you need a website at the same time that you need to do about 487 other things, my blog is not enough. Heck, I don’t think it’d be enough even if you weren’t that busy. Somewhere out there in the vast universe that comprises the Internet is all the website know-how you need, for free…except your time is probably worth more than the pennies per hour you’d save to track it all down and try it out to see if it works.
Building web pages is only half the work
What do you write on your website so that your potential customers know you’ve got what they need? There are all kinds of books out there with marketing or writing advice, but do you really have to read an entire volume before you can write just a little bit of decent website copy?
In an ideal world, we’d either have time (and the desire) to become experts in every area relevant to our businesses, or have plenty of budget to hire an expert. But in the real world of entrepreneurs and very small businesses, you’re already wearing too many hats. All you need is for your writing to be good enough.
How to Create a Website That’s Good Enough – and Then Some
My business partner, Faith Watson, had a problem similar to mine. She helped her clients with their marketing and website copy, but oftentimes the websites that were to receive the great copy were…not so good.
Faith and I teamed up to devise a solution to the unique problem of helping very small, very busy businesses and entrepreneurial startups get online in a way that:
- looks professional enough to boost credibility
- doesn’t cost too much
- doesn’t require learning anything
- minimizes time spent on setup
- keeps the business secure from hackers and other Internet evildoers
Make A Tiny Website Guides You to a Finished Site
No messing around with theories or technobabble – we tell you what to do every step of the way. Do what we say and you will have a finished website. Here’s what one customer shared:
I cannot tell you how happy I am right now. You can now type that domain into the search bar and see my new website! It was a little tricky linking my domain name, but I finished after a little chat with [Squarespace] support.
This website is a work-in-progress. I don’t have any great photos yet, but will soon. But it is already so much better than my original site.
Your book was exactly what I needed. The step by step directions about copy helped me pare down my information, and the technical steps made navigating Squarespace much less intimidating. You are my new heroes and I plan to recommend you to everyone.
— Shanna Shrader, ThatExtraPairOfHands.com
We poured our hearts, souls (and brains!) into this guidebook, along with exactly what you need to get a small site – a beautiful, mobile-responsive, single-page Tiny Website – written and launched in as little as a weekend or less. We left out anything you didn’t need to know, because we understand where your focus needs to be and it’s not on HTML, PHP or any other acronym that makes normal people cringe.
The guide is 180+ pages long, but only because we’ve packed it full of images that show you exactly what to do, and step-by-step instructions that, as much as humanly possible, help you simply do – without thinking. You’ve got enough on your plate, right?
Make A Tiny Website is (probably) All You Need
If you’re comfortable with e-mail and Facebook, you should be able to complete your website using only the $29.99 guidebook. We knew that some people might need help beyond the guidebook, though, so our original version is $99 and includes 30 days of e-mail support and two coaching calls.
If you’re ready to stop stressing out over your website, grab the Make A Tiny Website guidebook now.