Let’s face it, not all of us are skilled in technology, and that’s okay! However, it might put you in a bit of a pickle if you’re starting a business. You know you need a website (and here’s why you need a professional website design), but you aren’t sure how to get one from square one. Today, we thought we’d sit down and explain the basics of website design and “how to get a website” to you so that you know what you’re getting when you work with us. Let’s get started.

 

How to Get a Website Design Without Being a Techie

If you’ve been browsing through our site and our blog, you’ll find that we try to explain the services we offer to a wide variety of audiences. The fact of the matter is that website design and hosting are slightly complicated for those who don’t know a whole lot about technology. That’s why we’re here! Our goal is to be your bridge between:

  • Point A: You are starting a business and you know you need a website
  • Point B: Your business is off the ground and your website is live

There’s a lot of technical jargon and behind-the-scenes happenings that get you from point A to point B. And you don’t necessarily need to know them all — especially if you work with a professional website design team like Auburn Websites!

 

What Is Website Design?

Website design is the process we (designers) use to get you a website that potential clients can view and access from the internet. There are several components to a website that actually make it functional, and we can handle all of them for you:

  1. The hosting server (your website’s home; this is where all of the files live)
  2. The domain (the www.yoursitehere.com; this is like your website’s physical address)
  3. The website builder (we use WordPress, the most robust website builder out there)
  4. The website design itself (we use super-responsive themes to get you the most bang for your buck with mobile viewers)

Learn more about the top six most important aspects of a successful website design →

Learn why we don’t recommend one page web design for Lewiston / Auburn small businesses →

These are the four basic foundational “tech” components for your website. Once these are all set up, our team adds copywriting (high-conversion text) and high-quality images so that your website looks like it’s “with the times!”

 

You're starting a new business. You know you need a website design. But... you don't know HOW to get a website. Contact us to get your business online.

 

What Do I Need to Know to Work with Auburn Websites on My Website Design?

None of the techie stuff.

All you need to know is what your business is about, who your target customers are, and how you’d like to hear from customers. We do the rest. Then, after your website is done, you pay us monthly (or once yearly for a discount), and we manage and keep your website live and accessible for you.

Here’s why choosing the right website hosting provider matters →

No fighting with website builders, no directing nameservers, no SSL certificate management, no late-night calls to your hosting provider because your site is down. None of it.

 

What Else Do We Do?

That’s all well and good, but we do more than just website design and hosting. When we chat about your business, we’ll keep an ear out for services that might help you. These might include:

Additional Copywriting

We’re also a full-service copywriting team. When you get a website from us, we fill the pages with text content. You don’t have to outsource this, and you won’t have to re-do it.

However, our writers can also set you up with regular blog content to keep your website fresh and updated. This is really important for search engines like Google. Google loves websites that are regularly updated with blog content. We highly recommend you consider a content strategy when starting your business.

 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

This is a big fancy name for something pretty simple. SEO is a strategy to help your website get more views from search engines. If you neglect SEO, you’re missing out on a lot of potential visitors! We can optimize your site so it’s more appealing to search engines.

Learn more about SEO in Part 1 and Part 2 of our SEO series.

 

Logo Design

We also have a team of graphic designers who can get you a great logo for your business. We’re committed to being an all-in-one solution for your new business in the Lewiston / Auburn area.

 

Ready to Get a Website Design… Easily?

If you don’t know how to get a website, start here.

Send us a quote form and we’ll give you a call. You can also schedule an appointment with us… or just call us whenever! We’re happy to chat with you about your Southern Maine business needs. Here are some links to get you going:

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