Websites fit for purpose

Websites fit for purpose

Does your organisation have a website? Are you pleased with how it works for you? Are your customers / supporters getting what they need from it? Are you getting the most use out of it? Are you getting charged a reasonable / market standard amount for having a website and getting enough value from it? Do you have more than one person who is skilled sufficiently to update it? If you have answered NO to any of these questions, then we need to talk!

People will say ‘You need a website’ and ‘Everyone else has got a website’, but they don’t always understand that with the benefits that having a website has also has responsibilities linked to it too. Having a website is one thing but keeping the content up to date is equally as important. Sharing content to the website and onto social media is also equally important. Utilising the asset is crucial in increasing your engagement with others. Having your website fit for purpose makes the difference between having a website and using your website.

Not all websites need to be all-singing, all-dancing sites. Nowadays, you don’t have to do everything all in one go either. You can do incremental changes and updates as you go along. Get the basics right, and then look to increase functionality and content depth – only if you feel it adds benefit to the reader. You don’t have to build a site that is as far reaching as the BBC or Sky Sports. That really isn’t necessary. What you do need is a site that addresses the needs of those using it as readers. They are your customers – your content consumers. They should be the drivers of what needs to go on your site.

You may be thinking that this has got quite a bit bigger than you first thought. It seems bigger than those people thought who say, ‘You need a website’. There is a lot involved, but when you understand the basics in simple terms, it really is quite easy to get to grips with and not to be bamboozled by techy salespeople – or to be oversold what you don’t actually need.

My costs are broken down by all the different parts involved – domain name, hosting cost, template, training and labour. There are two costs to any quote – the year one costs and then the annual renewal costs which would be much less than the initial build costs.

Any other work would be the £20 hourly rate for any further consultancy work or delivery of training.

To get started with reviewing your Website requirements, you need to get in touch. Don’t delay, get it done today!