Finding a Website Design Coach is rare, but here are 3 reasons why you might want to look for one.
With the start of the New Year, I am starting a new adventure in my business, and putting on my Website Design Coach. I have to admit I have only come across one other Website Design Coach in the 9 years I have been in business. She in fact is the person who inspired me to become a website designer. But she hasn’t been in business for a long time, and I still feel there is a need.
There are a whole lot of entrepreneurs out there looking to take the DIY route when it comes to launching their website. Especially if you are just getting started out, hiring a website designer, one that is worth their fees, can be expensive. If that is a route you want to take I encourage you to check out my post Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Designer.
But if you are looking to go the DIY route here are 3 reasons you may want to get a Website Design Coach. (I know there has to be more out there!)
A Website Design Coach is going to focus on helping you find the design platform that fits YOUR business needs based on your business goals.
The world of website design is a vast place! There are so many options and so many decisions to make. Do a web search and you will find links to platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, Weebly, Webflow and GoDaddy. And these are only a few of the design platforms available.
Just deciding an a website design platform can send you hiding into the corner with a bottle of wine! Plus, there are tons of articles online telling you which platforms are the best and they all contradict each other.
Here’s a little known fact about those articles… many of those articles are created for monetary gain. They aren’t actually sharing what they believe to be the best. They are sharing what will line their pockets with money. I am not opposed to affiliate partnerships, but I am very opposed to recommendations that are based solely on money.
When you consult with a Website Design Coach, you can have a real conversation about your website and business needs. Your coach is going to ask you questions that you probably didn’t think of, and you’ll be making an informed decision as to which design platform to use. A decision that will support your business today as well as into the future.
A Website Design Coach is going to help you find the design tools that fit with your comfort level. Every design platform has its pros and cons. Some are super easy to build and maintain, but offer minimal customizations. Whereas others allow you to customize to your hearts content, but can be complicated and confusing to build and maintain.
Plus, there are even more options out there in regards to design tools! WordPress alone has ore than 4,500 themes and 50,000 plug-ins. And while it is by far the platform with the most options, every platform has it’s choices design features to navigate through
When you consult with a Website Design Coach they are going to talk to you about your comfort level with technology. They are also going to zone in on how much time you actually want to spend working on your website. This includes time to build as well as maintain. Based on your skill level, comfort level and time available they will be able to help you find the design tools that fit you. In doing so, they are helping you ensure that your website is easy for you to take care of. After all, no one wants another time sucking chore in their life!
A Website Design Coach is going to talk to you about strategy. There is no one-size fits all formula to website design. The pages you need, are not going to be the same as the guy down the street. Even people in your industry who do work very similar to you are going to market their business differently. Which means they are going to need a different website strategy.
When you consult with a Website Design Coach they are going to get to know you and your business. What your goals are and what you want to focus on. They are going to take all of this and help you develop a strategy for design a website that actually fits your business needs. Rather than you having to squeeze what you want into a cookie-cutter template.
A Website Design Coach is going to…
Speaking for myself I am here to help you save time, save money and reduce stress. I have seen entrepreneurs spend up to six months struggling with getting their website up and going. I have also helped others get their website launched in as little as 3 weeks. And yes the did it themselves.
Most importantly I am here to help you get the answers, tools and resources, you need as quickly as possible. And sometimes it only takes a one hour session to get you there.
So if you are looking to go the DIY route, and are interested in seeing if a Website Design Coach is the right fit for you, I love to chat. Simply click below to schedule a 15 minute chat 1:1 with me.