We got tired of an industry that kept taking advantage of entrepreneurs and small business owners. So we unapologetically changed the system in your favor.
Know your customer, what they want, and how they are finding it.
If you aren't consistently testing, you aren't learning how to further improve your ROI.
Your ROI should be large enough to scale your business, not just get you a few new customers.
Whether you're re-targeting customers who didn't check out of your online store, or you're attracting a new audience, running the right ads at the right time is vital.
We find and vet agencies based on a comprehensive and ever- updating criteria.
We'll ask you a few questions about what type of website you're looking for.
We'll send a list of agencies that are a perfect match for you - free of charge.
Websites built by an agency can range from $750 to $30,000+. While this is a large range, a good rule of thumb is to say that the more customization and pages a website has, the more expensive it is. For $750, you can get a website built on a basic template that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. For $30,000, you'll get an extensive site, e-commerce functionality, and custom code.
Your website should quickly pay for itself. Considering the average customer can't tell the difference between a custom site and one template, you're probably safe spending less than $5,000 for a beautiful website. Doing it yourself using templates and drag and drop builders decreases that price to just a few hundred.
The time it takes to build a website varies from just a few weeks to months, depending on the agency and the scale of the project. A templated website with a basic structure and pre-written content will be ready much faster than one that needs to be created from scratch.
Content, photos, and product/service information is usually the biggest hurdle when designing a website. Since your business is unique, the agency will likely need help imagining these, so it will dramatically quicken the process if you have them ready beforehand.
When looking at agencies, we recommend verifying that you will own the website after completion and that their pricing model makes sense (Our rule of thumb is that if a pricing model isn't easy to understand - it's that way on purpose.)
You should also consider timelines, pricing, whether you'll get a dedicated point of contact, and look at their portfolio of work.
The agencies below we have personally vetted to be transparent, ethical, and accessible. So you'll just need to determine your budget and timeline!
When building a website, use attractive designs that are eye-catching and look modern. Design is ever changing - but as long as your website is attractive, you'll be able to use it for years.
Not only does your website need to look great, it should be optimized for search engines. Working with a professional that knows how to structure a website and write incredible copy can mean the difference between a successful website and a website that no one ever sees.
Sure, you can have a really cool looking website, but if your customers can't access it on mobile or find the information they're looking for, it'll fall flat. Voice search is more popular than ever so you'll want to be found when people say, "Okay Google - what...."
Small Business Mentor vets agencies so you don't have to. Take a short quiz and get matched with agencies that are ethical, accessible, and transparent.