image of computerIf you have ever tried to build your own website, you know that it can be a frustrating process. I’ve gone through this many times, especially when I tried to learn WordPress.

It can be done, but if you’re already busy trying to build your cleaning business, do you want to build a website too?

I understand the idea, build it yourself and save money. Most professional web designers charge big bucks to build a site along with monthly hosting fees of $250.00 or more.

If you do take the plunge, here are a few things to consider:

Speed

People have a short attention span on the internet. If your site does not load quickly, chances are that your viewer will move on. This is especially true on mobile devices. Google announced recently that mobile speed is now an official consideration in ranking. Which leads me to the next thing to consider.

Mobile Performace

With an estimated 50% of searches now taking place on mobile, it is extremely important to have a mobile-friendly website. Many DIY websites will look great when you design them on a desktop, be sure to check the mobile view as well. You may be disappointed.

Security

Just how safe are DIY websites? If your site is compromised who will fix it? Many internet attacks are not personal, they are initiated automatically by bots that crawl the web, looking for vulnerabilities. Be sure to find out how to protect your site from hackers and malware.

Search Results

The best website in the world is useless if no one sees it. When your potential client searches, will they find you? Getting a website to show in search results can be tricky. It’s really an art that is constantly changing and requires a lot of trial & error.

There’s plenty of information on the internet about SEO and ranking your site. Do careful research before you try any of the strategies that you may come across. Some can actually hurt your search ranking.

Your cleaning business must have a website, there’s no question about it. The question is who will build and host it for you? If you decide to hire someone to build it for you, be sure to consider us. You can get more information on our website.