Starting your journey with us…
At Down Websites our goal is to help local businesses make the most of every selling opportunity available to them. As a small business ourselves we fully understand how tight margins can be, how hard it can be to gain customers and how every investment must bring results. That’s why we’re so passionate about providing a transparent, honest, affordable, no-strings-attached website service to our fellow local businesses. We want to share our skills and knowledge to help other businesses thrive. By carefully assessing your needs and budget requirements we can create a website solution unique to you.
The first step to creating your perfect website is to simply tell us about your business and what you want from your site. What do you want your customers to know about you? How do you want them to communicate with you? We will sit down with you, or discuss over the phone, everything you want your website to be, whilst offering advice on how we can make that happen. We promise to listen to your exact requirements and to not offer you something that won’t meet them! We also promise to not offer you something more than you need!
Having had a proper chat with you and established exactly what you need, we will go away and have a think about the best and most affordable ways to meet your requirements. We’ll search for the best domain name for you (that’s the name of your website), think about how many pages you’ll need and assess what images and copy you may need. Depending on whether you’ll be providing your own wording and images we’ll then establish what package will be best for you and provide you with a quote tailored to your budget. For most small businesses our Basic package will be enough, but if you require more advanced features or other services we can add these on for a minimal cost.
With over 20 years of experience in building websites, we’re only too aware that beauty is only skin deep. Not only does your website have to look good on all devices, but it also needs to deliver tangible results. We’ve seen so many websites that look great but offer a really poor user experience. With our clean, crisp designs your website will not only convey a fantastic first impression, but will also be easy to navigate, consistent to your brand and driven towards creating sales.
Once we have created a design that you are fully happy with then we will start to build it! If you’re providing your own wording and images, we can get your website live within 5 to 10 days of getting permission to start! If you need us to source images and create the wording then it may take just a day or 2 longer. Either way, you’ll soon be on your way to having your own website that your customers can enjoy and that you can feel proud to show off.
Your website will be built using a system called WordPress, which allows you to update the website yourself any time you want! As part of our packages we’ll provide a training session to show you how to update content, change images and add blogs or news items. Of course, if you don’t have the time to do it yourself or don’t feel comfortable using computers then we’ll be happy to make any changes for you for a small fee. We are based locally so are always available if you need any advice, support or changes.
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Our websites are…
For less than the price of a magazine advert, your business can stay ahead of the competition with a website to suit your budget! We have a range of packages which are designed to suit all budgets and requirements. We strongly believe that web design is an essential for small and medium sized businesses and not a luxury, that’s why we want to make it affordable and easy. We work from an office in our home which means that we have very few overheads. We have been running our own web design business for 10 years now and have the knowledge and skills to create beautiful, optimised, responsive websites quickly and efficiently. This allows us to charge affordable prices without compromising on quality or service.
There’s no point in having a website if nobody can find it! We make sure your website is seen on all major search engines including Google, Yahoo and Bing. Our optimisation services include on page SEO to ensure your pages contain relevant keywords for your industry to enable you to compete with your competition. We also perform technical SEO to ensure your site is in good condition, with no errors, and loads fast, which search engines favour.
Designed to increase enquiries
Having a professional, up-to-date website creates the very best first impression to your prospective customers. Our 20 years of experience and knowledge of ‘website user experience’ will also give you the best chance of converting those visitors into sales! Our designs use modern layout techniques and proven methods of ‘Calls to action’, which convert your visitors to enquiries. .
These days the majority of people will be accessing your website from either a smartphone or a tablet, meaning that your website needs to look good and work perfectly on every device there is. One of the most off-putting things for a prospective customer is to find your website but not be able to access the parts of it they want when on a mobile or tablet. Many web design companies will charge their customers extra to make their websites responsive on all devices…but not us! Our websites are built to be fully functioning on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops as standard! This also means there’s no need for a separate mobile app!
You can manage yourself
By building the majority of our websites using a CMS called WordPress, not only does this mean we can create affordable and efficient websites quickly, but also means that you are able to update the website yourself whenever you like. After we have built your website and set it live, we will offer you a training session to show you how to update images, content and news on your site. This gives our customers the freedom to not be tied into any contracts with web agencies who force them into monthly fees, and allows them to make changes to their websites for free whenever they want. However, if you’re not the most technology savvy or are simply too busy to do it yourself, we can of course make any required changes for you for a very minimal cost.
Let’s discuss your project
Whether you need a brand-new website or just some updates to your current one,
simply get in touch with us and we’ll take care of the rest!