FREE Website – limited offer
For a limited time, we’re offering our readers (yes, that’s you) the chance to get a completely free website if you don’t yet have one. Interested? We thought so. Read more below.
Is a FREE Website right for you?
It’s natural to worry that you’ll get left behind, just because you don’t have a website yet. You may already have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page, and that’s great. But, if people are searching for your goods and services online, then you could be missing out on potential business. Worry no more, because a solution is at hand. Its a FREE website from us.
In a previous article, we discussed exactly why you need a website. But as most business owners know, websites can be expensive. Yes, we make expensive websites too, but you might not be ready for one of those yet. We’ve been through the start-up process ourselves and know how hard it can be. It was for that reason, we came up with this solution. A single page website where you can present your business, services, etc. and link back to your social media pages. Don’t get us wrong. A properly designed website is absolutely the right way to go. In fact, we’d recommend that you go for our full design service. However, if you’re not in a position to do that yet, then our free offering, makes an excellent starter website.
We can do this, because we’ve simplified and streamlined a single-page design, which is flexible enough to match your own brand. If you’re interested in this offer, we’ll send you some instructions, explaining how to provide us with the information we’ll need. Your colours, images, words you want to use, and contact details. Also, if you have your own logo, we’ll include that as well. If you don’t have one, or any kind of brand identity, we do have a logo design service, but it’s not something we’re offering in this service. If that interests you, please get in touch.
Is this website really free?
Short answer – yes.
Long answer – All you need to do, is provide us with your domain name. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the name by which your website is known, like my-company-name.co.uk. If you don’t have one, we could put your website in a directory (folder) of ours. That would make your web address, something like https://brightonwebtech.com/your-company. However, this is a very bad idea, for the following reasons:
- You’d be building zero reputation with any of the search engines. This “reputation” is known as domain authority, and takes time and effort to build up.
- You wouldn’t appear as professional as you would with your own domain. In fact, it would look like you’re part of our business.
- As some point, you’ll probably want to get your own domain name, but if you’ve already had business cards and stationery printed, you’re going to have to manage web traffic going to the old address.
If you need to find out more about domain name, you can read our recent article about it here. We can help you buy your domain. A .co.uk domain, typically costs around £10, and will need renewing annually. It should be noted though, these free websites will need to be hosted by us, and not on any other hosting platform. The reason is, we’ve managed sites on different platforms, and they’re rarely setup the same. The only way we can provide this service for nothing, is if everything goes smoothly. Our experience has taught us, hosting on other’s servers, is not always the case.
How do I get support for my site?
This free website offer, includes setup with your own provided images, logo, text etc. Then, once it’s published and available on the internet, we’ll take a backup of the site (for disaster recovery reasons). Also, we’ll automate any future software updates, to keep it safe and secure. It’s possible that you’ll want to change or update information on the site, which we’re able to do for you, but there’ll be a small charge for this, depending on how long the update will take us.
Can I upgrade in the future?
Yes you can. It’s our hope and expectation that, as your business grows, you’ll need much more from your website and will need one with more bells and whistles. When you’re ready to upgrade, we’d love to talk to you about it. Our full service gives you much more in the way of features and support. You don’t have to use us to design your advanced website, but it’s our hope that you will. We possess design skills for many types of website, from portfolio sites, all the way up to eCommerce stores, selling goods direct to the public.
We also consider ourselves developers. The phrase web developer means different things to different people. To us, it means having the ability to create bespoke functionality though design, implementation and coding.
What will my free website look like?
As mentioned above, your free website will be based on a standard layout. You’ll have the opportunity at the beginning, to specify your colours, logo, images and text… even fonts. This will be enough to make your site feel like a good fit with your business. To see our interpretation of the design, you can have a look here.
What’s the next step?
If, as we expect – especially as you’ve made it to the bottom of this article – you’re ready to proceed, either with our free website offer, or our more advanced website design, your next step is simple. Contact us here, and we’ll start the ball rolling.