So you have been told / are ready for extending what you do IRL (in real life) to online.
Where to start? If you are reasonably tech savvy you have probably popped online and started googling.
I need a hero
I need a doctor
I need a job
I need a dollar
I need a website
About 3,340,000,000 results. Enter a world of overwhelm. How are you meant to get on with doing what you do best and venture online?
Well, you have options.
- You can navigate the world of online yourself and there are some great tutorials out there.
- You can get across what you need and hire a freelancer to put it all together.
- You can approach a Web Agency
But before you do jump straight into, no matter which option you take, you need to do your research, some soul searching and planning.
Why do you want to be online?
Sure, these days the first place someone heads to is the internet, it is a way of saying “hey I’m legit” but there is more to wanting a website than just that.
Who do you want to be connecting with?
As the saying goes, You can’t be all things to all people. Getting clear about who is your customer and who isn’t is the key to business success.
What do you want it to look like?
First impressions last and the online world is no different.
When do you want this online space live?
If you have a networking event coming up that you want to be able to hand out a business card with a website address, then you have a deadline and your options are reduced, you probably don’t want to take that DIY route.
These are just some questions to get the juices flowing, the synapses firing.