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14-02-2018, 13:30   #1
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Hi,

We are a new business just set up in Sheffield. We sell websites on a monthly pay basis. Our target market are tradesmen but any SME is basically our demographic, we save the average business a fortune. We are slowly growing and getting more and more customers each week but we really want to ramp it up a bit.

Can anyone offer us some advice on the best avenues to explore to get more customers?

Thank you and I very much look forward to your opinions.

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14-02-2018, 13:47   #2
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I've just looked at your website and it claims to offer a service which provides an answer to your question.

"For £39 per month we will provide everything you need and help you get more customers and sales."
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14-02-2018, 13:50   #3
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:-)

We will get sites ranked on Google without question. This will also come with our own site, but we are looking for avenues. How to approach etc.

But thank you for your reply. Very....erm....witty.
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14-02-2018, 14:11   #4
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i wouldnt call £468 a year for a website affordable, any muffin can built a website with the free templates etc etc, it cost a heck of a lot less the £468 every year.
My website host by Wix cost a fraction compare to £468 a year you charge
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14-02-2018, 14:18   #5
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Thats cool and I understand where you are coming from but a managed website with support, that doesnt look like every other website is a very different thing from a Wix site. Any "muffin" certainly cannot build a website today and sometimes people just don't want to, they have their own business to run.

We fit somewhere between the big quotes by the agencies with fancy offices who do a great job, but are not always an attractive option to new business and people who want to have a go at doing their own through sites such as wix and the like. Affordable is subjective. A website should be the most important part of your business strategy and if that huge cog isn't affordable at £39 per month, then the business model could be wrong.

We have no problem with Wix, I wish I was 1000 customers behind them, but as a website for a new business wanting to really go for it, Wix is not an option. For example the top package with Squarespace is now £37 per month on a monthly subscription and all they do is give you the tools, they don't do anything for you. £39 for a fully managed "web guy" for your business is great value.
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15-02-2018, 22:19   #6
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I just look at my other website host by 123reg , it’s going to cost me £43.06 for a year with hundreds of templates and so easy to use, how can you justify charging 10 times more money?
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15-02-2018, 22:28   #7
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I just look at my other website host by 123reg , itís going to cost me £43.06 for a year with hundreds of templates and so easy to use, how can you justify charging 10 times more money?
Because it includes some SEO in the package and they do all the updates and edits to the website? I would push the copywriting and SEO optimisation more as the 'bespoke' option and would also sell basic packages to people who just want hosting. that way there is the chance to up-sell services.

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If people part company with you, will they get a copy of their website to take with them?

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I do think your website needs a complete reworking though. You are selling the design and management of websites and yours needs to be a shining light. You have a lot of work to do.
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15-02-2018, 23:02   #8
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I think my £43.06 a year website is better then your owned actual website, you should learn more on design and stuff before trying to charge so much for so little
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15-02-2018, 23:11   #9
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Hi,

We are a new business just set up in Sheffield. We sell websites on a monthly pay basis. Our target market are tradesmen but any SME is basically our demographic, we save the average business a fortune. We are slowly growing and getting more and more customers each week but we really want to ramp it up a bit.

Can anyone offer us some advice on the best avenues to explore to get more customers?

Thank you and I very much look forward to your opinions.

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15-02-2018, 23:21   #10
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I don't want to sound mean, but seeing as you are using Webflow to either create and host your corporate website or you use it for all customer websites too, that monthly fee seems excessive.
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15-02-2018, 23:34   #11
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I need a website with 3,837,271 pages, your basic package advertises 'more than 10 pages', so I would like to go with that.

Sorry, don't really need a website, perhaps you'd like to review your use of '>10' though? Good luck!
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16-02-2018, 08:31   #12
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I just look at my other website host by 123reg , it’s going to cost me £43.06 for a year with hundreds of templates and so easy to use, how can you justify charging 10 times more money?
Because its 10 times the service.

[/COLOR]If people part company with you, will they get a copy of their website to take with them?

Absolutely!

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I do think your website needs a complete reworking though. You are selling the design and management of websites and yours needs to be a shining light. You have a lot of work to do.[/QUOTE]

I agree, there is work to do on our own, it was to get something out there with what we do.

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I don't want to sound mean, but seeing as you are using Webflow to either create and host your corporate website or you use it for all customer websites too, that monthly fee seems excessive.
It is £15 a month to host a site on webflow. That leaves 24 per month. We do a 12 month deal, full website, support etc for £288 a year ? Is that excessive?

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[/COLOR][/COLOR]If people part company with you, will they get a copy of their website to take with them?

Absolutely!

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I do think your website needs a complete reworking though. You are selling the design and management of websites and yours needs to be a shining light. You have a lot of work to do.[/QUOTE]

I agree, there is work to do on our own, it was to get something out there with what we do.[COLOR="Silver"]

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Thank you for all your suggestions. We have had 3 inquiries through this alone, so I think we are on the right lines.
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16-02-2018, 08:40   #13
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What's the difference between >15 and 15+ ?
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16-02-2018, 08:40   #14
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I need a website with 3,837,271 pages, your basic package advertises 'more than 10 pages', so I would like to go with that.

Sorry, don't really need a website, perhaps you'd like to review your use of '>10' though? Good luck!
Maths is obviously not my strong point

Changed!

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What's the difference between >15 and 15+ ?
Nothing at all. I now know that!
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16-02-2018, 08:48   #15
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As someone who ran a company providing a similar service over 15 years ago - your market is non-existent. Sure, you might sell a few of these packages to unsuspecting customers, but most people are now savvy enough to get their own Wordpress etc. sorted out.
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16-02-2018, 08:53   #16
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I think a lot are savvy enough, but how many want to? I am finding a lot of people just want to have a presence on the net, but have to do nothing to it. We have got 8 new clients this week alone.

We are selling more than a web package. People sell to people and we are all a bunch of decent people who want the best for our customers. The money is secondary.
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16-02-2018, 10:04   #17
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A business owner might spend their time more profitably doing his own job rather than sitting in front of a computer. In cases like this, a paid for website could be advantageous. The packages seem a bit Ďone size fits allí. Once built, and launched (with SEO), some websites require very little updating, in which case it might be difficult to justify the prices. However, hopefully the OP will do well with the business.
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16-02-2018, 10:08   #18
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A business owner might spend their time more profitably doing his own job rather than sitting in front of a computer. In cases like this, a paid for website could be advantageous. The packages seem a bit Ďone size fits allí. Once built, and launched (with SEO), some websites require very little updating, in which case it might be difficult to justify the prices. However, hopefully the OP will do well with the business.
Thats fair and I see where you are coming from. But instead of 5-600 for a new website, they are also spreading the cost of that as well.

Thank you for your best wishes.
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16-02-2018, 19:02   #19
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There are quite a few typos and grammatical errors on your website.
Iíd suggest you make it absolutely perfect first, as that would put me off.
If you canít get that right, I would assume that youíll get my site wrong.

Some places to start.

Its should be itís if you are using it to says it is.
You have misspelled Registration on your pricing page under Extra+.

The phraseology and wording on some of your site is, how to put it....sub-optimal.
Iíd suggest you find someone really good at wordsmithing to pep it up a bit. It sounds a bit amateurish in places.

Hope you take this in the spirit it was intended.

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Also, I donít think the pricing is a problem personally.
Joe average plumber isnít going to want to spend the time messing around making a website.

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Unlimited is spelled incorrectly on the Extra+ bit.

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How do we work? link at the bottom results in 404 error.
I’ll stop now but you get the point.
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16-02-2018, 19:09   #20
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Absolutely no problem with your comments at all. I really appreciate them and will make the changes.

I also take your point about the wording. We have a girl who will do the copy for the sites and to be honest she will have a laugh when she looks over my less than perfect English ability.

Thank you for the comments on the pricing. I really do think we have it spot on.

How do we work is no longer a page. I took it off the footer 2 mins ago.
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