At certain points of your business, plug-and-play templates can be (and even should be) an essential part of your brand strategy. Controversial for someone like me to say? Probably! But I think it’s unreasonable for designers, marketers and the like to expect a lot of new businesses to invest heavily, early on, in things like website design.
Templates can save you time and money at a time in your business when you’re in short supply of either or both. As long as you put your own branding spin on them, using your own colours, fonts and photos, templates can be the kick-start your business needs to gain some momentum.
So no, I don’t think website templates are bad.
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But I still firmly believe in the power of custom design. Custom website design should speak to your unique vision, values and personality, which is simply something a one-size-fits-all template can’t capture. Discovering your remarkable corner of the internet that feels true to you, will help you attract and convert your ideal clients and customers with ease – even while they sleep. You’ll see an increase in enquiries and a steady flow of like-minded community members that will advocate for you in any room. You’ll feel confident about sending people to your website, and more empowered to step into your role as an industry leader and a world change-maker.
But how do you know when you’re ready to make an investment like that?
- You know exactly who you want to talk to (your target audience), and feel clear on your vision, values and business goals
- You know your products and services, and the value they provide to that target audience
- You’re ready to show up as a genuine and passionate part of your business
- Your website no longer reflects who you are and the difference you’re here to make
- You’re embarrassed to send people to your website and feel like you miss sales as a result
If you’re ready for a website you actually like, are ready to ditch the one-size-fits-all templates and want to expand your slice of online beyond Facebook pages and Instagram profiles, then you need Be Remarkable.
In just 6 weeks, you could go live with a new personality-driven website that reflects who you are and where you’re going, with the flexibility to grow with you and match your vision for the future. If you want to feel seen, heard and supported in launching the next phase of your business, I can help!
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Are you ready for a custom website design that captures the unique essence and remarkable soul of your brand? Get in touch today to get started. I can’t wait to see what we create together!
Until next time, be kind to yourself and create something remarkable!