10 Top Tips for Creating The Perfect Tradie Website

Jun 27, 2016 | Website Design

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Kevin Fouche

10 Top Tips for Creating The Perfect Tradie Website

Posted by Kevin Fouche, Pixel Fish Director

Kevin handles the planning, design, launch and training of every website that Pixel Fish creates. He ensures that every website is highly engaging and aligned with our client’s goals. With over 20 years of design and web industry experience to draw upon, Kevin aims to pass on his knowledge to our clients and like-minded businesses wanting to grow their online presence.

For any business to succeed, it needs a strong online presence. This includes an attractive, informative website that catches people’s attention and lets them know why you’re their best choice. Here are 10 Top Tips for Creating The Perfect Tradie Website.

Tradies have traditionally relied on word-of-mouth and cultivating a local reputation for their skills. But these days, you have also to expand your promotional efforts with a well-designed website. A website can significantly broaden your reach and make it easier for people to find you.

People frequently search for local businesses online; that’s often the first thing they do when they need someone’s services. Also, depending on your work, you can sell some of your products over the Internet too.

The following are 10 top tips for the perfect tradie website.

1. Make it mobile-friendly

Your website needs to look good on any device with any screen size. People will often search for you using their smartphones or tablet devices. Responsive web design will make your site mobile-friendly.

2. Optimise it for local searches

You need to ensure you appear in searches for your town and geographic area.

3. Avoid clutter

A website that’s cluttered with text, images, and ads is more difficult to read and usually looks unprofessional. People need to find the relevant information about you immediately, knowing intuitively where to look on your site. If they can’t find what they’re looking for quickly, or if the clutter on your site makes the pages load more slowly, you’re more likely to lose customers.

4. Make your contact information complete and prominent

Your business name, address, phone number, and email should appear on your site. Provide people with straightforward directions for how to get to your business; you can even integrate Google Maps with your site to help them.

5. Don’t neglect a powerful call-to-action

A call-to-action prompts people to reach out to you and lets them know what to do. Maybe you want them to set up an appointment, receive an estimate for free, or have you send them more information by email. Make it easy for them to figure out what to do when reaching out to you.

6. Post testimonials and positive reviews

Include the power of traditional word-of-mouth on your site by showing potential customers what other people have said about your business.

7. Show examples of your work

With photos, videos, and informative blog posts, you can show off various products you’ve made and give people a behind-the-scenes look at your craftsmanship and work process. Doing this will demonstrate your expertise, strengthen your reputation, and add a more personal touch to your site. This kind of content is also engaging and interesting, encouraging people to share it via email or post it on their social media accounts.

8. Make it easy for people to connect with you on social media platforms

One of the best ways for people to stay in touch with you online is to follow you on social media. Your website makes it easy for them to find your pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and any other sites you use. Also, by including social media share buttons with your blog posts, you’ll encourage people to post your content on their accounts once they visit your site.

9. Use a consistent, meaningful design

For example, display your logo in a prominent place and coordinate your site’s colour scheme with it. Choose an overall design that reflects your character and the tone you want your business to set.

10. Give people a good idea of who you are

People should immediately figure out what you do when they land on your site. But beyond the initial impression you give them, your site will ideally include pages that provide more detail about the kind of work you do, your background in the field, your personal story, and your values and achievements.

Stand out from your competition with a Pixel Fish website!

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