Web design and online solutions
Build a business that brings you joy
So you’ve ditched the corporate world for the entrepreneurial life – good on you!
But it’s a little confusing out there in the online world isn’t it, and easy to get bogged down in the endless options.
If you’re looking for a more personalised service – someone that just gets it, and takes the time to get YOU – WELCOME!
Looking for a web designer who will listen to your needs, take the time to understand your business, and be there for you even after the project has ended?
You’ve come to the right place!
I work with inspired entrepreneurs and micro/small businesses – from business consultants and coaches, to creative artists, health and wellness and personal growth practitioners, and small local businesses including accountants, finance brokers, family medical practices, cafes and more.
Working with smaller businesses and entrepreneurs allows a more personal touch – getting to know you and understand your business, and forming long-term relationships where I can help your business to grow and adapt in the digital space, is what’s important to me.
I love technology and exploring new possibilities and how new tools and techniques can be used to enhance my business, and yours.
Helping you get savvy, simply
Cut through all the hype and noise out there online – Simply Savvy Web Design will work with you to create a website that is a living, breathing part of your business.
By helping you create a strategy and implement a plan, together we can take your dream business to the next level.
Websites Designed by Simply Savvy…
Why do I need a website for my small business?
Your business website is your online home, where your customers can come to find out more about you and what you have to offer. But, it’s really not about YOU – it’s about your customer. When they arrive on your site you need them to feel at home, that they have found what they are looking for. To achieve this, you need to know your customers – their problems, how they feel, how they want to feel, and how you can help them to reach their goals.
Simply Savvy Web Design will work with you to plan and define the perfect online journey for your target market, to define your own goals for your website, and create a roadmap for you to achieve them.
Your Digital Strategy (aka roadmap)
How can you get where you’re going if you don’t have a map?
Whether you’re just starting out or already have an online presence, you need to keep up with the digital world with a plan to keep your business moving forward and taking advantage of all there is to offer online.
Why leave it to chance?
Is WordPress the best option for my business website?
WordPress is by far the most widely-used website platform today, powering over a quarter of ALL websites (yes ALL websites). There are a few other options of course, and sometimes these may be the best option for you, depending on your circumstances.
Businesses choose WordPress because of its flexibility, and the functionality of your website can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. You can start simple and add further functionality as needed.
WordPress allows your website to grow as your business grows.
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How do I get my business website found in Google search results?
You’ve probably heard of Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO. Is it as complicated as it sounds? Well, actually, yes.
There is a lot to it, but in a nutshell:
“On-page SEO” involves making sure your site is structured in the right way, your content is relevant for your customers and contains keywords that your customers are using to find you, and your site is built to load fast.
“Off-page SEO” involves establishing links from other websites back to your website, which tells Google that your site is relevant and trustworthy. Not all links are created equal though! The sites they come from must also be relevant and trustworthy, with ‘spammy’ sites being avoided at all cost because they will certainly do you more harm than good.
Increasing your website ranking in google’s search results takes time – generally 3 to 6 months – and it is an ongoing process to keep it up there.
Simply Savvy includes basic on-page SEO in all custom web design packages – because it’s just that important to set your site up properly for success from the get-go.
Find out more about Simply Savvy SEO Services
What is the process for a web design project?
Building a website is quite a mammoth task, whether it’s a new website or a redesign. But Simply Savvy Web Design’s aim is to keep it simple for you, so you can keep on with the important things like providing excellent products and/or services for your own customers.
The overall (very simplified!) process looks like this:
Text & images
Forms & functions
Test & tweak
Review & approve
Promote & celebrate
Simply savvy has hosting and support packages to suit your needs
The time to complete a website varies greatly from one project to the next. It depends entirely on your own situation. As a guide, at least 4 to 6 weeks will be needed to go through the above process. It could take less time if you already have much of the planning and preparation in place, along with the content needed including text and images.
Complete an online enquiry form today and we’ll arrange a time to have a chat!
How much does a website for my business cost?
You see, everyone is different. Your business is different to the one next door. And it’s different to that other down the road too.
Do you need a membership site? An eCommerce site? Simply an online brochure?
The best way to find out? Let’s jump on a discovery call, have a chat about what you want, get down to the nitty gritty of what it is you actually NEED, and we can go from there.
What have you got to lose? That is, besides that sense of overwhelm/confusion/frustration you’re feeling because you know you need to get your business online but it all. Just. Seems. So. Damn. Hard!!
It needn’t be. Get in touch now.
Can I build my own website?
Maybe you like the idea of getting your hands dirty and learning the skills needed to design and create your own website? Maybe it’s the satisfaction of doing it yourself? Or maybe you have a really tight budget and just want to get something small and simple up there, that you can build on later?
Enter the Simply Savvy “I Can’t Believe I Did It Myself” DIY Savvy Website Program
Designed for inspired entrepreneurs who want to create their own website, but just need a little guidance and support along the way, the DIY Savvy Website Program makes YOU a Savvy Website DIYer, with:
- the techie details taken care of so you can stop procrastinating because it’s all too confusing!
- premium WordPress theme with an easy-to-use page builder so you can create your website exactly how you envisage it
- step-by-step guides and checklists so you don’t have to stress out about missing anything
- answers to any questions just an email away so you don’t waste time searching for answers
- the confidence to maintain and update your website so that it continues to grow as your business grows
If that sounds like you – get in touch to find out more!
I’m Gaye Nilson and I’m based in Mandurah, Western Australia, although I originally hail from Geelong in Victoria and these days I divide my time between the two locations. Many of my current clients are based in Mandurah, but with today’s technology I can easily work with anyone, anywhere. How cool is that?! You can find out more about me and how I came to do what I do over on my About page.
Here’s the tl;dr version: With 20+ years in the IT industry, I certainly know my way around technology! From business and systems analysis and project management, to configuring and rolling out software, and training and supporting end users, I enjoyed playing in a wide range of roles and projects.
Add to that a love of typography, design, and the written word, and a penchant for problem-solving and delving into code (yeah I’m a bit of a geek like that :), and the magic has finally fallen into place with the convergence of all of these things into the services I now provide.
There’s a lot more to website design than just design!
You can have the most beautifully designed website (and you will!) but if it’s not optimised for search engines to find you (and therefore help your customers to find you), and if it’s not optimised to convert those website visitors into paying customers (coz that’s what we’re here for, right?) – then it’s just a shiny new toy that sits there and looks pretty, but ultimately loses it’s shine when your customers lose interest (like your kid with that new fan-dangled thing they just HAD to have last Christmas!).