website-quiz
How capable are you to deal with site repairs for crashes, HTML, code errors, broken links or corrupted database files?

How many SMB owners realistically possess the time or skills to build their business website and see a professional result? Is it a good use of your time, or should you make use of a professional?

Have a look at this checklist and add up points and find out if you’d better lean towards a DIY or ‘use a marketing services company for your website, with useful tips below.
 

Checklist: What suits you the most? Questions to ask yourself first

1.       From a scale of 1-5, how experienced are you with coding and programming to add advanced features such as customer management solutions, a shopping cart application or login or membership management?

2.       From a scale of 1-5, do you have time each day to create product pages and fresh content?

3.       From a scale of 1-5, do you have ongoing time for continuous website maintenance?

4.       From a scale of 1-5, how capable are you to deal with site repairs for crashes, HTML, code errors, broken links or corrupted database files?

5.       From a scale of 1-5, how much is a marketing services company or professional within your budget? 

6.       From a scale of 1-5, do you have experience with Search Engine Optimisation?


SCORING

If you scored between 0-20 you may want to consider a Managed Website.

If you scored between 20-30 you are capable of having a DIY website.

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Your Guide

If you decide on a managed website

If you received this score it’s likely you have little experience with building a website or writing code. There are many great marketing services available to help custom develop a website. Sensis’ Website Premium package allows you to custom the website you want, and get access to a devoted account manager to discuss any site changes.

  • Do you research online to see the best option within your budget.
  • Clearly identify and learn to communicate what you want your website to look, feel and communicate online.

If you have a DIY site – top tips

If you received this score you are experienced with building and running a website, with an understanding of HTML and CSS, image editing, web hosting, domain names, databases among other skills.

Ensure that you:

  • Implement SEO;
  • Understand how your users think and what functions they expect;
  • Communicate your business brand message and values, as well as displaying your goods and services;
  • Mobile optimise your site.

 

 

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