How to Collect Testimonials with your Website

How to Collect Testimonials with your Website

Your website can perform many tasks that meaningfully contribute to your business.  Collecting social proof is one of those tasks. When I mention to people that their website can collect testimonials, I’m often met with confusion or merely ignorance as to how to go...
Domain Name Ownership

Domain Name Ownership

When you start a business, one of the first things you think about is your business name. This has an impact on several things, but the most important of these is your domain name, also called a web address or a URL (Universal Resource Locator). I always recommend...
How your Website is Sabotaging your Business

How your Website is Sabotaging your Business

I know that the title is a bit dramatic, but stay with me. I love creating websites because I love helping business owners to create a beautiful space for their brand to live online. It breaks my heart to see a fab woman with a great business idea being thwarted by...
How to Use your Website as a Business Asset

How to Use your Website as a Business Asset

Having a professionally designed website is so important for businesses, especially small businesses.  I view a website as a business asset.  In this post, I’m sharing 4 reasons why your business can’t afford to go without a website and how to use your website as the...
Working with a Web Designer 101

Working with a Web Designer 101

When booking discovery calls with potential clients, I feel excited for this lovely person and their journey ahead.  I genuinely want to help them improve their brand through a gorgeous online home, and working with a web designer is a big step for someone to take....
5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

I love digging into the back-end systems that help a website go from “meh” to “awesome”.  I’ve been working with websites for a while, and I’ve seen a couple of similarities amongst the sites that I think are beautiful and effective.  In this post, I’m going to chat...
Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Last week, I wrote about what you need to know about plugins. In this post, I’m giving you a few notes on choosing plugins for your website. As always, I recommend starting with a strategy.  Write down the features that you’d like your website to have, and then...
What are WordPress Plugins?

What are WordPress Plugins?

In this post, I’ll cover what you need to know about WordPress plugins and things to be cautious of when adding them to your website.   Plugin Basics A plugin is a piece of software (free or paid) that you install on your WordPress-based website to add to the...
Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I build websites on WordPress and I recommend this system to all my clients.  To me, the most important part of your business is your website, which should be updated frequently with new content and maintained with software...
Website Hosting 101

Website Hosting 101

There are many hosting providers in the world, and you have a huge choice when setting up your website.  I use WebAfrica because their fees are reasonable, their client onboarding process is clear, and their customer support team is excellent.  This is not a sponsored...
How to Set up Your Website:  New Series

How to Set up Your Website: New Series

I set up, design and maintain websites as part of my service to my clients.  The most exciting part of having a website is frequently updating it with content.  This keeps your website relevant and valuable to your audience.  Even more importantly, keeping your...
Website Redesign – Part 2:  Overall Events

Website Redesign – Part 2: Overall Events

Last week, I wrote a post sharing images of the Overall Events website before I worked on the site’s redesign.  In today’s post, I’m sharing images of what the site looks like now that the project is complete. I wanted the logo to be more than...
Website Redesign:  Overall Events

Website Redesign: Overall Events

Earlier this year I was contracted to redesign the website for Overall Events.  This woman-owned business is a Port Elizabeth based company specialising in event design and stakeholder relations. To appreciate the transformation, I saved screengrabs of what the...
Why Your Website Needs a Disclaimer

Why Your Website Needs a Disclaimer

By having a website, you’re collecting data on your visitors, whether you actively set out to gather and analyse that data or not.  You’re also entering a relationship with the people who visit your site.  To protect yourself, your website and your content from...
Why Your Website Needs Regular Maintenance

Why Your Website Needs Regular Maintenance

I firmly believe in regular maintenance of websites.  The simplest and most obvious reason is thus:  technology, especially online tech, changes at such a speed, that it’s easy to get left behind with old versions (which may contain bugs because of certain changing...
Why Your Website Needs a Contact Page

Why Your Website Needs a Contact Page

You’ve gone through the work of writing engaging copy and making a beautiful website.  You can now reward yourself with a huge mug of tea and ice-cream – not together though… that’s gross, even for me.  But you can enjoy tea-flavoured ice-cream because that’s a...
Why Your Website Needs a Blog Page

Why Your Website Needs a Blog Page

There is a lot of hype online around blogging, content creation and content marketing to improve your profile as an expert, advertise your business, and, in the much longer term, increase your sales.  In this post, I’m going to discuss the benefits of having a blog...

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