What do websites and pancakes have in common?
If you ever made pancakes you probably noticed that the first one is not the best pancake. With
In order to get where you want to go, you have to get it started.
- The first draft of a website
- The first iteration of your product
- The first version of your event
The first release is unlikely to be a final version. In fact, it really shouldn’t be!
Get past your first draft
You can’t know everything before you start, you can’t be perfect in a first draft, but in order to get where you want to go, you have to
Get your first website up and running and build upon it. Make informed decisions and informed choices to get your website running effectively for your business.
Pancake / website recipe:
Copy & graphics
Get your message across and start figuring out your style. IT WILL EVOLVE WITH TIME! The great thing about a website is that you can change the text and images whenever you want.
Keep it simple, you don’t have to have a fully formed visual brand to launch. You can invest in branding when you start earning, but guess what, if you don’t launch, you’re not visible and you’re not going to start earning anytime soon!
Call to action
Make sure you have a way to connect and follow up. website that does not have any call to action will not bring you leads and clients. Make sure the tools that you set up are working. Keep it simple. Try to avoid elaborate tools that you don’t understand.
If you want to improve on what you have, you’ll need to look at data. Make sure you have Google Analytics set up so that you can understand how people are interacting with your site. Even if you don’t know how to read the data, you can learn later.
Make sure you tell site visitors if you’ll be tracking their actions. It’s the law!!
“If you are not embarrassed by your first release, you waited too long to launch”
Keep it simple. Get out there. Improve based on facts. And remember: Perfection doesn’t exist! Get a simple (or crappy) version out there and know that it will get better over time.
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