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Websites build trust. That very first impression is crucial to getting sales and showing authenticity. In the subconscious of everyone we all think, "Can I trust these people?" the moment we visit a website. So I like to start with something new that grabs their attention and is familiar enough that you don't miss the point. I love to make websites that do new things for that reason, to help you tell your story online in a new way that makes friends with people right off the bat.
"Can I edit my site?"
You have access to manage the content of your website on your own with the easiest editor available, but if you need a new page or a section added, you'll need to let me know and I'll whip it together pretty quick.
I can take or make designs to fit on most anything. Need something on a can, a billboard, a book, poster or even just a little ol' Instagram post? I can shape your content to fit and communicate your message clearly. You can find a lot of examples in my portfolio.
If your agency has websites that you want to move from your current platform for something more manageable, Webflow is the best solution hands-down. It is just as robust as coding from scratch, but with a stellar visual interface.
I would love to help your agency do the heavy lifting of rebuilding and importing their data so you can start saving time and money managing them more efficiently.
This could change everything for you. We are not talking about another Wix or Squarespace.
In short, here are a couple great reasons to switch.
Webflow has the best security world-wide and manages all that for you. Your site will never go down and you'll never break it with a new plug in. This is a huge win for any organization currently on Wordpress. SSL is included too.
Make changes and add content for your client with speed and more accuracy thanks to Webflow's visual designer interface. Each and every piece of CSS, HTML is layer out similar to Adobe products. Even complex things like CSS Grid! You can clone websites and even copy and paste part of one site to another along with all the interactions.
CLEAN CODE. FAST SITES.
Webflow makes it easy to write clean code and sites built on Webflow outrun other sites effortlessly.
Webflow handles and incorporates the billing into their hosting bill and sends however much profit you choose straight to you. Their pricing is affordable which allows for you charge your clients with great flexibility.
WEBFLOW CMS IS PERFECTO
Anything can be created with CMS and this allows you or your client to update even entire pages with a simple form. Great for lists, but also entire pages.
The Downtown Bentonville App is actually a separate few pages on DBI's website that I wrapped in an app wrapper and published to the App Store. This means that when you add a new event or restaurant in Webflow it will automatically update the app too.
The time you save will blow your mind.
SEO BUILT IN
Webflow is better for SEO. You get everything you need built in. Google search any place in Downtown Bentonville and you'll see Downtown Bentonville Inc's website at the top.
You have control over each element you want your client to be able to update. However little or much.
Yes you can export your code, so you have the option of building quickly in Webflow and hosting it elsewhere.
Ran Segal owner of Flux Academy does a great job explaining the advantages of Webflow over Wordpress.
I'd love to meet with you and help find out how best Webflow can save you time and money. They don't even pay me for this. It's just that good!
Check out my images on instagram or look through my portfolio to see what kind of content I put out and if they fit your preference. I have fair and reasonable prices and I get them to you quickly. Faster than most. I also don't mind sharing my secrets to small business owners and people who want to take their photos to the next level without editing them one at a time on complicated software. I make everything simple so I can manage a lot, but I never want to compromise quality.
I do not manage analytics. That can be a full-time job itself. I will definitely get your site connected to Google Analytics no problem, but you are responsible for managing it and who better to do that than the person who knows their business better than anyone?
Are analytics necessary?
No. The best analytics come from talking to your customers, but it can help in other ways. It's not always helpful, but again, I can definitely get you rolling on it.
I wish I did! I'd have fun for days, but if you want a coffee bean drinking coffee, or a skateboarding banana, or a Napoleon Dynamite getting "three feet of air that time" or Mona Lisa sipping her Latte...I can't do that myself.
However I do know some really swell people that can make these things for a fair price, so definitely ask me anyway, so I can point you in the right direction. It never hurts to ask.
I've made a few online merchandise shops that run completely on their own with Ecwid&Printful. Ecwid lets you handle the back-end of a store crazy easy and provides an excellent app to help. Printful lets you make mockups with ease and handles all the shipping , paying, and returns. You just tell them how much profit you want on each item and they send it over to Ecwid.
This is a radical option for anyone who wants to sell Merch, but isn't a Merch shop. My dream was to be able to easily make shirts of my designs. Now I can sell them and so can you!
This is the most important part of being a freelancer these days and I love to teach what I know because I spend a lot of time finding the best ways to do things. I never stop. If you want to learn how to do something with Webflowor how to save money on everyday business expenses, I have learned some lessons that I'd be happy to share. Take a look at my musings page to learn lots of life and business tricks. It isn't easy being a small business and every $10 a month adds up fast!
Want to learn Webflow or how I edit my images insanely fast? I have videos for that, but I'll also meet you at 211 Cafe for an excellent cup of joe and to party in person. Text me and let me know if you need help with anything.
Oh and why would I charge for that when the internet is full of people doing it for free? I'm not a boring consultant, more like your new homie who's learned from a lot of mistakes and practice. If I don't know something I won't pretend to, but let's have some fun.
I'm game to start a Webflow meet up if you are!
HEY, I'm Brad
Owner, Founder, Does Everything
I was not a designer, but I was hired to build Downtown Bentonville Inc. a site on Wix. I learned design on the job and now I couldn't be happier creating websites and designing promo materials. Sometimes you don't need a degree or even much experience. Just show that you have what it takes to learn, humbly. Then fight every dang day to stay humble and keep learning.
Do I have a degree? Yeah I went to some over-hyped school around here to get one for what it's worth, but it's not related to design at all.
Minim started with my buddy Chad George (a local genius) and I. We worked together at Downtown Bentonville Inc everyday for 3 years. Lately he's found a great job that he loves and fills his creative juices, running all the media and design at New Heights Bentonville. So now it's just me. Do not hesitate to check out what he's doing lately. Like I said, he's a genius. Seriously check it out....did you do it?
Yes we are still friends and I definitely miss seeing him everyday.