In our private Facebook group for virtual assistants, it’s rare for a week to go by when someone doesn’t ask for feedback on their soon to be launched website.
No matter how you slice it, launching version 1.0 of your website can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming — especially if you’re new to WordPress.
The temptation to find an “easier” platform can be great but as a general rule, your hard work will be rewarded.
We know that making your website live is an exciting step in the process of launching your new VA biz. It’s that point in time when your business transitions from being just an idea to something much more real — you’re actually putting yourself and your service out there in front of potential clients.
And this can be a scary thought because with that, comes the realization that potential clients will begin assessing whether or not they should consider hiring you based on your online presence. If they like what they see, there’s a chance that they’ll reach out and establish contact with you.
Where Web Design Usually Goes Wrong
Before we begin discussing the essential elements of a website that attracts new clients, let’s start by quickly taking a look at where things often go wrong:
Your overarching goal for your website is to attract new clients.