So, what can I do for you and your business?

It's the big question, and really the answer is anything you need me to. I have experience in many areas of business and can help with more than just your website. However, you've probably come here for website related questions, so take a little bit of time to click on the doodles below and see what I can do to help you grow your business online.

: What I Can Offer You

Creating a website is like building a house. It needs someone to build it, and someone who can make it look nice when you walk in.

These aren't always the same person.

Luckily for you, at {:Patch web design}, I do both! I will build you a functional, attractive, easy to navigate website that will help you grow your business, and work with you to make sure it matches your brand and gets your message across.

But wait...! That isn't all I can do for you. Click on the images to see all the services I offer, and find out how I can help you build your online presence and grow your business...

Website Design, Logo Design, Business Cards, Analysis, Web Security, Booking Systems, E-commerce, Online Shop, Backups, Translations
: Website Design: Analytics & Reporting: Consultations: Logo Design: Business Cards: Booking System: SSL Certificates: Online Shop: Translations: Backups: Website Maintenance: Search Engine Optimisation: Mobile Responsive Websites

: Website Design

I have a phrase that I use as a guideline for all websites that I design...

"Clean and simple"

Having an overly cluttered, difficult to navigate website, where people can't find what they need, and don't know where to go, is simply bad for business. Your customers will stop coming and search engines will push your site down the rankings.

During our inital consultation, I will find out what your customers want, what you want and we can discuss how we can make that happen. This will ensure that your customer is happy, you are happy, and most importantly your website does what it is supposed to do...

: Analytics & Reporting

A really smart restaurant owner once told me:

"If you don't know what your business is doing now, you will never get it to where you want it to be"

Information is one of the keys to a sucessful business. Knowing how people find and interact with your website can help you focus on the right areas of your business and grow or streamline what you need to.

I can provide detailed reports on all areas of your wesbite, including number of visits, most/least popular pages, who your customers are, and even what people typed into Google to find your site.

: Consultations

All of my website packages include 2 consultations:

  • One at the start to find out about your business, what you want from your website, and what it should look like
  • And one part way through to make sure you are happy with the progress

I have found that this process is the best way to make sure we are working towards the right goal, and that you will be happy with the end result.

: Logo Design

"A bad logo is like a bad haircut, people will judge you for it, but not to your face. Unfortunately, you can't just cover a bad logo with a hat.

Getting your logo design right is important as it is a huge part of your brand, and often the first thing people see. It can make a huge difference to what people think of your company, and also whether they choose to use you.

There's no point having a hammer on your logo if you are selling cakes, and there is no point in having a cake on your logo if you are a gardener, and there is certainly no point in having a logo that looks the same as someone elses.

I work with a number of different designers who all specialise in different types of design, so we can make sure you end up with a logo that perfectly complements your brand.

: Business Cards

"Why do I need a business card? I can just tell people my phone number"

Handing someone a business card creates a physical connection to your business, and ensures they will have a reminder of who you are and a memorable link to your meeting. You can encounter a potential customer at any time - tradeshows, conferences, cafe's, public transport - and making sure you have business cards at all times will ensure that you never miss an opportunity to make a valuable business connection.

Furthermore, ensuring that your business card matches your branding, and is visually impressive can make all the difference in how people see your business. Paying that little bit extra for a card that starts a conversation is absolutely worth it!

I can work with the designers to help you design the perfect card, make sure it matches your branding, and arrange printing and delivery.

: Booking System

"One of the worst things you can do in business is give your customer time to change their mind."

Making it easy for someone to book on the spot, instead of letting them go is priceless. Only around 25% of people who leave without booking will come back, and that's only if you target them with ads.

I have many years experience working with booking, scheduling and reservation systems, so I can help source and set up the perfect booking system for your business. Or, if you already have a booking system, I can work with the developers to flawlessly integrate it into your website.

Whether you are running a hotel, a beauty salon, an accountancy firm, or even a children's entertainer, I can ensure you will have a functional, easy to use system that will help you manage your appointments.

: SSL Certificates

Website security is important.

That's it, there's nothing more to say on this topic.

If you have a website, you need an SSL certificate, especially since browsers highlight when a site doesn't have one. That's why all of my website packages come with a free SSL, so any personal details that your customer enters into your site will be private and secure.

: Online Shop

8 out of 10 Australians shop online, and it is predicted that by the end of 2020, 1 in every 10 items sold in Australia will be sold through e-commerce.

Those are huge numbers, and if you have a shop that is not online, you are missing out on a lot of potential business!

The good news is, I can create your online shop for you, add all the products, and even make sure they can be easily found by Google, or other search engines. I can even arrange high quality product photographs to really make your products stand out.

: Translations

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No? Well, even if you can't read any of that, you may need your potential customers to be able to understand your website. Whatever language you speak, and whatever language your customer speaks, I can make sure that everyone who needs to, will be able to understand your website.

: Backups

Have you ever dropped your phone in the toilet and watched it sink to the bottom? Was it accompanied by that sinking feeling that you hadn't backed up any of your messages and photos?

Now, take that feeling and apply it to your website. How would your business cope if your website went down and had to be rebuilt from scratch?

I take regular backups of all my sites to ensure that if the worst was to happen, we can have your website back up and running in no time.

: Website Maintenance

If I had a dollar for every time someone said

'I don't understand why my website isn't working, it was working fine yesterday'

I'd be able to retire to a deserted pacific island, or at least afford the train to the airport anyway...

Once a website is created, it needs maintenance. Updates need to be run, status's need to be monitored, health needs to be checked, backups taken and caches flushed. This is all separate to any content changes that you may want to do.

I offer a range of services from basic to advanced maintenance for a monthly or yearly cost depending on what you need.

: Search Engine Optimisation

"Creating a website that isn't set up to be found by search engines is like opening a shop but not giving anyone the address"

92% of the worlds internet searches are through Google, and if Google cannot easily find your site, there is almost no point in having it.

When I create any website, I ensure that it is setup to be found by Google (or any other search engine that the other 8% of the population use). I research what people may type into Google to find sites like yours, and make sure that your site will be listed in the results for these searches.

I also offer periodic reviews of your search ranking, from daily to yearly, as part of my ongoing management costs, to ensure that your website is working the best it possibly can for your business

: Mobile Responsive Websites

Have you ever looked at a website on your phone, and said to yourself "this is awful, I can't use this website!"?

If you have, I can assure you it wasn't one of mine.

All of my websites are designed to be functional on PC's, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. This includes making sure text can be read, buttons can be clicked, images are the right size and forms can be filled in easily.

More than 60% of website traffic is from a phone or a tablet, it's imperative to make sure that your website is functional, however people choose to access it!


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