Maybe you have a good reason for not having a website for your agency. You don’t have the budget or the time, you don’t know how to get started or who to hire, or you already have so much business you don’t want any more leads.
While I firmly believe you should have one, I’ll acknowledge they're a lot of work when done properly.
Regardless of your reason for not having a site, prospects do search for you online to see if you’re a legitimate person to do business with. Below, I’ll show you an easy step you can take today to create a simple web page your prospects can look at to find out a little more about you.
Fast, free, and good enough to get you by
I’m talking about a free service named Carrd. Carrd offers a simple, free, fully response one-page website. There is an upgrade available for $19 per year (yes, per year) that gets you a custom domain, forms, Google Analytics, no "Made with Carrd" branding, and a few more things.
This entire process takes less than 15 minutes. Below is a walkthrough of the process, but first things first: have a good hi-res photo ready to go – you'll want a photo of yourself on your site.
To get started, Choose a Starting Point.
Next, you’ll choose a template. There are dozens of options, so you can filter down the choices by choosing the purpose of your site.
Do you want a profile so clients and prospects can verify who you are? Or do you want a form so clients can join an email list or send you questions? Or do you want a site that has multiple sections so you can include more information about your agency?
If you're still not sure which template to use, here are some of our favorites. Just click the link to view the template demo.
- Sectioned: Template 70 (Pro)
- Sectioned: Template 25
- Profile: Template 77
- Form: Template 58 (Pro)
- Landing: Template 74 (Pro)
Once you select your template, you'll be prompted to either sign up for pro (if it's a pro template), or start editing your one-page website. It's very intuitive – just click on the thing you want to change, and type in the text or upload the photo.
Take some extra time to make your "About" section stand out. You can add whatever you like in this space, whether it’s services you offer, personal info, or both. Add whatever you think is appropriate.
At the bottom of each page, you'll notice the social media links. If you’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or other networks, add links to those there.
Use your new page
After you create your page, you can let people know about it. You can do this by adding it to your email signature, and if you use social media, add links to your page from those accounts.
Anytime you have the opportunity to include a website link somewhere, use your Carrd link.
Now you have a simple, one-page website that lends you some online credibility and lets people check you out on their own time. While this isn’t a full-fledged website, it’ll get you by until you can tackle that project.
Feeling brave? After you create your page, share a link to it in the comments below, and I’ll be happy to add some helpful suggestions.
Thanks for reading!