The most innovative and world-changing ideas start small—with small businesses, creatives, and entrepreneurs. But in order for their ideas to catch on and spread, small businesses need to be able to compete on equal footing and get their voices out there.
That’s where Jimdo can help—by making sure you have the best online presence possible. When we help entrepreneurs create their websites quickly, affordably, and with just what they need, we help the best ideas get out into the world and have a real impact.
This is why we’re going to take a look at why you need a website to get your ideas out there and why Jimdo is the best website builder for you!
Why do I need a website?
If you’re a creative, freelancer you may think you don’t need a website because you use social media instead or just don’t have the time. But this isn’t necessarily the case. Here are a few important reasons why your business should have a website.
It levels the playing field
A professional looking business website puts you on the same footing as your competitors—no matter how big they are. Although there may be a big difference between the budget and projects of a freelancer in their living room and a Fortune 500 company, there’s no difference between their websites. A beautiful, professional website completely levels the playing field so you can present yourself the way you want to be seen. As long as you can meet the needs of the customers, size shouldn’t matter.
You have control over your website
Some freelancers or creatives assume that having a social media page for their art or business is enough. The only problem with this is that you’re then dependent on the platform you choose. Algorithms change, so even though you’re getting a good chunk of organic reach now that might not be the case tomorrow (as some business’ on Facebook found out). With your own website, you control the content and the message. As a creative, freelancer or entrepreneur part of the reason you started a small business is so you don’t have to follow in other people’s footsteps—so why be dependent on a social media platform?
Why is Jimdo right for me?
There are many reasons why Jimdo is the best website-builder for you as a creative, freelancer or small business but here are just a few!
It’s easy to use
Current website-builders have a lot of functions, but they take too long and have a steep learning curve. We found that most small business owners were overwhelmed by the number of features and decisions required in a traditional website builder. Dolphin bypasses that problem completely by building the website for you, based on your answers and existing information.
If other things in our lives are becoming easy thanks to technology, why should website creation be any different?
How it works
Dolphin gets to know you by asking just a few simple questions. If you have a business page on Facebook or Google you can then connect it to your website so your logo, images, and business details will automatically be pulled onto your website. Then it combines your existing information with professionally-crafted content based on your industry. The result is a unique website with text, photos, and your own information all ready to go, completely tailored for your business.
So you spend less time building your site and more time doing what you do best—running your business!
It’s customised for your needs
An AI-driven website builder like Jimdo Dolphin takes a lot of the guesswork out of the design and building stages. When you sign up, it guides you through some questions and essentially builds the website for you based on what you need and what your industry is—and it will do this all in just a few minutes. You can then customize your site, play around with the design and add any extra blocks you need.
Choose your content blocks
Dolphin offers a deliberately streamlined approach with just what you need and nothing you don’t. Each block is ready-to-use and purpose-built to help accomplish your website goals.
Ready to kick off your restaurant website? We’ve designed a simply laid out Menu block, so you can easily edit your dishes. Creating a band website? Use the Music block to quickly add your Spotify or iTunes playlist or music videos and bring in fans!
You don’t have to worry about whether your website looks good or know any web design principles. Just choose the block you need and we’ll make sure it looks great and attracts the right visitors.
The Image block is a great way to showcase your art or photography. You can choose from a variety of formats then just play around with these using the Change Layout feature in the Options menu.
Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try out the stunning video formats in the Cover blocks.
It’s affordable and all-inclusive
If you’ve ever checked out a design firm or developers website for a flat rate you may have noticed they very rarely advertise a flat rate. This is because each creative project is different and the price will vary depending on design fees, not to mention added costs of a domain, hosting, SEO consulting, logos and branding, marketing, and more.
Jimdo website plans range from $9 – $19/mo. The great part is that this cost includes a custom domain, hosting, security, support, and other things that would cost extra if you hired an agency. So once you’re website is up and running you’re all set.
If you need to make changes to your website you can then tweak your website as your business develops. You’re never at the mercy of an agency with a high hourly rate—you always have control of your platform.
Starting and running a small business includes a lot of intimidating up-front costs and work. But creating a website shouldn’t be one of those. An AI website builder like Jimdo Dolphin will deliver a beautiful, professional-looking design with all the pieces you need, for an affordable price. And you’ll love the results.
As the system learns over time, we’ll also be able to gather information in the creation process to add more custom-built features for your industry. So keep an eye out on our blog!