Let’s get ready to build a website!

On this page you’ll find a recap of the build process, and the questionnaire that will help you prepare the information I’ll need to create your website. For your convenience, at the bottom of the page you’ll find two videos I’ve recorded covering the build process and the website questionnaire. I hope you find them helpful.

If you still have any questions, just email them to me at support@emicrobranding.com and I’ll get an answer for you as soon as possible.

The Questionnaire

Your website subscription includes a .com, .net, .org top level domain. Newer, premium domains may require a small one time setup fee. Send me your top three domain names desired in order the order of preference.

The first thing I need to know is what do you want your website to look like.

Got to https://emicrobranding.com/examples and select the template you like the most.

After you select  the template, I’ll need to know which pages you need for your site.
Your website subscription includes up to 10 pages.

Standard Website Page Ideas:
Home, About, Services, Special Offers, Portfolio, Testimonials, Contact

Additional Website Page Ideas
Product/Service Landing Page

See the tabs below for advice on the type of information I need for each type of web page.

1. Your business name as you want it displayed on the website.
2. Company logos or graphics.
3. Company slogan or marketing phrase you use if you have one.
4. Hours of operation.
5. Do you accept walk-ins or by appointment only?
6. Link to online appointment booking if you use it.
7. Links to the business social media account pages.
8. Links to any marketing videos to be put on the website.
9. List any product brands or services to be featured on the website.
10. Certifications or local marketing recognitions to be featured.
11. Offers that you want to be featured on the home page.

Information about you, your staff, your business that you want potential customers to know.
1. History of your business
2. What type of customer do you serve?
3. What makes your business special (your unique selling proposition)?
4. Interesting or relatable stories/facts.
5. Large photo of yourself, your staff

1. List the names of each service as you want it listed on your website.
2. Include descriptions for services if necessary.
3. Include the prices for your services (check local best practices).
4. What is your preferred format of your services page?
a. Simple list page
b. Category pages

Provide any images you would like to include on the website.
1. Before and after images
2. Instagram gallery (Not recommended, but available)
3. Provide the location of online manufacturer marketing images.

1. Include links to online testimonials (Yelp, Google Plus, Facebook, Groupon, etc).
2. Include any testimonial emails you have from past clients.
3. On-Page testimonial submission form.

1. Phone number(s) you want listed on your site.
2. What is your business address?
3. What instructions need to get to your exact location?
4. Where do you want contact form submissions to be sent to? (List up to 3 email addresses)
5. Specific directions on how to get to your location.

Please provide complete information for these pages if desired for your site.

Blog
Special Offers
Frequently Asked Questions
Landing Pages etc.

The Process

To get started, call us at (702) 582-6708 or fill out our contact form. We’ll contact you to discuss your business’s website needs and answer any questions you may have about our build process.
If you want to proceed, we’ll send you the link to our website questionnaire and process video so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
We’ll set up your account and send you an invoice to begin the design process.
We will also schedule our initial design meeting.

In the design meeting we’ll select a domain name from the options you’ve provided and map out the look and feel of your site. The call normally takes about 45 minutes.

We look at the template you selected from your design preferences and the specific website pages you’ll need in your project.

The better you describe your products and services, the more effective your site will be. After the initial design meeting, we will send you a detailed content outline for each page and content block. This will guide you through creating the words we’ll need to populate the website. If you find that crafting the words for your site isn’t your thing, we offer copywriting services at additional rates.

Authentic images of your business create a better experience for web visitors. We’ll provide you a list of preferred image types for your website as part of the content outline. We prefer to use authentic images but we can purchase stock photos if necessary.

If this is a new website, our team will set up your site and turn on a coming soon page.
If we are rebuilding a site, we will create a developmental site with a coming soon page to build your new site on.
We’ll send you a link to view the dev site as we move through the build process.
The dev site will initially contain placeholder images and dummy text.
As we progress through the build process, these will be replaced with your content and images.

We will perform a weekly design review of the website build and make any changes and adjustments you need.
There are no limits on the number of revisions however we do ask that you provide us with a comprehensive list of adjustments to make the revision process quick and smooth.

When you are satisfied with the content on the dev site, we will move your website from the developmental environment to production.
If this website is replacing a site that is currently online, it can take up to 24 hours for all servers to register the new website and show the new content online.
With a new website this process is much faster.

The first 30 days after publishing your website are to correct any errors in the layout, site functionality or copy writing on the main or mobile view of your website.

After the first 30 days, content updates are included in your website subscription. We provide 3 hours of development in each 3 month period to make any content updates you may have.

Once your website is built, it’s time to use it. If you want your website to generate business, people need to be able to find it. Add the web address of your website to all of your marketing.

Put it on your business cards and add it to your signature at the end of emails.

Add it to your Facebook Business Page, your Yelp page, your Google My Business page and all of you other online properties. If you don’t know how to set them up and would like some help, let me know and I’ll set them up for you.
I charge a small one time fee for setting up the 20 most important properties

How to Prepare for Our Design Meeting

Chris C.Website Design Questionnaire