Having a solid idea of what you want your website to do is the first step of planning.

Setting Goals

  • Describe your products and services
  • Build a loyal base of followers and customers
  • Improve customer or technical support services
  • Promote seasonal, monthly, or weekly advertisements
  • Sell your products and services online
  • Announce a service, product, or specialty for your business
  • Tell your customers where your store is and when it’s open
  • Reduce your one-time printing and mailing costs.



  • Make titles clear and catchy – Distill the subject into a 3 – 7 word phrase for best results.
  • Avoid wordy introductions – Get to the point quickly.
  • Be clear and to the point – Brief sentences and paragraphs make reading easier.
  • Use bullets and subtitles – Bullets and subtitles make ideas and points of interest stand out.
  • Spelling & grammar must be correct – Always proofread your copy.


  • File Formats – Should be .jpg, .png or .gif for the web.
  • Resolution (dpi) – Images should be a minimum of 300 dpi at actual size.
  • Image Size – Should be greater than 1000px wide by 800px high.
  • Focus – Out-of-focus or ‘jittery’ images will be rejected.
  • Image Quality – Framed, well-lit, and proper subject matter is essential.
  • Stock Photography – Royalty-free, media-free rights must be procured.

Hosting & Domain

Your domain name is your internet address, the “www” and “dot com” that you see in everyone’s web address.

Be sure the name of your business is in the name if possible. You also have the choice of using .com, .net, .org, .gov, etc. as the trailing identifier. 

The host server is a large computer with a directory that is assigned to you and only you. Your domain name is then “pointed” to this directory and that is how your website is broadcast on the internet.

Plan on purchasing an SSL certificate that encrypts your website from hackers and thieves.

Also, consider an e-commerce solution or blogging platform.


  • Branding is all about how customers see your business, products, and services.
  • Standardize all your printed materials and advertising.
  • Products should reflect elements of your branding.
  • What equity does your logo have for your business or organization?
  • Does your “Tagline” describe your business accurately?
  • Is your color palette consistent in your store, on your advertisements, and in the logo?
  • Standardize the typeface or font you use in your print and advertising publications.


CTA stands for “call-to-action”, and it’s part of a webpage, advertisement, or piece of content that encourages the audience to do something.

Examples of CTAs 

  • Sign up – for a free trial, an online course, a future event, or even a software product.
  • Subscribe – receive updates from the company, a newsletter, or blog posts.
  • Try for free – a free trial offer today to demo a product before purchasing.
  • Get started – drive behaviors from a free trial to virtual reality experience.
  • Learn more – provide a little more information so they’re prepared to buy something.
  • Join us – for a free trial, an online course, a future event, or even a software product.


Use both traditional & online media to promote your business.

  • Blogging – Start one or write as a guest on a relevant blog.
  • Social Media – Get a FaceBook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter account.
  • Press Releases – A news release about your website, business expansion, new products, etc.
  • Newsletters – Put a ‘Join the List’ button on your site and start publishing a newsletter.
  • Company signage – Your web address (URL) should be shown everywhere your logo is displayed.
  • Business stationery – Get new business cards and letterhead/envelopes printed and distributed.
  • Printed Advertisements – New website needs to be everywhere.
  • Email Signatures – Place your logo and URL at the end of every email.


It all depends on what you want you want. It can take as little as one day for a one page website with all the content available, or it can takes months if it is complex and the content is difficult to develop or delayed.

A website can cost anywhere from $500.00 to $10,000.00 to design and launch. Of course, it’s not all design costs you need to consider. There are hosting and domain costs, third party costs for custom functions, images and other licenses. We are happy to sort all this out and give you an in depth estimate on all the one-time and ongoing costs.

You surely can build your own website if you have the time and resources to do it. But you have a business to run, why not let a trained professional do it? You could certainly build your own house, but do you have the tools, the time, the knowledge, or experience to do it? Let’s talk about it.

The short answer is YES. We would have to look at your hosting platform, the quality of your content (images and text), and your branding. We would then discuss what you would like to change or replace. Most times a new designer builds a website using their own tools and elements available at the time, and we are no different. Sometimes a fresh start is the best option. We are happy to discuss this with you.

You own the website and all the licensed elements used to develop the website. SEED Internet reserves the rights to use any custom coding that is not related to your branded elements or content.

This is a tricky one. If the site was built with Bootstrap HTML, CSS, and Javascript, you would need an in depth knowledge of coding and syntax. Most likely the answer is NO. 

If the site is built in WordPress or some other CMS program, there is a better chance you will be able to make some minor edits to the content. Keep in mind if the site breaks down, you will have to pay someone to fix it or restore it if it crashes. 

Because we insist that you own the domain and the hosting accounts, you will be responsible for the renewals. Most hosting companies are pretty good about notifying you well in advance of any accounts or credit cards expiring.

We have partnered with an outside resource, Rustic Hill Designs to manage our clients social media accounts and advertising.