GHgd created this website without the help of a web designer...
Landscape Architectural Designer Glen Hampton created his own Online Small Business Website...
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Hi All... Glen here to share with you How I Personally Created Every Page on this website without the help of a webmaster...
Hey Don't Laugh... It's True!
I'll explain to you just how doable it was...
But before we get started a little background... I started getting interested in computers in the mid 1980's when I purchased my first CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) System for my landscape architectural garden designs small business.
As the years progressed and my business grew I eventually used the computer to store Client: Contracts, Files, Records, Invoices, etc… You get the picture.
I always wanted to start a website so my potential clients could find me online and view my work before we had our first consultation meeting. But somehow the free time to get the site up and running was never there... I'm sure you can all relate.
Meanwhile I lugged around bulky portfolios of my completed works to show potential clients prior to contracting with them for my landscape architectural garden designs services. Although it became somewhat time consuming paging through what eventually grew into Three Decades of Gardens Designs, requiring 2+ hours to present... The Presentation worked well in terms of signing new clients.
But soon my competitors started creating an online presence... And potential clients began asking if they could visit my website to view my completed works before our first meeting. Their requests eventually became the norm… The only problem was I didn't have a website to send them to.
I soon realized that if I was going to remain competitive as a landscape architectural garden designer and maintain the small business I had spent decades building... It was time I joined the information highway and got my completed works out there into cyberspace.
The problem for me was that I am one of those creative types who has to Do-It-Myself... I need to be totally involved in the process. So, instead of hiring a website designer I went online and viewed everything I could find about creating my own website.
It wasn't long before I realized that there was a lot more to building a website than just registering a domain name and getting the site up and running... You also had to get traffic to it.
Being a web newbie with no knowledge of html codes, etc. I soon realized that this was going to be no easy task without someone to guide me through the process. I knew I could handle the aesthetic part but all the computer nerd jargon was beyond my grasp.
That's when I discovered a Website Building System that not only provided me with A Simple 10 Day Program to help get my small business website up and running... But a system that would also help me get traffic to my site... It was a No-Brainier!
Don't get me wrong I have had to invest time given the size of my site (covering three decades of work)... But what I consider Very Little Money into building GH garden designs online. Especially when I compared this Website Building System to the other website building tools being offered online.
Has my site turned out to be as successful as I'd hoped? Beyond my wildest expectations!
Not only are new clients finding me online... But newly referred clients (from my existing client base) love going to GH garden designs.com prior to our first meeting to view my portfolios of work. It has cut our first consultation meeting time in half.
As an added bonus, the site has also allowed me to reconnect with old Clients... And my previous Clients love having a way to share their garden designs with family and friends via the videos of their gardens I was able to create with the help of this Website Building System.
But you be the judge... In terms of its Alexa Traffic Rank this site ranks in the Top 1% of all websites worldwide.