Every day we get calls from companies inquiring about how to best engage the mobile consumer. The biggest things we see on the websites we evaluate is that when browsing on a PC, the main value selling point is generally easily found and stated. But on a mobile device, it takes a user many more valuable seconds and minutes to actually figure out if they are in the right place. This is bad for business. Why? Keep Reading
1) Do I know how to properly edit my WordPress theme?
Making a few small changes here and there can be an innocent task, but once you start overhauling the CSS code on the backend of your WordPress theme you need to know what you’re doing.
You can ruin a website fast if you don’t know what you’re doing which will then lead to a dozen or so headaches and no website to show for it.
If you can’t properly edit your WordPress theme, you’ll definitely want to outsource this task to a professional.
2) Do I have time to customize my WordPress theme?
Let’s say that you do have a little knowledge customizing WordPress themes.
Is it a good use of your time to do it yourself, or would you rather spend that time elsewhere?
If you have to watch hours of YouTube videos just to figure out how to change a font, it’s probably not worth your effort to customize your WordPress theme on your own.
Think of what you could do with all of the time you’d spend researching how to properly modify your theme. You could spend the hours doing something that earns money for your business. A much better use of time if you ask me!
If you’re low on time, we’d recommend hiring a professional.
3) Am I confident I will do a good job modifying my WordPress theme?
There are professional developers out there for a reason. They are trained professionals that know what they’re doing and can be confident that they did a good job.
Can you say the same for yourself if you try and modify on your own? Will you be able to make all of the customizations you want?
Will you be able to use quality CSS?
Bad code can lead to security breaches on your site that can quickly turn into a nightmare and we don’t want that, do we?! If you aren’t confident that you’ll do the best job, it’s time to hire a professional.
4) Will the modifications uplevel my business?
If your business requires very specific, customized modifications that only someone with professional experience could handle, it’s time to hire someone else.
Think about it: if customizing your theme will uplevel your business, helping you earn more revenue, get more clients, attract more of your target market, it’s a no brainer to hire out.
Being a business owner is all about modifying and refining your processes, checking in on what works and what doesn’t work for your business. If customizing your site will take your business to the next level, don’t you want to feel confident that your site is customized properly and efficiently?
5) Will I need help for future updates?
The thing with customizing your WordPress theme is, it’s hardly ever a one and done project. Often, you’ll need to go back in to tweak and fix things. You’ll also need to double check if everything works properly once WordPress has a software update.
Having someone else in your back pocket that can help you with these tasks will ease your mind in the long run and is well worth the investment.
We know many of our readers and customers want to be able to customize their Wordpress theme and we hope these items give some consideration when deciding which is best for you!!
Look for a website designer today and you would think that everybody and their brother is in this business. Yes, it seems like there are so many website designers out there - so who should you choose?
Well, you should start with using a website designer who has experience and can show you past work. What also helps, is to see how the website currently ranks on Google local search. These two factors can tell you a lot about the website designer you are looking to hire.
In a day and age where functionality could make or break your website, it's crucial that your site becomes #mobilefriendly. It is now commonplace to access websites from multiple devices with multiple screen sizes, so it is important to consider if your website is mobile friendly.
If your website is not mobile-friendly, you can either rebuild it in a responsive layout or you can build a dedicated mobile site. Regardless of the route you take to get your site to work on mobile devices, it's a step you need to take in order to increase your website's success.
Baytech Companies is a digital marketing agency and has been designing great looking mobile friendly and profitable websites and developing new leads and business for our clients for over a decade.
We know HOW to make your business money using effective digital marketing solutions.
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