REAL AVENUE DESIGN
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Web design & development and graphic design services in the lowcountry area
Check out my list of services to help you understand what I can do for your business.
I am currently offering a full range of services and expertise you need, no matter what your marketing goals require out of your website. My clients are usually emerging or existing small businesses, though they may even be individual dreamers who start small (like myself).
During times like these, having an online business presence is a necessity if you plan to reach as many customers as possible. Have a consultation with me today to discuss how I can help you grow.
Let’s create a website that helps generate leads and new customer traffic for your business.
I use a customer-friendly platform called WordPress. Which is a free open source platform that allows us to build almost anything you need. This allows you to be trained by me in a short session and have the flexibility to adjust any new features your business will need to succeed. You can update content from anywhere, even on your phone.
You can afford a unique website that matches your brand and your budget. Below is a list of available options to choose from. Some options will be more expensive and time consuming than others.
– Small business site
– E-commerce site
– Portfolio site
– Blog site
– Non-profit site (discounted rates)
– Membership site
– Single page site (beginner)
– Multiple page site (recommended)
– Responsive/Mobile-friendly design
– Email setup using domain name
– Pre-launch training
– General SEO (starters)
– In-depth SEO (advanced)
– Google Analytics setup
– Google My Business setup
– Email opt-in form setup
Is it worth your time and money to invest?
of small businesses have websites.
of small businesses plan to use a website for the first time in 2020.
of people cited a website’s design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business.
of companies who developed a mobile-friendly website experienced an increase in sales.
Business is better with a well designed website.
The data doesn’t lie. Having a well-done business website will help your sales and build that crucial trust with your customers.
Customers now expect businesses to have websites.
If you don’t have a website, it sends a message that your business is stuck in the Dark Ages, that you’re not open anymore, or that you’re not interested in finding new customers—and those are certainly not messages you want to send!
More importantly, having a user-friendly, mobile website design is a necessity as 57% of web traffic comes from mobile devices. And it is only going up.
A website makes you look more reputable and trustworthy.
Consumers are learning to be pretty savvy when they do research online. That’s why it’s so important to have a modern, secure, up-to-date website with a custom domain and other markers of trustworthiness. A website also shows that you are open for business during a time when there is a lot of uncertainty.
Your social media site doesn’t replace the need for a website.
Maybe you already have a Facebook page and some pretty good reviews on social media. Lots of business owners assume that a social media profile for their business is enough.
But there are some problems with this strategy. First, you’ll always be dependent on the social media platform you choose. Algorithms change, rules change, and what’s working one day might not work a few weeks from now.
If you have a website, it belongs to you, and you control the content and the message. Part of the reason you started your own business is so that you don’t have to follow other people’s rules—so why would you just do what a social media platform tells you to?
Trends change, too. If your customers are on Instagram today, they might be on a new platform tomorrow. As people switch from one tool to the next, your website acts as an anchor. No matter what social media service customers prefer, they can always find your website in the same place, available to everyone.
Let’s fix or update your website.
If you are already using WordPress, I can update the design, move it to another host, add responsive design, and add new tools or functionality.
If you are stuck using a proprietary platform such as Wix, Squarespace, or similar and want to leave that platform, I can recreate your site using WordPress.
Reach out to me so we can get your website back in shape.
If a brand new site is out of your budget or if you only need some help with your current site, I am able to find affordable fixes for you. Below is a list of available options to choose from. Some options will be more expensive and time-consuming than others. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact me.
– Convert to responsive design
– Add e-commerce shopping
– Update portfolio site
– Add a blog section
– Add a membership section
– Add a new page
– Move site to a different host company
– Domain name changes or redirects
– Teach you how to use site
– Backup current site
Are you unhappy with the results of your current site?Let's update your current site to be relevant again.
of consumers wouldn’t recommend a business without a mobile-friendly website.
of visitors leave websites with lousy navigation.
of users are less likely to go back to a website after a bad experience.
of people use multiple devices to visit the same website.
More is not always better.
Usually, small business owners create their site following the motto “They want it all and they want it now.”
Unfortunately, this is not the key to success. Visitors need just enough to stay on your website. Clean (yet beautiful) and consistant design, which includes only the essentials, can do miracles for your business.
A website should look good on any size of device.
Responsive web design is essential for your business’s website. More and more people use different devices to access the web (e.g., phones, tablets/iPads, laptops), and your website should appeal to every one of them. The lack of a responsive design will cost you customers. (Please see illustration above for an example of responsive vs non-responsive design.)
A crucial first impression.
People do judge a book by its cover. People will create their first impression within 10 seconds of your site being clicked on. Creating a good first impression can pay off in spades in the long run. That’s why you have to do everything right to ensure your customers feel at home even from the first time they land on your homepage.
For Web or Print
I have nearly twenty years of experience in graphic design and print, and I am highly efficient at creating anything you’ll need for your new website and brand.
If you have an idea for a design, please contact me.
An added perk of working with someone who is a graphic designer as well as a web developer is that I can create all of your new graphics under the same roof. There is no need to add another contractor to the process.
Please reach out to me about how I can design your new look.
– Vector art
– Update old logos
– Business card designs
– Book layout design
– File converting
Do you need to update or create new marketing material?
I can create or update your marketing material to reflect your new design. With almost twenty years of experience in this field, I can do it all. Take a look below to see if your next project is listed. If you don’t see it, please contact me.
Here is where I reiterate, I can do it all under one roof. I can complement your new site with matching print design products. I am an expert in print layout design including business cards, brochures, book covers, posters, signs, variable data creation for print (e.g. address labels for mailing list, name tags, etc.) and contour cut design files for die-cut machines (e.g. sticker cut-outs, board cut-outs, etc.). You name it, I have done it in print.
If you don’t see what you need, please reach out to me.
– Vector art
– Update any old designs
– Business card designs
– Book layout design
– File converting
Here is but a small sample of my work. I don’t have rights to all previous projects due to NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), so here are some projects I have rights and permission to show.