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How to keep your website project simple in a world of overwhelm

When you start on a new project it can be so easy to get overwhelmed. I’m an expert at starting something and then getting myself so bogged down that I find it difficult to finish. Does that happen to you? And I know that creating a new website can be one of those projects that can seem like too much. It can feel like there are so many things to consider! Let’s look at some ways that you can make your website build manageable and not add to your overwhelm. Here are three simple tips to help with that.

Tip #1 Find the right web designer to work with

Yeah, I know I know, of course I’d say that 😉 But it makes so much difference when you find the right fit. Working with someone who will guide you through the process and help you find ways to tackle the bits that you find daunting will make getting your website built so much easier for you.

If you find the right service provider, you will build a genuine relationship with them, and they will offer you the best advice. You want someone who will take the time to understand your business and goals for your website, gives you genuine opinions, and offer advice based on their expertise.

Tip #2 Work out the absolute minimum instead of trying to include all the bells and whistles

It’s very easy to get carried away and want to do everything at once. I am totally guilty of that! But the great thing about websites is that you can start small and build on them over time. So instead of going for the all-singing all-dancing option, start with the absolute minimum to get your website up and running.

This could be super bare-bones – just a single page with a description of what you do and your contact details. Or it could be a handful of pages outlining what you offer and a dedicated contact page.

By keeping it small, you make it so much more manageable for yourself. You need to write copy and source images for your website and it can be very hard to find the time or headspace to do this. So don’t make life harder for yourself – break it right down and do the essentials first. You can fill it out with more detailed information later.

Tip #3 Break it down into bite-sized pieces

Once you have decided on the essentials to have in place for launching your website, you will need to prepare the content and get all the details together that you need. Instead of trying to do it all at once, break it down even further. If you work out a series of individual steps you can work through them one at a time and make consistent progress. Map out each page and what you need for it and do one bit at a time – that might be one page, or you could go even smaller and do one section of a page.

If you find yourself struggling, reach out and ask your web designer for help. If you start preparing your content or have requested a feature that needs a lot of set up, you may find that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. If that’s the case, your web designer should be able to break the project down into bite-sized pieces for you.

What I want you to have taken away from this is that even though it’s really easy to get overwhelmed by a project such as getting your website built, there are ways to help make it manageable. We’re all inundated by so much information and interruptions throughout the day, it can be difficult to find the time and headspace to tackle what’s needed. But don’t get put off! Find the right web designer that will give you the support you need, work out the absolute minimum, and break it down into manageable steps, asking for help along the way when you need it.

If you’re thinking about having a new website built, contact us to arrange an informal chat to find out how we can help you.

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