Frequently Asked Questions
I've seen adverts on TV that let me build my own website - how does that compare with what you offer?
- You need to find the time to sit down and actually do it, write the words, find the pictures… – one reason that many businesses don’t have a website in the first place is that there just isn’t the time to get it done.
- The DIY approach means that the process has to be simplified – I found that when I started out I wasted a lot of time trying to fit my requirements into this kind of simplified shell. I also felt the results lacked that ‘professional’ quality that I saw elsewhere on the internet.
How do I choose the right .co.uk ?
Getting the right domain name for your business can be tricky because so many have already been taken. The .co.uk is arguably the best suffix for UK businesses selling primarily to UK customers which is why I include one for you in the Starter and Buisness plans. You might, instead, choose to go for a .com if you have international plans – or just prefer a more cosmopolitan image.
To explore your options search for “Domain Registration” you can go to http://www.tsohost.co.uk/domain-registration.php and explore what is, and what is not, available.
Finding a good domain name sometimes means thinking outside the box – I can help you with the process.
How come your prices are so low?
I use the WordPress content management system with pre-written templates as the start point for most projects – this means development can be very rapid indeed. However, you get a great looking highly professional website supported by industrial strength technology.
I’m not going to get rich writing £99 websites – but I hope that you will find the TTGO approach to getting online easy and rewarding, and that you will choose to use my services for any future development.
What happens when I need to make changes?
This is a ‘content management’ system which means once the site is built – making changes to the existing content is no harder than writing an email, or editing a document in your word processor.
You simply log on, select the page you want to change from a list and type in the updated information. If you choose to add a blog page to your site – you can add content and images in a similar way – which is a very good way of communicating new products and services to your customers. You don’t have any of the site stored on your own computer – its all on a remote server – so outs very secure and you can access it from anywhere, even your tablet or phone!
How easy is it to add an online shopping section?
This has a number of modules available that ‘plug-in’ to provide e-commerce options which make adding a retail option relatively straightforward. We would need to upgrade your host server to support secure payments and build the interface for your shoppers so some work will be required.
Don’t forget that you’ll need crisp images of all the products you ant to sell online so your customers can see what they are buying. The good news is that TTGO can do that as well – so you get a one stop solution.