Jacinta from Thomas Web Designs
For affordable tradie websites, its Tradebusters Academy expert, Jacinta Thomas
Jacinta has been creating websites since the year 2004. We love that she is a self-taught designer that specialises in helping local tradies with affordable web design, website management and online marketing solutions. She can do it ALL making her a perfect choice for local tradies who don’t have the time or budget to do EVERYTHING!
Jacinta started out when she created a horse related classified website as a side hassle after university and played with it on and off while working full time at an employment agency. She got an offer on the little-classified business from a big company and then used this money to create her horse employment agency that she ran from home part-time.
Having gained so much experience from this and the wordpress side of things, she started offering professional website services and this is how Thomas Web Designs was born.
We got together with Jacinta to find out more
What mistakes have you seen tradies make with their website?
Just getting a website designed but not working on their marketing to drive clients to the website or continuing improving their website and adding valuable content to improve their search engine rankings.
What are your Top 3 tips for a tradie when designing their website?
1. Everyone has different tastes and likes different functions so keep your website simple, easy to navigate and fast loading.
2. Spend more time adding valuable content and creating a marketing strategy to drive people to your website.
3. Set up your website security, regularly maintain your website to avoid error or virus attacks on it.
How important is branding for a tradie?
Branding allows customers to remember a business and what to expect from them so if you don’t have great branding then you are more likely to attract low paying clients, whereas professional branding from your logo, brand colours, font, images used, colours of your uniform all make an impact and you will be remembered, attract higher paying and professional people.
You can do anything, sometimes it just takes time to research and tweak but you can always get to a happy end goal.
How do you help tradies succeed in business?
I provide very affordable and holistic based solutions for small business owners.
They’d only need to deal with me from start to end, instead of lots of different consultants. My skills are broad meaning I can help tradies:
- build and design websites
- brand for appeal
- tell their online story
- create blogs and content
- managing their hosting and site issues
- Train on using and maintaining their website
- Market their business with SEO and social media
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