Embarking on your business journey is exciting, isn’t it? The first few years can be a wild ride, filled with obstacles you never even saw coming. One such challenge that often rears its head is getting your business online. The complexity and cost of setting up a website usually results in saying “maybe next year”.
In these early stages of your business, you’re juggling enough as it is. From refining your product or service to finding your first customers, you’ve got a lot on your plate. The last thing you need is the added stress of dealing with a complicated and pricey website project. All those techy terms, deciding what to include on your website, and don’t even get me started on the costs involved.
You know you need a website to reach your customers and share your amazing offerings with the world. But the thought of wrestling with all that complexity and expense can be downright discouraging.
You may be close to giving up on the whole concept. But it doesn’t need to be this tricky or put such a dent in your wallet.
I’d like to introduce you to one-page websites. Their simplicity and affordability might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Let’s dive into why a one-page website could be the perfect fit for your business in its early years.
Picture this: a website so simple, it’s like a breath of fresh air. It encourages you to get straight to the point, sharing only the most important stuff about your business. It makes everything easier for your visitors and, honestly, for you too.
Maybe you’re a freelance writer, or maybe you create gorgeous handmade jewelry. Whatever your passion, a one-page website is the perfect way to show it off without overwhelming you or your audience.
And who likes complicated? Certainly not you or your website visitors. One-page websites are super user-friendly, with everything just a scroll away.
One of the biggest challenges with websites, is making sure it’s mobile responsive, meaning it has to look good and function on mobile devices. The beauty of a one-page website is that it much easier to tick this box fast because it’s only one page to manage, giving your visitors a smooth experience, no matter what device they’re on.
And how about guiding your visitors to do something specific, like booking a consultation or subscribing to a newsletter? One-page websites make your call to action pop, making it easier for your visitors to see what you want them to do.
One more thing I love about one-page websites? They’re super easy to look after. Fewer pages mean less to update and manage. Not to mention, they’re usually kinder on the pocket, which is a bonus for us cost-conscious Solopreneurs.
Let’s talk about another great point: scalability.
A one-page website may start small, but it’s designed to grow with you and your business. As your business evolves, your website can do the same.
Think of your one-page website as your online home base. As you start, it’s got everything you need in one space. But what happens when your business grows, and you need more pages to accommodate new services, product lines or a blog? In that case, you add on to your existing structure. Your one page website becomes your home page and you’re simply building upon what you already have.
One-page websites aren’t like those stuffy, unchangeable rules. They’re more like your favorite pair of stretchy jeans — super adaptable and designed to fit you as you change. Want to add a few more pages? Go right ahead. Or, if you find beauty in simplicity and prefer a clean, uncluttered look, you’re absolutely encouraged to keep it that way.
And a bonus…with the skills used to build a one page website, it’s the same skills needed to build a landing page.
So, if you’re stressing about the idea of your business outgrowing a one-page website, it’s time to let that fear go! It’s built to scale up with you. That’s just another reason why starting with a one-page website can be a smart move for Solopreneurs.
So, to wrap it up, one-page websites are a great package deal. They offer simplicity, user-friendliness, and are easy on the pocket, not forgetting their easy maintenance.
If you’re a Solopreneur looking to get your business online, it’s worth considering starting with a one-page website.
Until next time, stay inspired.