With an average of over 6,000 business licenses issued each year Nanaimo is seeing an increase in new business.
As many know tourism on Vancouver Island is a big segment for entrepreneurs providing everything from walking tours, whale watching, hotels, B&B’s, kayaking, diving, hiking, skiing, seaplanes, sailing and much more.
Webacom works with many tourism operators from all parts of Vancouver Island. The largest thrill is listening to the owners of these businesses tell stories about people they have met from all over the world.
Self-Employment Trend is Growing
Freedom is embedded in entrepreneurs’ brains in such a way that they do not want to be controlled by others, that being a BOSS. Please note there is nothing wrong with being a follower, it is just not in the mindset of entrepreneurs.
As more people move into self-employment they quickly find owning and operating a business and the need to be a multi-tasker is not as easy as it seems. Now you need to do sales, accounting, the work itself whatever that may be, and on top of that now you need to do marketing, a website and hope your business survives.
The latter is where we excel the best, building high quality web designs with search engine optimization that helps you find new business.
Can I afford a Website? How much time is needed to learn? And More Questions
Way back in early 2000 websites were slow to load, difficult to edit and the cost for a high-quality website was around $8,000.00.
Yes, you can still get 8K priced websites, however the prices for most small to medium business websites are substantially less.
The questions many business owners have can vary.
Let us answer those questions for you.
This is a testimonial from a real business that tried to do all their marketing on their own, DIY. We provided some free services as empathy is important for all business owners, and it is not always about making money.
I really appreciate the help you gave us. It gave us some hope, and had things with the landlord turned out better, it probably would have helped turn the business around. I can say that I now know a lot more about websites, SEO and using local resources like yourself rather than using big/cheap companies like GoDaddy who really care less if you succeed or not. As a wise friend once told me, "It's all a part of growing up." We will see what the next adventure is. Stay safe and healthy.
Web Design Process – What Steps Are Involved to Build a Website
Why Web Design with WordPress Websites?
We have been advocates of “open source” since our beginnings. Open source is a coding name that means all the code is free to use to rearrange, build upon and create new functions and versions.
Google android is “open source”, not like Apple that is very proprietary. If you are running an android phone, that is because of “open source”.
As a result, WordPress is non-proprietary, that means millions of developers around the world can contribute and build new features for the system at less cost.
There is never a “vendor lock” in with WordPress websites and it allows for self-editing. Most customers prefer Webacom to do that on their behalf to maximize the ROI, however you can learn how to edit on your own if you have time.
Why did we pick Nanaimo as our Web Design location?
Why is supporting Local Nanaimo Web Design Companies Important?
How to find the right Web Design Company in Nanaimo?
Paid Google Ads start on top. You need to be aware that most paid advertisers are not LOCAL. Because we are so close to the United States many are US based and that means US currency.
We did a quick check today, March 1/2021 and this is a screenshot of the results.
None of these companies live anywhere near Nanaimo and ALL are using deceptive means to get your interest including low prices. We called many of them and by the time you add up all the services the prices exceed $5,000.00 US!
What we always suggest is to read reviews. We took one of the Ads above and investigated “The Web Founders”.
First, we need an address to check for Google My Business Reviews (Maps). We found one on their website and this is a screenshot.
As you can see it is not the actual company address, it is a coworking office space. All the reviews are about rentals not web design!
Then we started reading the content, typos all over, we then determined it is an overseas company. The final straw to show it is all smoke and mirrors is the portfolio page, crucial for web designers to show examples of their designs. https://www.thewebfounders.com/portfolio/
That web design page only shows uncompleted web design templates, no actual live sites.
Never assume, please check out anyone claiming to be in the web design industry.
Examples of Successful Web Designs in Nanaimo
Here are some examples of real web design clients that are all in Nanaimo and ALL the work was completed by Webacom in cooperation with our customers.