Why does it take so long to have a website built?

Designing and building a website for a growing business is not always a quick and easy task, and it can take weeks or even months to complete.

It doesn’t always have to be that way.

A website is an essential part of establishing a strong online presence and building credibility for your brand, so it’s crucial to get things moving quickly.

Fast turnaround is one request I often get from my clients.

Here’s some tips to speed up the website design and development process.

Define clear objectives

It’s important to have a clear idea of who your website is for, and what it needs to accomplish. 

Defining goals and objectives for your website will lead to it meeting the needs of your business and your target audience.

Allocate sufficient resources

By setting aside enough time and budget for your website, it’s more likely the project will be finished on time and to a high standard.

Insufficient resources can lead to delays, additional costs, and lower quality.

Communicate effectively

Clear communication and regular check-ins can help identify and resolve any issues quickly, and keep everyone on the same page.

Which helps to reduce delays and makes sure the project is progressing as expected.

Make timely decisions

Making decisions quickly throughout the process can prevent hold-ups and make sure the project stays on track.

A delay in feedback and decision making will usually cause the project to take longer than it should, and can sometimes result in additional costs.

Provide quality content and assets

High quality copywriting, images, and videos can speed up the content creation phase and ensure that the website looks professional and engaging.

If you’re providing your own content, it helps to speed up the process if you have it all ready to go as soon as possible, ideally, before the website design begins.

This includes all final copywriting edited, all images resized and optimised for the web, and any videos uploaded to video hosting services like YouTube or Vimeo.

It doesn’t matter if the content is 100% perfect on launch day as small edits can easily be made after the website is launched.

It’s always better to have a live website than be waiting for weeks, months (or years) for small changes.

Designing and building a website can appear simple to the naked eye, but is often a complex process behind the scenes.

These tips will help to streamline the process, reduce delays, and give the website the best chance of success.

Feel free to contact me if you’d like help with getting your website up and running quickly.