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post #1 of Old 03-31-2015, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Any recommendations for online booking website developer / help

I have a house cleaning business and designed the website through wix and would like to possibly change it up and go with something where people can book online as an option.

Do you have any recommendations of any website developers, software, templates, etc that might be able to help me out with this.

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post #2 of Old 04-02-2015, 09:41 AM
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Lots of my tech savvy mates highly recommend squarespace but I've never actually tried it. I have friends that do online shops and what not through that and they just might have what you need. They also have some sort of free 7 maybe even 30 day trial of everything I think.
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I use Squarespace for my website. The design is responsive (meaning it looks awesome on any device - tablet, smartphone, desktop), and it is easy to use. I use their $10 a month. You can buy domain directly with them, or buy it cheaper some where else (godaddy, etc,).

I used weebly in the past, but the designs seems outdated to me now. Responsive designs are what is trending and current.
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Can we see your website?
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here is an example of a website using squarespace bdjanitorial.com
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Before I start, this has NOTHING to do with what service this person uses for a website.

So let's take apart that strangers website. The first thing is.... I don't THINK it is a landing page.... it really needs to be a landing page nowadays in order to rank very well. But getting passed that part because it's most-likely not important enough to discuss in the cleaning business... the person that owns this business didn't sell the viewer. That's what a landing page and a home page are for. The print was so small it doesn't make it easy to read. They told nothing original, all they said was what they do and that they are trained..... just like lots of others. Nothing on that first page set them apart from anyone else. And just a little 'busy'. And no video. This is 2015... people want video. But of course, a business must first be looking for a cleaner on the internet in order to HOPEFULLY find that website out of all the others..... and then when they get there...... the janitorial owner didn't sell them after all that expense and work of getting them there.

Above you said, "I used weebly in the past, but the designs seems outdated to me now. Responsive designs are what is trending and current".

It's the same with a flyer. I also own a lawn service. You know... you always get those flyers with the mower or green grass or pretty pictures.... all that fancy looking 'current' looking stuff. So I'm talking to LOTS of guys about flyers (they use the 'current' looking flyer) and they are down-grading all flyers and saying they don't work. They might get a couple of calls out of 1000 flyers. So I made one of my normal flyers..... black, white, no pictures, no color... dull looking, not trending and not current...... 42 calls per 1000 flyers and they still trickle in. I had to take my website down. Too much business and not enough workers.

The great thing about lawn care is that it's easy for me to be first on Google because I'm not competing against multimillion dollar companies like in house and commercial cleaning. While people are going to say.... my website has been where I got most of my customers from. My question is.... has it slowed down within the last few months? I bet it has and it's no coincidence..... google has changed and keeps changing so much f you don't have someone dedicated every day to keeping you at the top, you will fall very fast. But what do I know? It's said that flyers don't work either

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Before I start, this has NOTHING to do with what service this person uses for a website.

So let's take apart that strangers website. The first thing is.... I don't THINK it is a landing page.... it really needs to be a landing page nowadays in order to rank very well. But getting passed that part because it's most-likely not important enough to discuss in the cleaning business... the person that owns this business didn't sell the viewer. That's what a landing page and a home page are for. The print was so small it doesn't make it easy to read. They told nothing original, all they said was what they do and that they are trained..... just like lots of others. Nothing on that first page set them apart from anyone else. And just a little 'busy'. And no video. This is 2015... people want video. But of course, a business must first be looking for a cleaner on the internet in order to HOPEFULLY find that website out of all the others..... and then when they get there...... the janitorial owner didn't sell them after all that expense and work of getting them there.

Above you said, "I used weebly in the past, but the designs seems outdated to me now. Responsive designs are what is trending and current".

It's the same with a flyer. I also own a lawn service. You know... you always get those flyers with the mower or green grass or pretty pictures.... all that fancy looking 'current' looking stuff. So I'm talking to LOTS of guys about flyers (they use the 'current' looking flyer) and they are down-grading all flyers and saying they don't work. They might get a couple of calls out of 1000 flyers. So I made one of my normal flyers..... black, white, no pictures, no color... dull looking, not trending and not current...... 42 calls per 1000 flyers and they still trickle in. I had to take my website down. Too much business and not enough workers.

The great thing about lawn care is that it's easy for me to be first on Google because I'm not competing against multimillion dollar companies like in house and commercial cleaning. While people are going to say.... my website has been where I got most of my customers from. My question is.... has it slowed down within the last few months? I bet it has and it's no coincidence..... google has changed and keeps changing so much f you don't have someone dedicated every day to keeping you at the top, you will fall very fast. But what do I know? It's said that flyers don't work either

Indeed, it all depends on your market. Affluent cities like San Francisco, NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago, Austin, etc., competition is greater, and the market for most cleaning services are from urban professionals, so to cater to them, a dull marketing strategy will not cut it.
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How about if I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex? The 4th largest in the US?

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Oh by the way..... it is said that the metroplex I live in is one of the toughest markets to run a lawn care service yet I made it look easy by being simple.
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