What are the next steps in planning my new home inspection website?
Do you need a logo for your business?
Finding/Creating/Updating a Logo: make sure this is a good quality image in a png file (design files are also welcome)
Do you need a website address / domain name?
- Check out GoDaddy.
Do you need an email address for your business?
Read this helpful article: The Best Places To Host Your Email Using Your Own Business Domain.
Or, if you’ve purchased your domain through GoDaddy, you might choose their GoDaddy email service for $3.99/month.
Another option is GSuite for Business Email (using your own domain)
What other websites have you seen that you like? Pick 3 examples to send to your designer.
Think about the pages and topics you will have on the site:
- Home Page
- Full Home Inspections
- Additional Inspections
- Radon Gas
- Wood-Destroying Insects (Termites)
- Why Hire Me / About
- My Qualifications
- My Promise to You
- Download My Brochure
- Download A Sample Report
- InterNACHI Certification Verification
- Standards of Practice
- Code of Ethics
- Contact Me Now
Do you want clients to be able to schedule and/or pay online?
Check out ISN (Inspection Support Network).
What would you like to say about yourself and your services?
Begin writing your Why Hire Me / About Page or bio content. Think about all of the certifications you have and gather this information to submit to your designer.
Do you have images of yourself in the field?
On a ladder? Inspecting? Headshot? Start gathering good quality images.
Consider a custom online video ad to promote your inspection business?
Start gathering testimonials.
If you don’t have any currently, now is a great time to reach out to former clients and ask them for a review. Ask if you can use their name and a photo of them to use on your website. Once you’re up and running start increasing your Google Reviews.
How will you track how well your website is performing?
Consider adding on Google Analytics to your website package in order to test performance of keywords and content.