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Step By Step Business StartUp!

The process of how it's done @ Sarah Bryce Designs...


STEP 1: Logo Design


The beginning of your business is your branding, starting with your logo. Your logo identifies you, your brand and communicates what you are all about. So stage one is naming your business and creating your brand logo. Ask yourself these questions:

• What does your company stand for?

• Write down who you are, who you serve and what you represent.

• What style logo would you like. Classic? Modern?

• What fonts do you like, simple, ornate?

• Choose your color scheme of 2 or 3 colors that represent you.


A few samples:

See: Steps of Logo Design , which explains the designing process.


Once your logo is created, that "theme", style, colors, feel...etc....can be carried into the rest of your branding. Such as setting theme for your Custom Website. Answer simple questions about color and style etc. with this logo questionnaire. Start your ORDER now!


STEP 2: Open your WIX.COM account to get your website started.

For convenience, you have the option to allow me to create a Wix Account for you!

I just need your preferred email and a password. It can be a shared password at first if you like. Once it is created, I can choose a website template to start off with, and add myself as a "web designer". Then, I log into my own Wix account and begin your website's custom design. Or, as a second option, you can create your OWN wix account and add me as a contributor. Here's how:


Then Let Your Site Begin!

*See Sarah Bryce Design Website Packages>

WIX WEBSITE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Your website can be built FREE until you are ready to upgrade and buy your domain. Wix subscriptions vary, but a yearly site is around 170.00-270.00 (and up) and a domain around 10.00-20.00 dollars per year, depending on the level you choose. E-Commerce sites are typically more expensive (start at around 250.00 per year and up) because they need more special functions such as store inventory product templates, check-out and credit card processing. Wix Pricing

TIP: If contact links and simple forms are the main functions needed for your site, then the COMBO plan will be all you need! (This is what I use.)

All WIX Site Subscriptions can have "bells & whistles" added to their site that perform functions (like booking or credit card processing, or reviews ), and are called APPS. They are considered "upgrades", and cost monthly or yearly. This is another way to upgrade your site a step at a time.

TIP: Choosing a yearly website subscription versus monthly costs LESS.The same is true with APPS that you add onto your site.

You can buy your domain right in your Wix account, following the prompts they have on the site. But if you did buy a domain elsewhere, it can be "transferred". ( under Client Tutorials/WIX SET-UP.)


Here's how to get your URL/ domain right in WIX:



STEP 3: Social Media & Google My Business Set-Up


Once you know your business domain, we can continue in creating your FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE, and your GOOGLE MY BUSINESS Profile.

Your Google My Business Verification takes about 2 weeks for your verification code to come in the mail and needs to be entered in your google my business account (log into your gmail account associated with business listing ) before you will show up in local SEO Google Business searches. When I build your Facebook Business page, I can also use your cover images and similar images as your Facebook page to design your matching google listing. This is how people find you locally! For your Google My Business profile, you must have it set-up with a GMAIL address. Which I can be created for you.


STEP 4: Business Essential "ADD-ONS" for START-UP!