Why Do I Need a Website? Here are 15 Reasons

Reason #1 – Online brochure

Companies spend millions creating brochures and distributing them. By having a website you can skip that entirely. Your potential customers can find out about you and any of your products online. If you get most of your business through networking and personal connections, then they will want to check out your website.

Reason #2 – More customers

More than 2.4 billion people use the internet every day, and some 90% of those have purchased something, or contacted a company, online in the last 12 months. So by not having a website, you will be missing out on a big piece of the pie.

Reason #3 – Business value

Have you tried getting a business loan recently? It’s not easy, but if you try and the bank manager asks to see your website, you better have a pretty good one. It doesn’t just stop with the bank, the perceived value of your business will be lower in everyone’s eyes – especially your customers.

Facebook Entry Price

private_facebookFacebook has just released his entry price: € 5,99 

It’s all lies!!!!

Statuses are spreading across Facebook like wildfire that the Facebook are introducing a €5.99 entry price to keep the “Subscription Gold” status of a user’s account that would need to be paid in order to keep your account private. The rumours also claim that copying and pasting a status will bypass this facebook entry price. (yes people are believing it in their droves)

These viral “copy & paste this status to keep your account free” type rumours are older than Facebook itself and this particular one, which you can see below, was debunked when it first appeared in 2013. Originally appearing in French, it was soon translated into English (very poorly).

Now it’s official! It is published in the media. Facebook has just released his entry price: €5,99 to keep the subscription gold of your status of life “private”. If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (I said paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste

The claim that Facebook are making all of your posts public unless you pay or copy and paste a status is beyond insane. Why posting a specific message would allow your account to avoid paying some sort of “entry price” simply doesn’t make any sense.

Wedding Car Hire – Web Design

Car Hire - Web Design

We were recently approached by a well known Limousine & Wedding Car hire company to come up with a new look for their website.

It had to be easy to update the images and text. Also it needed to be search engine optimised and have social integration so they can promote their business through the social network.

But most of all they requested it to be fully RESPONSIVE, because according to their websites analytic’s almost 45% of their visitors were viewing their site on a mobile or tablet.

Our design covered all bases and the client is delighted with the overhaul that we have done…

Why Do You Need Social Media Management Services?

Are you looking for ways to increase your customer base and gain more profits without investing a lot of money? Then you should opt for social media marketing. There are loads of benefits of social media marketing and promotion for small businesses and companies.


social media cube

That is the reason small business social media marketing is fast becoming a popular means for entrepreneurs and online marketers to make more profits and gain more customers. You too can opt for such a type of Internet marketing to grow, promote, and popularize your business on the web. However, if you are not well versed with the intricacies of the social media sites or do not have any idea of the steps you should take to make your products and goods popular, it is better to hire social media management services. Such a service provider will be able to manage social networking on behalf of your company and will undertake the necessary tasks to improve your website’s visibility and help you to reach to a large number of customers.

An important reason behind choosing social media management services is that top online marketing companies employ experienced and trained professionals. They can help you in creating profiles in various social networking sites. They do not just help in attracting customers to the company’s profile, but, will also engage them and take measures to help them navigate to your actual website. Thus, the traffic to your website is increased. As there is more traffic to your site, you can gain a lot of customers.

Remember, rules, regulations, and patterns of social networking sites change. It might be difficult for you to keep abreast with those changes. That is the reason you should make it a point to hire online marketing services. Such service providers will know the intricacies of the networking sites and will know about the latest changes in patterns and formulas. That is the reason such professionals or service providers will be able to promote and popularize your site on the web in the best possible manner.

Hiring social media management services is most common amongst small businesses and companies. Small business online marketing helps them to gain more customers and make a large amount of profits. So, you can see that if you have a small business you should make it a point to hire social media marketing services. It is advised that you research well and choose the best service provider if you want your company to grow.

Photographers Website Design

Photographers Website

Photographers Website Design

This has got to be the number 1 choice as the best design for a photographers website, or for that matter anyone, wanting a very slick looking site that is easy to customise.

Here are some key features:
Responsive design, optimised for mobile devices – iPhones, iPad’s etc
Masonry layout for your portfolio – its the cool thing these days!
Gallery Designer – create unlimited image and even video galleries.
Built in visual composer – basically, drag and drop to create and adjust your a webpage.
Translation ready, Retina ready
SEO friendly practises – helps give your website the boost it needs in Google
Secure Client Images – create a page where only your client can see the images
Social Media Integrated – your one stop for all you social media posts. Just simple create a new post, then click on the links to share to all social networks.
Full Screen Slideshow – create an amazing visual introduction to your site with this slideshow.
Online Bookings – let the customer complete their booking preferences using the form which will be emailed directly to you.


Start Selling Online

Start Selling Online

Start Selling Online with WKDbyDESiGN.

Gone are the days when retail giants were the only key players in the retail industry. With the advent of the internet came online shopping networks and sites that allow small business owners and even people who do not leave their homes to sell things online.

There are several reasons why you should consider getting into the online retail industry. For one, startup costs for an online retail store is not as big as starting a brick and mortar shop. You do not have to pay for space rental and employees.

If you own a shop selling cameras and gadgets or bake beautiful cakes for your relatives and friends, an online shop will serve as another means for you to increase your customer base. Online retailing will open your doors to more opportunities since more people are able to get a glimpse of the products that you sell or the services that you offer regardless of location.

WKDbyDESiGN can help create your online store using a complete inventory and management system. There is no limit to the amount of store products, categories and pages you can create. You can easily manage all sales, stock and payments from your dashboard which gives all the information on one easy to view chart. You can also access and manage your store anywhere in the world, simply login via the password-protected administrative area and update/add products in real time.

Accepting credit & debit card payments online couldn’t be any easier with over 20 of the top payment gateways already integrated into our system including: Paypal, Worldpay, Bank Transfer, Google Checkout, Protx / SegPay, PayFast, PayWeb, NoChex, ePay, Realex, Money Bookers and more…

Your store will also be search engine friendly (SEO), allowing products to be indexed by all major search engines and marketed to specific customers on social media sites.

We also provide training to help you get to grips with every aspect of your new adventure, so get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation.

Anyone with a dream can easily start and succeed with an online retail shop, and WKDbyDESiGN are here to help.

Is your site mobile friendly?

Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, don’t be surprised if its ranking plummets on Google search results.

“Mobilegeddon” is here, and websites that aren’t mobile-friendly will suffer from the latest Google apocalypse.

The search giant is officially updating its algorithms to favour websites that look and perform better on mobile devices, making them appear higher on search results.
Previous changes to Google’s algorithm simply required website owners to make sure their websites are mobile-optimized for better viewing on smartphones and tablets. Now, factors such as readability, responsive design and not using non-mobile friendly software (like Flash) will also be taken into consideration in a website’s search ranking.

Mobile-friendliness ranking??

As more and more users view websites on mobile devices, Google wants to make it easier to find relevant, mobile-optimized websites. To this end, Google will now use mobile-friendliness as a factor in ranking search results.

To test your site, Google suggests taking  the Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to see how optimized your website is for mobile viewing. You can test a single page on your site or several webpages and see exactly how Google’s own Googlebot views the pages when determining search results.

But don’t despair if you’re site isn’t up to scratch, WKDbyDESiGN can help you become more mobile friendly, and get you back on top of those rankings.

Gym / Fitness Design

GYM / FITNESS website

This GYM site is easy to manage and update. Comes with tons of extras built-in. Has an optional eCommerce shop front to sell related products.And also is fully responsive, search engine optimised, social integration, eCommerce ready, photo & video gallery, event scheduler and more more more….

Contact us for further information…