REAL AVENUE DESIGN

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Web design & development and graphic design services in the lowcountry area

Check out my list of services to help you understand what I can do for your business.

I am currently offering a full range of services and expertise you need, no matter what your marketing goals require out of your website. My clients are usually emerging or existing small businesses, though they may even be individual dreamers who start small (like myself).

During times like these, having an online business presence is a necessity if you plan to reach as many customers as possible. Have a consultation with me today to discuss how I can help you grow.

Website Development

Let’s create a website that helps generate leads and new customer traffic for your business.

I use customer friendly platforms such as WordPress and Wix. This allows you to be trained by me in a short session and have the flexibility to adjust any new features your business will need to succeed. You can update content from anywhere, even on your phone.

You can afford a unique website that matches your brand and your budget. Below is a list of available options to choose from. Some options will be more expensive and time consuming than others.

– Small business site
– E-commerce site
– Portfolio site
– Blog site
– Non-profit site (discounted rates)
– Membership site
– Single page site (beginner)
– Multiple page site (recommended)

– Responsive/Mobile-friendly design
– Email setup using domain name
– Pre-launch training
– General SEO (starters)
– In-depth SEO (advanced)
– Google Analytics setup
– Google My Business setup
– Email opt-in form setup

– Custom logo
– Custom icons
– Premium page builder for a year
– White labeled WordPress
*You provide your own domain name.
*You provide your own text/content.
*You use your own preferred hosting service.

Is it worth your time and money to invest?

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of small businesses have websites.

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of small businesses plan to use a website for the first time in 2020.

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of people cited a website’s design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business.

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of companies who developed a mobile-friendly website experienced an increase in sales.

Business is better with a well designed website.

The data doesn’t lie. Having a well-done business website will help your sales and build that crucial trust with your customers.

Customers now expect businesses to have websites.

If you don’t have a website, it sends a message that your business is stuck in the Dark Ages, that you’re not open anymore, or that you’re not interested in finding new customers—and those are certainly not messages you want to send!

More importantly, having a user-friendly, mobile website design is a necessity as 57% of web traffic comes from mobile devices. And it is only going up.

 

A website makes you look more reputable and trustworthy.

Consumers are learning to be pretty savvy when they do research online. That’s why it’s so important to have a modern, secure, up-to-date website with a custom domain and other markers of trustworthiness. A website also shows that you are open for business during a time when there is a lot of uncertainty.

 

Your social media site doesn’t replace the need for a website.

Maybe you already have a Facebook page and some pretty good reviews on social media. Lots of business owners assume that a social media profile for their business is enough.

But there are some problems with this strategy. First, you’ll always be dependent on the social media platform you choose. Algorithms change, rules change, and what’s working one day might not work a few weeks from now.

If you have a website, it belongs to you, and you control the content and the message. Part of the reason you started your own business is so that you don’t have to follow other people’s rules—so why would you just do what a social media platform tells you to?

Trends change, too. If your customers are on Instagram today, they might be on a new platform tomorrow. As people switch from one tool to the next, your website acts as an anchor. No matter what social media service customers prefer, they can always find your website in the same place, available to everyone.

Website Tune-up

Let’s fix or update your website.

Whatever platform you currently use (e.g., WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, etc.), I can update it, move it, recreate it with a new responsive design, add new tools, or even change to another platform.

Reach out to me so we can get your website back in shape.

If a brand new site is out of your budget or if you only need some help with your current site, I am able to find affordable fixes for you. Below is a list of available options to choose from. Some options will be more expensive and time-consuming than others. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact me.

– Convert to responsive design
– Add e-commerce shopping
– Update portfolio site
– Add a blog section
– Add a membership section

– Update design
– Update content
– Update/add/delete plugins
– Add an email subscription form
– Add domain name email

– Add a new page
– Move site to a different host company
– Domain name changes or redirects
– Teach you how to use site
– Backup current site

Are you unhappy with the results of your current site?

Let's update your current site to be relevant again.

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of consumers wouldn’t recommend a business without a mobile-friendly website.

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of visitors leave websites with lousy navigation.

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of users are less likely to go back to a website after a bad experience.

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of people use multiple devices to visit the same website.

More is not always better.

Usually, small business owners create their site following the motto “They want it all and they want it now.” 

Unfortunately, this is not the key to success. Visitors need just enough to stay on your website. Clean (yet beautiful) and consistant design, which includes only the essentials, can do miracles for your business.

A website should look good on any size of device.

Responsive web design is essential for your business’s website. More and more people use different devices to access the web (e.g., phones, tablets/iPads, laptops), and your website should appeal to every one of them. The lack of a responsive design will cost you customers. (Please see illustration above for an example of responsive vs non-responsive design.)

A crucial first impression.

People do judge a book by its cover. People will create their first impression within 10 seconds of your site being clicked on. Creating a good first impression can pay off in spades in the long run. That’s why you have to do everything right to ensure your customers feel at home even from the first time they land on your homepage. 

Graphic Design

For Web or Print

I have nearly twenty years of experience in graphic design and print, and I am highly efficient at creating anything you’ll need for your new website and brand.

If you have an idea for a design, please contact me.

An added perk of working with someone who is a graphic designer as well as a web developer is that I can create all of your new graphics under the same roof. There is no need to add another contractor to the process.

Please reach out to me about how I can design your new look.

– Logos
– Vector art
– Icons
– Graphs
– Stationery
– Update old logos

– Business card designs
– Brochures
– Signs
– Posters
– Book layout design
– File converting

– Variable data file setup for print
– Contour cut files for die-cutters
– Set-up bleed and trim marks for printers
– Photoshop photo touch-up
– InDesign layout
– Illustrator art
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Successful Projects

Here is but a small sample of my work. I don’t have rights to all previous projects due to NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), so here are some projects I have rights and permission to show.

Psychstrology website images

Psychstrology.com

Author/Book website

Lauren Skye's website images

LaurenSkye.com

Non-Profit website

Triple Fixed website images

TripleFixed.com

E-commerce website

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Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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