The Importance Of Great Web Design - With Greg Merrilees

Episode 18

About The Show

Your Website is one of the most important tools you have in the marketing arsenal of your business. Yet so many business owners fail to review their website regularly or keep it up to date.

Whether you have an online business or a traditional bricks an mortar business your website when designed and built correctly has the ability to grow your business bottom line exponentially.

This week we meet up with Greg Merrilees from Studio 1 Design. Greg has designed sites for some of the biggest brands in the online space and he shares with us his tips and traps when it comes to having a great web design and a high performing website for your business.


What You'll Learn!

  • The business journey Greg went out from designing a T-Shirt to a fully fledged web and design agency
  • How to reach out to online influencers
  • The importance of offering value upfront
  • How a podcast and some high-end coaching helped Greg to grow his business
  • Why a written blog post is still an effective tool for Google
  • The first thing a new business should do before looking at their branding
  • The importance of an offer that converts
  • The importance of a consistent brand across all your platforms
  • The six stages of persuasion and how to apply that to your online presence
  • Why your copy needs to be about your customer, not you
  • The 5-second rule
  • Design or Copy – which comes first?
  • Why you shouldn’t put your best content on just social media
  • How to get on getting social proof when starting out and the power of your story
  • Why you should begin by starting a conversation with your customers when they are visiting your website
  • Mapping our your sale process
  • Why Greg recommends Shopify for e-commerce businesses and WordPress for established service businesses
  • The ownership issues with self-hosted website platforms such as Wix

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Full Episode Transcript



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