Why do I need my own website?

Having your own website has many benefits:

  • Project a more professional image to potential customers. More and more people are searching for local tradesmen via the internet.
  • Show potential customers the services you offer, you can add photos of previous work and testimonials from clients
  • Get listed on internet search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc) when someone is searching for your trade in your area
  • Use your web address to add strength to offline advertising such as business cards, flyers, newspaper and magazine ads etc
  • Add a link to your website in any online advertising e.g. local community websites, recommended trader sites etc
  • Save time by pointing potential customers to the information on your website rather than sending an email with attached photos
  • Promote your services via Social Media sites

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Why use TradeSiteBuilder? A friend has offered to create my website…

Usually when a friend says they'll develop your website for you, the chances are it won't be the professional quality website you had hoped for!

There are many different skills involved in creating an effective website, from good design and special features to optimising the site for good search engine ranking. And of course, the website needs to be able to work in different browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, MAC Opera, etc.).

TradeSiteBuilder offers all this and more. It can integrate Google Maps and YouTube videos into your website, it allows you to make your own changes whenever you like, and importantly, offers you expert support and guidance whenever you need it.

Once your site is created, you will need to pay for hosting. This is included with TradeSiteBuilder.

We bring together all the skills and facilities necessary to create a professional website for only £79 a year. And that's a price that's hard for anyone to beat.

Do I need any technical knowledge?

Not at all. The Website Editor Tool within TradeSiteBuilder was designed specifically to make creating a website easy for everyone. You need no technical knowledge to create a fantastic website which includes all the technically difficult bits you could want (uploaded Photos, Trade Association Logos, Google Map integration, SMS text messaging, and more). Plus help is available at every step of the way.

What's more, we host your website for you. That means you don't have to deal with separate internet hosting companies or even think about what's needed to get online.

How easy is it to build my website?

TradeSiteBuilder.co.uk is so quick and easy you can, in as little as 1 hour, create a 6-8 page website which contains all the features you would expect from a professional quality site including Photo Gallery, Trade Association Logos, Google Location Map, Contact Form, Testimonials, SMS Text Alert to your phone and much, much more. Then, at the click of a button, you can publish it to the internet and, if you want, go back and change it – add new text or photos, pick a different colour scheme, change information, add a new testimonial, anything you want – all free of charge.

Can I display Trade Association Logos?

Yes, TradeSiteBuilder enables you to upload logos from Trade Associations you belong to or accreditations you have received and display them on your website. It's easy.

Can I change my website?

TradeSiteBuilder lets you update your website as many times as you want, whenever you want – add a new photo, pick a different colour scheme, change the information, add a new testimonial, anything at all. Completely free of charge.

Who looks after the hosting of my website?

All websites created and published to the internet via TradeSiteBuilder are hosted on our fully managed, dedicated internet servers, so you don't need to find a separate hosting service. Our servers are fast, permanently connected to the internet and fully protected by the latest firewall technology.

Can you create my website for me?

It's easy to create a professional quality website with TradeSiteBuilder, but if you don't want to do it yourself or you're too busy, we can do it for you for a one off additional charge. See the 'Ready Made' package on the pricing page for more details.

When will the free trial start?

Your 14 day free trial will begin as soon as you register.

Are there any additional hidden costs above the £79 per year annual subscription?

No. To create, manage and update your business website our annual subscription is £79 per year. This allows you to change the look of your website, plus add and remove content any time and as many times as you like, at no additional cost. As well as this, our customer support team is on hand to answer any queries you may have. There are additional packages you can purchase, such as the 'Ready Made' or 'Custom Design' packages if you would prefer us to create your website for you, or would prefer a be-spoke design, as well as search engine optimisation (SEO), all of which have additional costs associated with them, but this is clearly highlighted on the Pricing page.

Can I access my website at any time to modify, update, add text, photos etc?

Yes. Your annual subscription allows you to modify, update, add and remove content as many times as you like, whenever you like.

How reliable are the TradeSiteBuilder servers?

Our servers are very reliable. They are fast, managed and monitored 24 hours per day, permanently connected to the internet and are fully protected by the latest firewall technology.

Do I have to use a TradeSiteBuilder domain name?

No. If you would like to use your own domain name you can easily point it to your TradeSitebuilder website and we provide instructions on how to do this.

Can I keep my existing domain name?

Yes. If you already have an existing domain name you will need to use the control panel for your chosen provider to point the domain name to our host company's domain name servers, or ask the provider to do it for you. Instructions differ between providers, but we will happily help you through this process if needed.