Question :
HI ThereI run fitness classes in the community.  Have gone online during COVID and now would like to pursue this further alongside my community business.  I need to set up a website. Have got a contact to help me but seems rather expensive.  Its $67 p/m for 24 months I need help with IT stuff / marketing and graphic design Thank you in advanceAND thank you for setting up this great platform! 

Question submitted 12/05/20 @ 03:25pm
Industry: Digital and Technology
  • Kia Ora. Congrats on pivoting your business and a creative outcome.

    Have a look at website building platforms like SquareSpace or Weebly, plus you don’t have to make a long term commitment. Should be less expensive than what you have been quoted.

    I’ve just come across a site called Needed.co.nz that has a list of creative contractors for smaller projects. No personal experience with it, but may be worth a look.

    Well done!

    Good on you for setting up something new. There are various tools out there to build your own website. Weebly and WordPress are very popular.
    Also try https://www.domains4less.co.nz/ or https://www.freeparking.co.nz/ that host websites and have website builders.
    For marketing I suggest getting the best that you can afford 🙂
    If you need any help with setting up other systems that you may need like Xero or a CRM please feel free to contact me.

    I have used Squarespace and it is very easy. Canva is also a good resize/design for your social platforms and website, it is also easy.
    Can you ask a student (ie needs funds) to provide you 10 photos/videos per week – you pay them a flat fee for providing new imagery. They might even work it into Canva each week if you give them a briefing. Make sure you brief them on your ‘brand’ and ensure there is some consistency, plus ensure that what is photographed has permission. You might need a model fee. Or ask them to photograph classes with permission from clients. Many computers have video editing suites these days that add music and text and work for social file sizes. Then use FB/Inst and if you boost things – target to defined areas.
    Try to build a database and keep these guys engaged also (Mailchimp) and try some promos with like-minded businesses. Perhaps a cafe will let you put flyers on their counter, and you give the owner some classes. IT – get someone local and give them the list (maybe again you can contra.

    Try our website tool partnership with Swiftly – here – https://www.manaaki.io/1000websites/

    Swifty is a great solution. Net step is looking at graphics/branding and undertaking this work as cost effectively as possible.

    Below is a link to a small business, great pricing and high quality work.



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