It’s great having a blog so you can address an audience and build a community, but if you’re missing the chance to connect with more personalities as a result of a poor blog design, it’s time for you to rethink your marketing strategy.
Checking out statistics online will amaze you. It’s reported that the usage of mobile devices from the first quarter of 2012 to the first one in 2013, has nearly doubled! That’s a significant growth in mobile device usage, wouldn’t you agree?
If you’re operating a business where you sell goods and services to the public, it’s important that you realize the impact that mobile devices is or will have on your business. In the first quarter of 2013, people were becoming quite comfortable buying stuff with their tablets.
I must ask, “Are you prepared to service people who use their mobile devices to access your online business?” If not, it’s something to consider. You could be missing countless opportunities to connect with a larger portion of your audience.
If you would like more information, check out the Smart Insights blog to read about the mobile marketing statistics for 2013. It’s a real eye-opener. 🙂
My Decision to Conform
With more and more people accessing the Internet through digital devices, I’ve decided to change my existing theme over to a mobile responsive one. I just did this with my PLR store, and now it’s time to invest in a new design for this blog, too.
I purchased a theme from StudioPress (the makers of the Genesis framework), and I’ve been quietly playing with the layout for the last couple of days. At the rate I’m going, it’s a slow process, so I’ve decided to hire a designer to get it done – if I can find one!
Why Hire a Designer?
I don’t have a problem designing graphics for other people, but when it comes to my personal websites, I can’t seem to wrap my head around anything I like. That’s a tell-tale sign that I’m spending too much time on the entire mess, and it’s time hand the job to someone else.
The only problem is that I don’t know anyone who designs websites and I dislike the idea of going to Elance.com or a similar site. I’ve had too many bad experiences with hiring designers that don’t understand what I want, or they get so far into the job and never finish. Worse yet, they don’t refund my payment.
So until I can actually find a designer to help me with this project, I’ll slave away over the weekend to see what transpires. However, if you know of someone that does web design work and you trust them, please do let me know!
Is your website business mobile responsive? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Thanks for reading,
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