Since our founding, Louisville Web Nerds has become a trusted partner to dozens of companies in the Louisville, KY area, and even a few in other states.
Here are a few reasons to hire LWN to help with your website project.
We Design and Develop with WordPress
As I write this post, WordPress is used on 34% of websites on the Internet. That’s a full 1/3 of the websites online. For a single software platform, that’s an incredible number.
This is up from about 30% of the web a couple of years ago. Even with competitors spending millions of dollars on advertising and WordPress spending next to nothing, it still grows in popularity. This is a testament to its quality, extendability, support community, cost, and ease of use.
While we will work within other platforms from time to time, we design and develop almost exclusively with WordPress due to this widespread adoption.
We Build Websites for a Variety of Functions
One of the amazing things about a website is you can build it to do almost anything you can think of.
We have built and supported websites for a wide variety of functions over the years, and love to do this to support the dreams of small businesses.
Here are just a few of these functions:
- Online memberships for a fitness coach
- Marketing for law firms, gyms, construction companies, lawn companies, technology companies, travel agencies, heavy equipment resellers, and dozens of other types of small businesses
- Onboarding for a title company and a local veterinarian
- Lead-generation and parent information for Pre-Schools
- E-Commerce for a meal-prep company
- Online donations for non-profits
- Online applications for non-profit grants
- Content marketing for technology blogs
- Online Education websites
- And more…
All of these functions serve the website owners perfectly and specifically for their business and allow them to focus on growth rather than fighting with technology.
We Don’t Lock You Into Long-term Contracts
While some agencies require 6-month or even annual contracts, we operate all of our support plans on a month-to-month basis.
This means if you need to free up cash flow and want to take things into your own hands, it can be done without a major hassle. Just let us know and we’ll simply stop providing services and you’ll stop paying us.
After all, providing a service to a business is about providing value to the customer. If that isn’t true at any time, ending the agreement shouldn’t be a legal situation.
We Support Local and National Charities
Another goal of mine when I started the company was to be able to donate a portion of our profits each year to local charities and to help local families that might be in need. Since our founding, we’ve donated over $1,200 to local and national charities who support all different types of causes.
No, it’s not a lot yet, but maybe someday it will be, and every little bit helps.
We don’t do this to gain recognition or attention. We just do it because these are great organizations that are working to help people and to make the world better for everyone.
We Won’t Go Dark on You
Over half of our business comes from website owners who have been abandoned by the people who built their websites. Trust me, we won’t go dark on you.
This happens all too often. Companies build websites as quickly as possible, then move onto the next job without a trace. They provide no ongoing support when it comes time to keep them up to date and no training to the business owner.
These are often the lowest cost contractors, outsourced overseas developers, agencies that took crash courses, or friends of friends of friends who don’t have time to maintain the websites they build.
This not only results in poorly built websites that are difficult to maintain and break easily, but it also handcuffs the business-owner to not being able to keep their website up-to-date.
While LWN was officially founded in 2017, we’ve been building websites since 2001 and stand behind what we build. It is also a key income stream for our family, so we’re not going anywhere, believe me.
That’s why we developed our WordPress support plans that cover everything a business owner needs to make sure their website stays up to date. As I write this post, we’re currently supporting close to 20 websites with this service.
We’ve Been Building Websites for 18 Years
It’s possible to find folks who will build websites for a few hundred bucks, but in this business, you tend to get what you pay for. Those deals don’t often come with a whole of experience, service, or know-how, and those folks aren’t likely to stick around to help you down the road.
We’ve been building websites since 2001 and have been using WordPress since 2006. We’ve been through every major revolution of the web and understand it on a deep level. It’s hard to find that kind of experience just anywhere.
You’re already in the right place.
We’re a Bootstrapped Business That Keeps Your Costs Low
Since LWN was founded, one of our guiding principles has been that we wanted to save small businesses money by serving clients who don’t quite need the services of a large agency but need better service than a one-off web designer can provide.
To fit into this position, we must keep our own overhead costs low.
We do this by keeping facility costs incredibly low, making use of automation technologies for overhead tasks like accounting and billing, minimizing hosting, software, and hardware costs, keeping personnel costs low, and overall running a lean operation with exactly what we need, not anything more.
This means we aren’t forced to bloat our prices to cover things that customers shouldn’t have to pay for, and we’re able to pass those savings onto you.
We Understand SEO
A common misconception among business owners is if you launch a website, you’ll automatically be flooded with free traffic. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.
There are a wide variety of things that must be done correctly on a website, and even outside of the website, in order for it to rank well in search engines and get free traffic.
We Love Helping Small Businesses
If we end up working together, you’ll probably hear me say multiple times that I started this company because I wanted to provide small businesses with the web expertise they need to grow their businesses without the overhead of hiring a huge agency.
Business owners should be focusing on their businesses, not struggling with their websites. Louisville Web Nerds provides these services at reasonable rates, on a month-to-month basis, and with the experience of working with a close friend.
Ready to Start Your Web Project?
If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to chat about your project.