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    Marketing Pro or DIY?

    What do you guys use for graphic design? For your website, logo, social media graphics. Thinking whether to seek the services of a professional. I have no idea how much it would cost. Or should I do it myself with something like canva.com

    Www.martyscardetail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyk13 View Post
    What do you guys use for graphic design? For your website, logo, social media graphics. Thinking whether to seek the services of a professional. I have no idea how much it would cost. Or should I do it myself with something like canva.com

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    That's a complicated question...with a lot of factors.

    I will be glad to elaborate in-depth.
    Let's start simple.

    Do you write your own web pages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    That's a complicated question...with a lot of factors.

    I will be glad to elaborate in-depth.
    Let's start simple.

    Do you write your own web pages?
    Yea. Www.martyscardetail.com is all my work.

    Www.martyscardetail.com

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    I also do my own web pages.

    Quote Originally Posted by martyk13 View Post
    Yea. www.martyscardetail.com is all my work.
    It's a good start. The basics for a webpage are Who, What, When, Where, and How.

    NOTE: Personally I'd lose the www. prefix. Less to type. Less to remember. Everyone knows it's the Web.

    Web Pages:
    The 1st "trick" is to immediately capture the potential customer's attention so they "stay" on your page(s).
    Sadly, there is nothing "exciting" about your home page. That's where a strong graphic/picture/video comes in.

    The 2nd trick is to make your pages FAST! Google ranks your pages "mobile-first". This is important!
    Nobody likes a slow website and you can lose customers if it loads slow. It must be under 3 seconds.

    Here is a FREE Google tool I use to test my page speed. (and those of my competitors)
    https://pagespeed.web.dev/
    Also, if you are using Chrome browser: (go to the page you want to test)
    Upper right hand corner > Three dots > More tools > Developer tools > At the top right choose > Lighthouse
    You can test both mobile and desktop speed.

    If you want to know what Google knows about your website type site:martyscardetail.com in the search box.

    In short, I started out with a FREE webpage maker called https://mobirise.com
    You can design web pages on your desktop without having to upload them to the server to see the results.
    There are other products like https://wordpress.com/website-builder/

    Graphics:
    There is a site called https://www.fiverr.com/ that I might suggest.

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    If you have artistic talent then try canva but you could just hire project-based freelancers for sure there tons of freelancers available online. that's what we do.

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