7 Tips to create your own website

This post is not a step by step guide for creating your own website. Here, we discuss the 7 top tips to create your own website. Most business owners/freelancers feel the need to create website for their business/services at some point in their life. These tips should help you accomplish that. You don’t necessarily have to be a tech geek.

#1 Know what you need
Understand what would be the essentials to create your own website. You would necessarily need a domain name and a web hosting plan. For design purposes, you would require a template, logo and royalty free images. For business needs, business email address is essential. An account with Google Analytics would help you in the long run. To think of these many, may sound intimidating. Nevertheless, these costs as few as 10-20 USD and few minutes of your time.

#2 Choose open source tools
Propriety content management system may seem attractive. The downside is, you are stuck with a single web development company. They can charge you anything at their own will. Instead, if you choose open source platforms such as WordPress or Joomla, you don’t have to spend on licenses. You can have developers to create custom themes for you. You can also purchase themes from larger repositories.

#3 Understand SEO and SMM
Don’t expect visitors to drop by, just because you published your website. Even a news release won’t bring too many visitors. Understand how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works and how it associates with web traffic. Not just SEO (like: SEO for Nerf Modulus), you would need SMM in this social media age too. Your web design should have contingencies to include sharing and other forms of social media marketing options for your product and contents.

#4 Urge call to action
Use call to action text wherever possible. Difference between “50% off” and “50% off, Click here” is huge. Unless you call for action, the prospective consumers are never sure about your products. There are lot of graphics and fonts available for creating call to action text. Placing them in the right spot matters a lot too. It’s text like these that makes visitors to decide what to do next.

#5 Outsource where its necessary
You can’t do everything on your own. Employ people to do tasks such as designing, writing, marketing, advertising or whichever tasks, you are not good at. Be clear about your goals and communicate it clearly to them. You can find tons of thousands of freelancers with wide range of skills available online.

#6 Display decent portfolio
The idea of your own website is to showcase your works. Unless you are making the website exclusively for a product, your website should be about you and your works. For instance, if you are a photographer, post your best photographs.

#7 Focus on adding credibility
Add a detailed ‘About Us’ page. Introduce you and your team in best light. Do not add generic testimonials. No one likes to believe a comment like ‘It’s great’ from an Adam Smith. Get loyal customers to do specific testimonials mentioning their city, website, etc… You can also add customer testimony like “great price and quality for your affordable plumbing services in Liverpool“.

With these tips, building a website should be as easy as 1-2-3. Post your doubts and suggestions in the comment section.

Real estate logo designer

Real estate business has grown tremendously all over the world in the last decade. Apparently, many home owners journey to owning that dream home or property begins with an online or physical visit to a real estate agent. 

As a real estate agent, there can never be a better way to position oneself than branding oneself. Whereas branding your real estate business may take many forms, one of the popular methods is to have a logo. This all important journey begins with identifying a professional real estate logo designer.

Creato Compan is your sure call in this regard. We are a 100% Australian owned company that boasts of professional experience in the designing of logos. Also, we deal in other branding including website designing and business cards designing. Creato company understands the purpose of a logo is not simply to act as a visual appeal . Rather a logo is a symbol of authority and a marketing tool on what the real estate business can deliver. With this understanding, we are able to create a logo that perfectly matches each of our clients' niche in the real estate industry.

Our experience in real estate logo designing dates back to many years . We have seen what works in the real estate and what does not work very well. For instance while the four basic colours, that is blue, red, yellow and black, were very polular in the past yeara, these colours no longer appeal in the modern real estate logo designs. More so, we understand the real estate business in its full diversity. 

Also, our professional team fully understands the psychology of colours and the impact of the font used in a logo design. For instance, it is a fact that customers start developing trust in a company's abilities based on the logo design. In this regard, our team has been thoroughly taken through the different trainings in this area with some of them earning degrees in the area.

More so, we have a friendly team that keenly listens to the customer's taste and preference. In the quest to give our customers the best, we have provided a platform for them to provide feedback, including complaints.

Our real estate logo designs are also specially designed to look excellent in business cards, billboards and and anywhere else you wish your logo to be appearing. To achieve this, we use the vector format in its most professional way. The vector format is basically the use of lines as opposed to pixels. This ensures that the logo is able to adapt to any size. 

Besides, our very affordable fees with no hidden costs. Such prices are calculated on very transparent terms such as the shapes and patterns to be used and the time it will take to complete the design. Our customers also have a choice of or a combination of the most secure payment methods. That is, MasterCard, Visa, Paypal or AmericanExpress. 

Finally, we boast of positive testimonials, which undoubtedly are due to our excellent services. More so, we have a strong portfolio. Our different clients in this regard range from small real estate business to the very large real estate agents.

Cards against humanity Australia


Party Game

Cards Against Humanity is a board game and party game for horrible people and people without limitation. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card that he can pick from 3 options, and everyone else in the game can answers with their funniest white card. 550 total cards: 460 white and 90 black. This is the main game, classic game. Buy this first. Contains zero references to U.S. President Donald Trump. Wouldn't it be nice to laugh again?

They are now new Card against humanity Australia box options with different colors and topics. New boxes are green for more philosophy and fun facts, red that is more political and rough, blue that is more social topic such as food. Most the box expansions are available on the net such as Games Paradise and ToysHub.

cards against humanity australia

You can always check our partner review website for toys and games and read more about cards against humanity game. You can find more reviews and articles on Industry News. The game was rewarded many time for past 3 years in many countries. The first year the game went out, the game manufacturer wasn't able to supply enough game to meet the demand, it happened that some gameshow the company stand didn't have any stock to sell but rather they will sell pre-order games, an outstanding performance that bring this board game as one of the top 5 2016 board games in Australia, US and Canada.

Affiliate Marketing with Magento 2

Magento 2 like Magento 1, allows you to include dynamic links based on the product name. This is very usefull when for professional affiliate marketer who work with large websites such as eBay or Amazon. It allow the online marketer to  upload many products without worrying about the link to use. API made by eBay allow you to track any links without adding a standard source/ medium= coding in your link. This can be seen on ToysHub in the Beanie Boos section.

Contact our team

Our team can provide ongoing support with web development on Magento 1 and 2. We additionally provide new services on Website speed optimization. You can check our blog on Open source coding.

Shopify – flate rate shipping

In October , we have been approached to edit Exo Shopify store and to work out the logistic for the online shop. After few tests, we find out that the best way to to calculate the shipping will be per cube meter rather than weight. However our aim is to use a flat rate rather than a table price, as it is more easy for the customers to understand the shipping cost involved in purchasing bonzai driftwood for sale. On the top of it, the cube meter solution is more difficult to use on Shopify than other platform.

Magento Attributes customisation

Recently, we had to work on a project given by our local partner to create custom automation data base based on eBay API. Our development team worked on creating 3 scripts to match our 3 attributes set and fill automatically SQL database. The link on Paw Patrol Patroller is generated from 2 scripts, one from eBay API and our custom made script to find available stock. This process can be found as well on toddler toys website. Find more useful article on Business News Live Journal.

Cost of owning a Magento website

There are 2 approaches of Magento website expenses. The first one is related to develop a website and the second one is the cost of maintenance.

  1. The cost of developing  Magento website start from $900 to $60,000. Magento doesnt allow you to add easily plugins and custom theme. There are few theme that have some good editorials tools but overall you will probably need a programmer to customise your website. As an example, the cost of developing Little Live Pets & Zanussi websites for DMS was $4,200.
  2. The cost of maintenance is mixed on Magento. Cost is lower than Drupal but way higher than WordPress. You can estimate from $3,000 to $30,000 to maintain and keep developing a good Magento website. A new landing page like Unox can be easily $500 for the content, layout and coding.

Cost of running a WordPress website

There are 2 approaches of website expenses. The first one is related to develop a website and the second one is the cost of maintenance.

  1. The cost of development start from $400 to $10,000. WordPress allow you to develop basic blogs to more advanced e commerces. As an example, the cost of developing an Adwords Sydney website for DMS was $1,200.
  2. The cost of maintenance is reduced. As an example, you can add pages and articles without coders. You will need need someone t help you for all custom tasks. As an example for cost of maintening a blog like Encyclopedia project is nearly $30 per year for the domain name and hosting while a ecommerce like driftwood for aquarium will cost $2,500 for web developer and graphic design expenses.

Magento internal structure

There is different way to build youl internal link structure such as blog and homepage links. Magento give you a second option to build categories and subcategories content by adding a static block under Custom design > Custom layout update

Add the following code:

<reference name="content">
  <block type="cms/block" name="cooking2" after="-">
    <action method="setBlockId"><id>cooking2</id></action>

It will display you new block under you subcategories and will give you space for your internal link structure. See ex: Zombicide & Magic Cards categories. For some themes, this option is not working properly such as on iconista website where we need a proper coder to custom the layout.

Landing pages on Worpdress: How does it work?

Content for landing page

We recently had a project for Jazz dance classes for CDA Academy. They want to explain more in depth their Jazz dance classes including the nature, price & objectives.

To prepare a new landing page you have to:

  1. Prepare the content
  2. Have it read by a copywriter
  3. Prepare the layout
  4. Add and save the new page
  5. Add the page in your navigation menu. Appearance > Menu > Add new page > Sydney dance classes (select your page).