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Website Design & Development

Your business isn’t cookie-cutter; your website shouldn’t be either. DIY website builders can only take you so far. Let's create a website from scratch to not only give you a sense of pride in your website and digital presence, but also help visitors to know, like, and trust you.
Website Design and Development

Website Design & Development Done Right, The First Time

Your website is the gateway to success in our interconnected world, but do you know where to start? Don’t waste your precious time and energy on trying to figure out hosting, website design, copy, images, messaging, and development.

Hire someone you can trust! I will build a custom website strategy, design, and development. From color schemes to user experience, I meticulously craft every element to reflect and enhance your unique brand.

Only you can run your business – you don't need to worry about your website, too.

Curious About the Costs of Having a Bad Website?

The costs of having a bad website go beyond the immediate financial investment. Poorly designed and developed websites can negatively affect reputation, credibility, customer acquisition, and overall growth potential.

In our digital world, only having a “good” website might not even be enough. It's essential to prioritize an exceptionally well-designed and functional website to avoid any negative impacts.

Let’s explore what you stand to lose from a bad website, and on the other hand, what you can gain from a great website:

Trust & Credibility

(Cost) A poorly designed or outdated website can harm your credibility. Visitors might perceive the business as unprofessional or unreliable, leading to a loss of trust.

(Gain) A website is often the first point of contact for potential customers. A well-designed experience creates a positive first impression, instilling trust and credibility. This can lead to increased engagement and conversions.

Search Engine Visibility

(Cost) If you want to be found on Google, you need to have your website built to be found. Just because you built it doesn’t mean they will come.

(Gain) A properly optimized, keyword rich website ranks higher in search engine results. This increased visibility leads to more organic traffic, expanding your reach to potential customers actively searching for your products or services.

Ability to Follow Up

(Cost) A bad website can significantly impact conversion rates. If users struggle to find information, complete transactions, or contact the business due to website issues, it can lead to lost sales or leads.

(Gain) A good website engages visitors effectively. It keeps them on the site longer, encourages exploration, and prompts actions that can lead to conversions, whether it's making a purchase, filling out a contact form, or signing up for a newsletter.

Paying Customers

(Cost) A website that's slow, unresponsive, or difficult to use frustrates visitors. This negative user experience can deter potential customers from engaging with the business and drive them towards competitors.

(Gain) In a crowded market, a good website design sets you apart from competitors. It helps in establishing a unique identity and value proposition, attracting customers who resonate with your work.

Making An Impact

(Cost) Negative online reviews or comments about a bad website can damage your online reputation. It can spread negative word of mouth, impacting potential customers' perception.

(Gain) A well-designed website reflects the professionalism and values of your work. It helps you establish a strong brand image, differentiate from competitors, and foster brand loyalty among customers.

While the initial investment in an excellent website design may seem high, the long-term benefits and returns outweigh the costs. A well-designed website is a powerful marketing tool. Plus, designing your website right the first time reduces the need for constant fixes, updates, or complete redesigns, which could end up costing more over time.

Steps To Having a Website That Serves Your Business

To have a website that serves you and your company, certain steps must be taken. Here's a proven method to ensure your website is built right the first time.

Strategize and Plan

You can't know the roadmap until you know the destination. First, we collaborate to develop a plan based on your unique systems, procedures, goals, and processes. Only then do we start building your custom website and implementing a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy.

Design Around The Strategy

I don't like sliding your content into pre-made templates and designs because your business isn't a generic template. Distinguish your brand identity with a distinct online presence. Save money in the long run when your website is built correctly the first time.

Develop The Website

Not only do we design your website together, we launch it too! This includes the website set-up and any agreed upon integration requests, such as email marketing, Google analytics, CRM, and more.

Maintain And Protect

After your website is launched, you need to ensure it’s protected and optimized. I continually monitor for security threats and issues on the website to ensure minimal downtime and hacks.

Let me run your website while you run your business!

Grow And Be Found

We strive to rank on the top of Google and other search engine results for researched keywords and search terms. Grow your authority and visibility for local search optimization, no matter your hometown.

Website Design & Development Testimonials

You can’t hire a web designer without checking out their work, right? I’m proud to showcase my work and the things my amazing clients have to say about it! Check it out.

Kathy King

One of my biggest fears was the website and all the forms, updates, etc., we need daily. I have been shocked at how easy it is and how user-friendly you made it. I’ve been part of many websites builds and projects, but you are seriously the best.

Kathy King

Celebration Ministry Staffing

I hired Marc Hyde Creative to design and engineer my new website last year and it was the best decision ever. I'm now on his maintenance plan and I sleep better at night knowing my website is taken care of by a real professional. Not only was Marc incredibly efficient, knowledgeable, communicative, creative, and flexible, he's also a wonderful person to work with and I really value his work ethic. He helped me build my site from the ground up with every custom feature I wanted (and I didn't go bankrupt in the process)! If you're looking for the best person to help you with similar projects this year, stop your search immediately and just thank me later.

Lisa Childs

Tried, Tested, & True
Laura Tuttle
Marc is incredible to work with! I needed him to build me a website from scratch and he took the reins and created a beautiful, easy to navigate website that I am so proud of! He is so easy to work with, personable and quick to answer questions. I highly recommend his services.

Laura Tuttle

Laura Lives the Good Life
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Marc sure came to the rescue after two costly and failed attempts to create a new website for my company, Magitek, LLC. He patiently listened and learned the full scope of our complex rehabilitation drive controls for powered wheelchairs. His talent resulted in a site that is people friendly, yet packed with the information necessary to present our products. Not an easy task to create a site that is understood by our special end users and Assistive Technology Professionals alike. Marc is extremely capable, efficient, and knowledgeable. His kind approach proved a perfect fit for us and I know you will have the same great experience. We are blessed to have found him.

Stephan Lautzenhiser

Magitek LLC

What Happens After Your Website is Built?

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You launched a website! Great! But now what?

Without the proper maintenance Search Engine Optimization, no one will find your website. I intentionally build your website with SEO in mind, so it’s one less thing you have to worry about.

What’s the purpose of SEO when the website design is completed?

Increased ranking on search engines

Increased visibility

Increased organic traffic

Clean and easy-to-navigate website

Proper website speed and performance

Optimized for mobile platforms and devices

South Bend Web Designer

Hi! I'm Marc; Your Friendly South Bend Web Designer & Digital Marketing Guy!

I'm a proud South Bend native, and love working with real people to accomplish real goals. I pride myself in responsive customer service. When you choose to work with me, you work directly with me. I become your personal guide and contact to help you take your website and digital presence not just to the next level, but a place where you are proud of yourself and your work.

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Recently Completed Projects

There's nothing new under the sun – which should be a word of encouragement! Here are several recent website design, strategy, and branding projects that I completed for other businesses, blogs, schools, churches, personal brands, and organizations that needed more than a DIY website . . . just like you!

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