How to make a website for a Personal Trainer

StoreGear gives you a starting point to make your own personal trainer website online with an expert to guide you from start to finish, and ensure your website run fast and is well made.

Steps

How to make a Personal Trainer Website

Either have us build your site for you from scratch OR start immediately on your own with our powerful and user friendly Visual Builder. Start from scratch or choose from more than 100 starting points built into the visual builder that you can then further customize to jump start your ideas.

Choose a Starting Point

To get your ideas moving quickly, choose a starting point that has all the pages fully laid out ready for you to put in your own text and images. Choose the starting point based on it aligning closely with your service/business, or because you like the ascetics of the layout starting point. At any point after signing up, you can load in any of the layouts you see during sign up.

Step 2

Activate Visual Builder

After signing up you can immediate enter the visual builder. The first time you enter visual builder mode, you will be presented with an interactive 5 min tutorial on using the visual builder to make sure you are comfortable.

Note: If this is beyond the level of involvement you want with the design or technical set up, we are already ready to set up a consulting session and take over.

Step 3

Add Your Images

Our starting points have some great stock photography images (which you are free to use) however you may want to drop in some of your own. Luckily with the visual builder this is easy to do. And not only are things easy to add, our system automatically adjusts the compression of your images and puts it on our content delivery network (CDN) meaning your images load super fast!

Step 4

Add & Edit Text

The starting points not only look beautiful, but can also act as inspiration for how to organize your content with starting point text. Then you can simply edit the text on the screen or in the settings area. With wordprocessor formatting tools, you can comfortably make changes and see what it will look like in real time.

Step 5

Design & Customize

You can style every almost aspect of your site’s fonts (whole google fonts library integrated), colors, buttons, hover styling, set responsive mobile styling, custom css, and tons of other advanced design settings all accessible within the visual builder.

Step 6

Design Review

We didn’t just go to a “bootcamp” and call ourselves web-designers…we have 20+ years of website design experience…and we are going to unload it on you during your design review to help ensure your messaging, your load speed and the ascetics are ready for a successful launch.

That’s the StoreGear advantage.

Why Use StoreGear

Not only is our Visual Builder simple and easy to use, the results and are measurably better.

Save Time

We have tried to optimize the process of getting your idea from start to launch. Weather that path is DIY, or working with our consulting design services. If you follow our steps, your outcome will be a better website made more efficiently and quickly than any other option out there.

Mobile Friendly

People will be viewing your website on multiple devices, computers, macs, pc’s, safari, chrome, phones…its important to be ready for all of your audiences. Test another demo site or your site on mobile, does it still look cool? 50% or more web traffic comes through mobile, be prepared.

Fast Websites

In addition to looking pretty, speed matters. It effects how your customers perceive you, AND it effects how high your website shows up in organic rankings…ie when somebody googles you..you want to be on top.

Services

Consulting Services Ready for Action!

Having a high performing website is the first step. However sometimes having an experienced consulting (repeat: EXPERIENCED) can help you teach you about things that need to be done that you weren’t even aware of so you can take your business to the next level. Here are a few of the areas we have experience and specialize in.

Brand Design & Strategy

Our design partner, Santa Monica.Design can take you through the design process to help re-craft your identity and tell the right story of your brand.

Social Media Management

We can train you with tips and tricks to educate you on the process of Social Media Management as well as be hired to do it for you.

Audience Analytics

Its important to understand who your audience is in order to present the right messaging. We can help analyze and define your market.

Website Development

We’re 100% website professionals (Not just using CMS). We code the CMS plugins, we know what need to be done and look and perform professionally.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the culmination of understanding your audience, and using the right technology to find the right partners.

Digital Coaching

We can offer you a primer on how to digitize your business and give a general overview of terms if you are feeling lost.

Team Training

We can come on site and train your technical and non-technical staff on how to use our platform to design and make updates to content

E-mail Marketing

We full integrate MailChimp, Sendgrid and 20 other providers with our opt-in mail form so people stay on your site

Builder Pricing + Consulting Pricing

How StoreGear Pricing Works

The process and pricing of building your website with StoreGear is a combination of two areas: 1) a high performance visual builder/hosting/CDN and 2) StoreGear consulting services that ensure that the end result is built properly. The pricing of both of these services is independent and can change depending on the project, what your experience may be, and the range of how much time you want to dedicate to building your site vs having us doing completely for you. Here’s the bread down:

Pricing Part 1 of 2: Builder/Hosting

Work Smarter with StoreGear: Builder Pricing

All the power of a high performance agency class visual builder + agency consulting services vertically integrated are what make StoreGear truly special. Our 100+ Starting Point themes can help jump start you from idea to finish, while being rest assured that your site is built professionally. In addition to being easy to use, and customizable, we are constantly updating plugins and software behind the scenes for performance to keep your sites loading measurably faster on average then other builders.

Pricing Part 2 of 2: Consulting Services

Coaching and Consulting Packages

Simply building a website isn’t always enough, you need to know how to build/use it effectively, you need to know how to get your audience to your site, and you need to design your site so that it effectively achieves the goals you want. StoreGear Consulting helps you fill the gaps with our expertise so that your website can be a more effective. You might already be a marketing/branding/design pro and need zero consulting, or you might need us to do your site from start to finish, or perhaps a mix of the two. Whatever your needs, our consulting workflow is designed to match your technical/marketing needs ensuring the best results at a fair price.

How to Compare

What to compare when choosing a builder

Before builders and subscription services, you could simply build your own website and pay for a monthly host. However doing so meant you had to keep track of the technical issues associated with browser and technology changes, as well as security. People that didn’t do that found their sites hacked, receiving a lower page rank, and their sites not being mobile friendly or just not even loading. As a result, StoreGear came around and let people pay a monthly fee where all of this was taken care of so that the customer could focus more on content and their business.

Today other companies have come in to offer similar types of services with much larger add budgets and investors. But…just because you have more money doesn’t mean you have more talent. Even though 100,000,000 budgets of square space, wix, Shopify would like to make you think they are “best”, StoreGear still leads the way on the best possible way to build your site.

Here are some things to consider and prioritize when making your site:

How fast does it load.

With huge advertising budgets you would think the big venture capital sites would all run at standard speed….turns out…nope. Making a website is nuanced, they want you to believe you just drop in your info and presto, perfectly built website. But its actually more complicated that. There are plenty of ways to test and call bullshit, simply drop in one their examples, or even their own website and see how it performs on a 3rd party testing tool, our two favorite are: https://www.gtmetrix.com and Google’s google page speed test. Check the results, its definitive.

Why does speed matter?
So that we don’t get confused, there are two areas of “speed” that matter:
1) when you visit the site, does it feel snappy?
2) Does googles “Page Speed” rating give the page a high speed.

These are two different areas of speed to care about…number 2 on the list, as of June 2018, will have an effect on what your page rank for google is (ie how high you come up on the list when people search for where you think you should show up). This Page rank effects normal google results, as well as their other services (google maps is a big one for stores/restaurants) and also their future services (AI assistant results). So is this important? I would argue its VERY important.

Content

Other companies offer lots of “bells” and “whistles”…that have no bearing on the success. They will tell you they do…and for some people they might…but define how they benefit you.

When we consult or think about content, we advise people to imagine what the success priorities are for your site are and then build around that. Maybe a success is getting a sale on the site, maybe its collecting and email. Maybe its telling the story of your brand. Pick your priorities, build around yourpriorities. Additionally, all our sites come with some level of coaching, this is where “talent” and “experience” come in to help guide you to the right priorities of what your site should look like for your audience. 

 

Features

And if there is a missing feature…storegear is build on top of the open source wordpress platform…the largest feature rich market place. We don’t install all plugins, but if there is a gap in our system, we have a large collection of plugins to choose from, review and impliment based on customer suggestions.

Some other notes...

Guarantee: our consulting services will be 100% the best money you ever spent.

Ever had a “designer” charge your 1500 – 8000 and then when you go to test your site on gtmetrix.com it loads with a low score, isn’t mobile friendly and then the “designer” disappears. A REAL “designer” knows that simply building a website through “wix” or “square space” is not enough…it needs to load fast, have real seo research, and load properly on mobile, and desktop. Even though a designer says he does that…check his or her work and make sure you are not part of their “fake it till you make it” journey.

That said, if you are designer unknowingly with a track record of doing less than optimal work on Wix or Square Space or Shopify or WordPress, check your sites on gtmetrix.com and then lets talks. We are not saying its not possible to do good work on those platforms, but check your results and then lets talk. Our platform can help you do better work. Let us show you how to make a better website for your clients on StoreGear. We can train you to be better.

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