In the last year, LaLa Projects had the privilege of working with 5 different builders to create custom websites for their businesses. The biggest hurdles that builders face when putting together a website are supplying images of their work and developing text content for each page and project on the website.
Typically, builders are not great about taking photos of their finished work. It is understandably challenging to get photos of finished building projects, when you are working there are tools and parts all over the place and nothing is finished. When your work is complete there is no furniture or landscaping, without this final staging step the photos would not be that interesting.
Consider this, a key component for most construction websites is a portfolio section, clients want to see what type of work you have done in the past. They want to know that the company they are hiring to do a project for hundreds of thousands of dollars can handle the work. So, if you a builder with dreamers of building a website, start taking photos of all your work.
Hiring a professional photographer to shoot your work is great idea. Assuming you have a number of completed projects in the past. They should be able to coordinate with the owners to stage the space and take photos of the interior and exterior of the property. On average it will cost $300 per property. It will be worth it when you land your next $500,000 project. It is a relatively small investment that is well worth the money.
Moving forward, you could plan photography into every project that you do, work it into your process and into your quote. A great example of beautiful photos is from LaLa client blacksheepcabinets.com.
When you are working with LaLa Projects on a website be prepared to sit down with a copywriter. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is driven by text content. It is recommended that each web page has 300 words per page. This may seem like a lot of content, but if you want your website to place well on the search engines we are going to need to craft your website content with SEO in mind.
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LaLa Projects will help you get past these hurdles and more, but at least now you know what to expect.