We will start with three pages, and then work on a project for all the other pages. In general I need the following pages:
Homepage Design (the most important)
Mobile (Responsive) Homepage Design (very, very important!!)
Blog (index) Template
Individual Blog Post Template
Individual Page Template (For generic use)
How It Work Page
What We Buy Page
We can set a price for extra pages later on.
I will choose my finalists based on the skill displayed in the homepage design. and maybe 1 internal page. I will also need a simplified, mobile responsive design for smart phone. (current needtosellmyhousefast.com is responsive but does not look so good). Most of my traffic is mobile, so the mobile version of the homepage is extremely important too and should be very good, make it easy for the user to leave his information.
Needtosellmyhousefast.com is a lead generation site/blog. it has 6 main pages:
1. The homepage: Needs to be highly converting as it is the page that ranks best. Focus on this one first. I need this one to be really good!!! From the homepage we can derive all the other pages. No huge images please. as it needs to download super fast. Vibrant form should take center stage.
Also, the homepage should have a content locker:
Share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) to Download Free eBook. I've included the eBook cover as an attachment. See http://www.affairhub.com/chatlines to see what a content locker is. In the homepage. put the content locker in the body, not the sidebar. You can also design a widget for the internal pages
2. Blog: I need the blog index and individual blog posts to look way more professional than what it looks now.
3. Individual Blog Post Template
Blog post should have professional author bio box.
4. Individual landing pages for each State and City
Individual city/state pages have links to resources (Florida Resources in examples above.) I need to keep this for SEO reasons.
6. General Pages of Information: About Us, What We Buy, Stop Foreclosure, etc...
I need the following pages redesigned:
A. How It Works. http://www.needtosellmyhousefast.co…-it-works/
I need this page redesigned, explaining the whole process. Show the process in a neat way.
B. What We Buy: http://www.needtosellmyhousefast.co…uy-houses/
I need this page redesigned. Expain we buy houses, condos, multifamilies, etc..
C. Investors Page.. http://www.needtosellmyhousefast.com/investors/
This should be a short questionnaire followed by something like this: https://www.fasthomeoffer.com/joinh…ctarea.asp
Where people can choose a county and subscribe to our leads.
Sidebar should have space for Google Adsense block. (I think having Google ads help me rank better.) You may also leave space for ads inside blog posts. Visit some important/famous blogs and take inspiration from there, We need to look as authentic and trustworthy as possible.
There should be forms throughout the site. I like to have a short form in the top of the sidebar and another one in the body of the content (in-content form).
I want to keep the structure of the site, main content + sidebar throughout the site. I do want it to look more like a blog, a real resource for people who want to sell their house fast.
When you design my website, keep in mind we want to keep bounce rate down, so offer more content (blog post) to the readers (on the sidebar) with attractive images.
I will also need a exit popup with a form:
Get a Free Offer on your House... No obligations.. Find out how much your house is worth... You have nothingng to loose. Request an offer.
I intend to keep the same content , as it is ranking very well as it is.
You may use same color scheme or choose a similar one. (coordinate colors more professionaly)
Focus on keeping the user on the site. Dont design anything that will be too complex to code. We want to keep the site fast and simple. No need for slider and the like.
Use calls to action, trust factors (dont overdo these), nice typographic combinations, plenty of white space, and every other trick on the book to make the site look beautiful, and make the content really shine.
Blog should have links to related (or latest) articles. with thumbail to attract attention and keep user on site.
I know it is too much informatio, but start on the homepage and we will go from there.