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Never in a million years did I think I would be raising child entrepreneurs, but after watching my side hustle for the past 9 years, our kids decided they needed a side hustle to call their own. When it came to deciding on what business would be best for them, our kids went with their heart and chose to surround themselves with the one thing they love almost as much as family. Puppies. That's right, about two years ago our kids opened their very own, word of mouth dog walking business, Howling Hounds Squad, with mom and dad supporting them along the way. But, as good as word of mouth referrals have been for our kids, they wanted to grow their business and branch out into our community beyond their little league friends. It became apparent that our kids needed a local community website to get their side hustle online and share it with the world.
When our child entrepreneurs came to us a few months back asking to create a website to generate more business, I knew just where to turn. GoDaddy's GoCentral website builder. You see, as much as I love that our kids are excited about being child entrepreneurs, I also realize that with my own side hustles, I don't have the time to build a new website from scratch. And, since they've never built a website of their own, I needed a solution that would get them up and running in less than an hour. Here are some of our favorite features of the GoCentral website builder.
Raising Child Entrepreneurs – Designing a Website to Support SMB
When you click on the link to create a free GoCentral site you're first asked two questions; ‘What's your site about?' and ‘What do we call your site?' What happens next, is absolute magic! Note: For our site, we entered ‘dog walking' and ‘Howling Hounds Squad'.
As you can see in the image below, GoCentral took those two little bits of information and pre-populated our new site with tailored, professional imagery from Getty images and incorporated pertinent text helping us find our audience fast.
In all honesty, you could stop right here and publish your site if you wanted to, but we wanted to make our site a little more personal by including our own photography. Adding your own photography and imagery is as easy as uploading your media, selecting your media with one click, and hitting done. There's no need to have previous website-building experience, or a full weekend to devote to getting a site up and running.
If you want to take your site father, GoCentral has a comprehensive list of features you can add to your site, from email marketing campaigns to signup forms.
GoCentral can even help you get your business listed in Google. GoCentral contains all the components that make a great website for your project and to connect you with people who will care about it, from SEO tools to the ability to launch a Facebook page with the information from your site.
Best of all, GoCentral has everything you need to start sharing your side hustle with the world. The website can be updated and viewed on mobile, making it easy to update your website while you’re out and about. Even when you're out with a few of your favorite puppy pals.
As a parent, I'm excited to see our child entrepreneurs eager to take their business to the next level, and, thanks to the help of GoDaddy's GoCentral, they're doing just that.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.