How to Make a Simple Website for a Matchmaker Business [VIDEO BLOG]
Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Matchmaking Service Online Without Hassle!
Welcome to the Mighty Sites YouTube channel. If you've got a dating service, then keep your eyes peeled on this video because today, I'm going to be demonstrating how to use the Mighty Sites platform to build a website for your business. Now, if you've just randomly stumbled across this video today and you aren't quite familiar with the Mighty Sites Service as yet, Mighty Sites is the easiest way to create a simple website for your small business. You can literally launch your own websites in less than one minute. It's super affordable and it's only going to cost you nine dollars a month, and there is a free trial available for seven days. So, click on the link below this video, sign up for the free trial, and give it a go. See how it works for you and your small business.
I'm really excited to do this tutorial today. I love romance, and I love love, so I'm super excited. So let's get cracking. Once you've joined the platform, it's gonna ask you to search for your market at the top. We have hundreds of different markets to choose from for different small businesses, solopreneurs, and people with different side hustles. We are adding more markets every single week. So, I'm gonna head to the top and I'm going to search for my market: dating service. There it is over there. I'm now going to go ahead and select it.
Great, let's summarize a few basic details about our dating service so it can generate a simple website. I'm going to go ahead and put in my company name, as well as my city and my state or region. It doesn't matter where in the world you're located; you can use the Mighty Sites service. We have happy users from all around the globe. Let's go ahead and change the type of business from restaurant to service. Click on continue and let Mighty Sites work its magic and generate a simple website for my dating service business.
And look at that! It's literally generated a simple website for my dating service in not even a minute. Let's take a closer look at our website together. Now, the beauty of Mighty Sites is we've pre-written all the content for you, as a guideline of course, and we've pre-selected all the images. They are of really high quality, and they're completely free to use. However, I'm sure you've got some of your own awesome images, and you want to make one or two changes to the content. So today, I'm going to be showing you exactly how to do that. I'm going to be walking you through each section, from the top to the bottom, making my way through, showing you how simple it is to use the Mighty Sites platform. You don't need to know coding, you don't need to be a web developer, and you certainly don't need to hire a professional either. So, let's quickly head to the top and let's get going.
I'm gonna click on update section and go ahead and put in my email address. And make sure this box is checked so my email address is displayed on my Mighty Sites website. Let's go ahead and put in our phone number that is displayed next to that email address, and it is click to call by the way. I'm going to go ahead and put in my address as well as my postal code and save my location. My physical location is displayed in the top left-hand corner, and when your customers click on it, it will automatically take them to Google maps to get directions to your physical location. Let's make sure that's saved and head over to update social links. So, I'm sure your dating service is pretty active on social media. Go ahead and put in all the platforms you're active on over here. There's an option for Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook as well, and the icons will be displayed in the top right-hand corner. So, your customers can easily follow you, get some engagement going, and see what your dating service is up to.
I'm now gonna update my logo. Now, if you don't have a logo yet because you've recently launched your business or something along those lines, Mighty Sites will literally just display your business name, and it still looks really professional. However, I do have a logo, so I'm going to go ahead and upload it. Now, if you don't have a logo and you don't have a huge budget for a logo either, I do recommend you check out canva.com. You'll find a few great options on there that are free to use. The logo has been updated. We can make it bigger or smaller, but I think that sizing is perfect, so I'm gonna go ahead and leave it.
Now, with Mighty Sites as well, we've pre-selected all the colors for you, just to make your life as easy as possible when it comes to launching a simple website for your dating service. Perhaps the colors used on your logo, your branding, your business cards, your vehicle signage is a completely different color to this one over here. Although I think this color does sum up love and romance quite perfectly. However, if you want to change it, you don't need to know color coding. All you need to do is click on the handy little paint bucket over here and go through the various different color palettes available for you to use. So, I want something quite similar that sums up romance. I'm thinking like a pink or a red style, so let's check out our options. That looks absolutely stunning, so I'm going to go ahead and save that one. Very, very lovely, happy with that color.
I'm now going to hit the update image. Now, if you have your own images, go ahead and browse your device and upload it. Otherwise, search through the photo library. Hundreds of images to choose from, all completely free to use. Now, Marty's Auto will automatically search for a dating service. Play around with the terms a little bit. I'm going to search for just "dating" and see what pops up, and all these images sum up dating, romance, love perfectly. It's making my heart so happy. So, I'm gonna go ahead and select this image over here, very romantic, and a great representation of the services I offer. Let's check it out. That looks awesome.
I'm now going to head over to upgrade content. Now, over here, you can change the title, subtitle, which is this content over here, to suit your needs. The button doesn't have to say "contact us today", but I'm quite happy with that. So, I'm going to leave it as "contact us today" and go ahead and choose my link. Now, we can link to the lead form at the bottom, which I'm gonna get to in just a second. We can link to an action like click to call, directions, or click to email. So, for this one, I want it to be click to email. There is an option for a PDF file as well, so perhaps you have your services or details in catalog or PDF formats, go ahead and upload it over there.
Awesome, over here again, pre-written content just as a guideline to make your life as easy as possible. The button can link to various places. If you want to make some changes, click on upgrade section and work your magic. We've now made our way to the banner section. Over here, you can put a little bit more details about the background of your business, how your business came to be, how you got into this industry. Are you a hopeless romantic like myself, and that's why you chose to get into this industry? Go ahead and put all the details over here. Do you cater to specific demographics or markets like LGBTQ individuals or seniors perhaps? Do you have a certain matching process? Go ahead and pop all the details over here.
We've now made our way to the services section. Over here, you can put a little bit more detail about the different services you offer. Have you been in the industry for a really long time matchmaking? Perhaps you've been in the industry for over 15 years? Have you helped hundreds of couples connect, and they're happily married and dating now? Do you do criminal background checks because, in this day and age, that's obviously important. Do you only work exclusively for people that are looking for long-term relationships, or maybe people that just want casual relationships? Go ahead and put all the details over here.
We've now made our way into the last section, that lead form I just told you about. Over here, your customers can easily get in touch with you, put any details, their message, and click on send. Now, you will get notified by email that you have a lead via this form, as well as find all your leads in the site dashboard, your Mighty dashboard, which I'm going to take you to in just a second.
Let's just take one last look at our Mighty Sites website for our dating service. It was such a breeze to make amendments, super simple. I'm not super tech-savvy, and I really didn't struggle with this at all. I didn't need to hire a web professional to help me either. And remember, it's only going to cost you nine dollars a month, and there is a free trial available for seven days. The great thing about the free trial is you don't have to put your credit card details in, like most other online services these days, just to try it. Not with Mighty Sites, so click on the link below this video and give it a go.
Now, if you have a custom domain, click on the yellow "connect your domain" button and say "I already have a domain" and go through the various steps and linking it. If you're struggling, you will find a blog post over on our website, www.mightysites.com, with a step-by-step guide on how to do that. You'll also find a video on our YouTube channel. Check out our blog; there's lots of great tips and advice for marketing your small business online. Lots of valuable information on marketing your business on social media, in the community, how to market it for free. So, do check it out.
If you don't have a custom domain yet, you can now purchase your domain via the Mighty Sites platform. We've recently introduced the feature. Over in the site dashboard, your Marty dashboard, this as well is where you will find the leads from that form.
I hope this tutorial was helpful in building a website for your dating service. I'm really wishing you and your business Mighty success. And if you have any suggestions or any features you'd like to see in the future on the Mighty Sites platform, do comment below and let us know. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and keep spreading the love.