5 Easy Steps to Build Your Law Firm’s Site

Building your firm’s site is not as hard as it seems. Here’s 5 step process to building a great looking site:

Step 1: Prepare a list of things you want to include on your site. Here’s a good start:

  1. Contact information
  2. Location
  3. About page
  4. Pictures of all the attorneys at the firm
  5. Header image (please don’t post another courthouse, gavel or scales of justice)
    1. Use unsplash.com to find great images you can use for free
  6. Practice area(s)
  7. Contact us form

Step 2: Pick a domain name

  1. check if it’s available on GoDaddy.com
  2. if it’s not, try to find something close, but keep it short and easy to remember

Step 3: Pick a website builder. Here are great options:

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Squarespace

Squarespace

 

  1. easy to use
  2. great templates
  3. simple designs
  4. creates great mobile pages
  5. you can purchase the domain (if it’s available) directly through the site

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Weebly

 

Weebly (very similar to Squarespace)

  1. easy to use
  2. great templates
  3. simple designs
  4. creates great mobile pages
  5. you can purchase the domain (if it’s available) directly through the site

 

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Wix

 

Wix (may be easier to use)

  1. more options
  2. has legal templates
  3. easy to use
  4. creates great mobile pages
  5. you can purchase the domain (if it’s available) directly through the site

Step 4: Build the site you want using their tools and get feedback.

  1. Always have someone test run your brand new site to make sure everything works
  2. Fix any bugs

Step 5: Share everywhere! Promote your site on social media:

  1. Create a Facebook page for your firm (instructions coming soon)
  2. Create a Twitter account & start tweeting about your areas of law
  3. Create a LinkedIn account for your firm or simply share it in your own profile

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