If you are involved in a Guide group you will most likely be faced with a challenge – how can we attract new members and keep the ones we already have? The lifeblood of any group is to ensure new prospects can easily find information about you and ensure that what they do find is informative and compelling enough to try.
If you are in the position of many groups you will find that you are competing for youth members and adults – competing against a raft of sporting clubs – netball, soccer, basketball, football, and even other Guide groups.
So, put yourself in the position of a parent looking for an activity for their child. Do a Google search for your Guide group. What do you find?
If you do not have a website you will most likely find links to other websites, newspaper articles, Facebook posts that mention your group, very likely from years gone by.
Without a website there is no single point of reference that clearly describes who you are, what you stand for, what your values are, who to contact and where to find more information. At this point your group is relying on word of mouth in the community for survival.
Now do a search for your competitors – the local football/netball, soccer, basketball club. Chances are they will have a website that has some information on what they are about and how to find out more.
Like it or not, your group is effectively at a competitive disadvantage without a website and it is likely that you will continue along this same path.
What if you could change this direction and harness the power of the internet to drive people to your group? Well you can. Web Services Made Simple can put together a customised website with your information, photos and documents and maintain the site, all at an affordable price.

Perhaps you are in a position where you have a website and it is not being regularly updated or maintained, and frankly it is looking a little bit tired. Despite having a website, outdated information does not reflect positively on your group and may even turn away new prospects.
If your group is lucky enough to have a parent or leader able to take on the role of webmaster, ask yourself – what happens when this person moves on? Who will look after it then?
Now think of a large and successful Guide group that you know of in your region, and do a Google search. Typically, successful groups have harnessed the power of the internet and have a well defined website that is up to date and packed full of information. It is not surprising that large successful groups have a strong internet presence with many favourable links that draw people to them because of the dynamic and exciting environment they have built.
In this day and age it is commonplace for parents to research organisations, compare alternatives and come armed with information before they will try anything. Put yourself in their shoes and ask – if I wanted to find out about a Guide group – where would I go? You owe it to your groups’ long term future to build your brand and get it out in the public eye.
This is where Web Services Made Simple comes in – we can design, build and maintain a customised website at an affordable price.
$350 – Design, build and launch your website. Includes domain registration, hosting and support for 1st year.
$350 – Ongoing maintenance, updates, support, domain registration and hosting for 2nd or subsequent year.
To register your interest or sign up go to the contact page now.
Still not convinced? Read on!
If you have ever tried searching for a company to build you a website, as I have, you will find it is not a simple process. Many companies are not interested in small sites and accordingly, price themselves out of reach of volunteer organisations. Those that do will ask you to call them for a quote, and even have complex pricing plans based on a cost per page. Contrast that with the service offered at Web Services Made Simple and you will find value for money for the valuable service you need.
What would I get with my website?
Included in the cost of the website is:
• Domain name registration eg. www.myguidegroup.org
• Web hosting
• Secure backup of site contents
• Multiple content updates in the first 3 months from launch date
• One set of content updates per calendar month thereafter
• Email support for website issues
What features can I have on my website?
• Key information
• Programs
• Photos
• Documents
• Forms
• Calendars
• Posts/Comments
• Links
• *eCommerce features not included
The purpose of a website is to provide up to date information, key documents and eye catching photos. When developing the site, Web Services Made Simple will provide the basic structure and format suitable for computers, tablets and mobile devices. As the owner all you need to worry about is:
• Content – details of programs, upcoming events, roles, values, links
• Photos – ensuring consent of peoples images
• Key contact details – email and phone numbers
Web Services Made Simple will take care of all technical details to get your site up and running and regularly maintained.
So get started today! At Web Services Made Simple, just like our services, the cost plan is simple with no hidden extras.
$350 – Design, build and launch your website. Includes domain registration, hosting and support for 1st year.
$280 – Ongoing maintenance, support, domain registration and hosting for 2nd or subsequent year.
To register your interest or sign up go to the contact page now.