At KV Sites, we currently focus on providing websites to our customers.
However, this is not our main goal. Creating websites is a means to an end. We want to eventually enable all of our customers to create their own websites, and to eventually become creators of websites for their own clients.
How we do this, is to concentrate on automation.
Whenever we are asked to do anything, we do it, but we try to do it in such a way that the next time we are asked to do it, we can simply press a button.
The obvious example is the creation of a website. To build up a CMS-based website manually involves a number of technical points – create and install the database, create the virtual host, install the CMS, install the template, fill in the content. Purchase the domain name, configure the DNS
Every point above can be automated except the “fill in the content” part, and so we have automated it.
For our company, creating a website involves us simply clicking a “Create a new site” button:
This installs a CMS, including the database, a template, and even some sample content so it doesn’t start out blank.
All that leaves is for the client’s company-specific content to be entered, and for them to choose a domain name, and a design template change if they want it.
This is the reason why we are able to provide our websites much cheaper than most traditional web design companies – we try to cut out as much of the “behind the scenes” work as we can, so we don’t need to charge our clients for that work.
Now, back to the topic…
As said at the beginning of this post, our main goal is actually not to be a web design company.
The goal of the company KV Sites is to become a web applications provider.
While we still love our clients and want them to come in and buy websites from us, we are also working away in the background trying to come up with ways that we can give our tools away so that other people can create websites (and more) using our tools.
As an example, our control panel, which we use for creating websites, is currently also shared out so a number of resellers throughout Ireland can create websites themselves using the same tools we use (if you’re interested in this, contact Kae).
The reason we are doing this, is that we love working on the automation side of the equation. We love letting our clients edit their own sites whenever they want, and we love giving our resellers the ability to create and sell websites even if they are not web designers themselves.
We even love the people that are not using our CMS engine.
For those of you out there that already have websites from other providers, we are writing a suite of tools to give you added abilities on those sites – for example, imagine adding a Facebook-like chat to your website by adding a single line of code to your website? Or maybe adding a subscription tool that lets you send SMS messages to your visitors? It’s all on the way…