I Revamped the Website of TMACK Elite Training in One Month
This month I went on a site revamping journey for TMACK Elite Training, making contacting them easier or unnecessary, booking and managing classes I made simple, and I put vital information in an easily read format.
Why I Did It
I wanted to choose a project that would create the most value. I have personal experience with trying to get information from TMACK and it has not been simple. I am willing to go the extra mile because it is conveniently located but what about the people who have other choices? If it is between two boxing gyms, one with great communications skills, quick response time, and easily managed classes VS one with slow response time and a poor website with very little class information, which would you choose?
Many people would rather go without something then have to ask for help to get it. That is exactly how I felt after I came across the website of TMACK Elite Training. I was interested in their classes and training but was I interested enough to email them to get more information? Was I intrigued enough to fill out a long contact form? Not really. Here is how I made scheduling and getting information simpler.
Video of Problems that Needed Fixed on TMACKs Site
Video of What I Did to Fix the Problems
- My outline for the website. This is the outline I made at the beginning of the month as an overview of my project.
- Week 1 The why behind the project I chose.
- Week 2 The bulk of the website gets made.
- Week 3 Documenting my work for the month.
- Week 4 Tying up lose ends and finishing my TextExpander mini project.
Tech Tools I Used This Month
- Drift ChatBot Chatbot to simplify TMACK’s customer communication.
- Appointy The scheduling software I used on the website.
- TextExpander explainer sentence
- Trello Project management software that I used for the month.
SEO series for my website
What I Learned This Month
The biggest thing this project taught me is that tackling a big project requires planning and flexibility. There will be problems or delays that occur so make sure that you plan for them. I am still learning that I can solve problems for “established“ companies. To many times this month I was thinking to myself why am I doing this clearly whoever set up this site knows better then me. But that is not true, finding gaps to fix, and different ways to add value to a company is very possible and very helpful.
Problems I Faced
I faced a couple of problems this month some more significant then others. This entire project was based off the premise that TMACK needed more information on their site and that this information needed to be understandable. While I did gather more information and make it clearer I was not able to get the amount of information I would have liked on the site.
I also faced the problem of finding a scheduling software that worked for my purposes. There are many to choose from but a lot of them are appointment scheduling software and do not allow for multiple people to book the same time slot.
This month has been filled with new experiences. From learning how to build a website to investigating how to add value to a business. I enjoyed learning about the many tech tools I used and improving my writing skills. Thank you for coming on this journey with me.