Small business website of the week: Photography by Joe Bickerton

Wedding Photographer Wirral Liverpool Wales Photography Joe Bickerton


Joe Bickerton is a professional photographer based in Wirral, Merseyside, and has been shooting weddings in the North West of England and North Wales since 2009. Prior to finding bOnline, Joe had never had a website for his growing business. He said “I’d survived off using social media and a free blogsite – but as my business started to grow, I decided that a website would give me more creativity to showcase my work, pricing and contact details etc.”


After doing some research online, Joe decided to build a DIY site using bOnline’s easy website builder. He said “I did a review of most of the major online website building companies. Some looked appealing and the packages were roughly comparable, but I’d heard whispers of poor customer service, difficult contracts and so on.”

Joe spent time using the editing tools to customise his website so it reflected his business in the best way. “I took my time setting up the site with different layouts and I asked friends to critically review it, until I felt it was just right.”

As with all bOnline websites, Joe’s new business website came with SEO tools built-in, to optimise the site to be found on search engines. Joe commented “I was pretty impressed with the SEO support offered by bOnline too – as my work area is pretty competitive!”


Joe’s photography website was launched in January 2014, and has already attracted customers. Joe said: “Typically, my previous bookings had all been via word of mouth, recommendations and social media – but already I’ve had bookings based on hits on my website.”

Joe also said he would recommend a website to other photographers: “As your business grows – even if you’re not commercial – it’s an excellent investment to just showcase your work and raise your profile.”

Overall, Joe commented that the DIY package was the right choice for his business website: “For just over £10 per month the bOnline package offers good value – and the online support, stability, hosting and creative control I have is excellent.”

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