My goal is to help you with things you either don’t know how to do, or don’t have the time to do. Let’s work together to create the site you need!
Stage 1 - Explore
During the 1st stage we’ll have a chat about what makes your business unique. I’ll have you fill out a questionaire that will help me really understand what you’re all about. Once the project is underway I’ll collect any content you have and we’ll move on the stage 2 – Design & Build.
Stage 2 - Design & Build
Stage 2 is where our collective ideas and imagination take shape. As I design the site we’ll be in communication to ensure you’re completely satisfied that we’re heading in the right direction. This stage can take anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks depending on the scope of the project.
Stage 3 - Launch & Grow
Stage 3 is our final stage – it’s time to launch your site! We’ll go through a checklist to ensure nothing’s been missed. When the site is launched I’ll stick around to answer any questions you have and/or fix any bugs that may crop up. If you’ve opted into my Website Care & Maintenance Plan, we’ll be together for the long haul! If not, I’m only a quick email away!
Website Design & Development
Your website should do more than display information, it should reflect who you are to your clients.
To help create a great site I’ve developed a 3 Stage process that will help guide us from imagining what could be, to seeing the final project completed.
There’s a lot that goes into making a great website. The content, the pictures, email connections, headers, footers and so many other things that it’s easier to break things up into pieces and approach things a little at a time.
The amount of time needed to complete a website is different for every site. Typically a website can be launched within 4-6 weeks depending on content collection and when decisions are made.
Website Care & Maintenance
Concentrate on what you do best and let me care for and maintain your website. Protecting your investment just makes sense!
Your website is a crucial element of your business digital economy and like any serious investment, it should be protected with an insurance plan. With a website care plan, you’ll know your website is in the best hands and you’ll avoid common situations like plugin update errors that break your site, and more serious vulnerabilities such as malicious attacks or hacking.
Frequent website maintenance is especially important for E-commerce websites as your website stores private customer information, processes credit card payments and you want to ensure your order information is backed up as frequently as possible.
Frequent website maintenance will not only protect your website, it will also help the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your site. Google takes many things into consideration when it decides what websites show up on the first page of search results, and some of those factors are how frequently (and recently) your site content has been updated, how frequently plugins are updated and the overall health of your site. Sites that are fully optimized and protected will also run faster, another factor that Google takes into consideration when ranking websites!
I’ll keep your site updated, maintained, cleaned and running smooth and fast.
- WordPress, theme monitored & updated
- Site cleared and optimized weekly
- Plugins monitored and updated
Backups & Security
Your site is backed up weekly in multiple locations and can be restored at any time. PLUS, your site is monitored and protected from spam, malware and other evil internet actions.
- Weekly website backups
- On & off-site backup locations
- Daily restore points
- Website protection
- Daily scanning
- Hackers & spam denied
- Website monitoring
I’ll offer to take care of any quick website updates you might have (up to 1hr) every month! You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your site is safe and that you have me in your corner for any quick updates or any issues you may have.
Search Engine Optimizing
Search engines such as Google and Bing use bots to crawl pages on the web, going from site to site, collecting information about those pages and putting them in an index. I’ll configure popular plugins to enhance your site so search engines can bring people from the web directly to your site!
An often overlooked aspect of web design is the actual words that go on your page. Is there a theme on your page? Does everyting flow well together? Are you adding enough keywords to your page? Too many keywords? Having me work on your content will ensure that you’re doing all you can to satisfy both the search engines who help people find your site, and your customers who are looking for what you have to offer.
Regular Blog Writing
To take your site to the next level, it’s important to have updated, relevant information for your customers to consume. Blog posts are a cost effective way to keep your site fresh and keep your clients coming back for more.
Basic SEO & Copywriting
When thinking about your website it’s important to understand the overall purpose you’re trying to achieve. A website has to help people get to know you, like you and trust you. Without those three elements in place, people won’t buy from you.
Desigin is important because people are largely driven by what they see. But equally importnat are the words you use to help people know, like and trust you.
Copywriting is simply the act of persuading people through words. Helping paint a picture of what you can do for them is the ultimate goal. How can you solve their problem? That’s the question we answer with copywriting.
SEO is simply using copywriting to help search engines find you. Through copywriting I can help search engines match you with your ideal client.