DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT
Your website is the face of your business. When people hear about you, the first thing they’ll do is hit google. What happens next?
Can they find you?
When they land on that first page, what does it say about your business? If it loads slow, doesn’t work on mobile or just looks really ugly, what does that say about what you’re like to work with?
I build websites that look modern and professional, and are easy to navigate. They work just as well on mobiles as they do on desktop (a must these days for good SEO rankings).
So let’s make you a site that shows off your best side.
Modern, clean, clear Websites
Clean and easy to navigate websites sell more products to more clients. People want to be able to find the information they need.
Every business is different, and has different needs. I’ll design a unique website that will show all your business has to offer.
All my pages are responsive, meaning they will view well on a mobile, tablet, laptop or large screen monitor. Your page will look professional, keeping up with technology.
Each page has easy access for Google and all my sites are then set up with Google Analytics.
I use all best practices and host my sites on a premium host with daily backups.
Once your site is up and running, I’m still here and ready to help. You can choose one my maintenance plans or you can choose to manage your site yourself and just call me in when you need some help.
I provide full training after your site is built so you can make content and image changes by yourself. You’ll also get access to videos so if you forget you can refer back.
I update my maintenance sites every day. Even when I’m sick or on holidays. So your site will stay up to date and secure.
Even when built with best practices it’s important to keep an eye on any suspicious activity on your site. I’ll monitor any activity and will restore your site to the most recent backup if anything goes wrong.
If you forget how to do something or just get stuck, I’m just an email away. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours and will help you fix the issue or provide a video so you know how to do it yourself.
Depending on the maintenance plan you choose you can have an hour of content changes. You can also purchase more at a discounted rate.
Every website and business is different, so I provide more than just basic business websites and maintenance. Let me know what you need and I’ll come up with the perfect package to meet your needs.
If you need a full rebrand, I can create a new logo along with business cards, letterheads and more.
Apply your website branding to all your social media platforms with custom designed images at all the correct sizes.
If you’ve got a hacked WordPress site, I help you bring it back.
Domains and Hosting
I use a premium host for all my sites. It means you’ll have reliability, the most secure environment, and you don’t have to deal with hosting companies yourself.
Get yourself a professional email using your domain name through Google Apps. It will also give you access to all the Google Apps like google Calendar
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
What’s the Process?
I’ll send you a questionnaire to find out more about you and what you need. I’ll follow that up with a phone call, coffee meeting or skype to make sure I’m clear on what you’re looking to gain from your site.
I believe the design phase is the most important part and like to spend time on it, mostly because I think it’s vital to get the look, feel and flow of your site right.
It’s then time to build your site. This is the technical phase, where the design will become code. I’ll need all your content and images at this point of the process.
Because all my sites are mobile friendly this stage is really important. You get to check that you’re happy with everything, but I’ll also do bug checks on all major devices to make sure your site looks beautiful everywhere.
The most exciting time. You get to share your site with all your networks. You’re live!
I’ll teach you how to use your site. You will be able to update content and images and even add new pages or write a blog. You will also get access to videos that will step you through making changes so if you forget after our training you can refer back.
I’m not going anywhere. I offer two management packages, but even if you want to manage the site yourself I’m still here and able to help you. If you can’t work out how to do something, or you want to make more substantial changes in the future, just get in touch.
How long will it take?
Once I start working on your site it usually takes 4-6 weeks to build. This varies depending on how complex your site is and if you have everything ready to go (content being provided by clients is often the biggest hold up on sites being finished in time). I tend to be booked out 2 months in advance, but this will give you time to collect all the bits and pieces you’ll need to provied.
How much will it cost?
The cost will vary depending on what sort of site you’re looking for. The cost can vary anywhere from $1,500
Most custom designed basic small business websites will cost around $3,000-$5,000. Which includes design, building, hosting, SSL certificate, domain name, and I add a bonus of 3 months of maintaining the back end of your site for FREE.
If you want more features, like complex forms, online bookings, membership etc, you’ll be looking at spending more money. To get the clearest picture of what price range you’re looking out, come and fill in my quote form and I’ll get back to you with how much you’ll be looking at.
Whatever scope we agree on, I work hard to make sure you come away feeling that you’ve got exceptional value.
What you need to provide
You will need to provide all the written content for the site, as well as images, such as logos and photos.
If you need help with writing content, design or photography, let me know and I’ll recommend someone who I trust.
I was thrilled with the website she created for my wedding photography business!
“Sarah is a true creative and a genuine people-person, while still having a thorough understanding of all things logistical and technical. This is such a rare and dynamo combination of traits to have in a website developer. I was thrilled with the website she created for my wedding photography business, having received many complements since it launched. My recommendation for Sarah and Endure can’t come highly enough!”
Susannah Johnson, Spoonful of Sugar Photos