This package includes:
- A Branding and Strategy Questionnaire to clarify your vision and define your goals
- Custom design that reflects your business and your brand
- Up to 5 custom page templates so every page doesn't look the same
- PDF mockup of each page to make sure you love the look before development
- 2 rounds of revisions to ensure we get it just right
- Wordpress development of up to 5 custom page templates
- Full responsive design so you look great on every screen size
- Wordpress installation and plugin optimization
- Custom contact form to collect dream-client inquiries
- Newsletter opt-ins to build your email list
- Social media links with custom icons
- Google Analytics integration to keep track of those stats
- One month of email support in case you run into any hiccups
Your committed attention is required while we are working together.
- Do I need a domain name and hosting?
You sure do. I build websites on the self-hosted WordPress platform. This means you need to rent the lovely internet space your site will be living in – and give it an address (domain).
My personal recommendations for hosting is SiteGround (I use these guys on my own site). They have affordable rates, great speed and awesome customer service. They also offer a free domain for one year to first-time members! Otherwise, and afterward, a domain will cost you about $10/year. Hosting will run you about $90-$120/year.
If you need help setting up your domain and hosting and installing WordPress, check out my tutorial here.How Do I Pay?
I require an upfront deposit of 50% of the project’s total cost before we begin. The remaining 50% is paid after development and before installation to your own domain. Invoices are sent through email and can be paid via PayPal or a credit card.How Long Does the Design/Development Process Take?
Custom Design projects take 4 weeks. It usually takes about 2 weeks to design the site and another 2 weeks to develop it. This timeline of course depends on your timely response to feedback requests and assumes nothing is added or changed to the project scope.
Just Development projects take 2 weeks.What Do You Need From Me to Get Started?
First things first, I will need you to complete my Branding and Planning Questionnaire. This helps me gain a better understanding of your business, your brand, and the goal of your website. It is also your responsibility to provide all the content and images for your site before we begin the design process. I recommend working with a photographer for on-brand, cohesive images. Stock photos are a great alternative.
You will also need to have purchased a domain and hosting plan. Check out my tutorial here for help.What platform and framework do you work with?
I work exclusively with the WordPress platform, a super user-friendly, simple to manage, and SEO optimized content management system (CMS). The functionality and flexibility with WordPress is endless and allows me to make your website dreams come true. Read my post about how awesome WordPress is here. I develop custom WordPress themes using the Genesis framework, which you can learn more about here. It’s how I’m able to maximize the benefits of WordPress and guarantee that your site will last as it grows and changes. *You do not need to purchase your own copy of the Genesis framework.What’s the difference between a Page Template and an actual Page?
Both of my packages include up to 5 page templates. But this does not mean your website is limited to only 5 pages! A page template refers to the unique layout and structure of the page and it is likely that several of your site’s pages will share the same template. For example, if your business offers multiple services and you’d like each service to have it own page, you’ll probably use the same template for each service page. The layout of the pages will remain the same, it’s just the content that will differ. Similarly, my About and Contact page actually use the same page template. The template structures the content in a left column, two fifths the width of the page and a right column, three fifths the width of the page. I’ve just populated each page with different content.Will I be able to make site changes on my own?
Yes! WordPress is a super user-friendly and simple to use platform that allows you manage your site without any coding knowledge. I’ll provide you with a step by step guide walking you through how to make changes and updates.