Trace, where do I get web hosting from? How do you know what I want? How many pages?
How long will it take? Do you write it for me? Do I need SSL? And just WHAT the chuff is SEO?
Grab a cuppa and a biccie, and I shall explain…
Before we start a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ we need a good chinwag! Call me, if you’re on WhatsApp, let’s chat or video call, drop me an email, or use the contact button at the bottom of the page. Please don’t send a carrier pigeon, I have a ruthless assassin cat!
The number of pages, colour palette, website specification, and what you are looking for in the design are all covered in your in-depth website consultation. We’ll also discuss what’s happening with your content. Read the next bit!
I don’t write brand new website text content. However, I am great at tweaking the bare bones of your ideas, and have Eagle Eyes for typos! When planning your website, pull together all your content and branding so we are ready to go!
I generally like to work within a 4-8 week timescale, but delays can and do happen! Clients have changed their mind about content, had a total rethink about their brand, had a family emergency, a bereavement, and sometimes plain, simple work commitments can all impact the deadline. Creating a new website can be stressful for a client, and I’m here to make the process all that bit smoother and hassle-free.
There are some seriously bad hats out there, believe me. WordPress has grown MASSIVELY as the go-to platform for building business websites, and unfortunately hacking attempts go with the territory. Don’t worry too much though – your website will be secured. I use either the Wordfence or iThemes Security plugins. Both are excellent. I’ve never had a client website hacked yet *touches wood* 🙂
The all important thing. Web hosting. If you want UK-based, reliable hosting with fab techie support, please buy the TSOhost Standard package here. Host up to 4 sites and you get FREE email accounts that you can use with Outlook and on your phone. Use SUPER10 at checkout to get 10% discount. Of course, other web hosting providers are available! But I do like TSOhost. Had ONE major issue in 5 years and they sorted it in 30 mins.
A necessary evil, folks! Without decent SEO, your website can’t be found easily on Google. Have a nosey around the Google Search Console dashboard so you can see what’s what. A new website needs to be Indexed and a Sitemap uploaded to GSC, plus “Fetching” your pages. If you hate all things techie, get some SEO quotes from local biz. Your shiny new website will have the SEO Yoast plugin installed, ready for you to optimise your pages. If you want me to sort out your SEO & GSC, it will be £150 on top of your website package.
Google penalise websites in rankings that don’t display The Green Padlock of Joy! Ensure your web hosting provider supports LetsEncrypt and you secure your site for free. Expect to pay through the nose for SSL, AND jump through HOOPS OF CHUFFIN FIRE getting it installed if your hosting doesn’t support it!! Go Daddy and Fasthosts currently don’t. Go Daddy charge c.$100 for this service. I WON’T WORK on websites who have hosting with Fasthosts. Spent The Weekend From Hell dealing with apalling tech support. Never again! *traumatised eyes* 🙁
All my websites come with a 30 Day Handover Guarantee. Your site is designed in a “staging” area, and you are able to preview you everything before it goes “live”. Once you’re happy with everything, the website is transferred to you, and we can crack out the cake, bunting and go wild in the aisles on social media! I will fix any issues e.g. broken links for 30 days. I also show you how to maintain your new site, and make simple changes. Like the sound of all this, but still not sure if I’m your woman? Pop your shades on, and read my GLOWING testimonials. Then…get in touch!
Ahh yes. The nitty gritty. Tell me about the money honey!
Well, it’s always transparent pricing here. No hidden extras.
And your investment is worth EVERY penny, I might add!
All website design prices are a starting guideline.
All e-commerce websites are quoted on an individual basis, but start from £1100.
You can now pay monthly!
Initial payment is £200 with remainder of balance spread over 2 to 5 months depending on total project price.
A full SEO service is £150 add-on.
The Big Cheese!
All singing, all dancing with e-commerce & payment gateway
Have a read through, just so you’re clear on what’s what. Trace x
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Have you looked at my PORTFOLIO page to see if you like my work?
Have you checked out WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY page? Happy? Good!
Time to set up a consultation, and find out which package will suit you best, organise web hosting (if not already sorted), your ideas, timescale, etc.
Once we’ve agreed to go ahead, I send you my Terms & Conditions, as well as your Initial Payment invoice for £200. Remember: there are then a further 2 to 5 payment stages after that, depending upon total project price.
We work on the project via a Shared Dropbox folder (I send you the invitation via email). *cue snazzy montage music and video of Trace creating your dream website*.
Review, feedback, edits. 2nd payment stage now due. 2nd round edits & final fix. We agree launch date!
You announce your new website to the world on social media. Everyone LOVES it (of course!) We are all happy campers! I can then flop on the sofa, and have a well deserved glass of vino. You probably will too! Cue us all doing our shimmy shimmy pom pom dance…
Let’s get the ball rolling.