“Whether you are a one man or woman show or operate with 100 employees, your website should appear as if you have a team dedicated exclusively to keeping your online presence strong and noteworthy. The key here is “appear” versus actually having someone updating your website everyday. For most small businesses, this is simply not necessary. However, having a professional, polished looking website that functions easily and offers customers easy navigation, strong photo images, professional quality content and an overall experience that engages them enough for them to want to do business with you is key.” * – Forbes.com
We know, from experience, that soloprenuers and small business owners pour all of their blood, sweat and tears (and sleep) into making their business what they always dreamed it could be. Often, that time does not allow for learning how to build a website. Even the easy ‘build your own website’ sites require you to have the time to figure them out and the pressure to get it done so you can move on to other things. We want to help take that pressure off and make sure that you are getting your message out to your audience.
One Page Website
Our one page website combines all the basic elements you need to convey your message, in one streamlined page. Your site will include your business story, description about your services, a bio about the owner, and a contact form so your visitors have an easy way to get a hold of you.
Our standard site will encompass the details your customers need today and build the foundation that you need to expand as your business grows. This site includes four standard pages: Home, About, Services, and Contact. There is also one additional page that can be used for a blog, portfolio or image gallery.
Basic Branding Package
Our Basic Branding Package includes development of a new logo and the creation of a custom social media banner, custom social media profile image and branding guid to match your new website branding. If you are looking for additional branding items you can upgrade the branding package for any of the offers above. Learn more HERE.
We know that finding just the right image for your website can be tricky, but having great, engaging images on your site is so important. We will help select the images that communicate your message. This research includes 5 free approved images. Any additional images will be invoiced as an additional charge.
With the ever continuing rise of internet searches from visitors mobile phones, it is important that your website looks good on both a computer and other mobile devices. All of the sites that we create are made to be responsive, so that mobile users have an easy time navigating your site and finding the information that they are looking for.
Are you looking to sell products or services directly from your website? We can help by setting up a stores on your website that is both easy for your visitors to navigate and simply for you to manage. We set up all of the technical details and will load up to 25 products for you to get started. Tutorial videos will be available in your Training Library.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
So what is SEO you may ask? This is work done on your website that will help search engines (like Google) find your website and pull up your pages when someone does an online search. All of our websites include standard SEO work that will help you get off on the right foot!
All sites will have Google Analytics connected on the admin side. This will allow you to see how many people are coming to your website, where these visitors are coming from, how long they are staying on your site, and so much more. We know it sounds kind of technical, but it is cool information to be able to see!
Content Management System (CMS)
Websites are all built on the WordPress platform. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) that there is to use. The great thing about using WordPress is that it can grow with you. Not only does it create a great looking site, but it allows you to search thousands of different plugins to connect to the programs and features that make your site most efficient and engaging for your visitors.
Unfortunately we are not content writers, so all of that will need to be provided by you. However, the content you provide may be reformatted or edited to best fit the page design. We are happy to offer suggestions of text that may be important to provide users information or to fill in design elements. There are 2 approval stages for you to be able to review everything so you always have the final say on the message your site is delivering.
All websites will come with access to a training library that will cover the basics on updating your website. For those who chose a website service (see below) – Once you pay your first monthly fee you will have unlimited access to the library for as long as you keep our monthly service. For those who do not opt for the website service – once you pay in full you will have access to the training library for 60 days.
We WANT you to have full control! We know that businesses change and ideas come and go. Your website should keep up with you and we don’t want to stand in your way. Once your full payment has been made we turn all of the controls over to you and the site is yours to expand and grow. Don’t worry though, we are always here to help you when you are ready to take your site to the next level!
“Keeping your website software up to date is a key part of website security. This includes your core CMS software, plugins or extensions, themes or templates, and server stack (ie. Apache, cPanel).
A lot of website owners think updates are just functional enhancements, but updates often include security patches. If you delay an update, you could be leaving the door open for hackers to enter your website.” **
We know that monthly security and site updates are not things you want to add to your already busy schedule so we are here to offer you Peace of Mind.
If you are not at a place where you can commit to a monthly website service package that is ok, we still want to help you! Our Journey Maintenance package is a one time service where we go through your site and run all of the updates for you. We will also check for any vulnerabilities that may leave your site open to unwanted traffic or attention. Any issues that we find will be reported to you and clearing these issues up will be invoiced separately, at our hourly rate, from the one time fee.
Access to Add-Ons
Get access to plugins that can help you grow your business. Plugins available: