With every passing year an online presence becomes more critical to your business. I have various options for working with your web presence.
I still do offer the traditional website project - we spec out your requirements, I quote you a project fee, and payment is done in 2 parts, 50% up front, and 50% before go-live. See a bit more detail about how this typically works here.
This model still works for some businesses, but i prefer to work with one of the following 2 options, which are more suited to the requirements of a web presence in today's world - it's just not enough to throw a website up into the world and leave it there, hoping for the best. A successful web presence today is an essential business tool, that should be constantly evolving and improving. Request a call about once-off projects here.
Most small businesses require a web presence that's actually pretty straight-forward. You need a website that is fast, secure, simple to browse, and simple to update with new info. You also probably don't have a huge budget available for large project fees to get a website off the ground or redesigned.
I designed the core_site system on the monthly subscription model with you in mind - get a WordPress website without a big, costly initial outlay and a long process - the system will generate your website in around 30 minutes.
The subscription model allows me to build in new features, tutorials, and themes, available to all core_site subscribers.
The web is more complex than it appears at face value. Most of your goals online are going to need a long-term commitment to achieve. This may be involve building a new website or system, or working with an existing one, or continuous development to build and improve functionality. It's also a good idea to consider including Search Engine Optimization in your monthly budget - see more info on SEO below. It could be as simple as keeping a Wordpress or Drupal website up-to-date with the latest feature updates and security patches. This is an absolute must in today's world with automated botnets that scour the internet for websites with vulnerable outdated components.
If your business lives online - an online shop, or another more complex system, it is incredibly to have a developer available for building out new features, diagnosing problems as they arise, and keeping things running smoothly.
I tailor packages to your monthly needs and budget, so that you have the resource you need without overspending. Request a call about monthly retainers here.
2 Search Engine Optimization
In a nutshell, SEO is ensuring your website is putting its best foot forward when it comes to Google and the other search engines - which is where the vast majority of your traffic will come from. The search engines index websites and rank them based on various ever-evolving criteria, and the work of SEO is to ensure that your website is being indexed completely, and properly, so people will find you when they are looking for what you offer.
This work is an on-going project. It involves nurturing links to your website, improving the content on your website, and adding search-engine specific content to your site and elsewhere on the internet to help move your website up the rankings.
See more info here about my 3 SEO monthly packages, or request a call about SEO here.
Excellent design is becoming more important as the world becomes more and more noisy. Every industry is flooded with thousands of competitors just like you. The first experience most of your potential customers have of your company is your design - your visual identity and your marketing messaging.
I love creating minimalist, stylish, creative design elements that show your company to the world in the best possible light.
I offer design services either as ad-hoc or once-off projects, such as a logo design, or an ongoing monthly retainer where your requirements are more regular and longer-term. As with web development retainers, i seek to offer you a custom package that offers you the design work you need, without breaking the budget. Request a call about once-off design projects or design retainers here.
The type of design i love doing...
- Business Cards
- Print Advertising
- Billboards, Outdoor Signage, and Point-of-Sale design