You may get trained by the hour and choose to update the entire site yourself or have me handle updates more quickly than with standard websites. And WordPress websites improve your standing with Google because content can change frequently, making it more highly rated by search engines. Ballpark estimate? It all depends upon just what you need. Simple sites can take a few hours; sites that need additional features can take 20 or 30 hours or more. Want to print something out to study later? Download my WordPress overvew pdf.
Web-Based “Easy” Site Builder Development
WordPress is a magnificent tool for taking websites to the next level. But, do your eyes glaze over at the mention of plugins and themes? What if you just want a very simple website that you can maintain yourself? While the ads make it sound as though you can have an online presence in minutes (a big fat lie), perhaps an “online website builder” will meet your needs. There are dozens to choose from and I will help you interpret the small print, review themes, and handle tasks that are too boring or complicated to wade through. The nice part is that once that investment is made, the site is secure and should stay that way with minimum maintenance. Figure $375. This new service evolved from the new trends in web site development. Learn More
Basically, a Creative Online Business Card. Rock bottom prices but expandable, too. Come back and add pages—by the hour—as your business grows. We can do an HTML starter or even a WordPress starter. Ballpark estimate is $150 per page for an HTML site.
Just need fixes or updates to an old site? I charge $75 per hour. The sites are usually not mobile-friendly but can still function if you rarely change your website. We start by assessing your short-term and longer-term goals, whether you need SEO, help with content or want to provide me with text, images and logo, so we can collaborate and keep costs down. Want something you can print out and review? Download HTML pdf
Value Added Services: I help you navigate the www
- Updates & Maintenance: Did your web developer disappear? I can help.
- Search Engine Optimization Packages: Very Basic by me or More Advanced via various colleagues
- Search Engine Marketing via my colleagues
- Social Media (e.g., see the link to “Twitter Resources” by Karen Kefauver)
- Technical Advice: When You’re Not Sure What To Do Next
- E-commerce via Paypal (cheap), WooCommerce (via WordPress), Shopify (hosted solution)
- Copywriting/Content Development via my colleagues
- Branding (positioning, logo development) to complement your new site.
- Web Hosting via local internet provider Cruzio or ask me about cheap alternatives, too.