your project

Frequently Asked Questions

Email me if your question isn’t answered at [email protected]

This is such a fluid question. Sort of like asking how much a car will cost. Obviously, it depends on the type of car, which features you want, new or old, etc.

Same for a website.  The cost depends on a number of variables, such as the size of the site, advanced functionality requirements (e-commerce, membership, etc.) and design complexity.

My projects generally start in the $5,500 range and go up from there depending on your requirements.

To get a quote for your project, head over the Get Started page.

I accept checks and online credit card payments via Stripe. Invoicing is done with ZipBooks.

I take a slightly different approach when creating custom web designs. I use style tiles and live prototype wire-frames rather than full site mock-ups in Photoshop.

A style tile is a single page collection of common elements for your website that include colors, typography, textures, patterns and design features. They aren’t a literal representation of how the site will look; instead, they set the visual tone for a site

I then create a live prototype wire-frame to define the structure and content blocks for your site.  Once we’ve chosen a style tile and defined the structure and content blocks of your site via the live prototype, we “marry” the two — meaning, we integrate the design and mood of the style tile into the prototype.

For new sites, I highly recommend the complete process for the most optimal results.

However, you may already have a well-designed site and great copy but need some SEO work.

Or you may be a great writer and already have a super clear and compelling message but need web design and SEO work.

Email me for a free project audio at [email protected].

 

I provide premium hosting and maintenance for clients.

I provide 21 days email support after site launch. Follow up support is available as needed. You may purchase support by the hour ($125), or in 5-hour blocks with a 20% discount ($500)

I recommend Hover to register and manage domains. They also provide email services. Their customer service is quick and responsive and the prices are competitive.

I recently listened to Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress) give, in my opinion, the best and most succinct answer to this question in a podcast interview in 2021.

your project

Find the right path for you

This is your first website and you have no idea where to begin; you have a website but aren’t happy with it; or your website’s working for you but you want to improve or add something new.

I know, this can be really scary, even downright overwhelming. If this is your “first rodeo” like many of my clients, you know next to nothing about what it takes to build a website. More important, what it takes build a website that supports you and helps your business grow.

But lucky for you — you are actually in a better position than folks who have a website but are disappointed in the results — because you have a chance to do it right from the beginning.

But know this — it’s gonna take a lot of work; you’re gonna need to learn a lot of new stuff; and you’re gonna need to trust me (or whoever you work with) to guide you in the right path.

So before you complete my Initial Project Inquiry form, please read the following:

This will give you an up-close and detailed view of how I work.

  • You’ll understand why I integrate several individual components into one cohesive process.
  • You’ll understand why I don’t do simple brochure websites that have no clear message or branding (because it’s a waste of your money).
  • You’ll understand that building a successful online presence takes a lot of work but with the proper guide and mentor, you CAN succeed!

And finally you will understand that doing this right from the beginning is an investment in your business that will set you up for success for the long run.

These types of projects generally start in the $5,500 range and go up from there depending on your specific requirements.

When you are ready to get started, head over to my INITIAL PROJECT INQUIRY FORM.

This is by far my least favorite story 🙁 because it usually means someone shelled out a wad of cash and didn’t get much in return.

You can throw together a website in a few days now with the many crappy page builders out there (think Wix, Weebly or some fresh new “designer who recently learned how to use Divi!), but there are often some unpleasant outcomes:

  • A hammer does not make one a carpenter just as a drag and drop page builder does not make one a designer.
  • A pretty brochure website with no real branding or message will get you ABSOLUTELY nowhere.
  • A pretty website doesn’t sell; connecting in an authentic way to your ideal client and showing them you get them does.

If this is you, the type of project will depend on the condition of your existing website.  It may be that we need to start from the beginning and build from the foundation up. I mean, why keep building on a faulty foundation?

Or we may only need to work on your story and write new copy.

I encourage you to read about my approach and my process:

This will give you an up-close and detailed view of how I work and why.

  • You’ll understand why I integrate several individual components into one cohesive process.
  • You’ll understand why I don’t do simple brochure websites that have no clear message or branding (because it’s a waste of your money).
  • You’ll understand that building a successful online presence takes a lot of work but with the proper guide and mentor, you CAN succeed!

And finally you will understand that doing this right is an investment in your business that will set you up for success for the long run.

Estimated investment for these types of projects will depend on your current website. If we need to start from the beginning (rebuild the foundation), the project would start at $5500 and go up from there depending on your specific requirements.

If we only need to craft your story and write copy, the project may be in the $2500 range. 

Please complete my INITIAL PROJECT INQUIRY FORM so I know more about your website and the project you want to get started.

You can build a website in a day but it takes time to lovingly craft an online presence. It takes time to understand your gifts and your goals and then to shape that into a website.

Congratulations!  You’ve had a successful website for a while and are familiar with the many different pieces it takes to succeed online.  You know this stuff takes work and you’ve invested in content, social media, and building your list.

But, you know there’s more.

  • Perhaps you’re looking at new ways to monetize your website.
  • Perhaps you want to automize more so you have more time to invest in the high end tasks of your business.
  • Perhaps it’s time to revisit your ideal client/avatar and write new copy for your website.
  • Perhaps your existing website has served you well but it’s time for refresh.

Whatever it is, let’s schedule a time to talk and explore your project. Once you complete my INITIAL PROJECT INQUIRY, you’ll be redirected to my scheduling calendar.

Estimated investment for this type of project varies greatly depending on your requirements. Could be anywhere from $2500 to $7500 +

feeling like we might be a good fit? get in touch