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Web and Marketing Consultant

For Small Business

Partnering with you to the finish line.
Your website is is just the beginning.

about the rebel

a web partner

I like to partner with my clients.  Build a relationship with them so we can get the job done, together.  I'm not a one-off vendor.

real techno speak

It's all so confusing, SEO, CRMs, PPC, Lead Generation....blah, blah.  My goal is to help you grow your business. Period.

My latest blog posts

#12 Need a Website? The MOST Comprehensive Website Checklist
Post #12Websites 101 Series:DownloadNeed a website? Here is a comprehensive checklist of what you'll need.August 5, 2019  | Erin BraxtonI[...]
#11 Website 101 Series Part Two- WordPress and Hosting
Post #11Websites 101 Series: Part TwoWordpress & WordPress HostingApril 24, 2019 | Erin BraxtonWhen I first started my web consulting[...]
#10 Website 101 Series Part One- Domain Name Basics
Post #10Websites 101 Series: Part OneDomain Name BasicsMarch 25, 2019 | Erin BraxtonI'm starting a new series called Websites 101.[...]
#9 Web Page, Landing Page, Splash Page or Website?
​Web Page, Landing Page, Splash Page or Website?What's the difference and which one do I need?September 7, 2018 by Erin[...]
#8 People hate to read, so train them with videos instead of manuals
In my last video I discussed How to Set Your Vendors Up for Success, and one of the ways I[...]
#7 If Your Vendors Are Successful…You’ll Be Successful, Too
#7. If Your Vendors Are Successful...You'll Be Successful, TooBringing people into your business to work along side you is not[...]


Erin is a phenomenal asset to our company. No matter what technical bind we find ourselves in, she is always available and ready to brainstorm solutions, as well as provide her own suggestions and examples of what can and can’t work. I’ve come to rely on her heavily, in not just the technical aspect of maintaining my company website but also wanting her input in marketing, advertising, and overall big picture ideas for the team. Due to her background in advertising, Erin has a handle on what a client wants and will work to no end to find a solution. I’ve been very fortunate to come across Erin at a crucial point in my company that would not be at this level had it not been for her diligence and attention to detail. As well as her integrity to get the job done well.  - Jean Burk, College Prep Genius

my work

  • College Prep Genius
      We began working with College Prep Genius after they were an established online business.  College Prep Genius is an SAT Prep Course company that sells in-person classes and their DVD Course online, along with their study materials.  We were...
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  • AFG
      AFG& is a New York based advertising agency committed to maintaining decades-long relationships. Looking for a fresh, simple way to display their broadcast, print and digital campaigns, AFG& sought the help of The Rebel Geek to design and...
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  • Dawn Terrazas
      Brief Dawn came to The Rebel Geek wanting to create a personal blog site that allowed her to communicate her lifestyle.  While she didn't have an existing logo, she knew she wanted something sophisticated, clean and elegant in style.   My Approach I...
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  • Christina D Lingerie & Swim
    The client, Christina, knew she needed a website but tech is not her comfort zone. After running a successful lingerie business for many years, she knew she needed to quit running from the inevitable and join the...
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  • Lesbian Love Forever
      Brief Authors and coaches Renate Stendhal and Kim Chernin co-authored Lesbian Marriage: A Love And Sex Forever Kit.  As established authors, they wanted to take a new approach to launch their manual and ultimately drive traffic to their lesbian coaching...
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  • Nick Bogle
      Brief Designer, Nick Bogle, needed an improved web space.  Something more current and upscale than the HTML site he had for years. Nick was being approached by a higher end clientele and needed a website to reflect his capabilities.  A...
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  • Exhale Health
      Brief CEO of Exhale Health, Sarah O'Leary came to me in order to improve upon a site already in existence.  Their need was to introduce a their service My Approach We used Wordpress, Buddypress and Gravity Forms to create an specific user...
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  • Network 4 Friends
      Brief Network 4 Friends came to The Rebel Geek looking to create an online community for his church that allowed them to list their businesses.   My Approach We used WooCommerce and a premium directory theme to complete the project.     Visit Live Site >>
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  • Margaret Blaine
    Brief Margaret Blaine came to me looking for two reasons; 1. She needed a website that was current, and her current site wasn't being properly managed, and 2. She needed to promote her new book and communicate with potential customers.   My Approach Originally,...
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  • Kim Chernin
    Brief Author, Kim Chernin, PhD, came to me after I completed a website for a book she recently co-authored.  She needed a web space that allowed her to showcase her 20+ books, and herself as an expert and coach.  The...
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  • Renate Stendhal
    Brief Author, Renate Stendhal, came to me after I completed a website for a book she recently co-authored.  She needed a web space that allowed her to showcase her collection of published books.  The ability to contact Renate for potential clients...
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  • Playful Practice
    Brief Creator of Playful Practice, Brianna Cutts, came to The Rebel Geek to create a web presence that was clean, quirky and fun.   My Approach We took Woo Canvas and customized her theme to upload her creative and video.  We have also created...
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I want to begin building my website, but I have no idea if I'm ready or where to begin.

I’m here to help.  I love to partner with serious business owners to create beautiful online websites. You can check out my work process here.

Are you a web designer or a web programmer?

I am a designer and a WordPress consultant.  I have the ability to design beautiful websites as well as program them, walking you through the process from concept to completion.  I also work with a highly team of contractors to assist with projects when the project requires more.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a CMS (Contact Management System) which requires no offline software. It gets installed on to your host server and is accessed via the internet. WordPress CMS is a a free, open-source platform, thousands of websites all over the world. The WordPress community is huge and growing.  Extending WordPress is not a problem, whether you’re looking to do a membership site, eCommerce store or a Learning Management System (eCourse). This platform is very robust. The best part about it for users is the ease of adding, editing and deleting content.

Can we meet in person?

Depending on your location will determine if we can meet in person. If meeting in person is not possible, we can always meet via FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts.  The phone always a winner with me, as well.  After you fill out my website questionnaire, we will be able to set up a suitable form of communication.

What happens after I fill in the questionnaire?

After you have applied for web development services, I will review your form and determine whether or not a meeting is appropriate. After we meet in person or via Skype or phone, I will evaluate your needs and my ability to meet those needs. If it is a fit, I will submit a proposal and we will move through MY PROCESS to successfully complete your project.

How much does a website cost?

Websites vary in cost.  It just depends on what you want, and what it takes to achieve your goals. My web projects start in the the $4,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your
unique needs.

Do you ever work for an hourly rate?

The best way for us to work together is to bid based on the project and not the hours spent. There are times, when hourly is more appropriate.

How long does it take to design and build a website?

Building a website can take two weeks to months.  It depends on the type of work that will go into the project. Basic business websites will take a minimum of 3 weeks, from beginning to end.

Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?

Yes, we and help you get this set up if needed. We have preferred web hosting companies that we recommend. But we are not a web hosting company.

Will my website work on mobile devices?

Yes it will. All the websites we design are responsive and work on all devices.

What is a Content Management System?

A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or
blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an
internet connection.

Do you provide training?

Yes, I provide all of my clients with training videos and a manual on maintaining their website. Additionally, my Rebel Plans are included in client proposals.

Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?

Yes. As part of your project we will connect your website to your social media platforms.  Actual marketing is additional.

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

Search Engine Optimization is another way of communicate getting higher rankings in search
engine results. The higher your results, the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.  Relevant, well-written copy on your site, rich in strong keywords is very important when it comes
to SEO.

Do you write the content for my site?

We don’t write your content, but we work with several copywriters that specialize in web copy.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is your address on the internet. Ex.

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. Your domain is like your car.  Your hosting is where you park your car, so basically, it is where your site (and it’s content) will live.


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