Frequently Asked Questions
I know building a website is totally foreign to many people.
So I wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions to help
you begin this process.
I want to begin building my website, but I have now idea if I’m ready or where to begin.
How does it work?
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
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.
Do you do eCommerce/Online Store websites?
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
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 can include social media and email marketing services.
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
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.
Can you design my logo?
We are not graphic designers. We do SOME text treatment that is better than NOT having a logo,
but if you need a custom logo design, I work with an amazing graphic designer that will be able to
assist you through the logo design process.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Ex. yourcompany.com
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)