Frequently asked questions
I offer two ways to pay, the first is a 50% deposit upfront (before work can begin) and the remaining 50% once the design phase is complete but before your site goes live.
The other option is a 25% deposit upfront, 25% once the design is complete, but before your site goes life, with the remaining payments spread out over 12 months.
In order to take advantage of the second option your site must be hosted and maintained by me.
I work with a limited number of clients so I can devote my attention and expertise to you and work quickly towards launching your website.
The design and development of a basic site takes between one and two weeks. After this, the revisions phase will begin. This tends to be the longest phase in the design process and will vary from project to project depending on the number of revisions required.
All of my clients work one-on-one with me. I will support you, keep you up-to-date and answer any questions you might have during the project.
Like nearly 30% of the internet, I use WordPress on my own and my client’s sites. You can learn more about WordPress and why I use it below.
Absolutely! I can help you find stock photos or recommend photographers for headshots and speciality photos.
Of course! Once the final payment has been made, all rights revert to you.
Yes, I use a mobile responsive framework and run tests prior to launch to gage how your site will look on various devices.
Yes! I believe content creation is the key to a successful website and business.
That said, if you’d prefer not to blog we can always remove it.
You can go with Wix or Weebly but you’re not just paying me to make your website pretty.
You’re paying me because you want a professional website that will be taken seriously by your potential clients. Your website will be flexible and versatile and it will scale with you as your business grows.
At the end of the process, you will have a website that will show potential clients why they should work with you and give them everything they need to take the step and contract with you.
WordPress is a website creation tool and a powerful website content management system (CMS). WordPress allows you to easily and quickly make changes to your website.
WordPress is used by nearly 30% of the internet including some huge business and learning institutions (The Harvard Business Review, Disney, BBC America and Sony Music are just a few).
We use WordPress because it’s open source allowing for a large developer community. What this means is that we have the ability to add just about any functionality you need to your site.
Plugins are pieces of code that you can add to your website to give you additional functionality.
They can be free or paid and what they’ll do for your site is hugely varied. They might, for instance, beef up your security, or add a shop to your site.
Because of huge community surrounding WordPress there’s a plugin for practically everything.
This is like asking if your car’s safe.
Yes, but if you don’t take it to the mechanic for a tune up and have its brakes checked it may not stay that way.
WordPress is updated multiple times a year as are many plugins. If you don’t keep these up to date your website is vulnerable.
Updates keep your site secure and running smoothly. They may add more functionality to the WordPress core or the plugins you’re using or they may patch vulnerabilities.
If you don’t have the time or don’t feel confident enough to install updates on your own, I offer Website Care plans that will look after you.