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Hand crafted websites that perfectly reflect your brand
All you need is a quick Google search and I'm sure you will find websites that allow you to get your new website up and running in an hour. But what does that really say about your business?
When you log into a website, pick your template and add some text and clip-art images it shows potential customers that your online presence is a box to be ticked in your marketing list.
I truly believe that for a website to be successful it should personally reflect your business branding and goals and be built from the ground up to work for you.
A custom website design shows the world that you took the time to market your website according to your business goals. It also gives the impression to your potential customers that you will give them the same care and attention you gave your website.
My development process involves asking you where your business is and where you want it to go. I then research your industry, your competitors, and your site to give you recommendations to reach those goals.
1. Initial Free Consultation
We set up an appointment and discuss your business and future goals. Once I'm confident we've discussed all your marketing goals I'll get to work on my end. This involves giving your current site a full audit, researching your competition, and developing a game plan. When I've completed my research I will send you a project proposal, written estimate, and my development agreement. Once the agreement is signed and the initial investment received I will begin developing concepts for your new or updated site.
2. Concept Development
I will begin to develop concepts for your custom website. These will be rough drafts of how your site will look and operate when completed.
3. Content Assembly
While I'm developing your new site, that's the time you will provide me with copy (the non-technical term is text) along with any other media we discussed in our initial meeting or ideas that come up during development. This can include images, audio, video, graphics or any other items to be placed on the website.
If you do not have the time or inclination to provide the copy for your site, I can connect you with people in my network who can assist you. Remember content is king and search engines like words so this is one of the most important facets of your website.
Once I have the copy for your site I will go over it make sure it aligns with your website goals.
4. Site Development
Once I have received final approval of the concept for your custom website I will then begin building the website, incorporating the content you provided. During site development, I will then set up a special place on the web for you to interact with your website during development so you will have the opportunity to give me feedback every step of the way.
5. Pre-launch Evaluation
After the website development is completed, you will have the opportunity to interact with the entire site to make sure that we have met all your website goals. This is the time to submit any desired changes and give final approval before the site is published for the world to see.
6. Website Launch
After final approval, your website will be published on your domain, and it will be live and available for all visitors to see.
I will then create a sitemap (a list of all pages in your site) and submit that to Google and Bing (Yahoo uses Bing's webmaster tools) for indexing and add analytics tracking so we can keep track of your goals more effectively. If your website in benefiting from ongoing maintenance we will go over those goals at the interval determined in our initial consultation.