There’s so much to think about when you are starting up your new business. It can be overwhelming. Can’t see the wood for the trees? Maybe I can help. I know exactly what is needed to get your website up and running and submitted to the search engines, freeing you up to concentrate on other things.
Your website is the one of the most important contributors to the success of your business. Even if you are relying on word of mouth recommendations, the first place most people will go BEFORE they contact you - is your website.
What they will do next depends on what they find…
My approach is friendly and relaxed, yet professional. I work hard to get results. I thrive on new challenges, which is why website development is perfect for me. I work on an Apple and the software platforms that I use are continuously being improved and developed by a team of dedicated programming experts - there is always something new and exciting around the corner!
The website design and development industry is flooded with buzz words and acronyms. They can be intimidating and, if you are not that way inclined, just a little boring! I would much rather show you what you can have on your website that will be functional as well as attractive! So I promise plain talk only!
If there is something that you don't understand you can ask me. No question is too embarrassing!
Apart from advertising, and word of mouth, your Clients will come to you through search engines and links from other sites. Getting recognised by the major search engines, such as Google, is not automatic! There are a few hoops to jump through first. BASIC SEO (search engine optimisation) is included as part of your website package. I will create a Sitemap and will submit your website to Google. Also, after the publication of your site, if you would like to see a monthly breakdown of the traffic to your site I can send you monthly Google Analytics Reports for you (included as part of your monthly hosting fee).
To boost your presence on the web It helps to have search engine friendly content within your pages. I can give you advice on all of this and there is no extra charge! I pride myself in how well many of my sites do on Google, however where you appear on the Search Engines is dependant on factors such as: the quality of your content, the size of your site and your domain - to name a few! See FAQ for more on Google
For your website to have a presence on the internet, your files will need to be stored on a server in a central place, with a Web Host. I provide a Managed Hosting Service with my websites. Following publication, most website problems are server (host) related, I will handle any queries and raise the relevant support tickets, direct with the host, in order to solve any problems on your behalf. The hosting service includes setup of emails (i.e. [email protected]) you can have as many emails as you like - there is no extra cost for this, basic monthly Google Analytic Reports (optional), security and software updates, regular backups and restoration of your website in the event of server failure. The first 20mins of any work is included in your monthly fee, and work over and above this is charged out at my hourly rate.
Included in your Managed Hosting Service are any small amendments that you wish to make to your content (up to 20 mins in any given month). If you want to make edits yourself you can use the built-in CMS modules (Content Management System = on-line editing functionality). You will be able to log on to an admin area from any computer and do your own updates as and when. Useful for News/Updates/Events pages. I build my CMS modules into your website so your hosting details are not shared with any third parties.
As your business grows and changes your site may need to grow and change too. Your website is not set in stone, you can add to it at any time in the future. All the work I do for you will be charged at either my hourly or daily rate, depending on what needs to be done.
I can help you through anything you do not understand. I am only a phone call away for advice and assistance on anything to do with building a website for your business!
I am a Freelance Website Designer and Developer based in Kendal, Cumbria but can build websites for small businesses outside of this area also. I will give you a link to a working copy of your site and you can monitor its progress as I work on your project. You will be surprised how much we can achieve without meeting face to face!
I get a number of enquiries from people who don’t actually need me to build a website, but they are stuck, need advice and just don’t know what to do next. Is this you? Maybe you’re building your own website, or you want some advice on SEO. I might be able to help!
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