FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers.

#1 – Initial Consultation

The process starts with you reaching out through the contact form or email.  From there we discuss your project, time table, vision, and inspirations.  Then we send you the Intake Forms that include the contract, the initial invoice (1/2 the price of the project), and preparation documents.

#2 – Client Preparation

For the process to go smoothly there is a bit of homework that needs to be done on your end.  We will send you a Website Planning Guide to help you gather up all the resources we will need for the project.  This includes branding files, pictures, and written copy describing your business.  Once these documents are handed over we are ready to get to work.

#3 – Initial Designs

We will create the initial page designs based on the information gathered from our discussions.  You will be able to get the creative feel of the web design from these initial pages.  Here we will review, discuss slight changes, and sign off on the remainder of the project.

#4 – Complete Web Design

We will take the feed back from the initial design phase and complete the remainder of the website.  There will be a bit of back and forth as we uncover elements that require your feedback and participation.  It is really important that you are timely in your responses, because it will dictate the speed of the project.

A typical site takes 4-6 weeks from start to finish. I only schedule a minimum of clients per month to make sure I can dedicate enough time to your project. Of course, timeline does depend a lot on how prepared you are and how quickly you are able to respond at each stage with feedback. I’ll let you know my next available start date once you fill out the Hire Me form.

We’ll take two payments: 50% when we start, and 50% before putting the site live.  We take payment via credit card or check.  You will receive an electronic invoice that includes the option to pay with either method.

WordPress is the #1 content management system that gives you control over your site once the design is in place. This means that you can add new pages, update your blog, add photos/videos and change text all on your own without having to pay someone to do it for you. Of course, we are always available to help if you are not interested in doing it yourself through purchasing the Maintenance Package.

#1 – Domain name

Domain names run from $10-20 per year. You will need to renew this each year to keep it yours.  Some hosting providers provide a complimentary domain name, meaning there would be no additional cost.

#2 – Hosting

This is the server where your website lives and allows the internet to find and display your site. This costs from $80-170 per year. I highly recommend Flywheel.  Flywheel is managed WordPress hosting, so their servers are designed to make WordPress websites run quickly and smoothly.  

#3 -Elementor Pro License

An Elementor Pro personal license is a one-time fee of $39.  This tool will greatly simplify your ability to maintain and customize your site.  This includes one year of support and updates from Elementor.