Whether you are looking for someone to design your website from scratch or your started one yourself and got stuck - I'll take the design reins so you can get back to running your small business.
Together, we'll plan out an engaging, functional and mobile friendly website designed to meet your business’ strategic goals and do some of your business’ heavy lifting. Your website will be built using Squarespace which means is that you’ll be able to update it easily – woohoo!
Depending on your business goals, I may recommend integrations with services like Mailchimp, Acuity and Dubsado to handle tedious tasks like email list building, appointment scheduling, lead collection, customer management, invoicing and more. Below you'll find information on working with me as your web designer, including the design/development process, timing and pricing.
The Web Design Process, Timing, + Pricing
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STEP 1: THE DISCOVERY CALL
Every project starts with a Discovery Call. This 15-minute call gives you a chance to tell me about your project. It gives me a chance to show that I'm a real person who gets you and can truly make your website shine.
STEP 2: THE DESIGN STRATEGY SESSION
When you are ready for the next step, you'll book a Design Strategy Session where where we'll talk about what pages and functionality you need, determine your goals for your website, map out your customer's journey and more.
At then end of our Strategy Session, you'll have:
- A Website Layout designed with your Customer's Journey in mind. This includes a list of website pages and core functionality.
- A initial SEO Strategy to get your website out in front of your customers without the use of paid ads.
- A Squarespace Template recommendation based upon the functionality your website needs to meet your Business Goals.
- An estimate of the cost to design your website.
STEP 3: SAY "YES" TO THE DESIGN
After your strategy session, you'll let me know if you'd like me to create the website we mapped out together. From there, I create a formal quote and if you approve, you'll pay a deposit, choose a start date and I'll get you everything you need to be ready for design day.
To learn more about the specifics of the Design Process including pricing + timelines, please continue reading in The Details section below.
Read on to learn the specific details around the design process, timing + pricing OR you can skip the nitty gritty and jump right to the Discovery Call >>
>> How we'll Communicate
I’m in the office Monday-Friday from 10am to 3pm EST. During your project, we will primarily use a client portal to share documents and communicate. This helps me keep everything organized and in one place.
I do my best to reply to all communication regarding active projects the same day (during my office hours). If you’d like to chat via Skype or Google Hangout, you can schedule a quick call here. Scheduling calls keeps my work from being interrupted and allows me focus on your project!
>> How we'll Design
We’ll start with a 15-minute Discovery Call to get to know each other and find out if we are a good fit. From there, we'll schedule a longer Strategy Session where we'll nail down all of your needs and get us both 100% on the same page in regards to your goals for your website and it's functionality requirements - whether you want to offer email freebies or need forms, blogs, portfolios and more.
After the project begins, I’ll share status updates including video walk-throughs of your design to share what’s been done so far, and where we’re going next.
This website design and development does not include any font, image, or premium integration licenses, so if there are specific fonts, stock, or integrations you want to use, let me know right away as you’ll need to purchase them before I begin work.
>> Pricing + Payments
In general, most website start at $3000 and go up in price based on a few factors: scope, complexity and timeline. Elements that influence the price of your website include eCommerce functionality, custom coding, membership plug-ins and blog migration/cleanup. We’ll discuss your project and I'll create a custom quote based on your needs.
We'll follow this simple payment schedule:
- $175 payment due at Strategy Session scheduling
- 50% down-payment of projected project cost due before work begins and to secure your spot on my schedule.
- 50% of projected project cost due before the newsletter launches or after 60 days, whichever happens first.
- 100% of additional costs due before launch. Additional costs may include the purchase of custom fonts, stock images, licenses like Dubsado and significant changes to the project work beyond your initial work proposal and quote.
>> Design Timeline + Milestones
>> Get Started
That was a lot of information. Thank you for reading through it all!
I hope this page answered many of your questions, but if I missed yours please shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Did everything look good? Great! Let's schedule your Discovery Call so we can talk about your specific needs and see if we'll be a good fit.
Are you Ready to Create a Website that is Your Best Employee?