I am an experienced & professional WordPress web designer/ developer. I specialize in building blogs & websites for small business owners & solopreneurs, as well as in updating older sites.
I've been an online entrepreneur for the past 6+ years, so I understand what your online business presence needs. I can build you a starter website to get you going or reinvent your current site to help you get more traffic, clients, & customers.
Why Hire Me:
1. IMPECCABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
I work with no more than 3-4 clients at a time, and lots of times, you'll be my ONLY client. This means 100% of my attention is on you and your project. I only take on work when I have time and attention to fully dedicate to it, when I'm available to answer questions & provide assistance. I never outsource anything- you will always receive personal, professional, & prompt attention directly from me. I will respond your messages promptly, keep you posted on the work I'm doing, and be clear (in everyday language!) about what information I need from you. Would you please read my reviews on my profile to see what other clients have said about my work?
2. WEBSITES BUILT RIGHT
Some developers skimp on the groundwork or backend stuff because the client won't even know. Not me. I make sure always to use a child theme, set all the defaults, make sure your site is SEO-friendly, check it on tablets and phones, and even make sure it's easy for you to edit from your admin page. (I'll even make you a tutorial if you want!) This means your site functions better and is easier to maintain. And no horror stories about hiring another developer to 'undo' what the first developer messed up!
3. PATIENCE & GUIDANCE
I remember what it was like before I took all those courses and became a WordPress expert. I know how confusing and overwhelming it can be. And I'm more than happy to help answer questions and guide you through the process of building your website and growing your business. I understand how websites can help both online and brick & mortar businesses, and I can give you expert advice on using your website to help your business reach its full potential.
Communication is a huge factor between clients and freelancers, especially in unfamiliar territories like web development. I'm a native English speaker (American -from New Jersey), and I was a fourth-grade teacher for many years. Save yourself the additional frustration (not to mention wasted time & money) and hire someone with excellent communication skills.
5. DESIGN & FUNCTIONALITY- built just for you
I know how to listen to what you want and need for your site. I know the possibilities and how online business works, and I know what questions to ask to save you time and overwhelm. Your site will be built from the ground up to match your style, business plan, and branding. Plus, I'm always learning about new designs & functionality.
6. ALL THE EXTRAS
Need images created? I have Canva, Stencil, PowerPoint, and CSS coding skills. Need an email provider? I can set up MailChimp for you and build an opt-in right into your site. Need graphic design, copy, a wireframe/ site layout? I can help you with all of that. I have a developer license for Elegant themes and subscriptions to images and artwork, so there will be no extra costs for themes or graphics.
EXPERT WORK at GREAT RATES:
My hourly rates might be a tiny bit higher than other freelancers you're considering.
Here's how that will save you money:
FEWER BILLABLE HOURS:
- I'm super efficient, so fewer billable hours mean overall savings for you. Other developers might bill you 40-50 hours for a project I can do in 10-12 (without skipping steps!).
- I use a timer app, and I only bill for the exact minutes that I was 100% focused on and working on your project. I never inflate my hours.
- You know your site will be built correctly and exactly how you want it. You don't need to worry about hiring another developer in a few months or a year to re-do what your cheaper developer did. And no worries about wasting time & money with false starts or paying for work that's unusable or not what you wanted.
FREE THEME & GRAPHICS:
- I provide a FREE, premium $250 theme & plug-ins. I invested in a developer license for Elegant themes, so you'll get Divi or Extra, along with the Bloom and Monarch email & social media plug-ins for free, with free updates for life.
- I have a subscription to Stencil and Paula Kim Studios artwork, among other image sources. That means you get free, high-quality photos, painting, and images, customized for your site and brand at no extra cost to you. (Most web developers tack on the price of pictures to their invoices or have you purchase them and send the files.)