We’ll start the conversation with a 30-minute two-way interview to determine if we’re a good fit. You can make the most out of this time by filing out the Website Worksheet PDF. Print it out and have some fun. The brainstorming process is where the magic happens!
Planning & Storytelling
Stories sell, and nowhere is this more important then in the alternative health industry where a story about an incredible massage or a life-changing chiropractic session can literally transform careers. The world is waking up to the power of natural medicine, but the seeds are still spreading slowly. The internet allows us to amplify the messages that are being passed from person to person in an organic way. The more compelling and interesting your story is, the more you will stand out. Once we get your own message out, your website will act as a gathering place for client testimonials and reviews.
During this part of the process we’ll do an in depth interview that I’ll use to craft your biography as well as a page about your services and offerings. This process can be incredibly clarifying as it really asks you to define who you are in the professional landscape and what kind of clients you are looking to attract.
Design & Development
With words, images, fonts and colors, we’ll design your website to present your story in a unique and captivating way.
I build sites exclusively on WordPress for a number of reasons. The first is that it is open source, which means there are 100s of people out in the world volunteering their time everyday to improve this platform. When one thing gets better, everybody benefits.
Second, almost one-quarter of all sites on the web are built with WordPress, and not just independent entrepreneurs are taking advantage of it: big companies like Time Magazine, The New York Times, CNN and eBay also see the value in this communal platform. That means more people know how it works, how to fix it, and how to protect it.
Third, it is really easy to understand and edit WordPress, and I make sure all of my clients are trained on how to create simple pages and add text and photos.
Hosting, Domains, Contracts and More Fun Stuff!
Most people hire me because they want to avoid getting into the nitty gritty with these backend details. Don’t worry, I’ll handle it and we’ll make sure everything is in your name. All my clients start with a basic hosting/domain plan that lasts for three years.
Before we get to work on your site, we’ll both sign a contract that outlines our terms of agreement in plain English. This will spell out things like deadlines, project expectations and goals. A 50% deposit is due with the remaining balance due upon launch of the site and your 100% satisfaction and approval of the finish product.
Sites range from $950 – 5000 depending on the scope of your project. I offer generous financial incentives for referrals.