Below is a list of frequently asked questions related to the services I provide. If you have a question that’s not already covered here, feel free to contact me here. You may also want to visit my Important Information to Keep in Mind page, as many of your questions may be answered already :).
- If you struggle to find the time to meet or follow up with clients because you’re bogged down with website woes…
- If you’ve been wanting to have (or enhance) an online presence for your business…
- If you have a hobby you’d like to write about or showcase in a blog…
then it’s time to hire me to make your life easier and allow your business, hobby, and/or personal life to grow, flourish, and evolve!
Imagine this type of scenario on something as important, big, and long-term as a logo or website. Did you know that there are literally millions of colors that we could select to put on your website? Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of typefaces we could use in your logo? I could keep going, but I think you get the picture. If you don’t know what you want, then at minimum, I need to know what you DON’T want…or else we will enter an unending cycle of uncertainty, and that doesn’t sound like too much fun (not to mention that it’s quite unproductive).
For most larger projects, I send you an invoice for 50% of the full amount after the Agreement is signed and before work begins. I then send an invoice for 25% of the full amount when 50% of the project is complete. The final invoice for the remaining amount is sent when the project is complete or per the time-based terms written in the Agreement. I use a handy little program that tracks my time and tasks as I’m working so that I am able to know when a certain percentage of the project has been completed. It’s pretty nifty!
WordPress and MailChimp Ongoing Maintenance and Tweaks Questions
Web Design and Development Questions
Now, let’s talk about “simple” websites or websites that “shouldn’t cost too much.”
Imagine a website like a car. Let’s say you go into a dealership and say that you just “want a car that gets you from here to there. It doesn’t need a radio or a/c or automatic windows or locks.” But then, later on, you realize that you live in a city that gets excruciatingly hot (i.e. Houston). Well, you realize that you should have gotten that a/c after all (and a radio, too)…and now it’s going to cost a pretty penny to get them installed. In the end, you realize it would have been more cost- and time-efficient to get a car with these features installed from the get-go.
I could give a hundred other examples, but hopefully you get the picture. If you read this page, you will quickly see that even the most basic website still requires a plethora of features and lots of thought and planning. You are welcome to explore free website companies/templates out there, but just keep in mind that they will not come with the SEO, clean coding, support, or customization capabilities that a premium WordPress theme (and my services) will include.
My Website Questionnaire + Wish List is quite thorough, so the more information you can provide on that and during our conversations, the faster the site-building process can be. However, I don’t feel it’s a good idea to rush through the process as we may find ourselves making mistakes along the way (or in the end), which may end up costing us more time.
In order to benefit from good search engine optimization, you will need to keep your website’s software updated, add new content regularly, and share your content on social media and to your email list. You may choose to also spend a little money advertising as well. Ultimately, it is crucial to understand that SEO is an ongoing process and one that takes time, patience, knowledge, and flexibility (because the rules of SEO change frequently). I do not guarantee search engine results or rankings, but I will do my best to set up a good SEO foundation for you, guide you along the way, and recommend SEO experts if/when requested.
Graphic Design Questions
Have I missed anything? If so, send your questions my way right here. 🙂