Web Design Options

The “done for you” option

Website Truths

First Impressions Count

Your website is usually the first impression the world gets of you and your business. It is available 24/7, 365 days of the year – someone could be looking at it and forming an impression while you are asleep. Gulp!

Website Design Systems To Suit Your Needs

wherever you are in your business journey

Your website design needs might be different to someone else’s depending upon where you are in your business journey, what services you offer, how you like clients to contact you, how you prefer clients to book with you, how comfortable you are making changes to your site etc. My Essentials, Growth and VIP Plans are designed to meet yours and your businesses specific requirements.

Essentials Website

Ideal if you are starting out or if you need an online presence that showcases your business or services/products and makes you more “findable” to prospective clients

  • Up to 3 pages
  • Essential Plugins
  • Standard SEO
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Privacy Page (not policy)
  • Link to Online Booking
  • Basic Maintenance Video
  • 3 months support
  • From £750

Growth Website

Recommended if you need a bigger site (up to 5 pages) to do bit more legwork: maybe selling a small range of products, booking online, email marketing integration, a blog…

  • All of Essentials features
  • Up to 5 pages
  • Blog setup
  • eCommerce if required
  • Sign up form eg newsletter
  • Integrate with eg Mailchimp
  • 6 months maintenance
  • 6 months support
  • From £950
  • My undivided attention
  • Kadence WordPress or Kajabi
  • Up to 5 custom designed pages
  • Branding & simple logo if required
  • Images optimised, copy proofread
  • Connection to domain
  • Migration to host account
  • 6 months support & maintenance
  • From £1850

Please note that you will need to have your own domain name registered and your own hosting account. I can help you to set this up if needed.

Possible extra Costs

There may be some extra costs if…

  • you need help with sourcing providing images in the correct size/format
  • you need help with writing the copy/content
  • you need help with your brand colours and simple logo design
  • you would like to offer a lead magnet on your site
  • you need extra pages

How Your website is created

The Creation Process

1. Preliminary Work

Getting to know each other…

After you’ve contacted me, we can have a telephone or zoom chat to discuss what ideas you have for your website. We’ll discuss your business, the messages you want to get across to potential clients, as well as things like brand colours, images, website themes etc. It doesn’t matter where you are in the planning process, I can help.

2. Planning
web design project

Planning is essential…

I’ll go away and do some planning get an idea of what I need to do to produce the website that you need. Details such as how many pages and sub-pages, features such as social links, online booking etc. will all be taken into account. I’ll let you know how long it will take, what I will need from you and give you a quote.

3. Build
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This is the bit I love doing…

I’ll get started on your project after a 50% deposit has been received. I will keep you informed of progress and give you regular updates that you can check out and give feedback on. Planning is key, so the major features of your site will have been agreed upon and at this stage only minor tweaks should be needed – hopefully! I only like to work with a few website design clients at a time so that I can give my full attention you and your project.

4. Connect
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The exciting bit…

Your new site will be connected to your domain name (website address) and uploaded to your website hosting platform. If you need help with this then that is fine, all part of the service. It will be made live and a few checks will be run to make sure everything is working properly. The remaining fee will be due now.

5. Handover
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It’s all yours…

Your new site has been connected to your domain name and uploaded to your website hosting platform. It is live and the world now knows you have arrived. We will have either a zoom meet where I can walk through basic maintenance and upkeep of your site or you might prefer to have a bespoke recording that will show you how to do this. Don’t worry, I am happy to offer support for the next few months.

Your website is your “hello” to the world

What Next?

If you’re not sure where to start then these pointers may help you:

wordpress website planning
01.

Inspiration

Start looking at other sites to get ideas of which colours, features, styles or themes appeal to you.

02.

Mood board

Collect some colour palettes and images that you like. These will give us an informed starting point.

03.

Structure

Make a list of the pages and features you would like to be on your site – don’t worry, this won’t be set in stone.

04.

Contact

Feel free to get in touch before these steps if you would like to bounce some ideas or need more guidance.

Just To Clarify…

Website Jargon Can Be A Little Confusing

Why Trust Me?

Does your website stand out from your competitors? Does it communicate clearly what you do, is it easy to navigate, is it mobile friendly, does it load quickly. Because I’m both a web designer and a therapist, I can make sure the answer to all these questions, and more, is yes! The therapist in me understands the nuances of your business and my geekie skills are able to create your customised website using premium WordPress themes.

Why WordPress?

Over 40% of all websites out there use WordPress. It is safe and reliable and lends itself to almost any project. It has great functionality, in part due to the 1000s of themes and plugins available. It’s setup lends to easy SEO and it is easy, with just a little training from me, to maintain yourself. No website is 100% secure but WordPress runs a pretty tight ship. Also, you OWN your website, which isn’t true for some other platforms..

UX and UI

User experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) will determine whether a visitor stays on your website for more than a few seconds or whether they get out of there as fast as a spaniel after a squirrel. To ensure your website has “the squirrel factor” it needs to be attractive, have an intuitive, seamless flow and enable your users to reach their goals. Is it clear how they can contact you, make an appointment?

Content

Contrary to popular belief, your website isn’t all about you! No-one needs to know that you go paragliding in your spare time nor how many pets you have nor that you crochet tiny coats for poorly lambs (although that would be an amazing thing to do!) First and foremost, your content should communicate effectively that YOU have the solutions to your website visitors problem.

Brand Colours and Logo

Branding is not just about pretty colours, although I have to admit to loving working on a colour palette for a new client! Your colours and logo need to sit easy with the feel of your website but also need to be integrated within a proper strategy. Are you all about the vibrant or all about the pastels? Many colour palettes lend themselves to the wellness and holistic niches, it’s not a one size fits all by any means.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

If you can’t see your question here, just send me a message.

Hmmm….. it depends on which approach you take. My Done For You Essentials Plan starts at £750 and the VIP Experience starts at £1850. Extra costs are usually due to the amount of input I need to make towards things other than the design and functionality of the site. But the Template DIY option starts at £99

Generally, once the strategy meeting is concluded and a 50% deposit is received, it takes around 4 – 6 weeks to build a site. Hold ups can occur if images and content aren’t received in time or aren’t “ready-to-go,” if there are unavoidable tech issues, if hosting and domains aren’t set up etc. It is possible to get things done a bit quicker if necessary.

And the VIP Experience means your website is up and running in a week!!

Easy, just send me a message from the Contact page or from the relevant web design plan page.

No, as you can see I have done sites for other small businesses including authors road hauliers.

Don’t worry, that’s what the initial strategy call is for.

If needed I can help you with this. It is best practice for you to own your own domain name and have your own hosting so that you “own” your website once it is handed over.

Mainly yes, it’s what I have been trained in. For the Template DIY sites, I only have WordPress themes. There are other experts that make lovely Kajabi templates.

Yes! It is good practice to set up a new site following best standard SEO practices. This includes keyword research, optimising images, adding alt text to images, making the site mobile responsive amongst other things. However, if you take the Template DIY route this is something you will need to add in for yourself.

A website does need regular maintenance, not least for good SEO reasons. You will be shown how to keep your site up to date but you may choose to take out a monthly VIP maintenance plan so you don’t need to worry about it.

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