Step 1: Write a brief description of why you want a website and book an appointment with me.

  • It could be a short blurb, typically a paragraph.
  • This gives me some background to assess what type of website you might want and helps me get primed on what content would suit your website.
  • Include a one sentence to tell me if you have experience managing your own website.
  • Send this blurb to me for me to review and book a Skype / Google Hangout / phone appointment through the contact form or by email to [email protected]

Keep in mind that the needs of your website is unique to you. Try to write about your own needs and think about your own target audience.

Step 2: Skype / Google Hangout / Phone call

  • I’ll reply within 48 hrs (often sooner). However, if I’m working on another website, I will reply to you and let you know the wait time.
  • I’ll review your needs based on what you have written in Step 1 and have a chat with you before I can make recommendations.
  • I’ll make recommendations and provide options for you.
  • I’ll review some costs and benefits associated with recommendations with you.

Step 3: Evaluate your options and pay a deposit.

  • Think about the options and pick one that’s best for you.
  • You will need to pay a deposit of 50% of total price for me to start working.
  • If I’m busy with another website, a $100 deposit is required to hold your spot in wait list. The deposit is refundable until I begin working on your website.

Step 4: I will start working on the website (and set up other services such as emails)

  • As I work on the website, I may from time to time show you progress or ask for feedback. The frequency depends on how complex the website is. I will always show you work progress of user-interactive features.
  • Once I’m done the first draft, I will show you the first iteration of the complete website.

    Step 5: Review website & iterate

    • View your website and provide feedback for changes and enhancements.
    • I will work on the next iteration of website.
    • Repeat review process until you’re satisfied (on average, it takes 2 iterations).

      Step 6: Review website and make payment.

      • Review your website one last time, test out your emails, review your analytics dashboard etc.
      • Once satisfied, pay the remaining balance.
      • All payments are processed through Paypal

        Be sure to try out your new website from a desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone to ensure layout consistency across devices. It’s also a good idea to test the website using different browsers.

        Step 7: Web hosting

        • Your website will need to be hosted on a server somewhere.
        • Popular economical hosting providers include 1 and 1, DreamHost, or GoDaddy.
        • There is also the better option of hosting your website on the cloud: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, or Microsoft Azure Cloud.
        • Based on your complete website and target user base, I will know how much server capacity it needs. I can then help recommend the best hosting provider.

          When picking hosting plans, do not use shared hosting.

          Step 8: That’s it!

          • Congrats on your new website!

            Be sure to use social media channels to share your new website!

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