The most important part about your business, is your website. And the most important part about your website is its design. A great website is clean, simple, straight to the point and functional.
My websites are built with the latest web technologies to ensure they work on every device, no matter the age. Your website is a one-stop-shop for every piece of information a customer might need about you and your business.
I have been using Squarespace for many years and I am a Squarespace Circle Member. This means I am recognised by Squarespace as experienced, knowledgeable and competent in building on their platform. I am also a photographer and designer, allowing me to create content for your brand, just the way you need it.
Squarespace is a professional, robust, powerful website cms. It has over one million users, many of them well known brands and companies including Pixar, Girlboss and V Magazine. They have been around since 2003 and are introducing new features all the time. They offer 24/7 award winning support.
If you need a website or online store, this is the place you need to be
Important Features Included Standard!
Phone & Tablet Responsive Design
Built-in Analytics & SEO
Free Domain Name
2 Hour CMS Lesson
3 Months Free Web Management Support
Web Design Plus
All Web Design Features Including:
1-Year Usage License Inc. (for branding)
Google Analytics Integration
Free Domain Name (T&C Apply)
Three, One Hour CMS Lessons
6 Months Web Management Support
All Web Design Plus Features:
Professional Product Photography
Product Editing & Retouching
1-Year Usage License for branding
PayPal & ApplePay Integration
Three, One Hour CMS Lessons
12 Months Web Management Support
The Minor Fine Print
When you purchase an annual plan with Squarespace, you get an optional free domain name. Conditions Apply.
Your website will include an ongoing annual subscription paid to Squarespace. Your first 12 months are charged at a 20% discount
The 1-Year image license applies to images used for branding and marketing only. Images used on the website are free from any licensing forever.
Web Management Support is an optional monthly subscription of $85/month during the contract period. Regular pricing is $185/month.
~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
ARE YOUR WEBSITES RELIABLE?
Absolutely. In fact, my website is built on the same platform, so I have full confidence on the reliability of the website. However, I can't guarantee 100% uptime. Websites do have maintenance and servers can go down... It's just the way it is. But for the most part, you won't have anything to worry about.
CAN I EDIT MY WEBSITE MYSELF?
Your website will be built on a Content Management System. This means you will be able to log in and make changes whenever you want. This is a very easy platform to learn and manage yourself. As part of my service, I also teach you how to use it, so you're ready to go when the project has launched.
WHY DON'T I DO IT MYSELF?
I don't recommend that. I have the expertise, knowledge, time and the skills to design and build a professional website. I have spent the time, money and lack of sleep so you don't have to. I choose a template that fits your needs, then shove it into the Artisanal Washing Machine and give you something truly unique.
WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME?
I aim for a minimum of two weeks. This gives me time to research your brand and business, experiment with designs and features I think you might like and allows plenty of time for fine tuning. This also depends on how quickly you can send me the assets I need. Photos, copy etc. are all need before the job can be completed.
ARE YOU EXPENSIVE?
My services can be framed as an investment in your potential business. The type of well-executed website I can create will provide a value that’s far greater than the upfront payment you'll need to make. After the job is done, I offer continued support so you are never left alone, I offer extras that other businesses don't, and I am a business as well, I also need to make a living... Don't forget.
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS?
No. The prices above are for my creative fee. You will have to pay an annual subscription to Squarespace and you may have to pay for your domain name (that's the .com). There are costs to running a website outside of what you're hiring me for, but I can detail these for you, and even offer some advice on where to go.
CAN I INTEGRATE MY BUSINESS TOOLS?
This is something we will have to sit down and talk about. I am able to integrate many third-party services into my websites, however I would need to take a look at the systems and tools you currently use to be able to answer this question. Many appointment booking systems, reservation systems etc. can be integrated.
CAN'T I JUST HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE?
Facebook is important and can drive traffic and sales, but it’s not a substitute replacement for a website. Facebook is akin to having a booth at a farmer’s market — lots of foot traffic but the creative freedom is limited, the signal-to-noise ratio is low, and, at the end of the day, the visitors belong to the market itself.
CAN I PRESERVE MY SEO FROM MY CURRENT WEBSITE?
When you move your website over to Squarespace, or to any other web platform, you will experience a temporary dip in your SEO rankings. However, with Squarespace that dip is significantly reduced due to the strong built-in SEO features. More in depth information about SEO can be provided.
I FOUND A FREE SITE BUILDER ON THE WEB
Things are rarely as free as they first appear. Once you add in costs for hosting, domains, themes, apps, plugins and removing third-party ads, you’re looking at a price significantly higher than “free”. An advantage to using Squarespace is the ability to package all of that into a single monthly or annual payment. It turns out to be cheaper... Trust me.