These responses are intended to address some of the frequently asked questions which have come up in my experience working in the private sector and with the federal government.
I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?
Using an established workflow process, I’ll guide you through a step-by-step process. View the easy to follow steps.
I’m not sure whether I’m comfortable taking part in this process.
Beginning an unfamiliar process, especially if you don’t see yourself as tech savvy, can be daunting. But I’ll provide you with support and encouragement along the way. After many years of providing training and being trained, I know how important it is to communicate clearly and to provide support and encouragement–as well as to avoid using technological jargon. One of my goals is to make this process easy and enjoyable.
Do you have a storefront?
No, I’m a Silver Spring resident who works as a freelancer out of my home. This allows me to keep overhead low and pass the savings on to the client.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors. Website projects generally start in the $1500 range for basic business sites and upward depending on your needs.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, you can make any or all of three scheduled payments using Paypal.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around six weeks from beginning to end.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, I’ll help you get this set up.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites we design work on all devices. Depending on your requirements we can design and develop your site using responsive design so that the site is optimized for mobile devices.
Do you write the site content?
There are a number of ways we can produce content for your site, for example, I can adapt copy from your brochures or other marketing materials to meet your website needs.
Do you do ecommerce/online store websites?
Do you provide training?
Yes I provide clients with training on how to maintain the site.
What is a content management system?
A content management system is a software program, such as WordPress, that allows users maintain their web pages, without a need for advanced technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. All that’s needed is a web browser and an internet connection.
What is search engine optimization?
Search engine optimization (SEO) encompasses methods and tools to place a website higher in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher your website is among the results, the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get. There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy on your website. The key is to focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.
Do you write the content for my site?
There are a number of ways to produce content for your site, for example, we can adapt copy from your brochures or other marketing materials to meet your website needs.
What is a domain name?
A domain name determines your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like yourcompany.com.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data center that runs your website and email.