Custom Website + Blog Collection
INVESTMENT | $2,250
Whether you’re an upcoming business looking to establish your web presence, or an established business owner in search of a new look, this collection has what you need to make a statement. My goal as your designer is to create an authentic, quality website that reflects your personal style and connects you with your ideal clients.
This collection includes the design and development of a clean, easy to navigate and easy to manage squarespace website & blog completely custom to your brand and business needs. All of my sites are custom built using the squarespace platform, which is an easy-to-manage, SEO-friendly, secure platform. Your website will be mobile friendly and responsive, providing a seamless experience to your visitors whether they are on desktop, smartphone, or tablet – and easy for you to manage and update on your own!
THE PROCESS + WHAT'S INCLUDED
CONSULT + BOOKING – It all starts with an initial conversation. If you’d like to work together, the very first step is to reach out to me. After receiving your inquiry, I’ll send over a few questions so I can get to know more about you & your business, your vision, and your goals. You’ll also have the chance to ask me any questions you may have. If we feel that we’ll make a great team and you’re ready to get started, you’ll be asked to sign my contract and submit payment. Once my contract is signed and payment is received, your project is booked and ready to begin on the start date provided.
DISCOVERY WORKBOOK – You will receive my discovery workbook to complete online. This will help you dig deep and organize your thoughts, and it will help me learn more about you & your business, your story, style, inspiration, etc. so I can translate that into an authentic, quality website that reflects your personal style and connects you with your ideal clients.
COMING SOON PAGE – If you do not currently have a live website, I’m happy to install a coming soon page on your domain until your new site is ready to launch. This can include your logo, a snippet about your business and when your new site is expected to go live, social media icons, and an email capture so you can notify visitors when your new site is live!
CUSTOM WEB DESIGN – No design is complete without a solid strategy in place. On the project start date, I will study your workbook, research, and begin to strategize the visual direction. Our discussions, your brand, and your completed workbook will inspire the creation of your new website design, and will include the following:
A beautifully crafted home page design that is cohesive to your brand. The design and content import of up to 6 interior pages of your choice (ie. about, services, investment, press, testimonials, etc). The design and photo import of a gallery for a portfolio page. We will discuss the available gallery options and choose the gallery feature that best compliments your work (ie. lightbox, grid, mosaic, slideshow, etc). Social media icons so that visitors can find you on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc. Your site will be user-friendly and will include strategic call to action and menu items so that the page outline flows from one page to the next, and prevents your visitors from feeling confused on where to go next, and how to get there.
SUBSCRIBE AND/OR NEWSLETTER SIGNUP INTEGRATION – Squarespace partners with MailChimp, an easy to use and well known newsletter platform. If you do not already have an account set up with MailChimp, I am happy to do so for you.
CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN – You will also receive a custom designed blog that is cohesive to your brand. This can be full-width feed (no sidebar}, left or right sidebar, categorized thumbnail feed, slider at top, etc. We will discuss the different options! The blog will include the configuration and customization of 5 sidebar widgets (ie. bio, social icons, ad space, instagram feed, pinterest feed, subscribe, etc.), and a clean and easy to use search function to search posts, categories, and archives.
WEB DEVELOPMENT – Once the website design is approved by you, I will fully develop your new site and transfer it over to your domain so we can prepare to launch your beautiful new website into the world!
MOBILE FRIENDLY & RESPONSIVE – Did you know that Google will prioritize a mobile-friendly website in organic searches? Your website will be mobile friendly and google approved. It will also be fully responsive. A responsive website responds to the particular device it’s being viewed on by changing the layout, content and interactions to best accommodate that particular device/screen size. The benefits for your users are easier reading and seamless navigation, without having to pan. Responsive web design is becoming more and more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. It’s adaptable, flexible, and designed for optimal viewing across all devices.
SEO / SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION – SEO stands for “search engine optimization”. It’s the process of maximizing the number of visitors to your website by ensuring the site appears high on the list of search engine results (google, yahoo, bing). It’s how your website will be seen when someone is looking for your service or product, and therefore very important! Did you know that WordPress right out of the box has great SEO? It does 80-90% of the mechanics for you! I will also provide some of my personal SEO tips and recommendations.
REVISIONS – You will be asked to provide your feedback. Our project together is collaborative and through my experience, I have learned that nobody knows you and your business as well as you do and thus your feedback is essential to our project. We will discuss the direction and make any revisions necessary to perfect the design. Three rounds of revisions are included. Kindly note that any changes requested after design approval will be billed separately, as will any additional revisions requested outside the allotted three rounds.
SOCIAL MEDIA LAUNCH KIT – You will receive a custom graphic that can be used on social media to announce and launch your new website into the world!
TUTORIAL & SUPPORT – You will receive a custom PDF tutorial made specifically for your website. This wilI teach you how to log in, use your dashboard, add new pages, blog posts, galleries, photos, and more. I guarantee my websites for 30 days after your website launches which will include fixing any bugs or issues that arise during this time. I 100% stand behind my websites when they are updated and maintained properly but from time to time, you may have to pay for my time if something breaks or needs fixing. On-going support outside the 30 days is not included, but extended support & monthly maintenance packages are available if desired, billed separately.
Need more or less than what’s included in this collection? ECommerce? No problem! Please get in touch to receive a custom quote.
The Custom Website & Blog Collection typically takes 4-6 weeks from the start date to the launch of your new website. My general guideline is 2-3 weeks for the design, 2-3 business days per each of the three revision rounds included, and 2 weeks for development.
The time estimates provided are dependent upon each individual project, the amount of revisions, client response time, and my current booking schedule.
The investment for this collection is $2,250. Payment is invoiced and accepted through Square in U.S. Dollars (USD), or via Stripe Direct Checkout. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Square or Stripe account. You don’t need an account to make payment, and most major credit cards are accepted.
Once the contract is signed and payment is received, your project is booked and ready to begin on the start date provided.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER!
Let’s build the brand & website of your dreams, so you can build the trust and credibility that your business needs to thrive! If you’re ready to work together, the very first step is to reach out to me. If you’re a passionate business owner with an appreciation for quality work, I’d absolutely love to work with you, and welcome you to reach out me so I can get to know more about you & your business, your vision, and your goals. I look forward to hearing from you and potentially working together!