Most frequent questions and answers
Whenever possible, I absolutely like to meet with you; however, that is not always possible. When a meeting isn’t possible the websites are generally completed with contact via email and telephone and an initial Zoom/Skype meeting if you like.
Once we get started, most of the communication will take place over email. This makes the process a lot easier as we’ll have all of the information saved and can come back to it later.
Yep! I’m great at communicating via Zoom/Skype, phone and email and our clients come from all over Canada.
Yes, I would be happy to look at your existing website and give you a quote for updating it.
The cost of a web site varies depending on the site features and complexity. A starter 3-5 page website starts at $1,800.
Give me a call and I’d be happy to discuss with you, your website design requirements and give you a quotation based on your unique needs.
For small projects, 50% of the estimated fee must be provided prior to beginning work, with the remaining payment due upon completion of the project. For larger projects, an initial payment representing one-third of the estimated total fee is required. The second payment is required upon the layout and design approval, with the final third due upon completion of the project.
The timeline of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind I’ll make every effort to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to me by the client.
For smaller projects, it usually is 2 weeks and for larger projects or e-commerce you’re probably looking at 3-5 weeks.
If I build your website, I will host it for you and you don’t need to do anything. I pay the hosting fee for the first year. Alternatively, you can host the website elsewhere and manage it yourself. It’s completely up to you.
I use the same hosting company for my own website and for ALL my clients. Each website is managed individually to avoid any security issues. Every website I build has unlimited bandwidth and disk space and 99.9% uptime. If you’re interested, the company I use is WHC
Yes, I have several maintenance packages to suit your needs and we can discuss a package that’s right for you.
SEO is quite a beast and Google constantly changes their algorithm so I can’t make any assurances about where you will rank on google as that is all part of having an excellent overall SEO strategy. I do add industry standard practices to your website such as: including your chosen keyword per page, metadata descriptions and alt tags on your images. Creating great text content is also key to improving your SEO rankings – that means writing copy that includes the right words structured in the right way to make the bots happy. I will register your domain property for you and add your sitemaps to Google Search Console.
If you wish to have more in-depth SEO work done such as competitor research, extra keywords etc., we can discuss the price.
Yes. I like to offer the ability for our clients to update the website themselves. I offer videos on basic editing in WordPress.