As both a designer & developer with many years of experience, I intentionally keep my business streamlined so that I personally do all the work on your project from start to finish because I love doing all of it. This makes me uniquely qualified to answer all your questions quickly, understand your needs, and translate your goals into a great website. I take on a limited number of new clients per month to ensure that each project gets the attention it deserves.
No matter which option you choose, I will help you develop a goal-oriented strategy for what shape your website should take and why, resulting in a site that’s not only clean, elegant and easy-to-use, but also designed to help make you and your business successful.
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If you haven’t used WordPress before, or even if you have but want a refresher, Kate will walk you through how to use WordPress via phone or email, focusing specifically on how to update your site with the kinds of changes you want to make. You can ask as many questions as you want, and spend as much time as you want until you feel comfortable and confident.
Cost: $105/hr -or- 1 hour free for all Fully Custom projects
Kate will take care of monthly WordPress backups, updates, site malware scans, and database optimization so that your site will run as smoothly and securely as possible. In addition, Kate will send you a PDF report from Google Analytics outlining who is visiting your website, where they’re coming from, and what they’re looking at so that you can refine your website content to improve performance. If you don’t need this each month, Kate can also do this every 2 months, or every 3 months instead.
Cost: $50 each time for Google Analytics Report + Site Updates -or- $35 each time for just Site Updates
If you want someone to manage your domain name registration and web hosting so that you don’t have to deal with it, Kate is happy to do so. She’ll make sure you have administrative access to the accounts so that you can make changes at any time if you want.
Cost: Depends on needs, contact Kate to learn more
If your blog needs to be moved from WordPress.com or Blogger to your new website, Kate will migrate it making sure all your posts and post images make it to the new site. This does not include setting featured images for each post if that’s required by the new WordPress theme.
It’s a good idea to have one or more email addresses associated with your domain name so that your communications are an extension of your branding. Kate will create email accounts ending in your domain name so that you can send & receive emails professionally.
If you want to build an email marketing list, Kate will add the embedded MailChimp signup to your website at no cost. If you want your blog posts to automatically get sent to your your subscribers via email, she can also set that up, or she can create MailChimp email templates so that it’s easy for you to brand your email marketing.
Cost: $100 for blog-to-email setup; $150 for template
Including e-commerce on your website so that you can sell things directly to customers has become much easier (for you and the customer) in recent years. Now, you can easily manage a simple online store yourself, including securely accepting credit card payment directly on your site.
Cost: $150-$550 for setup depending on needs
After gathering information from you about your business, Kate will generate 5 unique logo ideas for you to choose from. After gathering your feedback, she will refine one (or more, if desired) of the ideas presented for your final review, resulting in a final logo that can be used for the web or print.
If you need things like business cards, bookmarks, postcards, letterhead, envelopes or invitations, Kate can design those for you. You’ll receive proofs to approve, then have the finished product printed and shipped directly to you. And if you need Facebook cover images, Twitter profile images, or other online graphics, Kate covers that too.
Cost: Variable depending on needs, contact Kate to learn more
Need something that you don’t see here? Contact Kate to talk about your options.
Author website designer Kate McMillan designs & develops beautiful, user-friendly author & book websites. Whether you’re launching your first book or have many titles to your name, Kate can make a website that helps you meet & exceed your goals. Contact her to discuss what she can do for your project.