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The Design Process | In 3-Steps

 

 
 
 
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Imagine Owning a Website You’re Proud to Share

Your site is cleaned-up, tuned-up and capturing leads. It’s content-rich and search-engine-optimized. You’re getting found!

Ha-cha-cha!

You look good! (Digitally speaking.) You no longer feel like apologizing for your out-of-date website. Now, you love having people check you out! (Digitally speaking.)

First step?

Fill out the short INQUIRY form (yep that little orange button). Then, I’ll email you and we’ll set a time to talk a bit about your business and how your website can support what you do.

 
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Let’s Get you on the Calendar

 
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All those great ideas are starting to take shape. So, let’s get you on the schedule and turn those ideas into reality! I’ll send you a copy of the contract. Review it. And, when you’re ready, use the electronic-signature & payment to reserve your design-time on my calendar.

As soon as I receive your signed contract, I’ll reserve time on the calendar - just for you. You’ll have me, devoted to your site, dreaming and working, designing and refining for the duration of your design-time.

Your signed contract and payment makes your preferred design-time unavailable to others. For a 1 or 2-week build, 50% of your cost is due upfront and 50% upon completion.

Let’s get you on the calendar.

 
 
 
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Discover, Design, Deploy!

 

With a date set, you are close to making your website dreams a reality!

Because no two sites are the same, I like to begin thinking ahead about the unique needs of your site as it gives ideas time to percolate.

And, sometimes the discovery process turns up solutions neither of us had seen coming - and those can make all the difference!

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DISCOVER - I’ll send you a link to your digital-storage-drive with 3 pieces of prep-work

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(1) a Content Questions Worksheet that will allow us to arrive at just the right language for you and your business. We’ll set a time to talk this through before I start the design. Your attention to this “Discovery Phase” is essential.

(2) An Image Folder which you can use to upload photos, images or logos that you already have on hand.

(3) Basics Page that you can use to provide me with the info I’ll need to establish your site; like your business email, domain (if you have one), and a physical-address if you want to be listed as a Business by Google.

DESIGN - I’ll take care of the up-front-amazing-appearance

We’ll create a site that’s enticing to look at, as well as one that’s got behind-the-scenes SEO (Search Engine Optimization), UX (user experience/usability) and UI (intuitive flow).

I’ll want you to check in on the site and send feedback throughout the build process. Complete transparency means - no surprises and a happy you! You’ll send me an unlimited amount of edits during that two-week time-frame. Getting every detail right will be my focus - alongside finessing metadata, alt-tags, URLs, sitemaps and indexing.

We’ll keep working throughout the design-time so that your website is spectacular and ready for prime-time.

DEPLOY - Knowing that you’re powered-up, trained and ready to maintain your Site

On the final day (of a 2-Week Build /or throughout the process on a bigger build with CRM or similar integrations), we’ll do a 90-minute-training so that you can capably maintain your site yourself.

I’ll also send you your branded images so that you can use them for social posts, business-cards, stationary and email-signatures.

We’ll do a virtual-high-five and you’ll be ready to call your friends and family, email your clients and generally brag about your amazing new website!

The launch of Your New Website is a great moment to build connections with your audience - and invite them to visit your new virtual-front-door!