CUSTOM WEBSITES

I build Custom Websites designed to meet all your digital needs and appeal to your target audience on a platform that will meet these requirements for as long as you need it to do so.

I am passionate about building sites that support an individual or business through development and growth.

I do not believe that you should need a new framework each time your goals change and I do not believe that a website needs to be built to its full potential in its first incarnation.

Hosting and Content Managment Systems can be flexible.

The amount of money you can spend on a website is perhaps unquantifiable. However, it is possible to start with a modest investment and over time and continued investment, the same site can become something far from modest.

A guide to help everyone who wants a new website, regardless of their technical knowledge, make informed decisions on what they need from the products and services the market currently has to offer, can be found here.

THE PROCESS

My goal is always to enjoy the build process and love the result.

A website is a key factor in your business and/or Personal Brand and you should be proud of it and excited to promote it.

After an initial consultation, usually over email, telephone or video chat, I will gather a list of requirements that you would like your website to fulfil.

Some inspiration on things to consider when planning a website build can be found here.

Based on this list I will put together a proposed quote and delivery timeline.

Once we have agreed that the quote and timeline meet your needs and my availability we have another consultation, preferably in person, where we finalise project details and begin the design process.

I always ask that 50% of the quoted fee is paid before work commences. Depending on the size and length of the project we can agree together how the remaining fee will be paid when finalising project details.

During a project we will keep in close contact, allowing you to feel as much part of the development process as you wish to be.

When the site is complete and signed off I provide you with a package that supports your website. This is different depending on the project but usually includes a Branding Board and Training on how to use and manage the site yourself including guidance on how to drive traffic to the site and make it work for you, the training is delivered 1-2-1 where useful.

SEO AS STANDARD

I include SEO as part of all my new website builds.

Everyone with a website wants to build their visibility and presence online, therefore it makes sense to me that this is a consideration right from the beginning of a site build. In the first instance, this is building a good quality website. Other aspects I include are as follows:

> Analytics Set Up
> Search Engine Webmaster Registration
> Keyword Research and Integration
> Future Plan of steps you can take yourself to further drive traffic to your website.

Websites I build have an average of 50% traffic coming through organic search and an average bounce rate of 30%, with some sites achieving bounce rates as low as 3%.

I no longer offer this service but, I have, in the past, done SEO work on websites that I did not build. I achieved excellent results such as increasing traffic by 900% in one month for a Legal Notary Company and doubling the revenue of a Hair Stylist in North London in 3 months after SEO. Click here for a case study detailing a success story of a website I completed SEO for.

MORE INFORMATION ON MY APPROACH TO SEO

HOW MUCH CONTENT CAN I PROVIDE?

All of it or none of it. I am happy for you to provide as much of the practical content as you wish and enjoy working on collaborative projects.

I will build your website framework, design it to work well with your brand and have excellent User Experience.

I can then add and create any functionality you may need from the site such as:

> Bespoke ChatBot usable across website and Social Media
> Downloadable Content
> Members Area
> Online Courses
> E-commerce or Online Payments
> Mailing List Capture
…this is not an exhaustive list by any means.

I can also provide the following aspects of website content:

LOGO | Created to represent your product or brand.

BRANDING | A full website brand which includes a colour scheme, fonts and graphics.

COPYWRITING | I can write copy for web and therefore work with you to create all the written content you might need for your website.

I do not provide original Video Content or Photography.