Development with concentrations in theme development and membership-based eCommerce. I work heavily with the Genesis Framework to develop high-quality, secure and search engine optimized themes. Experienced with WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads and Gravity Forms.Get a WordPress Wesbite
My typical clients are other freelancers but I also love working with local businesses. I have worked with all types of freelancers to build their websites, including photographers, writers, and even web designers. As a freelancer myself, I understand what it takes to pursue a career doing what you love on a freelance basis. I know that it's a major risk and that a knowledgeable partner can be a huge help. Assisting other freelancers and helping them achieve their dream is one of my favorite things to do. If you are freelancer of any type, I would be thrilled to build your website.
While I do my best to make the most of my time, there are periods when I'm too booked with other projects. Therefore, I can't guarantee that I will be able to immediately accommodate all projects. The best way to find out is to shoot me an email. I always respond to emails within 24-48 hours, regardless of how busy I am.
I'm a front-end developer that focuses on user-experience and content presentation. This basically means that I work to present your business in an organized, user-friendly, attractive way. I also work on websites that are heavy in custom content and data. Good examples of the types of work I do include portfolio websites and eCommerce/membership systems.
The big question: How much do you charge? Although it seems like this is an easy question, it's actually not because each website is different and has its own requirements. For a "general" website project (i.e. basic business/informational website), my rate is typically in the $800 range. For more complex websites (portfolio websites), the cost increases to the $1,200 range. Advanced websites such as eCommerce systems will cost a minimum of $2,500. Again, each project is different and the exact price will depend on your requirements. Cost factors include where the project is starting from (square one is with just a domain), how much code customization is required, if you will need graphics included in the design, how quickly the project must be completed, the overall scope of the project, etc.
Not at all. I welcome all types of projects at various budgets. All I require are realistic expectations. For a couple hundred bucks, I can get you set up with a WordPress installation and a quality, pre-made theme that you can tweak until your heart is content. If you want more customization with special functionality (i.e. eCommerce), graphics, content proofing, etc., it is going to cost more.
This is ultimately up to you, the client. I offer monthly maintenance services but they are not free or included in the cost of the original project. I will mention maintenance before beginning a project and discuss it with you in greater detail towards the end. Common maintenance tasks include ongoing backups, performance optimization, updates, and more.
With the abundance of WordPress themes available in today's WordPress market, many people prefer to purchase one for $30-100 and set it up themselves. This will save you money now and is a viable way to go if you just want to blog and share your thoughts. In this case, I suggest not even spending any money by heading over to WordPress.com and starting a free blog. If your website is for business and you need it to convey a professional image, present a friendly user experience, and possess a quality foundation, you will want to hire an expert. During my time as a developer, I have seen way too many "business" people come to me looking for the cheapest deal possible to get their eCommerce site up and taking orders. I don't mean to offend but if you call yourself a business and your goal is to start a serious website that will make you money without actually spending anything, you may want to reconsider your goals. If only making money were as easy as setting up a cheap website!
By hiring a professional such as myself, you are paying for expertise and experience that you do not have. You are paying for increased quality, optimization, and performance. You are also paying for convenience, efficiency, and a decreased opportunity-cost to you (what you could be doing in the time it takes you to learn and build the site yourself).
Yes, but it isn't ONLY a blogging platform. WordPress began as a blogging platform but has become the most popular content management system (CMS) on the internet today. By far, it powers more websites than any other CMS. Thanks to thousands of available plugins to achieve almost any functionality need, WordPress is the #1 tool for website development for millions of blogs and business websites. Don't believe me? Check out the WordPress Showcase.
If you have the next best website idea and you believe it is destined for overnight greatness, that's awesome. I'd love to discuss it with you but I can't develop it for $200, a percentage of potential future profits, or anything other than what I quote. Just like any other service provider (i.e. lawyer, physician, accountant, etc.), I have bills to pay and must charge for the time it takes me to complete a service. Website development is a skill that requires countless of hours to learn and remain proficient at. If you are price shopping or looking for the cheapest deal, you will be better suited to look elsewhere. I welcome all respectful, serious inquiries and I promise to reply promptly within 1-2 days. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Migrating your WordPress website from one host to another can be a daunting task if you are not extremely comfortable with things like FTP and MySQL. The migration service I offer includes a full backup and transfer and housekeeping on the new server, all completed within one day.Get Your Website Moved
Need some help with WordPress but not to the extent of full development? I'm happy to help you get WordPress installed and running, figure out and customize a theme, determine which plugin(s) will suit your needs, and more.Get WordPress Support