We Use WordPress to Build Your Site
Most of our clients either have a website that they can’t manage or they don’t have the first clue as to what they need to do to get on the web. The web will bring you some new business…maybe even a lot of new business. But that isn’t the only reason to have one. People expect businesses to have a web presence nowadays, and don’t really trust a business that doesn’t at least have a simple website with pertinent information for them. And, with NewMedia it won’t cost you a fortune to have one. Up until now, the big stumbling block has been in finding someone who will get you on the web without costing you an arm and a leg or your first born! There are tons of web design firms who will happily charge you $5000 or more to get you on the web, with or without WordPress (the tool we use). We’re different. We are going to charge you a lot less. Why? Because we are going to give you a “paradigm” that we know works and which we can do for you for very little money. We have that specialty knowledge, and we can do what you need quickly. We do lots of sites so we can charge less than most to do it.
What Are We Selling Here?
Simplicity. That’s right… simplicity. Everyone and their dog believes that a fancy website choked with content and links and a zillion sidebars, graphics, and even videos is going to bring you customers. Sorry, but it is a myth perpetrated by those who want to sell you a website that requires you to be a Ph.D in quantum physics to maintain… and which probably won’t do any better than something easy, simple, clean, minimal, and functional. But even so, we will give you a website that will do just as “good” for you as one costing five to ten times more. Why? It’s because people are no longer swayed by fancy, whiz-bang sites with animations, and ten tons of content they have to wade through… most of it covert advertising. People want to know what you do and why you do it and why you are good at it. Or they want to know what you are selling and why they should buy from you and not someone else. There are lots and lots of web-designers or web vendors who will happily charge you from $5,000 to $10,000 to do your site for you. Is it worth it? We don’t think so. Why? Because all you really need, and what you will get from us… are the basics, with a site that even YOU can maintain:
Our standard website service includes:
- Installation of WordPress
- Installation of required database
- Installation and purchase of chosen theme
- A site header
- Custom menus with drop-downs
- Slider: 4 photos, not composites (optional)
- Theme homepage: all standard picture and text areas included
- Number of pages you agree to
- Theme Layout changes
- Theme color changes
- Social media integration
- Eighty page user guide so you can maintain your site
- Security plugin
- Thirty days of free email support to answer questions.
(We have a price list for additional items and services. Just ask.)
We don’t want to be your high-priced IT guy. Our goal is to get you started and to show you how to maintain your own web pages. Once your site is up and running (our part), it is not hard to maintain it yourself. We will provide you with an easy-to-understand manual on how you can add pages and change things in the ones you have. You are paying our low fee to get your site up and running and then you will be able to fly on your own.
What You Need to do to Help Us, Help You
- Register a domain (or use one you have)
- Put the domain with a web host (we will recommend some.)
- Pick a visual “theme” for your site. There are thousand to choose from. (We’ll recommend.)
- Work on your home page content and find some pix for it (see our Resources page.)
- Write the “about us” page… a few paragraphs about you or your company.
- Write the services/product pages, detailing what you do or sell… and why.
Write all the above content in any kind of file you want (Word files are best, actually) Send it to us. You give us access to your website (we’ll show you how) and we will install WordPress and all your pages and we’ll have you up and running in a few days from when you give us the content.
What We Are Not Going To Do
We are not going to do an over-engineered website for you. There are themes out there that are very complex and which provide lots and lots of “features” but at a cost of time and effort… for dubious reward. If you want the moon you must be prepared to spend a lot of money and a lot of time getting there. That is not our service. Our service is to get people who don’t have a website or who have one which is not run via a content management system like WordPress and thus can’t be changed except by paying an arm and a leg to the original designer. We believe that simple is better and that good content will “beat” a lot of “flash” anytime… every time. If at a later date you decide you want to opt for one of these “power themes” you will have the experience to do it yourself or with only minimal help from someone.
When Do You Pay Us?
When we put up the theme structure and you see the homepage (with either some “placeholder” text and pix, OR your text and pix if you have sent it to us early) we will send you an invoice via email and you will pay us in full by credit card. If during the build-out there are some add-on features you want (like a shopping cart) we will issue you a second invoice. Once paid we will make the site “live.” Of course, if you don’t like the final result we will take it all down and refund your money on your credit card.
For (larger) clients with good credit and less-flexible accounts-payable systems, we can be more accommodating.
Where Do You Go When We’re Done?
The whole intent is for us to get you up and running with a basic website… and give you the knowledge you need to maintain it yourself. But if you need extra help, we won’t abandon you. We will charge you by the hour for extra help. But you should not need help from us. Yes, you will have to do some reading, and maybe watch a few videos, but the WordPress website “engine” is very easy to use… no programming is necessary, and you will pick it up rather quickly. There are only about a billion tutorials on WordPress out there on the net if you get stuck on something. This is why we are using WordPress for our service. Everybody and their brother offers WordPress help on YouTube and through Google. BUT . . . If doing your own maintenance is just too frightening or time consuming for you, we have that covered. See our page on maintenance of your site (under Process menu at top of page.)
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