Since 2007 I have been working on websites. They were all built from scratch. I had new clients that had built their own site using Yahoo site builder, or Godaddy Tonight. I applaud those DIY because they knew they needed a website and they were on a budget. So they preserved to create some presence. However, as they grew their business, they realized they wanted to add features, or change a phone number, email address, content, images or the layout and spacing on the site. Though they had built the site, their own level of knowledge was limited. I was hired to make the changes for them. Understanding coding and consumers way of using a website was a plus in my wheelhouse.
My goal is to improve what you have within your means and goals. I do not upsell, or tell you what you have is all wrong and needs to be changed. I listen to what you want to do with the site, then I go about fixing those things. If I find something or think of a neat feature, I will share it with you, any costs involved and let you make the call. This is your site. My marketing background and tech knowledge are available to you.
Old HTML website, modified to work on mobile
Most of the projects on this page were completed within hours. Once I know what changes need to be done, and I have had the opportunity to review the coding or platform, I estimate the time it will take to complete the tasks. Depending on this information, I will present either an hourly estimate cost or a project cost. For example:
A website needs an email changed, a new logo, rearrange existing navigation, and add a couple of images. The site is built in GoDaddy Web Builder. Max time is 1 hour. The unknown is if the logo and the images need to be resized or not. The cost, $45.
Example 2 – the website is built in WordPress, needs to have a security plugin added, changed to a secure site (HTTPS), add a new image – but I need to do edit it with text, 301 redirect set up required for HTTPS change, Search console and Google analytics updated. Time – 2-3 hours. This could go either by hourly or by the project. This was an actual case, the client added several other changes in addition to this, so he sent me $200. I managed the time and in the end, refunded him $40.
Today, the ability to update an existing website without rebuilding it has become a niche for me. I have worked on many platforms, some very complicated to very simple. Rarely do I recommend rebuilding the website. Though, I have finished two projects of such nature. One was not responsive, ie, mobile friendly and the other was an issue with the hosting server. In both cases, I replicated the look and feel of the site and met the new requirements. Options were made available to the business owners to decide what direction or steps they wanted to take. This presented a no pressure situation and allowed them flexibility in their website’s growth.
Other websites such as Alco-Tube, USA, Connecticut Dressage Association, and MCR Whips are examples of websites that I was hired to make a few changes. Since then, they have become long-term clients and contact me on occasion to add a link, a page, change out wording, etc.