Custom Website Development + Maintenance
Do you feel overwhelmed and endlessly confused? Not enough time to start or update your website?
Do you need a more modern redesign? Did you last update your blog or social media weeks (or months) ago?
If this sounds like you and all you hear are crickets instead of inbox dings or phone rings, (despite offering something amazing!), then it’s time to reach out for help.
I am a Squarespace Specialist, experienced in the setup, design and maintenance of fully customized websites for small business owners, creative professionals and non-profits on the award winning Squarespace platform.
I’ll provide a solution to the overwhelm.
Together, we’ll design a website you will be proud to share. You'll have my friendly service and support during the design process and beyond, for as long as you need. I promise to never abandon you with your website unfinished. I believe in open, honest communication and collaboration. We will work together to ensure your website will help you achieve your goals.
- Professional Photography
- Domain setup & connection
- Data migration & hosting
- Design & development
- Self-maintenance training
- Ongoing website maintenance
- Blog outsourcing & ghostwriting
- Social media management
- Access to stock and font resources
Easy To Use
Move text and images with a drag-and-drop interface that can be updated instantly 24/7. No complicated code required. Apps are available for mobile editing on iPhone or iPad (Android coming soon!).
Easy To Maintain
You’ll be trained to update and maintain (saving you money), to authorize an administrator or blog contributor, or can hire me for ongoing daily, weekly or monthly updates for an additional fee.
Mobile Friendly, screen responsive and optimized for Site Engine Optimization, helping you be more visible in search results, so you make money faster.
Squarespace Websites start at $216yr ($172.90 with 1st year discount!) and include unlimited hosting. Beyond this, you’ll have the one-time design fee I charge to setup your website.
The term "Squarespace" is a trademark of Squarespace, Inc. This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Squarespace, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do services cost?
I believe every soul and project is unique, so pricing is custom. Projects start at $95hr or can be quoted for a per-project fee. If the provided quote is outside the budget you had in mind, you can make monthly payments or we can customize what is included to better suit your needs. This one-time fee does not include domain and hosting fees (Squarespace's annual fee is $216-$240yr) or negotiated fees for ongoing maintenance. Choose between a low cost DIY option where I do the setup and train you to add your content (Squarespace's award-winning Customer Care team will be ready to assist you) or have me do all the work so you don't have to.
Are there any discounts?
For a limited time, enjoy a 20% discount on your first year! So you'll pay $172.90 (+ tax) and the design/development fee we agree on. Nothing more unless you choose to purchase custom fonts or hire me to provide photographic services.
What is included?
A custom website setup and designed for you, domain name setup or migration, and one month of self-maintenance tutoring and support.
When are you availiable for services?
I am unable to have set business hours due to the nature of my work, volunteering at Mammoth Cave and my family's needs. An appointment is required prior to visiting my office or to book my services which are availiable by appointment 24/7, day or night.
Can I meet you in-person?
Before anything is official, we can meet at a mutually local public place or over a live video call to discuss your project needs and budget. Your website project will be worked on remotely by email or video chat, saving us both time and gas as website projects often require frequent changes.
How do we make this official and how will I pay you?
Once we agree on the scope and fee, I'll setup your online Client Portal. From there, you'll sign our agreement and pay your invoice. It's faster, easier and Eco-friendly to handle everything online and you'll have everything in one place. Payment is accepted online by credit card or PayPal and in-person by cash or check. Payment by check will not be credited to your invoice until it the deposit has cleared.
Do you require a deposit/retainer?
To start your project, 50% of the invoice must be paid in advance. Unless payment arrangements have been made, the remainder must be paid in full in order to publish the completed website.
What happens to my webite if I fail to pay on time or to finish paying invoices as agreed?
I strive to be a fair and considerate business owner and will work with clients on payments. Your website is hosted by Squarespace, content will only be deleted if you fail to pay your annual hosting fee. Here is how I handle this situation depending on how deep we are in your project:
- If I am building your website: I will reach out to you by email, phone and mail to inform you that your payment is late, in order to give you a chance to complete your project. All projects not completed and paid in full by the date on your contract will result in deletion and cancellation of the contract. You will forfeit all money paid and will still owe the remainder of your invoice or any fees accrued such as font and stock purchases in connection with your website.
- If your website is built and you hire me for ongoing maintanance: All maintenance will immediately cease until payment has been provided. If I agree to continue maintenance while you make smaller payments, updates and maintenance will be slower than when paying in full.
When can I expect to see my website?
The speed of delivery is dependant upon how long it takes to recieve content (text such as services and biography, photos etc) from clients. Once all content has been recieved, projects can be a few days to a few weeks. Never months unless the client is awaiting content from outside sources.
How do I access my website?
From the first day of your project, you will be provided Administrator level access. This means you will be able to explore and update portions of your website as-needed and be able to learn faster when I provide self-maintenance tutoring. Our Agreement explains this in better detail, so if you have questions before signing, please let me know.
What does Squarespace Circle Member mean?
I've met the minimum requirements of designing, developing and maintaining at least three websites. Membership provides access to an exclusive community of other designers and developers and a 20% discount for all my clients! I'm also required to let you know: "The term "Squarespace" is a trademark of Squarespace, Inc. This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Squarespace, Inc."
I would love to work with you on a custom project. I’ll need to know some details regarding your vision and budget.