There are a lot of decisions that need to be made in setting up a website. Through the website worksheet and consulting calls you and I will work together to make the process as easy as possible.
Here is how the website adventure process works
- First view the website packages listed here.
- Fill out the hire me form and let me know about your project, if needed we can also jump on the phone and go over your project in more detail.
- Once we agree on that I'm the best fit for you and which package would work best for you for your business, I will send you a welcome packet with: Formal quote, a contract agreement for you to sign and return, and an invoice for your initial deposit.
- Once your deposit is received, your homework begins 🙂
Homework & Planning:
I will send you a full questionnaire to get more details about your business, business goals, marketing plans. We will also take a more in-depth look at your branding and website style preferences.
Designing Your Site:
Now it is time for me to get to work! As I work on your site I will keep in touch with you regarding the progress of your site. You will have plenty of time to review the site and request changes along the way. (Each package will have different number of rounds of changes available.) Once we have your final approval, it is time to go live!
Time To Go Live:
Now is the fun part, we make your site live and ready for you to share and use. Once live, I will send you your final invoice for the final payment on your website package.
I'm here to help! For the first couple of weeks you will probably run into questions, do not hesitate to ask. If you need additional website training as well as monthly backup and maintenance plans to help keep your site up-to-date and ready for software updates. You can find more about that here.
Example Website Timeline
Please note... this is in general, timelines may be shorter for basic websites and may be slightly longer for more complex and customized websites.
1-4 WEEKS BEFORE PROJECT BEGINS
You – You make a down payment to get on the schedule
Us – We have a consulting session to determine the goals and features of your website
You – You begin the homework I’ve assigned as well as gather all website content
Me – I schedule your project and am available if you have questions
You - All content and homework due
You - Login info due
Me – Start outlining the site
Me – I’ll start developing the website based on your questionnaire, our consulting call and your content
You – You’ll answer any questions I have as I create the site
Me – I’ll send you the site for review
You – You’ll review the site and provide feedback
Me - I’ll tweak the site based on your feedback
You – You’ll sign off on the site
You – You make final payment
Me – I’ll launch the site on your server
You – You’ll celebrate!