If you have seen WordPress blogs on the web, then you know that often there is a ‘sidebar’ area where the ‘posts’ are categorized and a menu is displayed to the visitor so that they can read additional ‘posts’. Typically sidebars are used for adding important functionality to more than one page. Some sidebars can display horizontally – this is often used for ‘breadcrumbs’ for example. Sidebars are configured with separate functional parts, called ‘widgets’. You can add any number of widgets to a sidebar. Widgets are powerful tools and provide the functionality for sub-menus, breadcrumbs, featured pages, popular posts, calendars, login prompts, maps, images, contact info, YouTube channel galleries, social icons with followers, subscribers, and likes counts, etc. Please note however, some premium widgets do come with some extra cost.
We participate in the G Suite Referral Program and we recommend G Suite highly – that is where we host our email. G Suite provides more than just email. It’s a entire professional office suite with cloud storage. With the suite tools, you can Google calendar, forms, and pages to your site easily (we’ll show you how.) It’s a great deal if you consider your getting all this for only 5/mo! In this service, we completely configure it, integrate it with the website, get you started by assisting you with configuring your in-house email software, provide you with some guidance in using your new toolset and finally, we show you how to find further assistance from Google. Then we turn over the keys to you. When you signup for G-Suite through us, you will receive 20% off for your first year!
- Basic – Professional office suite with 30GB storage. $5/mo
- Business – Enhanced office suite with unlimited storage and archiving. $10/mo
- Enterprise – Premium office suite with advanced controls and capabilities. $25/mo
A new page is constructed and added to your website menu. Typically, these pages are presented to the visitor of your website as a standalone page, but some or all of the content can be added to the Home Page (this is important for content that you definitely want your visitor to see – even on small devices.) We add a component that delivers functionality even if your theme does not allow it. We also provide you with a tool (that you get to keep) that makes it easy for you to update the page in the future.
Otherwise know as an E-Commerce System, systems like WooCommerce, allow full control over managing products, inventory, and orders. It also allows shop owners to manage the online store with little technical knowledge. As part of this service, your products data, once provided in a spreadsheet, is uploaded, cataloged and configured on your, already installed, WooCommerce platform, using default WooCommerce product management tooling (see WordPress Product Setup for more information.) During this process, we will analyze your products and let you know what next steps, if any, need to be taken to display your products (sometimes additional plugins are needed to allow for the variations and features your store requires.) For this service, we can configure up to 30 products (possibly more if they are ‘simple’ products.) We offer a free analysis for you to better understand the cost before you buy. Contact Us for more information.
During this process, we will setup your products using default WooCommerce tooling for:
- Product Attributes
- Product Groups
- Virtual Products
- Downloadable Products
Graphic modification is sometimes needed in cases where you might have a graphic that you want to use but need some modifications to it. Changing the graphic can be as simple as resizing, cropping, or changing the colorization. Typically, it is a combination of these and some additional work to make the background transparent. After we adjust the graphic, we present the changes for your opinion. We will then make adjustments based your input. This sometimes takes a few rounds. The process is done over the phone and sometimes in a shared screen session. The process typically takes a few days. In this service, we charge a flat rate per graphic.
The ‘Pricing Table’ is used when you need to have a side-by-side comparison of similar services so that your prospective client can decide which service levels is right for them. Typically these sections have a button under each one for “’More Info’, ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Purchase’. If you need a pricing table added to your website, we can add a component that delivers this functionality and then configure your pricing table. We also provide you with a tool (that you get to keep) that makes it easy for you to maintain pricing tables into the future.
If you need us to help you find a special photo for your site, we can search the web and present a selection of candidates for you to choose from. You tell us what your looking for, and what your budget is (if your looking for professional photos.) We match it up by price and visually by looking through catalogues on the web. Once you select the photo you like, we assist in securing it for you. As an add-on, we charge $40 per search. We also offer hourly service, which, for easier to find images, is a better deal. Also, keep in mind some photos will require credit toward the artist or cost a license fee to use on your site (license fees can range from $2 to $50 per photo.)
When your business grows, you might need to add to your new team members to your website. We can import your new members to your website and configure items properly. We can crop your photos and import them, preserving meta-data. Optionally, we can suggest new ways to make it easier for you to maintain your team members on your site and perhaps even enhance the design of your team member page.
Since not all sites have similar staff size, this service is an offer to add extra Team Members to your website. Some websites have many more members that they need to add to their team. Each unit selected below includes 10 additional members to be added to a Team Members Page.
If you want to include pictures of your team for inclusion on your website, we can add a component that adds this functionality and import, up to, 6 team members. We also provide you with a tool (that you get to keep) that makes it easy for you to maintain as many team members as you want.
If you working on a new website and your business does not yet have a website, you might want to launch your site prior to configuring eCommerce components. Likewise, search engine optimization and CRM integration might also wait for a later phase. That is why we move these services to a separate project.
With that said, typically, we like to have the eCommerce components operational before we begin an SEO project, but your needs may differ. Also, Search Engine Optimization is a discipline and starts with the a proper technical configuration of the site’s content and a simultaneous understanding of how your site content would most successfully be discovered online. While Google searches are most understood, it is a small part of the total arsenal of tools at our disposal. We will begin the project with an analysis and review of the most common options and often additional strategies will enter into the messaging portfolio as a clearer understanding of your business emerges. Additional advertising avenues would incur costs, of course. Our job would be to leave no stone un-turned and leave you with a clear understanding of the way forward.
Typically, to “rank” on Google, content quality and uniqueness is critical. But even the best content can not always compete. We will review the keywords specific to your website content and show you were you stand. New content creation or Ad-words are often needed. This concept and the strategies involved, will be explained. As such, SEO involves a fair amount of training as you will need to understand why the approaches are being recommended. We will use an online meeting platform to accommodate scheduled meetings as we enter that phase of the project.
The ‘Pricing Table’ is used when you need to have a side-by-side comparison of similar services so that your prospective client can decide which service levels is right for him. Typically these sections have a button under each one for “’More Info’, ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Purchase’ (of course, the eCommerce package would be needed for ‘Purchase’ to work.)
New Projects: Project are delivered as a collection of separate 'add-on' services, which you select, and are offered at bundled pricing rates. Projects also get a booking on our calendar to reserve time. To start a project, click 'Read More' for one of the project services listed.
Individually Priced: These services are available to both new and current customers. However, current customers engaged in an on-going project, receive special bundled price discounts (these are listed as 'Add Ons'.)
Hourly Services: Some services can only be delivered by charging hourly. This is true for services with unknown scope and most 'art' production services since all art is subjective. To ensure we get enough budget to allow for revisions, we use this pricing model.
Project Add-Ons: Add-Ons are services that can be bundled with projects. They can also be purchased separately for 'project' customers at a later date.