WordPress Web Design

I’ve started building and maintaining web sites for small businesses as a side project to my painting. It started out as kind of a fluke. I used to do a little web design when I was a scientific / biomedical illustration freelancer. Recently I have fixed up a few web sites for small businesses, and of course I build and run my own web sites. I’ve found that it’s pretty satisfying, and am making myself available to create / do a face lift on one or two WordPress web sites a month.

If you’re interested in this service, here’s a little info about what I do.

So far the businesses I’ve worked with have wanted blog-sites that they can update / post to themselves, but they want someone else to build or fix it and make sure it keeps working. The process and costs below are for this sort of site. If you’re interested in something else, just let me know and I’ll get you a personalized bid.

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Process

Lets talk on the phone. The call will take between 1/4 and 1 hour. I’ll ask a lot of questions about how you want your web site to look and function. If you have some examples of web sites that you like, that helps. If you have a current web site that needs a face-lift or an overhaul, we’ll talk about what needs to change and what you like.

If you are starting from scratch, have your ideas ready. If you have examples of web sites that have the functionality or look that you like, that helps.

 

Costs

Small Updates to an existing site.

$49/hour, with a two hour minimum.

Having all of your login information ready and your desired changes thought out will minimize the time charged.


Basic WordPress site, bare bones.

Initial setup is a minimum of $450. 

This includes 10 hours of set up time. At the end of this time, the bare bones of your site will be the way you want them, and a few of your images and sample text will be on your site. You will still need to add in the majority of your images and text.

If it looks like your project will need more than 10 hours to set up, I’ll let you know and get your approval before going over. Additional time working on your site will be $45/hour. If it takes less than 10 hours, any extra hours can be applied to monthly maintenance or as-needed updates. Monthly maintenance is optional but recommended for WordPress sites.

Time Savers

Knowing what theme you want (and wanting a theme that’s easy to work with – I can make suggestions), having all of your login information ready for your domain name host and web host, knowing what you want in your site, and uploading your images and content as directed will help this project stay on budget.

Extras

I am happy to provide the services below as needed. They will probably push your project over the basic setup time / cost (and cost of 3rd party service for URL & hosting will be passed to you).

– Help find URL  (3rd party service)
– Help with purchasing web hosting (3rd party service)
– Helping with a theme search, or working with a difficult theme
– Image editing
– Content (text) creation or editing
– Logo design
– Teaching you how to update your site

Examples of My Work

 

CareanKaso.com – An artist portfolio website showcasing her fascinating sculpted faces.

GopherGoo.com and CropDoctor.net – These are scientific web sites, following the scientific aesthetic.


Basic WordPress site with Woocommerce, bare bones.

Initial setup is a minimum of $1800.

– Installing the theme of your choice, woocommerce, and basic plugins for SEO, contact forms, and spam control.
– Requesting SSL through your web host (needed security for a commerce site).
– Setting up your home page, contact page, and about page.
– Adding several product categories and your first 10 products.
– Styling your product pages and categories to look and function well.
– Setting up woocommerce with your bank and paypal accounts.

The price includes 40 hours of set up time. If it looks like your project will need more than 40 hours to set up, I’ll let you know right away and get your approval before going over. Additional time working on your site will be $45/hour. If it takes less than 40 hours, any extra hours can be applied to monthly maintenance or as-needed updates. Monthly maintenance is optional but recommended.

Time Savers

Knowing what theme you want (and wanting a theme that’s easy to work with – I can make suggestions), having all of your login information ready, knowing what pages and functionality you want, knowing your product information organized (name, price, shipping charge, description and category), and uploading your images and content as directed will help this project stay on budget.

Extras

I am happy to provide the services below as needed. They will probably push your project over the basic setup time / cost (and cost of 3rd party service for URL & hosting will be passed to you).

– Help find URL  (3rd party service)
– Help with purchasing web hosting (3rd party service)
– Helping with a theme search, or working with a difficult theme
– Image editing
– Content (text) creation or editing
– Logo design
– Teaching you how to update your site

Examples of My Work

JessieRasche.com and JessiesFineArt.com – These are both my sites, and are intended to have the same look and feel to maintain my branding, but to keep my abstract artwork and representational artwork separate.


Monthly Maintenance

$49/month.

– One hour of maintenance per month. Additional needs are extra.

Includes

– I’ll make a backup of your site
– Update anything that needs updating
– Test that your site is still working as expected
– Make quick changes as requested

Extras

If there are any big updates needed  that would take more than an hour (like adding pages, changing the design or functionality), that can be provided at my hourly charge.

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