Frequently Asked Questions.
What Is WordPress
WordPress is an open source website creation tool. Years ago it was used for creating blogs.
Now it’s probably the easiest and most powerful website content management system (CMS) available for businesses of all sizes and shapes.
Why Do I Need My Own Domain
Your domain name is your own unique business identity.
With your own domain name, your website and e-mail will have that professional look, build credibility with potential customers, increase your brand awareness and help with SEO.
I include the cost of your domain for free for one year when you purchase your package.
What Are Plugins
A plugin is a piece of software containing functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They usually extend functionality or add new features to your site.
Currently there are over 55,000 plugins available, both free and paid. Both good and bad. But they need to be updated regularly to avoid malware.
What Is Hosting
Hosting is a necessity for any website. It’s the physical location of your site on the Internet.
Hosting is the actual disk space, bandwidth, and tools used to create and maintain a website.
And just like plugins, there are free and paid versions of hosting.
Hosting is the one item you don’t want to skimp on for your business website, as Google now penalizes sites that load too slowly.
I include (30) days of super fast hosting that is safe, secure and optimized for wordpress.
Do You Include SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?
Yes! Every website contains quality on-page SEO metadata, page titles, image ALT tags and search engine friendly URLs.
I also include creation or connection of Google Webmasters Search Console and “Basic” Google My Business setup. And I submit your sitemap to Google for indexing.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Website
Normally it takes one to two weeks for a basic site, depending on you getting the required information, images, content, etc to me. Complex sites will take longer.
After I receive your filled out questionnaire I can give you a better time frame.
Does My Business Have To Be In Fort Myers
Of course not! I’m lucky enough to live in North Fort Myers, but am happy to help a business in any surrounding community or anyone throughout the US that wants a quality website for their small business.
Are There Any Hidden Costs
No. There are no hidden costs. I take pride in offering transparent pricing. If you do need something custom, you’ll know the cost up front.
I do have monthly support and maintenance plans, but they are not required for your new website to be designed and functioning at 100%.
When you purchase your package you will receive (30) days of hosting so you can try that out for free.
You’ll also have 30 days after your site is live to try out everything and then decide if support and maintenance is something you would like.
Are There Any Long Term Contracts
There are no long term contracts of any kind. If you want or need monthly support and website maintenance, I have that available.
Why Would I Need Maintenance or Support
It’s tough to accept, but your website will break, no matter what anyone says to the contrary. I can guarantee that. The internet, believe it or not, is a fragile place.
My support and maintenance plan can help with updating your software, theme and plugins, making significant changes to your website, making sure backups are current, implementing proper SEO practices and keeping up with required details that you may not have the time or knowledge to tackle.
You can focus on doing what you do best… your business.
Do You Guarantee Your Work
Absolutely! I’ll work closely with you during the design or re-design process and explain everything.
After your site is complete you will have 30 days to try out everything and make sure it works for you.
If you’re not happy, I’m not happy and I’ll make it right.
What Do You Need From Me To Get Started
It’s a pretty simple process.
After you purchase you’ll receive an email questionnaire to fill out and from that I’ll create a website spec sheet, which is a document that outlines your project.
This will include any deadlines or technical restraints.
Also, if you require new content, images or logos to be created I’ll go over that with you. At this time we sign a contract. Nothing too complicated – not a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo.
Please remember that you provide the content, logo and images, unless you want to use stock photos, which are free. Logo design and content writing is available at nominal cost.
If your content is not ready I can put place holders in for the text until you have it available.
If you don’t have any content I have professional content creators at an additional cost. Just ask me about it.