Let’s Get Started
Here are a few basic steps to get the process rolling.
Complete my “I need a website” Questionnaire and send it to me so I can see where you are now and where you want to go. Click here to do that now and then come back to this page.
Buy a Domain Name. First things first. You need to get your URL (Uniform Resource Locator – another way of saying your web address). Either GoDaddy or Name Cheap are the two best options for this. Either one will work just fine and I know my way around both of them so we’ll have no problem getting you up and going once you’ve purchased yours.
Select a Hosting Plan. Hosting is pretty much what it sounds like. You buy some space to have your site up and online. Without it, you’ll never be seen and there’s certainly no need for a website. Unless they have some knowledge in this area, most of my clients hire me to do their web hosting. The reason they do that is because I monitor and take care of the website every month. Neglected websites are one of the biggest reasons that they are hacked. Things like themes and plugins and other stuff become outdated and vulnerable to hackers. Usually clients who don’t host with me at first, end up asking for the service later after their site is compromised in some way and we have to rebuild everything. So don’t purchase hosting for your website until we’ve had a chance to talk. We’ll discuss all the options in advance so you can make an informed decision about features & cost.
Decide what your site will look like. Now it gets fun! Some clients know EXACTLY what they want and others just tell me to go for it and create whatever I think is best. Most are somewhere in between and have some idea because they’ve seen something somewhere that they liked…but….they can’t put their finger on it…hmmm? No worries. That’s why we have a number of “skins” that you can peruse and hopefully get close to something you like. That way, we can customize it and make it something you LOVE! Check out some skins!
Look around for other sites you might like. I won’t steal from one of your competitors but we might just find a little creative inspiration! If there is a site out there that you really like, jot it down. It will help us get that much closer to your dream website.