Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


I try to go over questions and concerns here that I think might come up most often but of course if you have a question I haven’t touched on please don’t hesitate to fill out my contact form or directly email me.  I’ll respond as soon as possible.


Absolutely let’s chat! If you have specific questions about anything or would like a quote please fill out my form and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

What do I need in place to get started?

That depends on what you want.  If you want to design your site, you will need to come with design plans that I can implement.  I will ask for images and content and a copy of your layout and design.

If you want me to help you design your site, we will just sit down and start.  But be aware that in order for me to implement a site – you will need to create the content and the images.   I am able for a fee to optimize the images and edit the content.

What web based items do I need in place to get started?

Generally, if you are starting from scratch, I will work on a local host to develop the site and get the signoff from you.  Then you can purchase a domain name and a secure web hosting service.  I will do this as part of my packages, but the fee will be covered by you.

Can you host my website?

No, I cannot provide web hosting services to you, but I can make recommendations as to what web hosting service might be right for you.

How much will my website cost?

For new website builds and rebuilds, my packages start as low as $800.  See my package rates to estimate your cost.

Do you have the ability to keep my current site up while you are building the new one?

If you have an existing website on the domain you’d like to use, I can easily build your new website on a local host (on my computer) and then replace the old site with the new site when you are ready.  This will mean little down time for you.

How long will it take to build my new website?

That depends primarily on two things.  First, it depends on how many other projects I am working on.  I will always be upfront about my timeline and will give you an estimate after you sign the contract and provide your content.  Second, it depends on the size of your project and whether I am implementing your design or designing it myself.

How do I get started?

It’s easy!  We will discuss your needs and I will draw up a proposal for your project.  Once we have finalized the proposal, I will send you an invoice for the deposit, a contract and our website worksheet planner.

Will I be able to make changes to my website?

One of the reasons that people choose WordPress is because it’s fairly easy for the novice to make basic content changes to their website and blog. I provide step by step instruction on the basics needed to help you feel comfortable using and changing your website without relying on me.


Can you maintain my website for me?

I have a monthly (no contract) website maintenance service fee for $35/mo that includes keeping your plugins and WP core updated and site regularly  backed up.  It’s totally up to you if you want to be on this plan or if you’d like to do the updating yourself.  This service does not include content changes or additions.  I can be hired at my hourly rate of $45 to do that work for you as well.