Frequently Asked Questions

Working with a freelance designer has great advantages. Typically I have very quick turnaround times compared to a larger company. Because I work out of my home, my overhead is lower and that is reflected in my fees, however quality is never sacrificed. And, because it’s just me here, you’re always communicating directly with the person working on your project.
New web design projects are quoted based on your project needs, however that quote is based on my current hourly rate. I can usually provide price estimates for most projects, however occasionally I will charge by the hour, if the client is unsure of exactly what is involved.

I do have set pricing on some graphic design projects, however that will fluctuate on occasion, depending on the individual project.

Please call me at anytime to discuss your project needs, or Request a Quote.

Depending on my schedule, yes I can provide rush services for your project, however additional fees will most likely apply. Please contact me for details.
All of my websites include a Basic SEO package, which includes submitting your site to Google, Bing & DMOZ (the main search directory), keyword research, optimized page titles & descriptions & meta keywords. Additionally, I will provide you with my keyword research you can optimize your written page content with those keywords, which is the best strategy for search these day. Meta keywords in the code do not pack the same punch as optimized keyword rich page content, written in a conversational tone so that it make sense to the user.

I do not use any black hat SEO tactics, and I will advise you along the way how to make the best use of your content marketing strategies to drive traffic to your new website.

Additionally, if you have SEO needs beyond what I offer, I will happily connect you with an outside SEO expert that will be able to assist you.

Yes, I work with an excellent wholesale printer here in California, that provides high quality products at great prices and will drop ship to your front door. Business cards, brochures, fliers, door hangers, you name it…..they print it…..and it will show up fast!

For a custom quote on printed products, please contact me!

There are several factors that play into this, beginning with the details of your project. For example an e-commerce web site will take much longer than a 5 page brochure site. Also, how quickly you are able to provide the required materials and then approve mock ups will play into how quickly your project will be completed.

Generally most websites will take between 4 – 8 weeks, depending on the scope and how quickly I am provided with materials. Some will be quicker, and some will take much longer.

I do not give completion dates for websites, as there are far too many factors to consider that can delay the launch of new sites, however I am committed to your success and I will do my very best to make sure your site is completed in a very timely manner so that you can rock on and do business!

Graphic design projects such as logos and business cards will generally take 2-3 weeks.

Yes!

All of my website are built with the WordPress content management system platform, which allows you the flexibility to manage and maintain your site yourself. I provide you with the training you need so that you can feel comfortable with managing your site.

If, at any time, you require updates that you’re not comfortable with, I’m here to help you and will provide that service to you at my normal hourly maintenance rate.

And, if you don’t ever want to do any updates yourself, that’s fine too! I can provide you with a custom designed maintenance plan, if you anticipate regular updates (which is always recommended for your user’s best experience), or I can bill you hourly, whichever works best for you.

Maintenance plans include additional consulting time as well as page updates, and if you need additional work outside the scope of the maintenance plan you have purchased, you will receive that at my normal hourly rate for service, instead of the higher maintenance rate.

No. I do not build websites entirely out of Flash. Flash websites cannot be optimized for SEO the way that HTML and CSS websites can, so they are not recommended. Additionally, many mobile devices do not support Flash, so the area that the Flash occupies on your site will show up as a big blank area on a mobile device.

With the current technologies available, Flash isn’t necessary for dynamic slideshows that are also mobile device friendly.

Absolutely! Most of my clients are all over the US, even in Canada, so distance is not a consideration. As long as you have access to the internet and email, we’re good to go!