When it comes to web design, my resume is long and impressive. I developed a passion for all things internet back in the mid 90's.That's when I bought my first home computer and embarked upon a long journey of ever-changing trends.
I built my first website in 1998 and have continued to learn, improve and grow with the changing times when it comes to website design.
My 10 years of employment at Go Daddy, the world's largest domain registrar and website hosting company, certainly aided in that education. I spent every day there talking to people just like you who were trying to attract consumers to their business and not really knowing exactly where to start when it comes to a website. I became their expert...their "go to" girl.
Now, I apply all of that knowledge and experience to my own business, but with a much more affordable price tag.
I can't wait to become YOUR Website Girl!
Working at Go Daddy showed me a few very important things.
We live in a time of instant gratification and if today's consumer wants something, they immediately grab their mobile device or computer to do a quick search by keyword. If your business isn't among those found, you just lost a customer without even knowing it. To add salt to that wound, your competitor, who does have a web presence, just earned your customer's business simply because he was found online.
That could be right, but it doesn't have to be.
It's true that if you don't have the time or technical prowess to build your own site, you can usually expect to pay north of $2,000-$5,000 for a web designer to do that work for you, but it doesn't have to be that way.
My idea is to charge a much lower rate for my time and talent, using do-it-yourself, drag-n-drop programs so that once it's done, you can take over and prevent the ongoing cost of having to always pay the designer to work on your site as time goes on.
You still have to pay for the normal things like your domain name (around $15-$20 per year) as well as the builder and its hosting (ranging from $100 to $400 per year), but my labor costs are much lower than what other designers charge to build sites using software you don't have or in programming language don't understand. Going that route you couldn't possibly take over and manage yourself afterward so you will forever be at the mercy of your designer. Oh and by the way, even if you paid those higher prices for the site build, you'd still have the ongoing annual costs for domain registration and hosting. Those are static and necessary charges to expect.
In a nutshell, since domain and hosting costs are the same in both instances, you need only compare my labor/design prices of $500-$750 to their labor/design costs of $2,000-$5,000 and I promise that you will get much better service and far more support from me.
Reason being, I've had clients in the past who were unable to take over afterward because it's a harder program to learn.
If you don't want a site that you have to manage on your own afterward, then our Premium Package is what you need. Here's how it works...
You pay an initial startup fee which will range from $100-$300 depending on how elaborate the site will be. No other costs with no other companies like with the DIY builders.
You then pay a monthly or annual fee to My Website Girl which will cover the domain, hosting and continued work on the site to make changes and edits for you as needed. That fee will be $30 per month. You will be billed monthly, or if you choose, you can prepay annually for 20% less, which would be $288.00 per year instead of $360 ($30/mo x 12 months).
There is no contract forcing you to leave the site online for any specific amount of time on the monthly agreement. If you decide you no longer want a site, you simply contact My Website Girl to cancel and it will go offline.You will have no further payments to make.
However on an annual plan, if you cancel before your prepaid term is up, you will only receive a prorated refund which will be determined a the time you cancel. The reason for this is that we will have incurred some expense for which we can't be refunded, therefore we likewise can't refund to you.