1. INITIAL CONSULTATION
I have several types of base websites to choose from and they act as a starting point to the design of your website. If you are looking for something special, maybe something that’s not listed; let me know and we can brainstorm something unique for your brand. After I get an idea for what you want with your completed website and once I settle on some basics, I will email you a website proposal, a website questionnaire, and a service agreement so I can get things started. From start to finish, a typical website will take between 2-6 weeks before the site is live on your servers.
2. INITIAL PAYMENT
Along with the previous emails I have sent you, you will also receive a Paypal request for the initial payment. The initial payment will typically be one half of the total website quote, and is due before work can begin. If your initial payment less than $500, your initial payment will be $500 and the final payment will be the remaining amount. Though this is the preferred method of payment, I also accept checks and cash. But please note that if you send me your payment via snail mail, this may delay the website project until funds are received.
3. THE VISUAL MOCKUP
Before I begin coding the website, I will create a graphic representation (website mockup) of your website for your approval. Using the information from our email/phone correspondence, the visual mockup will be designed with WordPress structures in mind, so that the design will transfer to with little to no changes to the coded version. Once you are satisfied, I can then begin splicing and coding this design into your site. Please note that after the coding of the website has begun, and changes to the design will be billed at my hourly rate.
4. CODING YOUR WEBSITE
From here I will begin coding your website onto my test servers. Please note that any text content that you want used within the site, including menu items and images will be needed to complete this step. I can provide this content for you, but its better if your content is written from someone who is an expert on the subject, you! If however you want me to write your content, I can do so at my hourly rate. The test site is located on the SLCWEBDEV servers and will appear exactly like it will on your servers when the site is live.
5. APPROVE TEST WEBSITE
Any changes that you want made to the website should be done now. From how a menu is ordered to how a page is formatted, these little changes can be made to your specifications.
6. MAKE REMAINING PAYMENTS
When I receive your email approval, I will send the final bill via PayPal. Then I will begin transferring your website to your hosting service.
7. WEBSITE TRANSFER TO YOUR SERVERS
To transfer the website to your hosting service, I will need the Hosting site web address, along with Login and Passwords. If you already have WordPress installed, I will need that login information. Since every web host is different, and though this process of transferring your site usually takes 24-48 hours to complete; it may take longer depending on how your web host and domain name is configured. But I will schedule a late night to make the transfer, so that if you have an existing site with an existing customer base, there will be little if any disruption in service.
90 DAY SUPPORT
After your website is live, you may have questions regarding the use of your website. WordPress is fairly easy to navigate, but like with anything new, takes a little getting used to. I will create a custom video tutorial specifically for your website that should answer any questions you may have. But in case it doesn’t, Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions you may have.