I help you every step of the way and do most of the work myself.
in constant communication throughout the process.
Even though we may not be meeting face to face you will feel that we have consistent one on one communication
using the Telephone, Email, Regular Mail, and the Internet. (I upload test pages to my site for you to view and critique as the site
Step 1. Together we determine
your web site needs: what you want to say
on your site, how you want to say it, and the general "feel" of your site.
During this step you send or email me pictures that you want on the site,
any logos you might have and an idea of the text
you want. There is
no need for you to do any page layout or design. Also at this point I am able to give you a clearer picture of costs. (See
Step 2. Together we decide on
We both come up with ideas and I determine if those names are available. Once we have determined the domain name, I register it, which then makes that name yours. The cost is
about $15 per year paid to
Step 3. I begin designing the web site
Home Page. Once I have
something to show you, I upload that page to this web site on a private page that only you and I can reach. This gives you the opportunity to make comments and changes.
Once you approve the look of the site, I begin creating the rest of your site (always uploading changes so you can
see them as we go). At this time I do all the necessary Search Engine work in addition to what I have been doing from the get-go, since I have been designing your site with the
Search Engines in
Step 4. Once the site nears
completion I set you up with a Host Server using
the one of your choice or the one that I have been working with. The Host Server is the computer where your web site is stored so that it can be viewed on the
internet. (You are viewing this page on a Host Server's computer.)
The cost of this depends on the Host Server we use. The Server I normally use charge¾s between $11 and $20 per
month if paid annually. (The cost depends on the size of your web site and what additional features you may need--like secure pages for credit cards or shopping carts.)
Step 5. I upload the completed
site to your Host Server and do whatever is necessary for you to go live on the Internet. Once the site is up and running properly, I
register you with the top Search
Engines. They represent over 95% of
all people who use Search Engines. Search Engines do not charge for you to be registered with them.
Step 6. If you want me to monitor
your placement on these Search Engines I will. Twice a month you receive a report on your standings, and I do whatever is necessary to make sure you remain indexed with all these key Search Engines. Based on
the results of this report I make suggestions as needed to get you closer to the top of the Search Engines.
This twice a month activity normally consumes an hour and a half a month on my part (about ¾ of an hour twice a
month) at $50 an hour. Of course, once you are satisfied with the results we can reduce the time frame for checking your placement to once a month or quarterly or not at all.