Your website is the first way to introduce people to your amazing business. If you’re not looking polished, fabulous and professional, your potential clients (who you worked hard to get to your site) are going to move on.
Let me help you and your growing business with a website that’s professional, secure and beautiful. One with everything you need to shine online!
Your business is unique. Your website should be too.
We truly enjoyed working with Janet on our website re-design. She was excited about helping us achieve our vision and she added fresh new ideas to it as well. She was always quick to respond to any questions or requests and the redesign was completed on time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing help with their website or social media!
— Amy Warner, Animal Emergency Hospital of Mansfield mansfieldanimaler.com
Brilliance & beauty are not luxuries. It’s time to go pro. With this…
Everything you need for the perfect website. You can expect features like:
A Welcome Package– Containing tons of helpful information to guide you during our project. Includes a 30 minute Clarity Consult chat via Skype.
Responsive & Mobile Friendly Design– Custom coding will ensure your site looks incredible on all mobile devices.
Custom Design, Styling & Setup– Everything needed for a professional, beautiful, and functional website.
SEO Optimization– Along with using the super optimized Thesis theme, I’ll setup/install your SEO page titles & descriptions too.
Email Marketing Setup– Collect email addresses, deliver your opt-in “freebie” to new subscribers and send newsletters.
Plugin Must-Haves– Installation/setup of the best plugins for Google Analytics, testimonials, & more.
Social Media Sharing Integration & Setup– Make it easy for people to share your blog posts.
Email Setup – Look more professional by using @yourwebsite.com email addresses.
Customized Wrap Up Package & Login Information Sheet– Detailed how-to’s to care for and use your new site with ease.
Personalized Video Tutorials– For any special features unique to your website.
30 Days Of Email Support– In case you need me.
INCLUDED IN THE COST:
Thesis Premium WordPress Theme
Backup Plugin: I include one month of Backup Buddy and Stash cloud storage from iThemes*
Form Builder Plugin: I include one year of Gravity Forms*
Email Opt-in Plugin: I include one year of Magic Action Box*
Up to 20 stock images from Deposit Photos or Stock Unlimited
*You will receive information about renewing these premium licenses before your month or year expires.
Because you need more than just a website, you’ll also get these custom-designed must-haves!
3 Custom Social Shareables – Social shareable graphics for your first blog post, holiday post, testimonial graphic to share on Facebook, Instagram post, etc. You pick. Funsies!
GET IT ALL + SOME STARTING AT $4,500
Not quite ready for a custom website? You might like this:
One of the special features is the exclusive member’s area that provides resources and tutorials to help you manage and easily use your site once it’s finished. Learn more about how The Essential Website can help you shine online!
Need more? You can easily add extra elements to your project à la carte.
Add things like:
E-commerce, Membership or Appointment Calendar – Starting at $500 *Includes configuration and installation of up to 10 items + personalized instruction so you’ll be able to add/edit and maintain yourself.
Complex, customized surveys or questionnaires – Starting at $150 Includes set up and configuration + addition of questions, responders and testing.
Janet and Blue Tail Designs is a tremendous value proposition for any company looking step up their game! Thanks Janet!”
— Garron Wright, Interstate Net Lease interstatenetlease.com
We’re talking custom. Professional. Fabtastic.
This is how it works. (and my process will make it smooth sailin’)
Love at first site: You like what you see and pop on over to the Let’s Get Started form. You’ll give me all the juicy details about your dream website.
I’ll send you a treasure chest of information and you’ll share your website wants and dreams with me through the Website Planning Guide and Questionnaire. After I’ve reviewed your questionnaire, we’ll set up a quick clarity call to go over any questions or get clear on any special details.
A proposal: Based on all of the information you’ve sent and we’ve discussed, I’ll send you a project proposal, my available start dates and an invoice for the deposit to set your spot on my calendar.
Sweet! You can’t wait to get started! You’ll choose a start date based on your needs and when you’ll be able to have your content ready.
The prep: Next, I’ll send over your Welcome Package to guide and give you the first steps on how we’ll get started on our project.
You’ll start gathering all your content nuts (as in copy, images, etc.) like a squirrel getting ready for winter. And together we’ll collect inspiration (like colors, fonts, images, etc.) and both Pin to your website Pinterest board.
During the fun, I’ll also get some back-end techy things done like making sure your hosting and url are set up + a few other tid-bits. Inspired by all of this awesomeness, I’ll put on my thinking cap, brainstorm, mind-map, research (brain power is working hard as I go through all of your choice gems).
Design time: Fun stuff begins! I’ll start designing and creating a mockup of your new site. Your new site will come to life before your eyes.
You’ll eagerly await (it’ll be like waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve) and when the mockups are complete, you’ll give me your stamp of approval (or give me little edits if any) while grinning from ear to ear.
If a new logo is on your wish list too, we’ll design and finalize this first. Your branding and logo are like the road map of the design – can’t start unless you know where you’re going first!
Build and code: My inner geek will take over and start turning the mockup into an actual website. My mouse and keyboard will be smokin’.
You’ll be involved the whole way and will approve different pieces in our process as we go. So exciting! I’ll be a busy little bee, making sure everything looks awesome and is just the way we want it. There will be all kinds of technical magic and coding happening!
Party time: Your sparkletastic, pixel perfect site goes live! Yippee!! Let’s tell the world!
I’ll set you up with all the tools you’ll need to take care of your new baby and will stick around in case you have questions. Dance party and world domination begins!
For your website project to start on time and run smoothly, you need to have your content and images ready to go. Your content and images are what your website design is built around. It’s VERY important. This includes what will go on the home page, how many pages you’ll have, what needs to stand out/be highlighted, etc.). For example, if you want a certain page to have your bio and photo, but you haven’t written your bio or had photos taken, it will be quite difficult to move forward on this page. The same goes for any page on your site. It’s never too early to start preparing your content and images. It will only help both of us during the whole process. Learn more about how to prepare for your new website.
Will there be any extra costs? (What's NOT including in the cost of your website.)
Just like keeping your car on the road (license, oil change, tires, insurance, etc.), there are a few costs to keep your site up, running and able to get you where you want to go.
Web Hosting: Your web host is the place (the server) where your website lives. Hosting prices range from $80 to $180 a year ($4 – $8+ a month). I HIGHLY recommend both Green Geeks and SiteGround for web hosting. Why? For their BLEEPING AWESOME customer service, unlimited domains (you can have more than 1 web domain on the same hosting account), ability to create professional email addresses with your domain name (like firstname.lastname@example.org), unlimited storage and file transfer + some! And a special bonus (if you need it) they will actually move/migrate your whole site for free!
Domain Name: A domain name costs around $10 to $15 per year. When you sign up with SiteGround or GreenGeeks for hosting, your domain is FREE. If you already have a domain or web host and want to transfer to SiteGround or GreenGeeks, your transfer is free + they’ll help migrate everything at no charge too.
TIP: When you purchase a domain name, it’s so très intelligent (VERY SMART) to spend a little extra (only about $9.95 a year) to protect your personal information from spammers and other evil web trolls with Domain Privacy Protection.
Website Protection: 30 days after we launch your website, you’ll need to make a decision about ongoing protection. Your pixel perfect website is now live and out in the world! You’ve poured your heart into it, worked countless hours on it, spent sleepless nights from excitement… all to help your clients and grow your business. I have too! I’m as invested in your new website as you are and I want to make sure it’s properly cared for. I strongly believe my reputation is on the line as much as yours when it comes to the functionality, health and wellness of your website. Because of the extreme importance of protection and because hackers gonna hack, I’ve created the Golden Maintenance Package. A blazing strong, solid and superior package to monitor, backup, fix hacks or malware with super-power security + a ton MORE! Keep your uber important online home safe. I’ll take care of your website so you can take care of your business.
Domain and Hosting fees are paid directly to the vendors so that everything is in YOUR name. I will provide links and instructions on how and where to purchase these services. Some premium plugins may need to be purchased by clients directly from the vendors (i.e. photo gallery, ecommerce, event registration, appointment-setting, etc.), and I will advise when this is necessary.
How long does it usually take to build a website?
A typical website build usually takes about 4 to 8 weeks from start to finish if we BOTH do our parts. I’ll block off my schedule just for you and your project so, if you can send me everything I need ON TIME (copy, images, etc.), are available for feedback or questions and able to collaborate throughout the process, we should be golden. I have the perfect process that will help you get started and will keep us both organized and on track. You can get my next available start dates once you fill out the Let’s Get Started form.
I need to… (*insert cool beans functionality here*). Can you help me with that?
You betcha! Just give me the details in the Let’s Get Started form and I’m happy to give you a custom quote.
Have other questions? I want to help. Contact me here and tell me all about it or visit my FAQ page.
"We get lots of compliments on our NARCG site!!! It's working great and we are starting so get lots of business!"
- Bill Langhenry NARCG
You’ve got to do more than just look good. You need brains behind that pretty face!
Get the most out of your website by making sure it’s doing it’s job the way it should be (or even better). Find out if you’re covered!