what I do
full-service web development
I design clean, well-organized websites that are user-friendly and optimized for speed. I write effective content or edit yours, and acquire professional photography or stock photos as needed.
I also provide affordable hosting, domain names, SSL and security, and monthly and on-demand site maintenance.
from concept to delivery
A bright and easy-to-use design will go a long way to attracting attention. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is a good rule-of-thumb here. Your colours and fonts will reflect an image of your business. Your content must be relevant and engaging and your photos optimized, professional, and meaningful. You want to wow your customers while maintaining fast load times and strong visual organization.
My first step is getting to know you. What do you do and what are your goals for the future?
I can then develop an initial plan to meet your needs, including: key features, site architecture, your budget goals, etc.
From there, I’ll develop agreements surrounding topics like site maintenance, hosting, photography, content writing, and more.
identify your market
Who is your current market and who are you trying to reach? We’ll brainstorm to identify your market/s based on: demographics, psychographics, and geographics. Who is your competition?
Keyword research, industry research, and Google Analytics will decide effective SEO-focused content.
SEO and web presence
These days a great website is most powerful when it is supported by a strong and consistent presence on Social Media and maximizes the benefits of Google My Business. From there I’ll develop an effective SEO strategy to get you on top of the competition and in front of your customers.
website design & maintenance
Kate Orchard is a Marketing Communications Specialist who develops great websites for small businesses. Her interests include writing, reading, hiking, and photography.
Kate also offers training to individuals who would like to learn how to make their own websites.
She lives near Nanaimo, BC, on Vancouver Island.
budgets big and small
Although there is no set estimate that I can truly give you until we touch base, I’ll do my best.
A typical small business website is going to run between $500 – $1500+. Factors include: Number of pages, content writing, photography, editing, eCommerce, SEO, approval time, etc.
I truly believe everyone can and should be online. If you think it is out of reach, it isn’t! Call me. It might just require more work and organization on your part.
I also offer WordPress training in your home or office with phone support.
You can do this!