READ ABOUT WIX
What is Wix?
Wix is my preferred online website builder and hosting platform, which a drag-and-drop format for creating websites. Their own site is very informative and I would recommend reading up on it, as well.
Why do you use Wix instead of other Website Builders?
I have been using Wix since October of 2016 when I started building the website for my photography. Though I am able to use other platforms with ease, I have found Wix very easy and I appreciate all the features and apps available. Ecommerce is a growing feature on Wix - with Wix's own online storefront option or embedding Etsy storefronts right into your own page! Three of the sites I have worked on have used some of these unique apps: big galleries for professional photos, menus for food products, and embedding code for special contact forms. I know much of Wix inside and out and enjoy using it greatly.
Could you make a website using a different builder like Squarespace?
It might take a bit of time, as I am less familiar with the builder, but I am sure I would be just as successful!
How much does Wix cost?
I'll send you to the Premium Plans page on their website. It has a breakdown of costs by plan and you can choose to pay for multiple years, only pay monthly, or not pay at all. In order to remove the Wix advertisements from your website, the second tier "Combo" plan is the least expensive option, and to have your own domain name, not the one provided, their lowest plan would work. However, some things like online stores require a premium plan to function correctly. There are also other costs associated, like optional apps that have "premium" features if you choose to opt into them but, what you want to spend on Wix itself is up to you!
I will never choose or activate a plan or app for you that has a cost associated with it. I tend to opt for the free-to-use apps out of my own preference, but I will be happy to discuss the options available and give recommendations.
The cost associated with Wix is NOT included in the cost of my services.
LEARN ABOUT MY PROCESS
Ok, I've read about Wix.
How do we start?
First, we'll have a conversation about what you'd like this website to be about: a resume, an online shop or business, a portfolio with galleries, a blog, etc. We'll talk cost, time, pages, and general ideas for design.
Second, I'll need you to create an account with the website builder. This will be the account that you'll use to manage the website once it is complete and pay (optional) for the subscription and extras.
Third, we have two ways to get the website
A. I can create the website on my account, add you as Admin*, and transfer ownership of the website to your account once complete, or
B. We can use your account and add me as a Admin, instead.
- Either way works for me, both options are just as easy! Whatever makes you comfortable. -
Fourth, we solidify our ideas by doing the basic set up together; find a template** you like as a starting point to work off of, add in your website info, and have you look around the editor and see how it works.
Fifth, I'll take over and get started.
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*Admins have access to editing the website, but cannot change payment and account information. Payment info is usually our last step so there is little harm in sharing your wix account, or mine, with each other during the creation process.
**Templates are how I normally start in on a website, so having you pick one that speaks to you is my preference. But, I'd be happy to do this for you if you'd rather be more hands-off.
How much do you charge?
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The faster I complete the site, and the more complex it is, are the two main factors in determining cost.
$50 - Simple Landing Page.
$150 - The Basics: home, about, contact.
$_____ - Beyond the Basics: I'll keep tabs on my time and the work that goes into the project and we'll work out the cost together.
If you have a clear idea of what you need done, I'd be happy to determine a quote to offer, but the final cost will be subject to adjustments if more time or work than expected occurs.
These costs include time discussing ideas, style, and fixes.
How long does it take to make a website?
It depends on number of pages and the content.
A three page site (home, about, contact) I may be able to make in 3 days, a day per page, on average. Bigger websites (6-10 pages), or ones with lots of special features to format, will take longer, sometimes even weeks. Some of the time is also used in communication back and forth on ideas and approval, please take that into consideration. I do this work between my own work at my day-job and some days are busier than others!
Once you're done making the site, will you help make changes later?
For the first three months (90 days) after we're done, I'll make as many changes as needed, major or minor. I want you to be
ecstatic with the website.
After that, it will depend on what needs changing.
My goal is to have you able to make simple changes to color, adding/correcting text, and item placement. If you want me to help with something like that, no problem - no cost.*
Interested in having some or all of your site colors change for seasons or holidays? Very cool! I'd be happy to help. Seasonal changes (spring, summer, fall, winter) will be scheduled a month ahead, taking about one-two days to change over. A one time charge of $50 will cover a website-lifetime** of 4 color changes a year.
Bigger issue or changes needed? We'll determine a cost and timeframe for the "repairs" together.
*No cost, assuming the fixes are easy little issues. Feel free to ask as much about this as you'd like when we get started.
**As long as I have access to the website, it is on Wix's platform, and is my original work (and someone else has not paid to change it), I will help make small fixes and seasonal changes indefinitely. If someone else has been paid to change the website greatly, or the website is no longer on Wix's platform, the website-lifetime has expired.
Do you provide pictures and text-content?
No, but Wix and other platforms offer free-to-use images I'd be happy to incorporate.
As for text, that’s all you. We can share that information via a google document or something similar.
Whatever you would like on your website past what is offered by the platform would be content you would share with me to include. Google Docs works wonders for this kind of information sharing!