I am a Wix Partner - Pioneer
Wix.com is my preferred online website builder and hosting platform. It uses an easy drag-and-drop format and includes many many wix-provided and outside "aps" to expand on the basics. As I've been using their platform to create websites for others, they've granted me status of "Wix Partner", or expert on their website design functions.
If you need more information on who they are, their own site is very informative and I would recommend reading up on it, as well.
How much does Wix cost?
Here is 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 and use your own domain name (www.myname.com), the second tier "Combo" plan is the least expensive option. However, features like an online store require a higher value premium plan to function correctly. There are other optional costs associated like extra apps, marketing, and financial programs, if you choose to opt into them. 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 without your consent. 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 costs associated with your Wix subscription are not included in the cost of my services.
Do you work with SquareSpace? WordPress?
It might take a bit of time, as I am less familiar with other platforms and builders, but I am sure I would be just as successful! I am actively seeking a project with one of these platforms so we can work together to learn their products. WordPress has some basic templates available for free, but SquareSpace requires a subscription to be purchased to get started. I have created my own store page using Square and would be happy to help set up a similar one for you.
What is the process?
First, please submit the consultation form. It'll provide me with a great starting point. I'll reach out and inform you of my availability and we'll move on to the details; designer fees, wix fees, timeframe, content, and general ideas for design. This may include other forms to complete, text or email conversations, or video or phone conversations, whichever works best.
Second, we'll confirm our goals and sign a Website Design Agreement and Statement of Work.
Third, I'll create the website within my Wix account and add you as Admin* so you can follow along with the process. Depending on the complexity of the design, and how long we spend adding your content, the design process can take a couple months.
Fourth, we'll set up all the logistics together. Some things, like connecting social accounts and bank accounts, I can't set up for you! This process can be a little complicated, but I'll help via video calls or remote support.
Fifth, we'll launch!
Ready to get started? Please fill out the first consultation form and I'll get back to you asap!
*Admins have access to the dashboard and preview mode, but cannot change payment nor account information, and cannot publish the website. You'll create your own an account with Wix before the transfer.
How much do you charge?
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Cost vary greatly depending on what is involved with each project. Contact me and I'd be happy to work with your ideas to create a quote. Keep in mind the final cost will be subject to adjustments if more time or work than expected is needed.
A Simple Landing Page: one big scrolling page with different sections (about, contact, links to social sites).
The Basics: individual pages for home, about, and contact.
Beyond the Basics: major site parts like a Store or Custom Order page.
As a Contractor: I'll keep tabs on my time and the work that goes into the project and we'll work out the cost together.
Do you provide pictures and text-content?
But Wix and other platforms offer free-to-use images that I can incorporate into a website.
Any other content or text you would like on your website comes from you! Once we've mapped out where text and images will go, you'll send me the content via Google Drive (my preference) or email.