I recently moved back to my small hometown in Michigan after 14 years living in California. (Hellooo, Winter!). I live with my partner of 9 years and our 2 cats, Lieutenant (15) and Brody (6). When I’m not building websites, I’m running, watching bad movies on Netflix, or riding bikes. I recently just finished building (okay, paying someone to finish the build) of a Soma Doublecross – it’s easily my favorite bike. I’m also seeing a lot more of my family these days which is pretty cool.
I started building WordPress sites in 2016 and now, I get to spend the majority of my day doing it, (can you believe it?!).
It’s just me here, and I love that! I’m not focused on growing-growing-growing, because I don’t actually want to hire anyone. And, I don’t want to have to stop building sites. I used to be in management and I have to say that I found myself feeling rather envious as I watched my staff do the *actual* work in roles I previously held with the organization. That’s not to say I didn’t get to do some pretty cool stuff as management but, I think you get my point. I don’t want to own a web agency only to manage and lead people – I want to do the actual designing and building!
Plus – my clients know they can count on me. If you’ve ever worked with a large web agency before (or even just hired services from any type of large business), you know how frustrating it can be to get quality, consistent support. Here, when you email, you know it’s me responding. Not Jim today and Pam next week.
My clients tend to be service providers of some sort: consultants, coaches, grassroots non-profits looking to change the world (and they really, truly are). I also have worked a few restaurants here and there. About half of my clients are B2B (business to business) service providers.
I use WordPress – it’s a free, open-source platform that you can do just about anything you want with, if you know how. From storefronts to selling classes, taking donations, blogging and more – it can do it.
I also tend to use Elementor as a framework to build in. Some of my customers have enjoyed taking over some aspects of the site after the build, and Elementor makes it pretty easy for you to do this. Of course, some clients don’t want to touch the back-end of the site with a 10-foot pole, and I’m happy to offer a Care Plan to make sure your site stays secure, updated, and looking good.
With Care Plans, it’s all month-to-month. No contracts, other than to specify the scope of work. In other words, you can cancel anytime. I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re “stuck” with me – rather, you should choose me month after month because I’m continuing to serve your needs and your business’ goals.
It’s that simple.
If you think we might be a good fit, reach out! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂