Your web site is often your first impression. Not having a web site is also obviously a bad idea in this day and age. Often, a web site is used to vet your viability and professional level. With small businesses, a lot of business comes in via word-of-mouth. The first thing a potential customer will do is check out your web site to help validate the referral. A bad web site can be worse than not having a web site at all. Whether you have a site that needs to be updated or are in the position to need a new web site, I can solve that problem. I’ve been designing and building web sites since the dawn of the Internet. I can use all of the knowledge I’ve learned over the decades to create a web site that will impress as well as convey what is important about your business.
Our relationship doesn’t usually end when the site goes live. Web sites require ongoing maintenance to ensure that all of the server software is updated and secure. When sites are neglected for extended periods of time they eventually will break and become more prone to hacking vulnerabilities. I will ensure that everything is updated and correct any errors that may occur over time.
Every web site I build is based on the WordPress platform. WordPress underpins more web sites than any other platform currently available for managing web sites. WordPress is a content management system that is designed to be easy to use as well as flexible. If you are open to editing the content of your web site yourself, you’ll find that WordPress is ideal for making the process simple and intuitive.
The choice of hosting company is critical to ensuring good performance and security for your web site. I host all of the web sites that I build with the leading web host for WordPress web sites – WPEngine. WPEngine is not inexpensive but you get what you pay for with them. Their servers are extremely secure and blazing fast. Bargain hosts that cost only a few dollars a month might be acceptable for some but my experience has taught me that paying a few dollars more is worth the trade off to increase speed (which is a factor in SEO) and security.