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Hi there! My name is Gina and I want to help you get your business or message online!

I am a very passionate, self-taught graphic designer with a love for web design. I’ve been creating print design and digital media since the 90s. Yikes! Soon after that, I started bringing my passion over into web design as the internet was growing and growing.

In addition to website design, I have also helped many small businesses with logo design, business identity, other graphics, and business form creation. Basically, I love to create and I’d love to create for YOU!

Let’s get your business online without headaches, contracts, and updates that take weeks to complete. I promise, an awesome, up-to-date website doesn’t have to be expensive or aggravating.

Now, maybe you’re thinking, “But Gina, why do I even need a website? I have Facebook and Instagram” or maybe “We’re a super small business…”

Well… I’m glad you asked. There are soooo many reasons why having your own presence online is beneficial.

Having a website tells people “I’m here. I mean business, and I’m in it for the long haul.” The first thing people do is search online for the things they want. If you don’t have a website, chances are, you will lose potential customers to those who do. Especially if you’re a smaller business or if you don’t have an actual brick and mortar location.

If you want to stay relevant and competitive, it’s important that you establish an online presence. It helps you stay competitive and cement your role as a forward-thinking, tech-savvy business in today’s technology-enhanced society.

The simplest website can generally be thought of as an online brochure or catalog that can be updated at any time. Updating information about your products and services is much easier to do on your website than it is to print brochures or catalogs.

Introducing your customers to new services and new products, announcing upcoming events, running special promotions, scheduling appointments, and posting tips is where your website can really shine.

You also have the option to add YouTube videos, Podcasts, Webinars, eBooks, and other online media to showcase your skills, expertise and products. You can even provide online classes, courses, and workshops and with social media integration, you can information from your website to an even wider audience.

And get this… Google Ranks Local Businesses Higher When Searchers Use Mobile Devices. That means that Google assumes that a user doing a search on their mobile phone is most likely on the go, and looking for a business close by. Thus, the search engine favors local businesses when people do mobile searches which equals more business for you!

Your website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can provide your regular and prospective customers the opportunity to review your products and services whenever they want.

Also, your visitors can contact you, sign up for your courses, schedule appointments and even purchase directly through your website! This kind of convenience is a great selling point when making a purchase decision.

Your website is simply the best place to showcase your work or demonstrate your skills no matter what type of business you’re in. You can show what makes you unique by adding a portfolio, image gallery or videos, as well as, testimonials.

Now you’re probably thinking, “I do that on Instagram, no problem”. But did you know that the quality of your photos and graphics is compromised and the size may be substantially reduced when using social media channels like Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook? Not only that but Facebook and other social media channels take control of how people interact with them and even WHO can see them. And in most cases, once you post your work on these social media channels you no longer own the rights to those photos and they could be being sold to use in sponsored ads like the ones you see throughout your timeline?

By having a portfolio of work on your own website, it can be viewed by anyone anywhere and you are in control of what they see, along with the quality and size of your images.

In today’s fast-paced world, talking to customers on the phone, in messenger, by email, and face-to-face takes time. Creating promotional material takes time. Your website can save you from having to communicate the same information over and over again to different people by having it available on your site 24/7.

Your website is a great way to provide more value to your customers and clients, buy sharing tips on how to use or care for your products. For instance, if you sell tea and coffee, you can provide brewing times and temperatures.
Accountants can provide valuable advice on how to simplify bookkeeping. You get the idea.

And an FAQ section is a place to add articles or upload newsletters to answer your customers’ questions and to keep them up-to-date and better informed.

I get it. Social media is HUGE and awesome and accessible, but even if you have a big social media presence, you don’t actually that online space.

Social media is a great way to bring traffic to your website and it’s great at allowing you to share content from your website. However, if you’re relying solely on social media to attract customers or clients, is not only preventing several prospects from doing business with you, but you cannot control what happens with it. Everything that you’ve uploaded to your favorite social media channels could disappear at any moment without prior warning. If that site pulls the plug, for whatever reason, you could lose it all forever.

The same thing goes for freebie websites that offer free or low-cost ways to claim your online space. In most cases, you don’t own your online space and may have little to no control over what you place there. Then, if decide it’s time to move on, you can’t always take your website content with you (at least not easily) and you will more than likely need to start from scratch.
With a professional, self-hosted website, (granted you are renting space for your web address) you own everything contained there. Changing hosts is an easier task and you can take everything with you.

Having a web presence that you own is important! If you’re still not convinced that your business would benefit greatly from a professional website, get in touch with me. I’d be happy to have some coffee and talk some more about it.

Still have questions? Check out some of my most Frequently Asked Questions below.

If I’ve totally convinced you and you’re ready to go, you can fill out this Web Design Questionnaire and Book an Appointment so we can do the thing!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will receive everything you need to showcase your business online. Domain registration, web design, hosting, branded email, search engine optimization, and 24/7 access to your website.

Your website will look good on any device and will be hosted using SiteGround, trusted by the owners of over 2,000,000 domains.

Most definitely! Maybe you have a message that you’d like to get across, but you’re not sure how. I will look over your text and correct spelling and offer suggestions for better text flow and/or grammatical changes if needed.

Yep. You will have an account to log into the Content Management System and there you can easily update text, add or change images, modify links, or whatever else you may need. And the best part…. if you get stuck, just contact me for help.

You sure can! You can sell up to 50 items and if you need to add more, just ask.

Yes. Your site will be optimized or Google and other search engines so it will be easy to find and navigate.

Of course! I will help you change the settings when it’s time to launch your site.

Nope. Not at all. If you do decide to terminate your subscription, your site will simpy be removed with no further obligation from you.

I believe showcasing your business or message online should be an easy and enjoyable experience. If you can dream it, I can create it. You deserve an affordable website that you are proud of and my goal is to deliver that to you.

Your $35 a month subscription covers everything; including updates as you need them.

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