Custom Web Design
You adore working with your clients, putting your offerings into the world.
Your business is your calling, your soul's work.
Creating a gorgeous website is not.
You're ready to uplevel your business, to go pro with a custom design and brand that aligns with who you are and what you offer, but the tech, the design, the strategy sends you into a tailspin of overwhelm and frustration.
I understand, and I can help.
I’m a web designer and writer (an overall creative soul) who specializes in collaborating with my soulful clients to create vibrant custom WordPress websites.
You've got big dreams and visions which I'll translate into your web design. which is why all of my work with clients, whether it's a custom design or a coaching client, start with a discovery call.
Together, we'll be creating your online home, so we've gotta talk to know if we'll be a good fit.
How this works:
#1) Schedule a website clarity call by clicking the button below.
#2) I'll review the answers to your questions on my intake form.
#3) We'll connect on Zoom at our scheduled time. I'll ask some additional questions. If I feel that we're a good fit, I'll put together a customized proposal for you and email that to you.
#4) If you accept the proposal, I'll send a contract, and we'll get your web design project scheduled!
If you have any questions, check out the FAQ section below.
Let's get started.
Gotta Q? I've got an answer!
Yes, I'll teach you how to update all of the content on your website. But, if you don't want to do that, I have ongoing maintenance and design packages available.
That really depends on you! You will need to provide all of your images and copy for your website. I will absolutely provide support and help in getting this done, and we can add copywriting to your custom package (which will run an additional $1200+).
I will start your site build when I have all of your assets, and we will choose this date together. You will need to submit everything to me by our chosen date or there will be a 25% re-scheduling fee. On our start date, I will focus on designing and developing your site.
I only work on one custom site at a time and from the start date, it will take 2-3 weeks until launch.
If you have no brand and no copy written, it will take time to develop your branding and write your copy, probably 6-10 hours for each of those sections of the program. As for building your site, if you are pretty tech savvy and familiar with WordPress, it will go fairly quickly. If you're also learning WordPress, it will take longer.
Creating a website does take time. All of those ads that say "build your site in an hour" assume that you've already got your branding done, copy written, and tech learning curve mastered.
The cost really depends on so many factors.
With that said, most custom site packages start at $4000 - $4500 depending on the size of the site and whether it's a brand new design or a re-design.
Every custom site is just that...custom. This means that we'll have a chat and depending on your needs, I'll put together a web design proposal for you based on what you need.
Do you need a big site with lots of custom integrations?
Will your site require e-commerce functionality (an online store)? Or will your site need a learning management system where you teach online?
Do you need branding? Copywriting?
Or, do you not have any idea what you need? You may not even know what you need until we talk.
This is why I don't offer fixed packages. Every project is different. Every business owner has her own needs and dreams for her site.
However, with that said, most custom packages start around $4000, but again there are some that are much lower ie. a one-page site without a blog and branding that 's already done. Some sites start much higher ie. an e-commerce site that needs full branding and copywriting or a site with 50+ pages all of which need to be redesigned and updated.
If you're not ready for this level of investment, check out Semi-Custom design which will get you a gorgeous template based website at a much lower cost.
There are SO many factors that go into a website proposal that it's really hard to say how much your site is going to cost, but hopefully this gives you some guidelines.
If you're ready to get going on your custom site, schedule a chat.
If a custom web design is out of your budget, I'm launching a semi-custom package soon. Contact me for details.
Any additional premium assets you choose such as fonts, images, plugins etc. will be added to your final invoice.
If you'd like to purchase your own theme license, you can do that as well which would be an additional $268-$450 depending on if you choose yearly or lifetime licenses. These are included as you are my design client, but you can also purchase your own.
You'll have to pay for hosting and your domain name. I recommend hosting at Siteground which costs $3.95 a month for the first year. It goes up after that. You can also purchase your domain name through Siteground. Those usually run anywhere from $11-$20.
Once you accept your design proposal, 40% is due to secure your date.
40% is due when we begin the site build on your start date.
The final 20% is due prior to launch.
Yes. I can help you keep your site fully maintained and updated once we launch.
Maintenance packages run $35/month and are done through a developer I work with.
This is a super collaborative process, and it's ultimately YOUR site which means that we'll work closely together to create a custom site that is authentically YOU as well as strategic.
You're responsible for:
- purchasing your domain name and a hosting package
- getting any headshots/photos taken and submitted
- collecting and submitting any images you'd like on your site - I'll help with this and can also find images but if you've got photos or graphics you absolutely want on your site, I'll need them
- writing all of your copy, working with Amy to write your copy, or hiring an outside copywriter
- responding to Amy in a timely manner when she submits assets that need your feedback such as brand boards, site mockups etc.
I build all of my sites on self-hosted WordPress sites. I use a fully customizable theme which means your site will be unique to you.