Whether it’s a website refresh, additions to your current site or a brand new build I can help.
I’ll call you back at your convenience to chat through what you need or to arrange a video call on Zoom.
I use WordPress.org as my CMS (Content Management System), there are others but this is my preference and it’s freely available to all.
I’m experienced in building online shops, membership sites and simple brochure sites. Check out my portfolio to see examples.
I know everyone loves to see prices!
I work on a project based fee, so what we agree at the point of contract is what you will pay. Some of my clients are small local business with simple needs, the budget for a small project is around £750-£2,500.
For larger businesses or sites that include a lot of pages or complex design work you will need a budget of £3,000+
Whatever we agreed on I guarantee that my rates are fair, I offer very good value for money and I promise it will be a wise investment for your business!
How does the process work?
After our first contact, I’ll set up a date with you to go over your needs. This can be a phone call or a video call via Zoom.
My preference is video as it’s easier to talk face to face and it’s always nice to see who you are going to be working with! I can also share my screen and go over some of the details that are easier to chat about when you can see them visually.
After we talk through your needs I’ll give you a full quote and contract so we both know where we stand before the work starts.
Before I start work you will need to sign your contract and pay a deposit. The deposit is usually 50% of the full fee.
The final balance is due before your new website goes live.
Who will look after the website?
If you want to look after the site once it’s built that’s fine with me, I can teach you how to amend text, add a picture, add blog posts and more. We can work out what you want to know as we go along!
Don’t panic if you don’t want anything to do with the upkeep of the site I’ve got you covered! I do a range of Service Agreements, you can see the details further down on this page.
How long does it take to build a website?
This does depend a lot on how much content the website has, and whether you have the content ready to go.
I’m happy to chat about timelines if you have a specific need. I can usually accommodate most time frames.
For a general ball park figure, you will need around 6-8 weeks from first contacting me to having your site go live. This is subject to you having all the text and images ready before we start.
If you don’t have the foggiest idea of what to do to keep your website safe, running smoothly and virus free then you are in luck! as I’m here to take that burden for you and keep your website running beautifully and as an asset to your business!
My Service Agreements (retainers) include the hosting of your site, SSL certificate to give you that all important padlock in the url bar and hours of my time every month to help update, backup and add content each month.
Service Agreements start at £60 a month, this includes hosting, SSL and 2 hours help a month to up date content like a blog, galleries, portfolio or news pages etc.
Hosting & Emails
I offer hosting, email addresses and an SSL certificate as part of the Service Agreements but I also offer hosting on it’s own with 5 email addresses.
If it’s just hosting you need with a few email accounts then it’s £50 a year (payable in advance) and yes this includes the SSL. I know a bargain, right?!
If you would like to talk about a Service Agreement that includes, hosting (with SSL certificate included), unlimited email accounts, backups, updates and a monthly allowance of hours, just drop me a line or give me a call!
Finding the right web designer who can interpret your ideas and needs, and create a functional website that doesn’t compromise on design can be a real challenge, but Sian delivers that and more! She is now an indispensable part of our extended marketing team and we highly value the service she gives us on an ongoing basis.
Gaynor Leeper, Owner Lapland Sleddog Adventures, Co-ordinator, Tobacco Trail
As a brand new start-up, my goal was to launch with a simple, inexpensive but impactful website. I wanted to create something that was fun, engaging, creative and perfectly suited for our playful baby product Dumforter, a concept of bringing Babies Dummies and Comforters to Life. Our website needed personality and individuality, and I’m delighted to say that’s exactly what we got. Sian totally grasped the brief, and some, the end result is an aesthetically beautiful site, with a simple but effective user experience, with now, thanks to Sian’s knowledge, updates and recommendations a much greater performance and engagement all-round.
Sian really is a dream to work with, she’s super friendly and great at gleaning and sharing her knowledge. Anything that I wanted or needed, Sian would simply go away and work out the how. I love working with Sian, and look forward to seeing both of our businesses grow.
Johanne Holman, Owner, Dumforter Ltd