FAQ

How often should I update my website Design?

It depends on your goals and uses for your website.   Is it mobile- friendly?  Do you use your website as a prime tool for marketing your business?   Is your website easy to navigate?    New stylish website that shows your vision can gain an edge over your competition and more engagement from your clients.

I'm just starting out with new business. I don't know where to start.

I love to help new businesses.  I wish I had help when I started and failed so many businesses on my own.   Having a map of where you are going keeps you in focus and help you get back to the right track when you get lost in between.   I can help you with the brand identity and by building a Marketing Map in stages so you can reach the right audiences at the right stage for your business.   And, I can also tell you about my numerous mistakes and what I learned from my failures.

Do you design with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

By default, all websites I build are SEO friendly and Digital marketing friendly.

How long does it take to build a website?

It takes anywhere from a day to several weeks depends on the project.  On average, a small business website (ex. Law Firm) should take about a week.   More complex websites with more features can take two to three months to build.

This timeline sounds shorter than most agencies because I usually work on one project at a time and I don’t have to spend several hours with team members about the direction of multiple projects.

What do you need from me to get started?

Once we decide to work together, I’ll send you a Design Brief template to fill out where you can also attach your logo, marketing copy, photos, and color palettes.    I also offer professional Branding service and design a new logo for your business.

How do I get Domain name and Hosting service?

I can help register your domain name under your company or your name.   Once it’s created or if you have an existing Domain name, I can help integrate with hosting.

As for hosting,  I do not recommend using Bluehost or Hostgator, or any alike.  When it comes to SEO, speed really matters.  I can recommend and set up the best hosting service for your need.

Which Content Management System (CMS) do you use to build websites?

It depends on your needs.   For most small businesses, I mostly WordPress Content Management System and Hubspot.  For Ecommerce, there are more options such as WooCommerce, Shopify, or Magento.  It all depends on which one is the right fit for your need.

Will my website have SSL Certificate?

Yes.  I will set up the right SSL certificate for your business depend on the use.

Can I manage my own website once it's done?

Yes.  Once the design is done and live, the website is 100% owned by you.   You can upload blogs, update content, or change photos from the Dashboard.  I have a simple guide for you to learn how to use the basic features so you can update your content regularly.   You will also have the complete backup of the original design once it’s done.

Can I have my own email account?

Email service can be provided with Hosting service or I recommend using a separate secure email service using your domain.   There are tons of advantages to using third-party email services.  Of course, I will set it up for you.    How much does it cost?   It’s usually as low as $5 a month for an account.

Can you integrate my Social Media?

Yes, all websites will have Social Media Integration unless you opt-out of it.   If you don’t have a company Social Media accounts, I create stylish Social media pages for you.   I also offer Social Media management services.

How can customers find me on Searches once my site is up?

To ensure traffic to your website, I register your Website on Bing, Yahoo, Google, and other directories.  I also do Geo locations, backlinks, local citations, and backlinks to get started free of charge.    I want you to be successful.

Can you implement Google analytics on my website?

Yes!  Websites will have Google Analytics.   Numbers and statistics are essential for your business success.

Branding

Why do I need to worry about Branding?

Branding is the ballast of your business.   Branding doesn’t just represent a logo but your presence from visuals to stories.   Branding is the element that connects your business to your audience, your customers.

What do you do for Branding?

I can help you from any stage of your process.   If you already have a business with a strong presence and like to improve, I can help you repivot or simply improve your brand strategy.

I just want a logo, can you just design a logo for me?

First, Logo is part of a brand that should translate into all of your media presence from pamphlets to your website.   The company look and feel, color palettes, mood, stories should resonate all throughout your company presence.   Even with just a logo, I like to establish a uniting theme that can support your goal.

Marketing

Does Digital Marketing work?

Yes!   Digital Marketing is the most effective marketing using the right data to target the right customer at the right time.

Do I have to spend money on Digital Marketing?

It all depends on your need and your goals.    It’s not the only way but the best and most effective way to stand out among your competitors, learn more about your customers, get more for your ROI, target specific audiences at the right time.

what tools do you use for Social Media Marketing?

I use Hubspot, Hootsuite, and Sprout social depends on the use, goals, and budget.   If you or your partner like to use Social media tools, I can help you choose the right one for your need.

How long does it take to see any results with online Marketing?

To see the Return on Investments (ROI), it takes about 6 to 12 months depending on the complexity.    You don’t have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to gather information and find the right customers at the right time.