I am Michele.
I've been making websites since 2003 (15 years now!).
A little history.
I started making websites in 2003. At that time, I was hand-coding websites using HTML, CSS, and PHP. Several years later, I switched and primarily made websites with various CMS's like Joomla and Drupal. Today, however, I only create Wordpress-based websites. Here's why.
In the online world, you don't get much time to make a good first impression. If someone doesn't like the look and feel of your website, they'll click away after only a few seconds, never to return. We'll make you look good!
You can't just build a great website, fill it with content, then expect people to come. Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. If you want to rank on the first page of Google and get lots of traffic, you'll need strategy. We'll work together on a plan that works for you.
You need to know which keywords to target in your content. I'll research keywords that are low-competition and have a high search volume to help you rank higher in the search engines and get visitors. We'll analyze your site's domain and page authority, and work to raise those numbers.
There are a lot of ways to market your website without spending a ton of money. (I rarely use PPC). We'll go over lots of ways to market your website and build backlinks without spending a ton of money.
How I work.
1 You tell me what you want and what your goals are, as well as who your target market is. We decide together what kind of design you want. You need to set up your own domain name and hosting (here's what I recommend and why). Then I get to work, and you get to tell me your input every step of the way. We don't stop until you're completely satisfied.
2 We work together to figure out a plan for monetization (if you want that to be a part of your website). We discuss content marketing (if you want to do that), and other factors that go along with optimizing your website for search engines and for getting traffic.
3 After all that, I can teach you how to go in and work on your website yourself. That way, you don't have to contact someone every time you want to make a change (again, if that's what you want). Then I give you lots of ways to market your new website (without spending lots of money!) to start getting ranked in Google and get those visitors visiting!