maggiedot.com /// web design specializing in wordpress configuration and template development
There are several steps to getting your Web site from conceptualization to implementation.
The first step is meeting with you (either in person or virtually via email and telephone) so that I can "steep" in your business, getting a multidimensional feel for what your represent, what you are trying to convey and the people you wish to reach via your site. Together we will develop a wish list, including colors, graphic style, what you like/dislike about various Web sites, etc. From there, I can build a tactical outline and I can quote you a price. Since every site is different and we specialize in custom-tailoring each site, there are no set prices, only a general range.
Second, I work up a rough template based on the tactical outline and load the draft in a demo directory for you to view and note changes/edits. This usually happens 2-3 weeks after signing a contract with me.
Next, I flesh out the site, adding content and graphics. Because this will be done in an online demo directory, the client will be able to view the process and continue to comment on their likes and dislikes. Once complete, the client "signs off" on the site and we ready it for initial search-engine registration. We will work together to carefully craft keywords and a description relevent to your industry.
Finally, I launch the site and do an initial submission to Google and a few other search engines. For more robust SEO work, you'll want to consult an expert in that realm.
As noted above, I offer no set prices for sites as I custom-tailor for each client. However, to give you a vague idea, sites start at $1000 for a bare-bones "flyer" site, to $1500 for a "brochure" site, to around $3,500 - $10,000 for a more robust site. E-Commerce sites start at $4500. I also offer hosting. Ninety percent of sites developed are done so on the WordPress platform.
about maggie duval of maggiedot.com
Maggie Duval, of maggiedot.com, bundles over sixteen years of experience in computer, electronic design, and multimedia related sales, marketing, administration, Internet, World Wide Web and technical know-how. Equally comfortable in the Unix, Windows, and Macintosh environments, she offers a flexibility and adaptability to current and new technology that is somewhat rare.
Maggie is a gifted technology visionary who offers rare insight into and understanding of current, evolving and emerging technologies. She has been an entrepreneur for over two decades – enjoying a successful career as an independent technology, Web, marketing and creative business development consultant. She began her technology career in 1989 at CompuCom Systems. She broadened her technical knowledge with Exemplar Logic, a technology leader in programmable logic synthesis for UNIX and Windows platforms as both Headquarters Sales Manager and Pacific Rim Distributor Liaison. In 1995 she began working as a freelance Web developer. From 1995-1997 with Pearce Communications of Albany, California, a "boutique" PR firm specializing in Apple/Mac-related start-ups, she handled the tactical implementation of online campaigns and co-managed media relations for Burning Man in 1996.
Maggie is currently enjoying a successful career as an Internet, Web development and marketing consultant in Austin, Texas. She has been a consultant in the field since 1995 when she formed maggiedot.com while living in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. There she did extensive work for the local tourism board, Travel Berkeley Springs, as well as for numerous B&Bs, restaurants, artists, galleries, real estate firms, Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs Walking Tour, Washington Archives Writings on Berkeley Springs, Washington Heritage Trail National Scenic Byway (Morgan County Section).
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