A Few Words About the Sites I Build

I create custom blogs and websites on the WordPress platform (“self-hosted” meaning it’s hosted on your own domain and not WordPress.com if that means anything or makes a difference to you).

I’ve done a lot of research and have amassed a decent amount of experience about what’s effective on a blog and what’s not, and so most of my projects include the following so you can be successful in your own blogging endeavors…

  1. Web Host Setup and Configuration
    Web hosts are not terribly expensive, but they can be a little confusing. I’ll help with setting up your web host and branded email accounts if you need it (or if you already have a web host, most often I can work pretty easily with it).
  2. Guidance on “Information Architecture”
    I’ll help you figure out what content pages you need and how to organize them on your site.
  3. Custom Design
    We work together to co-create a custom design for your site so your site is a reflection of you as well as a connection to your visitors. This involves a “get to know your style” process culminating in up to 3 design options.
  4. Latest Version of WordPress
    Wordpress is not just for blogging any more. Whether you intend to blog to reach your audience or not, WordPress is a fantastic content management system that lets you have so much more control over your web copy.
  5. Better Visitor Experience and Engagement
    I’ll set up and configure a suite of add-on features (called plugins) that enhance your visitors’ experience and engagement, on-site search engine optimization (SEO), and social networking integration with sites such as twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc.
  6. Traffic Monitoring
    I’ll get you set up with Google Analytics (a free service) so you know who your site visitors are, where they’re coming from and where they’re going.
  7. The All-Important Optin Box
    If you’re using one of the major services like Aweber or Mailchimp to collect email addresses and build your marketing list, you’re on the right track. I include design and coding of a signup form to appear “above-the-fold” for your email marketing service to help you build that list.
  8. Training and Screencasts on How to Make Your New Site Work
    Once you’ve got a shiny new website, you’re going to want to know how to use it. I provide training in the form of always-accessible video screencasts on how to create blog posts and pages and navigate behind the scenes. I consider this last piece to be one of the most critical because I don’t want to help you create this phenomenal site and then not know what to do with it or how to grow it.
  • contact me

    If you have questions or are interested in working with me, please drop me a line and let me know what's on your mind. I'll get back to you as quickly as possible - typically within 24-48 hours.

    Nichole Betterley
    Sammamish, WA

  • need help with your message?

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