What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I try my best to work with the clients budget. There are times that a client really does not know what it takes to make a good website. There is a lot more to a site than what it looks like. There is more on the backend that the user never sees and is an important part of the site. I educate the client on the importance of SEO, Google analytics, image optimization, ext. It may cost them a little more upfront, but the benefits will increase their business.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get to know them and their business. A lot of time I like to reflect their personality in the work I do for them. It gives it a personal touch.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Web Development. I also have experience working at an ad agency in the Raleigh area where I built Wordpress sites as well as logo design.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was a chef working 60-70 hour weeks. I was also newly married which was hard to balance both and when my wife and I decided we wanted to start a family I knew I needed a career change. I have always been interested in building websites and fell in love with it as soon as I started.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked on everything from photographers, yoga studios, law offices, dentistry offices and have done logos for wide range of clients.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do some research on what you think you need, how much it cost, and how long it might take. Websites cant be turned around overnight and may cost more than the client thinks, at least for a quality site.