I offer straight-forward and affordable website consulting services using WordPress, one of the most powerful open-source content management systems available. The result: functional and beautiful small business websites that increase your overall visibility in the market. Your website will be fully customized to reflect who you are and what you do.
Creating your own business website nowadays is as easy as 1, 2, 3… isn’t it? Well, yes and no. You have many ideas as to what your new website should look like, and there are a number of great programs and options out there. However, the task of actually choosing a look, putting it all together, customizing and tweaking your website, and making sure it provides all the information your customers/members are looking for can be overwhelming – especially when you have daily business to attend to. Plus, you don’t want to spend a fortune on a website, particularly if you are self-employed or a nonprofit organization. You want something nice and functional – and affordable. Preferably, you also want to know the person who is handling your business’ representation on the web. This is where MarieKra comes in.
I personally help small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Westfield, New Jersey, area set up and maintain their own websites. You will get:
a functional, neat and responsive website;
a training so you can make changes to your website yourself;
personal, one-on-one service and maintenance.
So, what sets MarieKra Communications apart?
When working with me, you can expect more than just a website. Let me elaborate a little bit.
I pride myself in offering personal service to every client. If possible, we meet at least once in person. I like getting to know the owner of the website I will be working on in order to develop a web presence that actually reflects their personality and business.
Responsiveness and Reliability
A constant flow of communication is key, and I make sure my clients are always in the know: I respond to every inquiry within 24 hours on weekdays and send frequent updates (i.e. typically daily) on the progress made in a project.
Client Empowerment: Your Website is Yours
Your website is yours and you will have full control and access. At the end of a project I hand over all the access information to the client. Every website has a license of the theme used, so the software can be updated in the future. This is a big deal. Many web designers seem to be using copies of their own licenses, so their clients are unable to perform the necessary updates of their theme software, unless they purchase a license themselves. Sometimes they are unaware of this until their theme is obsolete and causing problems.
The beauty of a WordPress website is its flexibility: hosting, domain name registration, the theme – the client can pick whichever option they are most comfortable with. Even better yet, if at some point you would like to make a change like switching the theme or hosting company, you can do so without having to start from scratch. Also, with WordPress being so widely used (it’s by far the most popular content management system), there will always be a developer around who can assist with WordPress. Learn more about WordPress at WordPress.org.
After completion of a project, I offer in-person training, teaching clients the necessary skills to perform basic maintenance themselves, if they would like to do so.
The following rates are average rates. Exact final pricing varies depending on individual conditions such as special features, extra pages, hosting situation etc. Not included: Hosting, domain name registration, migration, staging or any other hosting-related fees.