Perhaps you have been thinking about creating a website for a long time. Or maybe you’ve gone through the “Build Your Own Website” series and you want to give it a go…
But I’ll tell you, even though it seems straight-forward and doable in the videos, actually pushing the buttons yourself is not for the faint of heart!
So I’ve created a starter package that just might be what you are looking for, where I do all the heavy lifting (the really techy stuff), and you get to do the fun part – actually creating the website.
A Word to the Wise…
Building a website is resource intensive. At the very least, it will cost you either a chunk of money or a chuck of time. Often both. And it will definitely take a considerable emotional stake as well.
So before you decide to either create a website on your own, or have someone else do it for you, it just makes sense to see if you are ready for that step.
Answering these questions will help you decide – and they are all questions your web designer will need answers to before beginning the project.
If you can’t answer most of these questions, then it is possible that you really aren’t ready to invest in a website. You should probably contact a marketing coach to help you clarify some of these issues first.
Click Here to download the questions.
Here’s how it works:
What you get:
You go from nothing to a professional looking website you can be proud of. It’s a basic site that you can manage and change yourself, that will grow with you as you expand your online presence. Having a WordPress website is smart. WordPress is powerful and flexible, and will serve you well for a long, long time.
You’ll also get a blog that is integrated right into your website. WordPress was actually created as a blogging platform, but has matured into a full-featured content management system over the years. You get the best of both worlds. You can choose to blog or not, or add a blog later on, and WordPress handles it seamlessly.
And you’ll get a branded email account, like the one I have with this website: susan@VA-box.com. Your-name@your-website. Very classy. Very professional.
Then there’s the training component. Yay! You’re not alone in this process! I’ll teach you what you need to know to successfully work with your website. But even if you would rather choose to farm out most of the work, you’ll have an understanding of what’s going on inside, and you’ll have the skills to make those annoying minor changes without being held hostage by a phantom webmaster.
What you do:
All you have to do is get your domain name and hosting package, and I’ll walk you through that if you need or want me to. We should probably work together to make sure that you get just what you need or want so that you are using a stable platform for your “home on the web.” There are a lot of choices to make in the process, and I’ll help you every step of the way. Some hosting companies are definitely better for WordPress than others.
What I do:
Once I have your account information for the domain and hosting, I’ll work my techno-magic and present you with a bright shiny new website.
These are some of the behind-the-scenes things I’ll do to get you up and running:
- Get your domain name hooked up to your hosting package
- Create your personal email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Create and secure your MySQL database
- Install WordPress
- Install and activate the theme you have chosen (I have over 30 you can choose from)
- Provide you with your login information
- Create your first 5 pages (using your killer content if it is ready) – for example: Home, About, Contact, Services, Blog
- Configure your Blog so you can begin posting when you are ready
- Set everything up so your visitors can easily navigate to your important pages
- Provide basic training on how to use your website — with no drill sergeant!
What it costs:
- Your investment: $399 email me for a time to discuss the details
Once you have your website set up and working, you’re good to go. Right?
There are coaches who are delighted to take the reins at this point and ride off into the sunset doing everything else themselves. But many coaches need ongoing help. And what they need is different in each case. Often they don’t even really know what they need.
That’s why, at this point, if you feel you need additional help or guidance as you move forward, I suggest we talk about an ongoing Virtual Assistant relationship.
As a Virtual Assistant, my mission is to help Christian Coaches succeed in their calling by managing the technical infrastructure that their other activities depend on. That includes, but is not limited to:
- opt-in boxes
- content creation
So, what’s next? If you think you might need some additional help, please contact me and we will see what we can work out!