When you have an effective small business website, it can look like this . . .
- You have more confidence because it represents you well. You happily send people to your website & you are reaching more people & connecting better.
- You can easily update the content, look & features of your website.
- You get more traffic because it works with Google nicely.
- Your business feels a lot easier because you have more leads & clients.
- And you have more time for your genius work & reaching for your goals & dreams.
I am here to help.
I was excited about the potential of the early WorldWideWeb way back in 1995 when I first saw it. I got in there learning & teaching HTML in the initial period. As a former librarian with a teaching focus – I am not your average web guy!
After working in the academic & corporate spheres, my current work focuses on small business websites, especially fixing websites that aren’t really getting results. When I have done my job, the websites work well – meaning they represent clients well, work with Google nicely & get more traffic, leads & clients. And my clients make faster progress on their genius work.
Want to work with me? Here is what you get:
- 20 years of web and multimedia experience.
- Masters degree (Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan) which means I understand how to organize information.
- Delight in editing the code (HTML, CSS, PHP) when needed and even studied computer science in college.
- Training experience and the ability to explain technical and marketing jargon.
- An excellent balance between really listening in order to give you what you want and guiding you in best practices when appropriate.
- I love doing this work – it is fun to solve problems and rewarding to help people share their good work with the world.
Here is what is crucial:
- Constructing websites so they play well with Google – SEO
- Making it easy for users to find and use your site
- Testing & validation (Really, I love this stuff.)
- Following best practices & standards
- Creating websites that are fast, secure & easy to update
Are we right for each other?
- Not if you want a big, expensive marketing firm
- Not if you want someone working at a very low cost from India
- Not if you have lots of bureaucracy and people squabbling about small details
- Not if you want a built-from-scratch website that is hard to update (WordPress is a great choice for many people!)
Think we might be a good fit? I would love to hear about your project. Contact me here.
P.S. If you want to see what a genealogy geek I am, check it out here!