Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not listed then please feel free to contact me.
How long have you been in business?
In 2015 I was asked to design a website for a local business, who then referred me to another business and it grew from there.
In this time I have completed many different course related to web design, WordPress, SEO and other business related courses – including a business management degree – but I am mostly self taught and I enjoy constantly learning and acting on new ideas.
What types of clients do you work with most frequently.
But I welcome any kind of business small or large run by females or males.
May I see your portfolio?
How many people will be working on the site? Who do I speak with / who does the building / designing?
I also have a close working relationship with other services that you may need such as copywriting and graphic design.
Do you know / understand SEO?
On my first website I gained 40,000 visitors per month with SEO techniques on my party ideas blog and can advise you on basic improvements to your site to be able to rank in the search engines.
Please note that ranking in the search engines is not a guaranteed process and does not happen over night. It also requires a lot of work from you and is more than just adding a keyword to a page.
Do you host the site or do I?
I do, however, offer a free years hosting with all my website design packages and you are more than welcome to swap your hosting to me at any point.
The hosting I offer is provided by Eco Hosting, based in Cardiff, and has a renewal rate of:
Basic – £30 per year
Advanced – £50 per year
For more information on the hosting I offer please visit my hosting page.
Will I have full access to the site once it is launched?
Quite simple – YES!
Until payment is made in full all websites are built on one of my test sites, then transferred to your own domain once payment is completed in full (with the exception of Website Express – where payment is made upfront).
I firmly believe that everything to do with your website should be in your name and that you own everything – it is part of your business after all.
Along with this I also give you full access to everything – hosting and WordPress (which your website is built with)
There are no restrictions to this, you do not have to pay me for any further services once your website is complete but I do offer addition support options.
What happens if my site goes down?
If there is a problem with your website that is not hosting related then you can contact me and we can discuss the issue – please note that if it is not an issue caused by the hosting or myself then there may be a charge.
How are updates handled?
Once the site is passed over to yourself you are then responsible for keeping your site update. This is really important to ensure your site is not only kept up to date and working in the correct order but also for security measures.
How does email work for my site?
If you wish to set up your emails in a separate mail client – such as Outlook, Mail or Gmail. You will be given settings and instructions on how to do this but it is your own responsibility to set this up correctly. I can, however, offer you further advice if there is a problem.
Will you install Google Analytics?
Once linked with your account you will be able to view your analytics on the WordPress dashboard and on Google Analytics website.
Will you verify the site with Google Search Console?
Do you use forms? Are those forms held in a data base on my website or simply sent to my inbox?
This will then be tested with yourself and if there is a problem with your contact form and you are not receiving responses once you have full control over your site then please contact me.
What happens if you (designer) go on a vacation and I need you?
Do you build e-commerce websites, if yes, which platform will you use?
The platform that I use on all my sites is Woocommerce as I find that it is simple to use and integrates best with WordPress.
There are also so many features that you can use now and as your business grows.
What types of security will be on my website?
Plugins that will be installed on your site are:
Wordfence Security – Providing you with many security features along with alerts to any suspicious activity on your site
Login Lockdown – Which blocks IP addresses after a certain number of wrong password attempts
Updraft Plus – A free to use back up plugin that once set up backs up your site automatically
Please note it is YOUR responsibility to update and backup your site (unless you have a monthly maintenance plan) and I do NOT keep any back ups of your site if things go wrong.
This is VERY important and if anything does happen and you lose your site you are not entitled to a refund or is it my responsibility.
Do you use free or premium plugins and themes? If premium do I have the license key or do you? Will they need to be renewed at some point and if yes, how much will that cost?
All of the plugins that I use are free to use – unless there is a particular feature that you need on your site that requires a paid plugin – although this is rare. If this is the case you are responsible for purchasing that plugin unless it is available with a developers licence and I would use it on further sites.
The exception to this is if you decide on a different theme other than Divi and you wish to use the Divi Builder to build your pages (please see below).
The theme that I use on all of my website is Divi, which is a premium theme. I install Divi on your site as part of my licence.
If you wish to use a premium theme other than Divi (and that I do not have in my library of themes that I have licence to use) then it is your own responsibility to purchase that theme as it will not be included as part of your package.
How long will it take to get my site live?
Also you will not have full access to your website and the ability for it to be live until payment has been made in full.
How many sites do you work on at the same time?
Will you be creating any new accounts for me (MailChimp, a Gmail, etc) if yes, how do I get logins to those accounts?
Do you set up social media profiles?
Will we have a contract?
Do I supply the images or you? If you, how do I know they fall under the creative commons and I am free to use them? If they will be purchased, do I get approval before you buy?
Images are supplied by you and MUST NOT BE COPYRIGHT – unless you own the copyright.
I will not accept any images taken from Google unless you can prove you own the copyright or that they are royalty free.
I can, however, help you source images.
Do you write the copy?
I am not a copywriter so will not be writing any of your copy. This is your responsibility along with providing it to myself in a timely fashion for me to be able to progress with the design of your site.
I work very closely with a copywriter and can provide you with her details if you wish to hire someone to do this for you using her charging structure or we can come to a pricing agreement between us.
If you wish to include copy and branding in the price of your website then please visit All Online for Business.
Do you work with a graphic designer?
I am not a graphic designer, although I can help you to customise a theme, template or layout so that it matches your branding. Although I work very closely with a graphic designer and can provide you with her details if you wish to hire someone to do this for you using her charging structure or we can come to a pricing agreement between us.
If you wish to include branding and copy in the price of your website then please visit All Online for Business.
What are your expectations of me as a client?
You may not have a clue of what you want and in that case I suggest that you book in for one of my planning sessions (available in person or via Skype at my hourly rate) before purchasing a website package so that your website is not held up. If you decide to then purchase a web design package this cost will be taken off the total price.
I will also keep in contact with you throughout the process, to show you designs, ask questions, bounce ideas of you and also ask you to complete a set up of a certain plugin or provide content.
Your timely response is appreciated not to hold up the time it takes for your site to go live.
How many revisions can I make during the building process?
In terms of the design you are able to make changes and suggestions as we go along but once the site is finalised any further changes will be charged at my hourly rate.
Will I get training on using the site after it’s launched?
I will also provide you with a half hour Skype or Zoom call at the end of the process for you to go over any questions you may have or things that you are not sure of and need extra support with.
Please note you MUST have watched the videos first as they provide the basics and this half hour is better spent on something that you are unsure of not what you have aready been provided with.
What kind of support can I expect after the site is launched?
For the first month after your site is launched I will provide you with free email support for anything you are not sure on or if something goes wrong, only if you have bought a bespoke website package – this support is NOT available for any budget packages such as Website Express, only group support is available for this product via Website Wonder Woman Vips, which is free for the first month.
You will get continued access to the training videos and any further changes you wish to make will be charged at my hourly rate or you are welcome to join my paid membership club – that offers not only support but a large selection of videos, PDFs and how to’s to further develop your site.