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A website custom made for you
Do you want a great website or webshop? Then you are in the right place.
I design and build a professional website for you and guide you through all the steps along the way. This way, you know what to do, and do not waste your time on technicals. Instead, you can focus on the content and purpose of your site.
I can also create a site that you design yourself, and offer my services also to designers, photographers and other creatives. Any type of collaboration is thinkable.
The goal is always to make your website easy, effective and efficient. So your investment will be a good one.
What you get:
A professional website
Including all the essentials you need such as portfolio, blog, webshop, forms, mailing list, booking schedule, event calendar, online courses, analytics and SEO.
An attractive website
It represents you and your products or services in a significant way. With it, you can confidently reach out and connect with (future) clients.
A flexible user-friendly website
A website that you can edit yourself and adapt to your needs, not only for up-to-date content, but also to support your business with clever integrations.
A reliable and technically sound website
Meeting standard safety and GDPR requirements. It is made in WordPress with Divi theme, and WooCommerce for webshops.
And above all
A website that feels like home, because it reflects you and your core values, and you own it!
And you take away this:
Online tutorial 'Owning your website'*
*released in March 2021
Lifetime use of the DIVI WordPress theme
Value 249 USD
“Working with Deshna stands for a creative process, full of optimism and fun. It is really ‘working together’ because she involves from the beginning to the last detail. She understands the art of explaining complicated matter to me in a crystal-clear way so that it is now also simple and logical for me.
Deshna only needs half a word and works things out smoothly and result-oriented. Her sense of aesthetics, combined with her technical skills and marketing background makes her deliver a site that is user-friendly and above all convinces. I am very pleased with the result and receive many compliments from visitors.
I am especially happy that the maintenance of the site now takes much less time because there is much more automated. Thank you Deshna!”
“I loved how everything was very straight forward: this is what I need from you to get started, this is the estimate and time plan for it and this will be the next step. Deshna is very structured and will get you up to speed so you can make updates and adjustments to your site once it is up and running.
Thank you Deshna for helping me build my dream!
I now have a webpage and shop that truly represent me and everything that is me. These days I am proud to say: Go to mayorekeblad.se and you will find everything you need to know about me – and even more! “
Anna Lena Mayor Ekeblad
Artist – designer – copywriter
This is how it works
1. Website checklist
A great starting point is an inventory of the website. You can fill it out prior to contacting me, or we can do this together.
Curious? Go ahead.
2. Introduction call
Now I would like to get to know you and you business a little better, to get good insight in the briefing for your project. And of course, you can ask everything you want to know about my services.
Step 3. Budgeting and planning
After looking at the requirements I make an estimate and planning proposal. Now you can make a clear decision for the execution of the website. Up to this stage, there are no strings attached.
Step 4. Content creation
This is truly the most important step! A great website has good content that reflects your product or service in the best possible way.
We look at the purpose and functionality of the site in detail, so we know which content is needed.
You can remain focussed on creating, developing and collecting that content.
Step 5. Technicals
You do not have to bother with any technical process: I guide you with everything you need.
I set up and configure your web hosting, WordPress and all necessary plug-ins.
In this step, I also help you take care of all required accounts, such as hosting, mailing lists and payments providers.
Step 6. Design and build
When we have outlined your style preferences, I make a sketch design and prepare a website draft.
Then we work together online, in my studio or on location, usually just for a day.
With your unique content and style elements, I design and build your website. And as I do this, you can give live feedback.
This way, the work will be 100% aligned, and we get all the essential details right.
Step 7. Owning your website
After finishing the site, we plan an online working session to make sure you can edit your website yourself.
And from February 2021 onwards you will have access to my online course ‘Owning your website’. This is a resource of tutorials to help you independently update your site.
And, of course, if you still need support, I am here for you.
“Deshna listens carefully to your story. Her advice makes you think about your own goals and ambitions and how they suit yourself and your company.”
“Deshna has the ability to become an expert at any given task very quickly, also if it implies mastering new software. When we were partners at Personal® Post production she was the allround specialist, doing all the many different things that are required in a tiny company, everything with full focus and keeping total overview at the same time.
She is a great multi-tasker, and a whole team all by herself.”
Jurgen van den Hoofdakker
Personal® Post production
No strings attached
Filling in this checklist will give you insight into the elements and the volume of the site you are thinking (or dreaming) of, and it is fun to do.
If you like, we can then talk about the possibilities for making that site a reality. Get in touch if you'd like to fill out the list together.
This is a great way to start, regardless of who will make your site. Feel free to use it!
If you cannot find an answer here, please send your question to [email protected]
Is it necessary to have experience with editing websites?
No, this is not required. I guide you through the steps in an online working session, and you have unlimited access to the online tutorial. I continuously update the tutorials with my client's questions and feedback.
I have no content yet, can you still make a site for me?
Content is the essential element for the website, and you will have to supply this to me before I can start building your site. But I help you in this step too. After we made the briefing, you will have a clear overview, so you know which content is needed, this is supported with documentation and handy forms.
Within my network, I can always find collaborations for creating content, i.e. for photography and copywriting.
How long does it take to create a website?
When all content and information are in place, I need somewhere between 1 and 3 weeks to finalise your site. Of course, this depends on how much content there is and how complicated the build is. At the beginning of the project, I make a time plan.
Do you also provide webhosting?
No, I do not. The hosting and all other services are contracts of your choice. Sometimes I work on exiting web hosting plans, but I can suggest a better or more cost-effective solution for you in most cases.
Is this a subscription?
No, you purchase a website and get lifetime use of the Divi theme.
You sign-up yourself for web hosting, as well as any third-party services (think of zoom or mailing list provider). I do offer scheduled maintenance and updates. Ask me for the possibilities.