design services

I offer design services for your web and print needs. I work with a small number of clients at one time to give individual, focused attention. I am based in Tucson, Arizona, and I have a variety of design services and packages…

 

the-pro-blogger-package

The Pro Blogger package is for the serious blogger on the WordPress platform…

  • Custom Two Column Theme
  • Custom Banner Design
  • Background Pattern or Color
  • Social Media Button Set
  • 125×125 px & 500×500 px Blog Badge/Avatar
  • Post Signature
  • Custom and Standard Sidebar Widget Setup (“Welcome”, Social Media Links, Search, Recent Posts, Categories, etc.)
  • Navigation Bar & Static Page Setup
  • Share Feature below Posts
  • Favicon image (for bookmarks)

Total: $650

 

entrepreneur-site

The Entrepreneur Site package is designed for the entrepreneur (food blogger, author, speaker, photographer, etc.) and is a cross between a blog and a website…

  • Custom WordPress Theme with Homepage (can include slider, magazine layout, etc.)
  • Two Column “Inside” Page Layout
  • Custom Banner & Theme Design
  • Background Pattern or Color
  • Social Media ButtonSet
  • 125×125 px & 500×500 px Blog Badge/Avatar
  • Post Signature
  • Custom and Standard Sidebar Widget Setup (“Welcome”, Social Media Links, Search, Recent Posts, Categories, etc.)
  • Navigation Bar & Static Page Setup
  • Share Feature below Posts
  • Favicon image (for bookmarks)

Total: $1,100

 

small-business-site

WordPress is the perfect platform for small businesses or non-profit organization. The Small Business Site package includes…

  • Custom Homepage Layout (can include slider, magazine layout, etc.)
  • Two Column Blog Section Layout
  • Two Column “Inside” Page Layout
  • Custom Banner & Theme Design
  • Background Pattern or Color
  • Social Media Button Set
  • 125×125 px & 500×500 px Blog Badge/Avatar
  • Post Signature
  • Custom and Standard Sidebar Widget Setup (“Welcome”, Social Media Links, Search, Recent Posts, Categories, etc.)
  • Navigation Bar & Static Page Setup
  • Sharing, call to actions, opt-in features as needed throughout template
  • Favicon image (for bookmarks)

Total: $2,200

 

wordpress-maintenance-contract

Leave the security and backups of your site to me. The WordPress Security Maintenance service includes….

  • WordPress Core Files Updates
  • Plugin Updates
  • Set up of Vaultpress and Daily Backups of WordPress Files/Database
  • Security Plugin that Monitors, Prevents and Scans for Malware
  • “Harden” Login Credentials (Usernames and Passwords)
  • Spam Comment Deletion
  • Priority Response/Support if a Problem Arises

Total: $25/month*

*Maintenance contract does not guarantee against virus and malware attacks, but the chances decrease dramatically with these precautions and consistent procedures. Likewise, if site is attacked, an estimate will be given for repair, if possible.

 

dfp setup maintenance services

DFP is a new(ish) system bloggers have begun to employ to maximize their ad income. It creates a way for multiple ad networks and campaigns to ‘compete’ for ad impressions to give you the best CPM (cost per 1000 impressions). Though effective for most bloggers, it is a bit confusing and involved to set up and maintain.

What’s included…

  • 1/2 hour Skype consultation session
  • Ad network and optimization recommendations (if needed)
  • Weekly CPM updating/maintenance (required for DFP to work properly)

What’s required…

  • An Adsense account
  • Login access to ad networks (you will need to set them up initially)
  • Dedicated 160×600 sidebar ad back to my site
  • Currently, NO pageview minimum is required

The Fine Print…

  • I can’t guarantee a specific percentage increase in monthly ad income.
  • I reserve the right to adjust the set-up fee for special circumstances.

Total: $150 set up fee + dedicated 160×600 sidebar ad

 

webmaster-services

Need someone to manage the content, updates and maintenance of your website? I offer webmaster services for WordPress based sites. Services include copywriting, image search, social media sharing, WordPress maintenance (updates and backups), store maintenance, etc. Let’s chat to discuss specifics!

Other Services

I also offer Big Cartel Shop, Zenfolio, ProPhoto and WooCommerce set up and design, custom photo greeting cards/invitations/announcements, and logo/branding development. Want more information? Let’s chat!

Design Process

I require a deposit to secure a spot in my queue. I typically have a 6-8 week waiting list. Prior to beginning your project we can chat via email, phone or Skype so I can gather information from our conversation(s) I will also ask you to complete a 10 question design questionnaire. From there, I mock up a design concept (or two, depending on the project) based on your ideas, sample links and specs. I send design comps via PDF files. We can tweak the design you choose to achieve the look you’re going for within three revisions. (Subsequent mock ups are $100 each.) Finally, the design is applied to your new or existing site and  you take the wheel!

Terms of Service

My terms of service are simple…
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure a spot on my waiting list.
  • Payment is due in full before any work begins. (If this isn’t possible at the time we begin, the project will be rescheduled at the next available opening in my queue and the deposit will be lost.). After 2 cancellations on the same project, I reserve the right to refuse future rescheduling.
  • Large lapses of time between revisions will result in additional fees. I will do my best to keep the project moving forward, but I won’t pester. :) Please provide content, material, samples and ideas in a timely manner.
  • I listen very closely to your ideas and vision and couple that with my design experience and expertise. Therefore, each project (i.e. logo, website design, blog design) includes 3 revisions. Subsequent revisions incur additional fees.
  • My office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday-Thursday. I don’t work or answer emails after 5:00 (weekdays) or on the weekend. Because at the end of the day, my family comes first. ;)

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