I’ve had my hands in business back ends for nearly 10 years. Plus I had 15 years in Big Ass Corporate IT before that.
I’m not into pretty websites. In the early days, an online prescence that flows matters more than having juuuuust the right shade of pink.
I’m into making your website flow logically, making it super easy for your potential clients to get in touch. making it so your clients can say “hot diggity I’m IN!” and find the button to get to you that actually works.
I’m into making sure youare able to tweak your website quickly and easily, so you don’t have to tear your hair out battling techie beasts when you should be rocking the shoot out of growing this online business.
Questions and Answers
Do you offer split payments?
Yes, and these will be discussed with you before going ahead.
Can I pay in USD or Euros?
Yes, you can pay in whatever currency you like, as long as it’s a legit one. I don’t accept Skill Swaps, Exposure or Promises.
I've had a go at my site but it's pants. Can you help?
That’s really common and yes I can. I have yet to meet anyone who loves their first website. We can totally redo it. Plus, we can redo it behind the scenes and pop up your new site when it’s ready.
Will you help me choose my brand colours and fonts?
This isn’t a branding package, so although I can give you a steer, I won’t be working with you to find the juuust the right colours and fonts that convey your brand.
Former clients already have a fair idea of the colours and fonts they want. However, they’re not at the stage of nailing down their brand completely and need to keep it flexible. Launching and getting more clients is their focus.
I’ll be showing you how you can change your fonts and colours so that if you decide you want to tweak your style in future, that’s do-able.
Do you do Wix/Squarespace sites? And can I use a different theme?
Nope, sorry. This is Divi and WordPress only.
Will I need to learn coding or any other boring and complicated stuff?
Hell no! The Divi theme is super easy to use. If you can use things like Canva, if you can write a blog post and if you can use social media, you’ll be fine with Divi.
Do I need to buy domain and hosting (and what actually ARE these things?)
Think of your website as a shop. You have the name above the door and you have the building you sell things from. Your domain is the name above the door, the hosting is the building your shop is in.
Hosting is basically a bunch of top-notch computers that are fully looked after. In theory, you could put your website onto your own computer (and back in the day, people used to do this) but you’d need to keep that computer on all the time and make sure it doesn’t break. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
If you don’t already have a domain and hosting I can guide you through buying these. As a guide, the cost will be around £100 for 12 months but this can vary so if needs be I’ll go through that with you.
Do I get that SSL/green padlock thing?
A lot of hosting companies provice a free SSL certificate. If your hosting provider doesn’t supply free SSL certificates you will need to buy one (budget around £50 for 12 months).
Either way, I’ll set this up for you so your green padlock shows up. Phew.
Will you write all the pages for me?
No. I’m not a copywriter. I’m a good writer, but I’m not a copywriter. If you do need copy written from scratch, I can put you in touch with top notch copywriters.
That said, I do have writing prompts on the templates that you can use to smash through the blank page.
Will you get all the images for me?
I can help, but you’d need to choose the images. I can point you in the direction of free and low cost images. You will also be shown how to change the images. A lot of my clients do like to make tweaks to their sites as their businesses grow and develop, so switching out images is a great skill to have in your tech toolset.
What if I get hacked/the site loads slower than a snail on prozac/it gets full of spam comments?
It’s fine – I’m setting up security, anti-spam and speed optimisation on your site. This is where a lot of those 1-Click installs fall down.
Plus, I’ll be showing you all you need to do to keep your site safe and speedy in just 5 minutes a week.
What if I get stuck? I really hate tech and it confuses the hell out of me.
I’ve got your back. You get trained in your own website, plus support AFTER the delivery of the site. You’re not just cast out to sea.
Think of Business in a Box as part done for you, part course. Or like a tech course that’s actually not a total pain, where the tricky bits get done for you.
That said, if you are the kind of person who never, ever wants to touch their website again and would rather hire someone else to change it, let me know early on. We can make changes to the ongoing support where I train your VA rather than you, or you can take up one of my maintenance packages where all the changes are made for you.
How do I get started?
First of all, I ask you to complete a form which will ask you a set of questions which help me to decide if this might be right for you.
If Business in a Box is going to be helpful for you, we have a chat to check this is 100% right for you and I will answer any questions you have.
As this is a bespoke service where we work very closely together, I need to ensure this is a great fit for us both. If you are able to, please complete this form in writing. If this is not possible, I am happy to accept audio/video responses, but please do answer all the questions set out below.
Once I have your completed form, I will be in touch to arrange a time to discuss your project in detail.