Where do I buy my domain? Go Daddy, Site Ground, WPEngine and Flywheel are all good web hosting options. From experience, Go Daddy and Flywheel both have great customer service and offer site staging (safe way to re-design, test plug-ins, and features while existing site stays active). WP Engine and Flywheel offer fast, safe, and affordable plans – currently, they are my favorite due to their focus on WordPress.
How do I chose a WordPress theme? You can visit WordPress.org, elegantthemes.com, themeforest.com. It’s important to find a theme that’s responsive and has good call to action buttons and landing page capabilities. I’ll walk you through finding the best fit.
What if I want ecommerce? Shopify has some great features and is intuitive to use. It’s now integrated with Amazon – which means your whole store works on Amazon. You can install apps to your store for amazing internet marketing (you can sell other items without having to stock them with the use of an app). Check out Mar-teo.com for one of my Shopify projects.
How much is a basic website design? Typically, basic websites 3-5 pages, start at $1500 (does not include SEO on blogs, internet marketing, or social media set up). Although, I’d encourage you to invest in basic SEO, Creating a Facebook Fan page, Write Comprehensive Blogs with Focus Keywords, Set up Landing Pages with Call to Action for Email Capture, and Email Automation Integration (Mail Chimp or similar). Don’t worry if this sounds overwhelming — I can help. Maybe not with blogging content (that’s your passion, not mine), but I can optimize blogs for you.
What’s the process? My process depends on where your online business stands when you contact me. My dream client is driven to take charge of their own online business and comes to me for a clear path on how to build a profitable, automated business. Every business is unique – so architecting a strategy is where I’m strongest. Then, I can build out what’s needed OR consult you to take imperfect action on doing some of it on your own. Either way, I’ll hold your hand. Maybe you just need Facebook™Ads? Awesome – let’s make it happen.
Do you offer an affordable maintenance plan with hosting? Yes. My maintenance plans with hosting start at $50/month. It include hosting, backups, hacker free security, free SSL, site migration, and 1-hour of content update per month per your request.
How do I find my target market? First, determine who your dream client is, then, ask where do they hang out most, where might others like them congregate online? Are they following specific pubic figures and groups, or are they on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest? How old are they? Female or Male? Where do they live (local or not)? USA or outside of the US.
Where should I focus my resources when promoting my online business? Focus your time, energy, and money ONLY where your dream clients hang out. Don’t over spend on Facebook™ Ads that don’t convert or get you more leads, don’t buy Google ads unless you have a BIG ad budget, don’t use Instagram in Facebook™ Ads just yet….conversions aren’t quite there yet- imagine Instagram on FB will gain momentum soon. Consider Pinterest (inexpensive leads) for creatives, stay-at-home moms, and education market – it can be quite lucrative.
Can we work together on an a la carte basis? Absolutely! I offer all of my services individually, or on a consulting basis, OR even one-on-one. Look for workshops coming Spring 2017 – if you want to DIY.
- What’s the best way to build a lead list? Offer a FREE download, guide, training video, recipes, or workbook full of value and meaning to your market. Establish trust without asking for money, initially. Check out Canva.com to create free download. It’s so cool.