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I create beautiful WordPress websites that Support Women in bringing just a bit more light to the world

If we work together:

I only work with one client at a time.  This is unique in the web-design industry, but is important to me.

 

My ultimate goal is to help women spread goodness, so I want to become 100% immersed in how you can make the world a better place.  I want your personal brand of goodness to be just as important as my own.

 

I can’t do that if I constantly switching back and forth between different clients.  So, I’ll focus on you – and you only – while we work together.

All my services come with a face to face “Get to Know You”  call – BEFORE you sign a contract or pay a dime.

 

I want you to actually see me and talk to me in order to make sure I’m the right designer for you.  (You don’t have to be on camera if you don’t want to be – but I will be!)

 

Plus, I want to know all about your brand of goodness!

You won’t be able to spread your goodness if you end up frustrated with the “tech” stuff.   I want you to be able to focus on using your talents to make the world a better place – NOT on tech issues.  For that reason, I provide detailed training videos for every single tool used on your website.

 

Plus, once your design is complete, you will still have access to free email support for 90 days.  I don’t just drop you and move on.  The total amount of free support you get during those 90 days depends on which service you choose.   If needed, you can always purchase more (at a discounted hourly rate) if you need it.

All Services Include:

Drag and Drop Design

No need to hire a developer each time you need to update your site. You'll easily be able to do it yourself.

Friendly Design

Your site will be beautiful. It will also be search engine-friendly, social sharing-friendly, mobile-friendly and user-friendly.

Your site will be built using the Elementor Pro Theme Builder (Affiliate link). I will pay for this tool for you every year (A $49 / year value).

This tool makes it possible to design every piece of your website via a drag and drop interface – without using one bit of code.

YOU will be able to update and design headers, blog posts, popups, footers, pages, products – all of it.

Search Engine Friendly

I will install Yoast SEO for you on your site and get everything set up correctly.  I will also provide training on how to use this plugin so that search engines can find your site.

Social Sharing Friendly

I will also install Social Warfare (Affiliate link) and teach you how to use it.  This tool makes it easy for visitors to share your site on social media, but keeps the control of the exact images and text they share in your hands.

Mobile Friendly

Some websites are mobile-responsive only.  This means that the images and text on your page move around automatically depending on which screen they are viewed on.  Unfortunately, while this make sure you site is re-able on mobile, it doesn’t necessarily mean it looks pretty.

Your site will be mobile-responsive AND mobile-friendly.  This means that I will design 3 completely separate (though similar) versions of every page I design for you – to ensure you look great everywhere!

User Friendly

Visitors judge your website in just seconds and if they can’t find what they are looking for they will leave.  Your website will be clearly organized.

It will be easy for visitors to (1) see exactly what you have to offer and then (2) find what they need in just seconds.

Free Hosting

I believe a quality website deserves a quality host so I will pay to host your website for 3-6 months with my favorite host - Flywheel (Affiliate link).

Popup Builder Integration

No need to pay for a separate tool in order to build your email list, make sitewide announcements, or quickly share a coupon code before someone leaves your site.

A website is like a house.  Your house is built on a lot.  Your website needs a “lot” too – that “lot” is a web host.

Wise men build their house upon a rock – not sand.   And wise website owners build their sites with quality web hosts.

Sure, you could host your website for a few dollars a month with a cheap host, but I don’t recommend it.

In fact, I am such a strong believer in quality web hosting that I am willing to pay to host your website for up to 6 months (total time depends on the service you choose).

The Elementor Pro Theme Builder (Affiliate link) that I will use to design your site includes a drag and drop popup builder as well.

This tool allows you to build any popup your imagination can create – click to open popups, exit popups, slide-in popups, announcement bars – and MORE.

Plus, you decide exactly what makes a popup appear, what page(s) it appears on and how many times it appears for each visitor.

All Services Include:

Drag and Drop Design

No need to hire a developer each time you need to update your site. You'll easily be able to do it yourself.

Your site will be built using the Elementor Pro Theme Builder (Affiliate link). I will pay for this tool for you every year (A $49 / year value).

This tool makes it possible to design every piece of your website via a drag and drop interface – without using one bit of code.

YOU will be able to update and design headers, blog posts, popups, footers, pages, products – all of it.

Free Hosting

I believe a quality website deserves a quality host so I will pay to host your website for 3-6 months with my favorite host - Flywheel (Affiliate link).

A website is like a house.  Your house is built on a lot.  Your website needs a “lot” too – that “lot” is a web host.

Wise men build their house upon a rock – not sand.   And wise website owners build their sites with quality web hosts.

Sure, you could host your website for a few dollars a month with a cheap host, but I don’t recommend it.

In fact, I am such a strong believer in quality web hosting that I am willing to pay to host your website for up to 6 months (total time depends on the service you choose).

Friendly Design

Your site will be beautiful. It will also be search engine-friendly, social sharing-friendly, mobile-friendly and user-friendly.

Search Engine Friendly

I will install Yoast SEO for you on your site and get everything set up correctly.  I will also provide training on how to use this plugin so that search engines can find your site.

Social Sharing Friendly

I will also install Social Warfare (Affiliate link) and teach you how to use it.  This tool makes it easy for visitors to share your site on social media, but keeps the control of the exact images and text they share in your hands.

Mobile Friendly

Some websites are mobile-responsive only.  This means that the images and text on your page move around automatically depending on which screen they are viewed on.  Unfortunately, while this make sure you site is re-able on mobile, it doesn’t necessarily mean it looks pretty.

Your site will be mobile-responsive AND mobile-friendly.  This means that I will design 3 completely separate (though similar) versions of every page I design for you – to ensure you look great everywhere!

User Friendly

Visitors judge your website in just seconds and if they can’t find what they are looking for they will leave.  Your website will be clearly organized.

It will be easy for visitors to (1) see exactly what you have to offer and then (2) find what they need in just seconds.

Popup Builder Integration

No need to pay for a separate tool in order to build your email list, make sitewide announcements, or quickly share a coupon code before someone leaves your site.

The Elementor Pro Theme Builder (Affiliate link) that I will use to design your site includes a drag and drop popup builder as well.

This tool allows you to build any popup your imagination can create – click to open popups, exit popups, slide-in popups, announcement bars – and MORE.

Plus, you decide exactly what makes a popup appear, what page(s) it appears on and how many times it appears for each visitor.

Signature Services

Quick Start Website

Best For:

Those just getting started blogging

Investment:

Starts at $1000

Time Frame:

2 weeks from start date

For You If:

You don’t yet have a website or have one with very little content.

You need a website that inspires your visitors to keep coming back, but lack the know-how to build a truly professional site.

You understand the need to invest in your business in order to be successful, but don’t yet have the cash-flow for a fully comprehensive design experience.

Silver Design Experience

Best For:

Those who have been blogging for a while but are embarrassed to send people to their less-than-stellar-website.

Investment:

Starts at $1500

Time Frame:

3 weeks from start date

For You If:

You have been actively blogging for a while now.  You have an audience – and a small income through ads or affiliate marketing.

Your site communicates amateur, but you have so much more to give. 

You need to build trust – and loyalty – with your audience, but you aren’t a code-wizard.

You can’t spare the time to figure out how to  effectively improve your site’s design and function.

Quick Start Website Design

$1000+
  • Get to Know You Call
  • Website Setup
  • Project Portal
  • Discovery Form
  • 20 min Strategy Call
  • 3 months free hosting - A $45+ value
  • Staging Site
  • Elementor Pro - A $49 / yr value
  • Essential Add-Ons - A $199 value
  • Popup Builder - A $99+ / year value
  • Up to 10 branded stock photos - A $10+ value
  • Sidebar & Footer Template Customization
  • Customization of homepage Template
  • Customization of a blog Template
  • Customization of about page Template
  • Customization of contact page Template
  • Custom design of 1 addtional page of your choice
  • Matching Legal Page Desgin
  • Cookie popup
  • Separate Moblie and Tablet Design
  • Google Analytics Setup
  • Search Engine Optimization of homepage
  • Installation of free Social Warfare plugin
  • Training Videos
  • 30 min Training Call
  • 30 days / 30 min email support

Your Responsibilities:

Being upfront about what I will need from you is one way I ensure this process is seamless and enjoyable for you. I want to be sure you can plan ahead and not feel overwhelmed, frazzled, or confused.  Below are your responsibilities as we work on your design together:

I will not write the words that go on the pages of your website.   This is called your website copy.  Copy is your responsibility.

 

I will give you some outlines and tips, but the actual writing will be your job. 

 

Your website copy is due 1 full week before your project start date.

f you do not purchase a branding add-on package below, you will need to provide me with a branding guide which at a minimum should include:

  1. A logo (typically longer than it is tall)
  2. A submark logo (a circular or square version of your logo)
  3. A color palette - no more than 6 colors max
  4. Fonts guide - what fonts are used where - no more than 2 fonts max (and font files if they are not Google fonts)
  5. Image use guidelines

I will provide some tips and resources to make this easier, but the research and decisions will be your responsibility.

Out of respect for your time and a desire to truly immerse myself in your goals, I only work with one client at a time.

 

When I start your project - I will not be working on anyone else's project.

 

This means that when I ask for feedback on something, I need it by the due date - which is typically 24-72 hours after I ask for it.

 

Feedback due dates will be listed in your client portal long before your project start date so that you can plan to be available on those days.

Before your project start date, you will have access to what I like to call a "Discovery form."

 

I have been intentional and purposeful in the questions I ask on that form and will do the same with your design - it won't be rushed.

 

I ask the same of you with your discovery form. This form should take you some time (typically 2-4 hours) - don't rush through it. Being thoughtful with this form will help both you and I gain clarity about your goals.

 

You discovery form is due 1 full week before your project start date.

Additional Services

These additional services can be purchased as an add-on to a signature service.  They are not offered separately.

Professional Branding

*Actual deliverables include a fully custom logo (typically longer than it is tall), a submark (a circle or square version of your logo), a color palette, font choices, 2-4 patterns, plus image and copy guidelines.  All of this will be organized into a pdf brand guide you – and anyone else who works with you -can easily reference.

Best For:

Those who want to stand out online in all the right ways and create a loyal following.

Investment:

$500

Time Frame:

1 week from start date

For You If:

You are ready to commit to a cohesive distinct style all your own so your followers know at a glance when a post or email is from you – and your loyal followers will always click and open.

You are sick of high bounce rates and need to increase your click through rates on Facebook and other social media.

You feel overwhelmed every time you need to create a new blog post image or social media post.  What image should you use?  Colors?  Fonts?  What do you say?
 
Your website, social media accounts, and email campaigns feel like a hodgepodge of disconnected pieces.
 
Or maybe you haven’t started online yet, and want to be effective in creating a cohesive, loyal community from the get-go.

Sales Page Design

Best For:

Those with a high quality signature product that deserves it own quality landing page with the sole purpose of getting visitors to turn into customers.

Investment:

Starts at $300

Time Frame:

1-2 weeks from start date

For You If:

You have an incredible product to share with others – one that will truly improve their lives.

But it’s buried somewhere deep inside your site – it takes too many clicks to get to.

And even when someone does find it, you haven’t figured out how to truly make it shine so that it feels like a “must have”.

Or maybe you haven’t launched it yet and want to do so in a clear and strategic way.

Questions?

Sure!

 

You can read all about that here: The Process - What it's really like to work with Misty

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Copy (the words on a page) is your responsibility.

 

I do however, provide a lot of support.  I will give you outlines of what you need for each page and well as general tips for making sure your copy is effective.

 

I also have a good amount of experience with copy.  I've written this website and owned other successful websites.  I've taken 2 different courses on copy.

 

After you have written your copy, I will provide feedback and make strategic changes that I believe would help and improve the effectiveness of your website in reaching your goals.

Great question!  I'm so glad you asked - that tells me you are serious about working collaboratively.

 

Plus, being upfront about what I will need from you is one way I ensure this process is seamless and enjoyable for you. I want to be sure you can plan ahead and not feel overwhelmed, frazzled, or confused.

 

I ask that:

  1. You make your payments on time
  2. You purchase a domain www.yoururl.com - I recommend NameCheap (Affiliate Link)
  3. You take your time when filling out the discovery form I send so I can become fully immersed in your needs and goals
  4. You provide your own website content (the words that go on the page and any specific videos, images or other content) by the due dates we set together
  5. You provide branding guidelines (If I am not working with you on branding) by the due dates we set together
  6. You provide timely feedback on designs by the due dates we set together
  7. You take over the cost of hosting your website with Flywheel (Affiliate link)- or move it to a webhost of your choice - once your free hosting period is completed. 
  8. You reach out anytime you have a question.  It is important to me that you never feel like you are not a part of this process

Yep!  You will make 3 payments:

 

Payment #1

Your first payment is 50% of the total cost of your project. It will be due the day I add you to my schedule - which is after we've had a "Get to Know You" call.  This is typically weeks - or even months before your actual project start date.

 

Payment #2

Your 2nd payment is 25% of the total cost of your project.  It will be due 4 days before your project start date.

 

Payment #3

The last 25% of your total project cost is not due until the entire project is finished.  You will make this payment after all revisions are final, but before I actually turn over ownership of the site to you.

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I do not work full time.

I want to offer you my best possible work and if I get burned out, that isn't possible.

So, I only work a few days a week and only a few hours each day.  I am available:

  • Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm MT
  • Thursdays from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm MT
  • Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MT

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Nope.

All clients are required to make a 50% deposit in order to reserve a spot on my schedule.

The time I set aside for you is time I cannot set aside for someone else.  Please do not reserve a spot on my schedule unless you are sure you'd like to work with me.

I provide as much information here on my site as I possible can - I believe in transparency.  You can find my prices, my process, everything that is included in my signature offerings and exactly what it is like to work me me.

In addition, I offer a free "Get to Know You Call" so you can "meet" me face to face before reserving a spot on my schedule.

However, I do understand that life is not always 100% predictable.  If something significant comes up and you need to change your start date, I can often work with that as long as I am given ample notice.

Yep.

I have had some horrible experiences with various cheap hosts.  I don't want you to have to go through that.

If you want to read more about why I don't recommend cheap hosting and what I recommend instead, you can find an article HERE.

But it can be tough to convince you not to go with a cheap host with words alone.   I get it!  I've been there!  When you are just starting out, every penny counts!

So, instead of just telling you to use a quality host, I pay for you to do so for 3-6 months.

Nope.

I feel very strongly about giving you my absolute best work.  If I'm rushed - you won't get my best.

In fact, I don't even work full time because I don't want to get burned out.  If I'm burned out you won't get my best either.

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Yep.

You will get 30-90 minutes of free maintenance with your signature service.

If you need more than that in the 60 days following your project completion date, you can purchase it 1 hour at a time for a discounted rate of $40 per hour.

After those 60 days you can purchase blocks of time as listed below:

  • 2 hours for $100
  • 4 hours for $180
  • 8 hours for $320

You will then have a "reserve" of time with me that you can use as needed.  You will have 60 days to use your "reserve".

Please note that simply because you have purchased time does not always mean that you will immediately be moved to the front of my schedule when you have a need.

I typically leave some "wiggle room" between large projects and can fill that time with some maintenance projects occasionally.  So you won't always get moved to the end of my schedule either.

But you will typically need to wait at least a week or two and sometime longer.

*The links to Elementor Pro below are affiliate links.

 

Elementor Pro is a Website Page builder AND a WordPress Theme Builder.

It is a tool that makes it possible to design your WordPress websites thru a drap and drop interface.  I have tried many different page builders and Elementor Pro is hands down the best I've ever used.

Most page builders do not  allow for drag and drop design of things like headers, footer and sidebars.  But  Elementor Pro does!  This is what makes it a WordPress Theme Builder.  This means that once your design is complete, you will be able to change it up anytime all on your own without having to hire a designer again.

 

If you were to purchase Elementor Pro on  your own, it would cost $49 / year.

 

For this reason, I have purchased a developers license for Elementor Pro which means I can install it on your website and you will have lifetime updates without having to pay a thing.

 

*Lifetime means the lifetime of my business.  While I don't anticipate this, if I ever decide to stop designing, I will let you know at least 1 year in advance of relinquishing my Elementor Pro license.  You can then choose to purchase your own license if you so choose.

*The links to Elementor Pro below are affiliate links.

Elementor is a free plugin.  But it is far more limited than Elementor Pro.

It has far fewer options, the most important of which is that it is a page builder only.  It is not a WordPress Theme Builder. This means you cannot use it to design your headers, footers and sidebars.

It also does not include the popup builder.

*The links to Elementor Pro below are affiliate links.

Nope. 

I have a developers License for Elementor Pro.  This means I can install it on your website and you have lifetime access to it and will receive any and all updates to the product.

Elementor also provide many quality tutorials and articles on how to use Elementor Pro.  These are free and available to anyone.

But if you want to be able to contact Elementor support directly with questions, you will need to purchase your own separate license which you can do HERE.