I run my small business web site design services, from my office in Cheddar, Somerset, UK. Using WordPress and e-commerce software, my emphasis is on clear navigation, usable and uncomplicated design, with every effort made to ensure a good natural search engine position over time and to keep costs as low as possible. My services include web site and blog maintenance, monitoring customers’ web site security, web content management, hosting, email provision, and setting up of discussion forums and other add-on features where required. I still maintain a number of HTML sites as well as creating web shops with Prestashop, and WordPress sites. For some clients I also manage a Google Adwords campaign, Twitter or Facebook pages, and carry out search engine optimisation work.
New small business web sites
If you are looking to set up a first web site for a small business I can create a starter web site from £360 + VAT, this includes £150 + VAT set-up plus two years’ domain name registration, the first year’s web hosting, and initial set-up, design, and filling out of the content for up to 10 pages. This would be a web site you can then maintain yourself by logging in to the site in any browser. I would show you how to do that as part of the set-up. Using popular site frameworks like WordPress means your site adapts well to smaller screens and tablets, is fully portable to any host and can be supported by any one of thousands of international web services providers. You wouldn’t be locked in to any support contract or stuck with some bespoke web site that is hard to maintain.
Social media services
I also provide some services to small businesses looking to get to grips with Twitter and Facebook, so if you would like some help with developing your social media profile, hop over to my Somerset Social Media web site.
Since 2004 I have created and maintained the local web site Cheddar Village providing local news and information to tourists and residents, and supporting local initiatives in our community of around 5000 people. Many of my clients are local to the village and thus also benefit from some valuable “link juice” from the Cheddar web site.