Website not happeing?
I know you're out there.
You've researched every DIY website out there and tried more than one before settling on something that is now sucking the life out of you.
You thought it would be easy. But then you tried to write your content, talk about your services and I know. Don't even mention trying to make it look good.
Some of you have had a DIY website "in the works" for a year and it's slowly eating away at your business confidence. Maybe you managed to launch your website within a but you keep taking it offline to fix it or you're just not confident sharing it with the world.
And that's no good now, is it?
No more stress. No more Googling. No more losing your mind (and maybe your business) while you spend hours doing something that just isn't your thing.
This is where I can help.
About this experience
"What attracted me to Val was how accessible the language was that she used to describe techy things. I was grateful that Val took the time to really explain the whole process and understand what I was looking for. And I appreciated her holistic, professional approach. Val doesn't just do the engineering, but design, content, and coaching. Since I deal with analysis paralysis, sharing my thoughts on something that was already done was a lot easier than coming up with the concepts myself. I liked that Val was accessible by telephone whenever I needed that. I'm so glad we got connected. I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with on this project."
Presence To Purpose | Squarespace Website
Wendy Rodriguez | www.presencetopurpose.com
"I had a great experience with Val. She was very professional and helpful. I appreciated that I could contact Val anytime with questions, she was very responsive and her advice was very well thought out. She understood exactly what I was looking for and what she gave me was right on. I feel I got high-quality results and a lot of value working with Val."
Medway Gardens | Squarespace Website
"Thanks to Val, I not only have a portfolio of my work available, but I have an online shop, a blog, and a booking system! I felt an immense weight lifted off my shoulders at a very stressful time for me. Val worked to my tight timeline and she was so professional. Val made that component of work a relief for me. She built a site that met all my needs and then some, and did it so proactively, professionally, resourcefully, timely and respectfully."
Di Harnett Artist | Squarespace Website
Di Harnett | www.diharnett.com
"Val is very thorough in her work; this resulted in her going above and beyond for me and the other participants in the group. Her feedback was so relevant because she had taken the time to understand my business goals and values. She shared best practices but always brought everything back to what would work for me specifically. I’m so thankful for her insights and walked away from her course connected to an incredible business/life coach!
If you get a chance to take a course with Val's do it! When I started her website course I had a website that I was too embarrassed to publish because it didn’t reflect my values or business goals or me. Now I feel so confident sharing my new website. I have something that is so ME and I'm proud to show it off."
The Salvaged Sawhorse | Wix Website (Wix Course)
-Jennifer Velasquez www.thesalvagedsawhorse.com
"I wanted a Wix website that I could manage and on my own and use it for my business to showcase my work and ideas. I loved Val’s personality and work- and her copy resonated with me. I loved Val’s website and Little personalizations that made it unique -including her logo. Val was always so generous with her answers when I reached out prior to working with her-she went out of her way to give well-rounded and yet specific answers. Signing up to work with Val helped me commit to stepping out and making my business more than a hobby.
The top 3 things about my experience of working with Val are: a quality website that I love and can be proud to showcase my services and business, a *lot* of practical, spot-on advice to make my services streamlined and easy for me -and at the same time be beneficial and attractive to clients ***And I found someone I trust, who does quality work, cares about her clients and that I will definitely work with again!!"
A Fit Lean Life | Wix Website
-Leigh Gistinger www.afitleanlife.com
WordPress VS Other Website Options
I love WordPress and believe it's an excellent option for small businesses, at the right time. I also believe that not every business needs a WordPress website.
From my experience, many small service-based business people come to me struggling with their WordPress websites. They find it's too difficult to get the simple things done that they need to do, like create pages, move content, edit content and try new things out for their growing business.
Hiring a WordPress developer can be more costly because you must also work with a separate web host and there is no way around the fact that with increased flexibility and options, which WordPress has, comes an increase in complexity.
This is the complexity and cost that you simply do not need in the early years of your business online.
Squarespace, Wix and Weebly are website services that can provide more ease and flexibility in the early growth years of your business. For many people, these options provide more freedom to pivot and do what you need to do to grow your own business, without hiring help.
I have a lot to say on this topic and do not believe WordPress is bad. If you want to know more about my approach to growing your new or new-ish business online I'm only a click away
If you want a WordPress Website
I am happy to work with you. I've worked with WordPress since it's inception and love what you can do with a WordPress site. If you aren't sure if a WordPress site is for you I can help you there too.
Pricing might (or might not) need to be adjusted depending on what you're looking for so don't hesitate to grab some free time to talk to me about your business website goals.
- 4 60-Min Business Coaching sessions for:
- business clarity & messaging
- defining your ideal client
- market research if needed
- refining and aligning your services & pricing
- 5-7 Pages
- Squarespace, Wix or WordPress Website (See above)
- Email integration
- PDF optin creation & welcome email automation
- Newsletter template
- Blog setup and template
- Booking system integration (if needed)
- Social media template in Canva