~CONNECT ME~

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Custom Website Design and Development

For Soulpreneurs, Conscious businesses, Naturopathic Doctors, Energy Healers, Life Coaches, Shamans, Psychics, Astrologists, Yogis and other like-minded World-Changers.

CONNECT ME – Custom Website Design & Development

I build easy-to-update custom WordPress websites that help you shine online with intuitive functionality and a rock-solid backend.  Going Pro with a custom website is perfect if you’ve already got all your branding in place (a brand style guide that outlines all your brand fonts, colors, etc.) or if you’ve worked with a designer and need your site developed using coding magic.

CONNECT ME packages are perfect so you can soar online and have a shiny new digital soulful space to call home for your biggest dreams and create ripples of change in our World!

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All CoNNeCt Me PACKAGes eNCoMPAss:

  • Welcome Package – You’ll be setup with a welcome package to keep you in the loop and ban stress from the creative process.
  • Website Discovery Questionnaire – Unearth your site’s purpose so I can deliver a conversion-centered design based on your needs.
  • Collaborative Workspace – I believe in keeping spaces green as much as possible, but not to worry I will walk you through how to manage and new digital workspaces we use, and I’m sure you’ll have a new-found love for them after!
  • 30 Min Clarity Consult – Additional consult time included with certain packages – see below.
  • Premium Mobile Responsive Theme – So you can connect with the people who need you most anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Techie Groundwork – Domain name and hosting configuration, secure installation of WordPress database and usernames, must have plugins, search bar, social media integration, newsletter opt-in and contact form integration.
  • Foundational SEO site optimization – Search engine optimized images & graphics, Google analytics integration, SEO permalinks to keep Google happy, sitemap build & submission to Google search console.
  • Heart-centered Graphics
  • 1 Hour Intensive To Teach You How To Manage Your Site After Launch
  • My Time, Expertise & Talent
  • Plus, extra goodies! Complimentary copy of a “Website Page Planner”, 14 days of email support post-launch to help you with the techie tidbits, access to a video library of helpful “how-to” videos directly from the back end of your own website.
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Don’t have your branding in place and need that along with a new digital home?

Then the Brand & Connect Me Packages are what you’re looking for. Take me to Brand & Connect Me Packages.

CoNNeCt Me PACKAGes

Custom website design & development packages are adaptable to meet your needs with add-ons or customizations.  (Please note: I only take on a few web design clients at a time to ensure you get all of the code love & personalized attention you deserve).

Custom Website Design & Development Add-Ons / À La Carte

EXPAND ME - PAGE - Add-On $288

Additional Web Page Design & Formatting

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For additional pages outside of package inclusions (excludes sales/shop, etc.)

EXPAND ME - LEGAL - Add-On $44

Additional Design & Formatting of Legal Pages

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For standard legal pages outside of your included package

EXPAND ME - BLOG - Add-On $144

Additional Design & Formatting of 3 Blog Posts

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For 3 additional blog posts outside of package inclusions (updating older blog posts to current branding)

FIND ME - Add-On $122

SEO URL Optimization

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Setup SEO-friendly permalinks & redirects up to 50 unique URLs to prevent loss of search engine ranking  when updating/changing format of pre-existing URLs (not for new websites)

IUBENDA INTEGRATION - Add-On $44

iUbenda Privacy Policy/Cookie Policy & Cookie Solution Integration

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Integrate the code provided by iUbenda Pro on your site to display GDPR relevant privacy policy, cookie policy and cookie solutions (Cookie banner, prior blocking and asynchronous reactivation). *Does not include the cost of any paid services or premium plugin software licenses

E-COMMERCE INTEGRATION - Add-On -

Custom Quote Req’d

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Paypal, WooCommerce, Other shopping cart system (excludes Shopify Sites). Must be using WordPress and Divi.

FORMULATE ME - À la Carte - Starting at $88 ea

Customized Forms & Questionnaires

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Above & beyond standard contact form included with all websites. Prices is per complex form. *Does not included the cost of any paid services or premium software licenses.

SOAR SALES - À la Carte - $1111

Custom Sales Page Design & Development

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Custom Sales Page Design & Development to match your existing branding for 1 product / program / e-course, etc. (Testimonials, Payment Integration, SEO, etc.) * Must be using WordPress & Divi Theme with child theme.

SOAR FUNNELS - À la Carte - Starting at $1444

Click Funnels Page Design & Development (Landing/Opt-in + Sales + Thank-You) 

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Custom Landing Page/Opt-in Page, Sales Page Design & Development & Thank-You Page to match your existing branding for 1 product / program / e-course, etc. (Testimonials, Payment Integration, SEO, etc.) * Must be using Click Funnels – Email Automations are not included. Please let me know if  you require more than one upsell/downsell.

MEMBERSHIP SITE - À la Carte - Starting at $1222

Let me know which platforms you’re considering or if you need help determining which one(s) could suit your needs.

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Basic Membership Site Typically includes:

  • Backend Membership Configuration Based on Selected Platform
  • Integration with payment processing
  • Integration with email marketing services (different from the Engage Me Services)
  • Page protections
  • Package/membership levels
  • Welcome Page
  • Login Page
  • Redirect/No Access Page
  • Course Dashboard
  • Module Page
  • Lesson Page
  • Thank you Page

From there the additional costs for pricing include # of pages and types of content to be included (video/pdf/audio) to create your course in its entirety as well as any additional email automations, etc…   * Must be using a WordPress Install (this can be done separate from your existing website). Does not include the cost of any paid services or premium plugin software licenses or integrations.

E-COMMERCE SITE (Like Shopify) - À la Carte -

Custom Quote Req’d

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Shopify E-Commerce Complete Site Setup.

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Complete The Discovery Form

Complete the Discovery Form, you will then be sent more information via email on how to book your complimentary Discovery Call.

Book Discovery Call

Once you've completed the Discovery Form you'll hear back from me within 48 business hours with instructions on how to book your Discovery Call.

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Confirm & Solidify

After our Discovery Call I'll send you a proposal that meets your custom project needs and then from there you can sign the agreement and pay your invoice.

Magic Begins

Once your project is booked and your start date arrives you're ready to start deep diving into our  co-creative experience.

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Hello, nice to meet you...

Discovery Phase

This is the “knowing me, knowing you” phase…. we get to see if we’re a good match… You complete the discovery questionnaire and then once you’re ready you book the discovery call from the link in your email.

Homework

Whoever said that homework wasn’t fun clearly hasn’t done this exercise… The Branding Discovery Questionnaire and Website Planning Questionnaire will lead you to unearth your site’s purpose and dive into your soul-centred vision. Giving me just the insights I’ll need to create magic.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Putting ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER

Based on your answers from your questionnaires and the insight from our clairity call I use my design and web-weaving skills to present you with a your homepage design, you’ll feel oh so excited to be thisssss close to a truly soul-aligned digital home that really represents you, your mission, vision and everything that makes your unique gifts shine to the outside world.

CUSTOM WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Now that we have a solid foundation in place to carry you and your brand forward cohesively, it’s time to put it all together and create your digital home, the place where you will shine your bright light and connect with your soul-aligned clients so you can create ripples of change in the World. You’ll walk away with a new digital home that makes your heart swell (and possibly shed some tears of joy) and your soul scream “YES” and be ready to share your new website in full confidence.

Phase 3

Phase 4

POST LAUNCH SUPPORT

Even though you’ve had a 1 hour training session on how to navigate and make your way around the back end of your site, you might need some help.  You get 14 days post-launch for email support so you can best succeed with your mission and vision.  If you need more, then you can always sing-up for a support package…having the comfort of tech help at arms length every month setting you up for success as you stay focused in your zone of genius.

As To Your Burning Q’s
I need more than just branding, can you do my website or {xyz} at the same time?

My more popular offering of Brand & Connect Me Packages will most likely suit your needs.  You can also view the add-on’s in the Connect Me offerings to see if there is something that meets your needs or explore my other offerings relating to e-book design, email-marketing services, social media services or support services.  If you have something specific in mind, please contact me.

I don't have my branding in place, do you do branding and websites?

Yes! My Brand + Connect Me packages will most likely suit your needs. If you have something specific in mind, please contact me.

Should I wait to do my brand photoshoot?

Ultimately, you’ll need to make this decision… Having a Brand Style Guide to share with your photographer, designer / developer will immensely help you and your brand STAY on brand.  Brand photoshoots can use the Brand Style Guide to get the overall mood and feel of your shoot as well as take into account the colors in your surroundings… If you can wait till you have a Brand Style Guide, then yes, I would suggest you do.

I don't have my copywriting/photoshoot done yet, can I start my website anyways?

If you are booking ahead of time and know that it will be done and in your hands at least 2 weeks before our start date, then yes, you can book ahead.  However, if you’re looking at an open spot on my schedule that starts right away, then no, unfortunately not.  Having all of the content ready for your website not only ensures we stay on track with the timelines, but it also means you or I won’t be scrambling to get things done with the right energy behind it.  Much of the design process is based on copywriting and other elements you provide.

What do you use to build my website and why?

I use WordPress exclusively along with the Premium Responsive Theme called Divi (along with a child theme to preserve your customizations) as well as a delightful array of useful plugins.  WordPress paired with Divi make it the easiest environment for you to take the helm of after we’ve wrapped up our work together, and I like to keep things simple for you.

How long will it take to build my website?

Depending on the size of your project and whether you’re also doing the branding journey, it’ll take 3-12 weeks from start to launch, not including the time it takes you to hand in your homework.  Remember: Rock-solid foundations aren’t built overnight, and you want a digital home that can expand easily with you and your business.

How do you make sure my website is secure?

As a previous police officer, I’ve always got your well-being in mind.(Wink). I don’t work with unsecured websites or environments that can put your site and users at risk… This might mean that you’ll have to beef up your existing security setup on a shared hosting server before I work on your site or most often what happens is my clients opt to move over to one of my trusted and suggested Managed WordPress Hosting Companies to host your site on.

What if I forget about a page/feature I'd like included?

I get it, sometimes we think we’ve got everything covered and then oops… you’re left wondering how you forgot such a detail. Not to worry.. let me know what you’d like to see included and I’ll get back to you with a revised timeline/new timeline as well as any additional costs if applicable.

What if I need more revisions?

I’m here to please, and should you need to go beyond the number of revisions included in your project to make sure your web presences meets you “I’m speechless!” approval or if your project scope changes, we’ll proceed with additional work using my current hourly rate of $85/hr.

What if I need to change my project start date?

I understand that life happens, I do my best to ensure that when you book your start date you are aware of the content I need before hand and your time investment required to complete your project.  Should something arise that truly affects your ability to stick to our timeline your deposit/payment-in-full is non-refundable but can be applied to a future time-slot in my calendar (subject to an administrative re-booking fee) within the following 12 months based on availability at the time of rebooking.  Please understand that I have set aside that time just for you and as such by re-scheduling I often cannot simply just add someone else into that project time-slot. I only book a certain number of projects at a time to ensure I’m delivering the highest quality service as possible to you.

How will we communicate during my project?

A beach-breezy blend of  your customer portal, the project management platform of choice (which will keep all of our files, emails and to-dos in one zen-like place), some emails, an online video chat when necessary, and an abundance of virtual high-fives for good measure.

What currency do you charge your services in?

Prices are listed in USD. However, for services (not products in the shop) Canadian Based Businesses will be charged in Canadian Currency with applicable taxes applied, for the rest of the World, you will be charged in USD.

How do I pay you?

I’m happy to offer all major credit cards, which are processed securely through Stripe in the currency of your billed invoice; as well ACH options are available for US residents and for Canadians through select financials institutions, you can also pay your invoices via e-transfer.  I do not accept Paypal or cheques.

Are payment plans available?

Of course! Payment plans vary depending on what package you book. Some require to be paid in full before we start and some can occur in installments.  Poke me for details. All website projects (including those paired with branding) a 25-50% non-refundable deposit is due upon signing of the agreement. Ongoing support packages are billed on a monthly basis.

What isn't included in your packages?

While this isn’t all encompassing, typically what isn’t covered in most packages is the following:

  • The cost of premium plugins (at your request or for functionality)
  • Paid services like domain name registration, hosting, email marketing provider fees, licenses for things such as fonts, images and graphics that you want to own and use for your business needs.
  • Email Configuration (I tell you which settings to use to setup your emails but you’ll have to get help for hands-on help for your devices and operating systems).
  • Anything above and beyond simply integrating your email/newsletter sign-up list. If you need further help with your email marketing services, please see my Engage Me offerings.
  • Unless explicitly included in our agreement, e-commerce/shopping cart integration, membership site integration, ongoing support or monthly backups.
  • Still not clear? No worries! Just ask me for more details and I’d be happy to give you the full rundown on package specifics.
Fess up: What's one of your coolest life experiences?

Ooo! I’d have to say it’s a 3-way tie between winning a contest to be an astronaut for a day when I was kid, having a local man offer to give me a tour when I was in Japan, and holding my daughters in my arms for the very first time.

World-Changing Web Presence Enabler

Stephanie Markou

Stephanie Markou is a branding/web weaver and detail-obsessed developer who builds online spaces that are just as soulful as the difference-makers who occupy them. Her passion lies in helping her clients claim their calling and inspire ripples of transformation in the lives of others by empowering them with a world-changing web presence that’s functional, purposeful and authentic. She’s also a self-proclaimed world (and heart) explorer, crystal and essential oil enthusiast, and lover of mint chocolate and red wine.

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