Code, creativity + strategy
Custom Website Design
A great website is more than what it looks like.
You can have the most beautiful design but still get no clients, no signups, no connection and no conversions.
A great website is what it says and how it says it, combining gorgeous design, purposeful messaging, useful content and clear functionality. It’s about making a connection and then converting.
It’s also built right behind the scenes so you have the confidence that it does what you need it to do.
Let's talk a bit about
Why you need a WEbsite
Your website is your digital home. It’s where your potential clients can get to know, like and trust you and your business. It’s where you are able to make a connection and turn that into a conversion.
A great website should clearly and calmly (we’re not here for the hard sell!) communicate your message, your brand and what you have to offer to your dream clients.
In order to achieve this I don’t just take your money, give you back a website and say good bye and good luck.
To be successful, to create a gorgeous and strategic website we work together.
It’s a collaboration. I get to know you and your business so that what I make for you truly speaks your message and talks to you ideal clients.
And I can help you continue your success with ongoing website care.
Your New Website
I will build your new website in collaboration with you and I’ll ask a lot of questions! This will form your website requirements; what pages you need, what functionality and features, how the website flows.
We’ll also talk about who your ideal clients are because remember, we are designing a website for them.
Though no matter what your individual requirements are, all websites I build will have the following:
How I build websites
All of the websites I create are built on WordPress. Why? Because it is the best open-source content management system (CMS) around and currently powers over 34% of all websites on the Internet (wow!). It is constantly being developed, improved and strengthened by developers from all over the world.
But what makes WordPress truly great is its flexibility and ability to be customised, rather quickly compared to traditional website development.
WordPress also allows you, the website owner, to make changes to content, add blog posts and more if needed though an intuitive and easy to use interface.
All of my custom website builds include a 30 min tour of the dashboard once the website has been launched. If you want to free up your time for other more important things you can add website edits and changes to your Website Care program where I will take care of any changes or updates you need. Get in touch to talk about your website care needs.
If you want to learn more about managing your WordPress website I also offer WordPress coaching.
Happy clients happy life
New Website Owners
I really appreciate all of Helen’s time, energy and interest in my business. It really felt like she wanted my launch to be successful too.
My new business was personal to me and Helen nailed the brief and vision - could not have asked for more
Got any questions?
Generally, for a fairly standard website it's around 4-6 weeks. However, a lot actually depends on you especially if you are providing written content, images etc. If you have your content organised and are responsive to requests for feedback then the process can go quite quickly.
Websites that require more intricate functionality, such as stores, course and memberships, will need more time to plan, build and test fully.
See my website process for more information about how your project will run.
Your new website is an investment, and like any large investment (such as your house, your car etc) you need to take care and maintain it. If you don't have the time or the desire to maintain your website, I offer Website Care.
Taking out Website Care means you will have a WordPress specialist (that's me!) making sure your website is running in tip-top shape.
Don't worry if you haven't registered your domain yet, I can totally help you with that.
I can recommend who to purchase your domain through, as well as give you advice on best practices for domains.
I have extensive experience with domain names, particularly in the Australian market. I can help with advice about where to purchase your domain as well as best practices when it comes to Google and marketing.
If you would like to organise your own hosting I can give your recommendations.
And if you would like me to organise and manage quality hosting for your new website I can add this to a Website Care plan. Find out more about website care and hosting.
During a website build and launch I adhere to SEO best practices to help your website appear in Google search results.
For more information see SEO.