Ready For Your Content
Payment is made by one-off direct debit authorised by you after you provide all of the other information I require on the form at the next step.
PLEASE NOTE this service requires payment upfront
Foundations is my "get started fast" service - your website will be set up with a premium theme and the outstanding Thrive Architect plugin (simple to use visual WordPress editor) ready for you to add your content.
Of course, full tuition is provided as well as the licence to use the software for a year. If you opt for one of my support packages they all include the licences to any plugins / extras I install / provide for as long as you retain the service.
Some answers to questions a sensible person might ask!
You will need your own domain name (and somewhere to host your website). You can purchase your domain name from any reputable registrar - I use Namecheap but you can use anyone.
Depending on the domain you require - .com / .co.uk / .org etc etc, prices vary but expect to pay around £10 pa.
With this service I create the basic layout, pages and colour scheme for your new website. You will need to provide your logo for me to upload and details of any colours and fonts you would like to use so I can configure the structure for you.
Beyond that you will be adding your own wording and images to that framework. Of course I show you how to do this and will be on hand to help out personally if you get stuck.
Full video tutorials are provided that cover virtually everything you need to know but, of course, there will always be specific questions that I haven't already answered. I'm available for email support for the first 3 months after purchase but if you signup for one of my "Care" services I'll be able to help via telephone and even by recording an instruction video especially for you.
The theme used is extremely flexible and by using the Thrive Architect plugin you can create virtually any look you require.
See a website you like elsewhere? Follow the video instructions and you can copy virtually any element and design (no plagiarism allowed of course) to create something similar - yet your own.
Watch this 25 minute video and see how easy it is to create something stunning.
You can use any hosting service you wish BUT I strongly recommend you do not use ultra cheap hosting.
Unsavoury "neighbours" on the same server will have a negative impact on your sites performance and could potentially get your site blocked, albeit temporarily - gambling sites, spammers etc tend to use very cheap hosting before getting closed down and moving on elsewhere.
You should choose a hosting service in your own country (at least with a data centre there) Read this for why
For just £19 per month I will set your website up on my shared solid-state-disk hosting account with Krystal Hosting and include an Active Campaign autoresponder account for up to 500 subscribers. The licences for the theme & plugins installed as part of the Foundations service are included and will be updated for as long as you use this service. In addition I will update all plugins as required, keep a watch over your site on a weekly basis and be available to answer any questions as they arise.
To arrange this service please see here
Much depends on how much content you want on your site and how you want to structure it. The basic layout will be completed for you and you will add pages and maybe blog posts as and when you are ready. Of course, if you decide later you don't want to do the work yourself you can employ anyone familiar with WordPress to do it for you. I know somebody who can help with that!
Definitely not. I use and install the Thrive Archirect for you which is the easiest way to create brilliant websites using WordPress. The Architect editor enables you to drag pre-designed elements onto a blank page and immediately see the page taking shape - as it will look live. No coding is required - if you can use something like Word or Pages you will soon be creating beautiful website content.
Yes, but you'll need my "Construction" service. Well, actually it depends what you mean by ALL. Usually my clients provide at least the content (wording) they'd like to use on their site. But, if writing isn't your strong point I do work with copywriters who will be pleased to help you find your business style and create that content for you. Just use the link below to tell me what you need.
If you have any other questions just get in touch and I'll be very pleased to help.
Or, if you are ready to get started...
You are wonderful and have made a world of difference to the way I feel about my business! You are approachable and knowledgeable and put everything into "laymans talk" while at the same time not making me appear to be a dunce! My new website has made me proud of what I do - I no longer want to hide, but shout about what I do, and know that with this help, I will be successful! Thank you Mark!
Mark has been transformational for mer-ka-bah - while his implementation of solutions has been faultless, for me his most valuable offering has been his understanding of business. He started our relationship by making sure he really understood my vision for my product so that he could find the right solution to meet my objectives, in the most cost effective way. He explained every consideration so I could make informed choices and continues to offer guidance and direction. As a sole entrepreneur it is wonderful to have that reflection, insight and guidance.
In short, he helped me translate a vision into a reality - providing invaluable council from his own experience as a business owner and someone who has worked in the corporate world. I feel he truly cares about every product he works on and company he works with. Thank you Mark, you honestly brought mer-ka-bah to life!
I was introduced to Mark via work colleague and soon realised he was going to be a great person to work with whilst designing our website for Eceau. Initially we discussed the look I was trying to achieve and he gave me good advice as to what should be included and how to get certain messages across. He is extremely patient (needs to be with me!) fun and very professional. Nothing was too much trouble and with his help we have managed to create a fabulous looking website. After the website was completed he gave me a one to one tutorial on how to work on the back pages and assured me he will be there to assist me with any queries I have in the future - poor man! He provided an excellent service and I would thoroughly recommend him to any business.
Mark helped me set up a completely new website very quickly. I am very pleased with both the look and functionality. For one who is not very technical, I can honestly say that Mark made the whole process an enjoyable voyage of discovery. As well as being very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of web design, perhaps his greatest “value add” was his ability to help me get very clear about exactly how I wanted to use my website, both now and in the future.
I am so grateful to have Mark helping me re-build my website which was pretty to look at but not user friendly in any way. After a couple outsourcing fiasco's I was losing hope in finding web support that is knowledgable, techy and is good in follow through. What I especially appreciate about Mark, is that he takes the time to understand what it is that his clients want and delivers information in way that doesn't want you to go lie down in the dark room. He talks to you not at you. Since starting work with Mark, I have a plan for moving forward and making progress towards web presence I can finally be proud of.
Everyone must have a Mark on their team!
Antonina Andreeva Aka The Coachinista - Coaching for Conscious Individuals www.thecoachinista.com
Mark has been, well, brilliant. His service has helped me no end. If you need support for all things website I would recommend you contact him! A big thank you going out to Mark for making building my website painless. Sarah