By: Linda Chapman
Over the years I have developed a way to provide a great service for a relatively low price by keeping the website creation process simple. Here’s a quick outline of how the process works for my web design clients.
Choose a layout from the Portfolio. Other layouts may be available for your review: Just ask. You can also show me a site that you like which is not in my portfolio and I will let you know if I have something similar. In general, the modifiable aspects of your site are the color scheme and photographic theme.
Once you choose your layout I will advise you about specific requirements for photos for your site. The web package includes a dozen royalty free stock photos which you will choose from a database of millions of professional images. If you prefer, I can make the choices for you. You can also provide your own photos provided they are high quality images and meet the requirements of your layout. I’d be happy to advise you.
“What you see is what you get”
Occasionally people ask if I will modify the layout or “template” for their site, e.g. “Move this here and that over there.” In general, I do not make custom layout modifications at the very low price point I am offering. (When I refer to the “template” or “layout” I am referring to the “bones” or visual structure of your website, much like the blueprint for a house.) In addition, if you see certain features on one site they are generally specific to that layout and not transferable to a different layout. However, it doesn’t hurt to ask! Sometimes I can accomodate small changes.
If you have a very specific creative vision which you’d like to have executed, you can definitely find someone to make that happen — But probably not for the price of my 12-page package.
You provide the content (text for the pages) unless you wish to hire me to write your site, which is an available option for an extra fee. Typical content for a psychologist, therapist or health professional may include:
- Home page / Introduction
- About / Bio page
- Specialization 1
- Specialization 2
- Specialization 3
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Fees & Insurance
- Client Forms
- Resources and Links
Your Domain Name
I am happy to consult with you about a domain name. That’s included in your package. Here are a few tips as well.
Your first year of web hosting is included free of charge with your package. Subsequent years are 59.00 (USD) per year. Web clients who host with me get extra benefits like discounts on future webmaster servivces (as needed) and a free “Backlinks Blast” to help your site get indexed in the search engines. Questions about web hosting? Check this brief intro.
Your package includes one hour of phone support (beyond the initial free consult) and unlimited e-mail support through your site’s creation.
Get Started Today
Have you felt overwhelmed by the prospect of creating a website for your health or therapy practice? Maybe you’ve tried do-it-yourself solutions and have felt dissatisfied with the results. Unlike your average web designer, as a psychotherapist I have a unique perspective on your needs. With my help you can forget about the technical side of things. I’ll handle it all for you and answer any questions you may have. That frees you up to do what you know and love.
I have the ability to help you create a dynamic site which projects a sense of accessibility and communicates your warmth and openness to the needs of potential clients. This, in turn, translates into satisfied clients who communicate your worth to their families and friends. It’s synergistic.
Call me at (888) 612-1326 to get started with a free half-hour initial consult. I look forward to serving you. – Linda Chapman