It's simple, really. It’s a great way for us to give back.
Plus, lets face it, there is a serious lack of decent ways to make free websites. People need them, people know they need them, but it's a daunting, expensive thing to take on. We are trying to take all the anxiety out of it.
Besides that, it's also a great way to build connections with people who may hire us to do bigger projects in the future. There's a great big world out there. You never know who is going to want your product or service. What we do know is that we have the skills to scale your free website to a global powerhouse, once you need the help.
We carefully review each application that comes our way. What we are looking for is:
WordPress stats for 2021 are pretty impressive:
The best way to make sure your website looks its best is to use a professionally designed theme. There are Wordpress themes built by professional graphic designers and they will make your website look fantastic!
We recommend using the Astra theme that we pre-install with your website. It's a lightweight, professionally developed and updated theme that is used on hundreds of thousands of Wordpress websites. It also has a library of pre-made design sets you can choose from and install in a couple clicks. (Don't worry, we help you out with this. It's easy.) Then you can pretty much do any kind of customization you want including color, layout, font, photos, buttons, etc.
We will explore the options with you and help you to make a decision about which design set, if any, is right for you. Once you’ve decided, we’ll ask you to let us know how you’d like the template changed or edited, and we’ll get to work on getting your website to look the way you want!
you get back to our emails promptly and don’t request any complex
additional features, figure a couple weeks. If you take longer to think about your content, design, logo,
etc., that’s no problem for us, it just pushes the timeline a little. We will work at your pace.
Once we’re done working on your website, you can delete our user account (which is what gives us access to the back-end of your website) taking away our ability to make edits or changes to your website. We will not own your website nor control it in any way.
If you think you might want some help down the road, leaving our account in place is a good idea. We would have no reason to log into your site to monkey around with it unless you asked us to. It's always a good idea to leave a login for the developer, just in case, but it's your call.
When we finish the website, we’ll send you a link to our support site that includes tutorials and detailed instructions to do pretty much everything you could need to do (so you don’t need to hire a web developer).
You’ll be in full control and you’ll have the resources you need to continue to make refinements and updates yourself to whatever you wish: the buttons, text, content, photos, and every other element of the website.
Yes and no.
We never quibble over answering questions. We have been doing this a very long time and love to share our knowledge. However, unless you’re building something pretty complex, you shouldn’t need our help.
WordPress is quite easy to use, and we’ll be providing you with the training materials you need in order to manage your own website (which is pretty easy).
If you get in a real pickle, we're always here. If what you need is more involved than we can do for free, we'll let you know about how long it will take us to take care of it and what that will cost. It will be up to you if you want to hire us, or not. Though we sure hope you do. We hate to see people struggle with technology.