Swell Starter Sites
Swell Starter Sites
Websites for businesses starting out or who need something simple.
Hello small business owners!
No one works as hard as a small business owner and I know you’re slowly getting through your checklist of all the things you know you need to really get your business going. Maybe you’ve got your social media channels sorted, got yourself a logo and maybe you’ve even got your domain name purchased.
But getting the website organised, well that’s a whole other kettle of fish!
Let me get you started with a ‘made-by-me’ template website, that I will install and set up for you.
Strategically designed templates
Each template is tailored for a particular type of buisness.
Great user experience
Strategically designed content areas
Bold, modern and minimalist design
Responsive design for phones & tablets
Website Completely Installed & Set Up For You
Following best practice in WordPress web development with solid foundations in security, performance and seo.
Built using the website platform, WordPress that now powers 43% of the world’s websites. There’s a reason it’s so popular.
Safe & Secure
Set up and configuration of top security plugin to monitor and stop brute force attacks.
Set up and configuration of a performance plugin to optimise image compression, caching and https (SSL certificate) as well as other factors.
Set up and configuration of the best seo plugin, Rank Math, and on page seo on your home page done for you.
Don’t buy a template and try to set it up yourself unless you have hours and hours to spare and you enjoy pulling your hair out!
Buying the template is one thing, but then you have to install the template, learn how to use it so you can add your own colours, fonts, and logo. Then you have to write all your web content, organise and prepare all your images so they look right.
But before you even get to this point, you will of course, have researched and organised your own web hosting, purchased the hosting and set up a fresh website ready to accept the new template that you just bought.
Sounds fun right?!
If you want a swell new website up and running so you can get on with building your own business, then have a professional build one for you.
How it works.
Choose a template you like.
Contact me to book in our 1 hour Kick Off Meeting.
Upload all your collatorals into the shared drive that I have set up just for you.
This will include your company logo, style guide (if you have one), photos and text content.
I build your site with your chosen template replacing all fonts, colours, logo and content to match your brand.
You check through the site and make sure you're happy.
I launch the site onto your Siteground Hosting and send you the links to view your customised training videos.
You have a glass of champagne, pat your self on the back for making a great business decision and enjoy your professional website.
See what my clients say
“Amanda from Swell Digital Space has been a great support for me while pushing me to get the best outcome for my website.
She was always kind, available and honest. I have never done anything like this before, and Amanda walked me through the process with detail, humour and reason.
The outcome is, everyone that goes to my website has said that it really represented me, who I am and what I do.
Would recommend Amanda without any reservation.”
Robyn Proud BHSc (Naturopath)
“Amanda was a fantastic help in creating our website. Our old website was a terrible dated mess, Amanda created a modern, sleek, streamlined website for us that we absolutely love.
Through every step of the process Amanda was informative, helpful, friendly, and patient with me.
Definitely recommend Swell Digital Space to anyone looking to create a new website or upgrade an existing page.”
Toby, Guest Fine Art Services
Here’s what you get.
High Quality Website Template
These templates are strategically designed by me based on best practice principles of user experience and interface design.
Each one has well thought out content areas specific to the type of business it serves and has a striking visual design that will set you apart from other businesses in your industry.
All templates are responsive, meaning your website will look great and function well on all kinds of devices.
Complete Install & Set Up
Your chosen template, completely installed and set up for you. All colours, fonts, imagery and content is replaced to match your businesss’s brand.
Kick Off Meeting With Me (a real person)
We’ll set up the kick off meeting and I’ll take you through the process of creating the website, and explain everything you need to know including what you need to provide to me and when.
All Templates Include:
- Contact form with google captcha.
- Subscribe form linked to your emarketing platform.
- Install & set up of security plugin to safeguard your site against attack.
- Install & set up of the Siteground Optimizer plugin to improve site performance.
SEO Foundations Pack
- Install & set up of top seo plugin, Rank Math.
- On-page keyword seo done for you on your homepage.
- Access to free training videos on how to do the on-page keyword seo for the remainder of your pages.
Step by Step Instructions on How to Purchase Siteground Hosting
Siteground web hosting is one of the best and most robust hosting solutions on the market. Their customers service is excellent and their package inclusions are more feature rich than many other hosting companies. (find out why I choose Siteground)
Access to free training videos showing you how to use and update your website. Each template has its own dedicated and customised training videos.
I even show you how to move sections around or add new sections so that you can further customise your website yourself.
Your investment : $1,500 (plus gst)
Your reward … an amazing website that is built upon strategic content planning and visual design, custom-made to speak to your audience.
One of the great things about this package
is that when you’re ready to expand, you can! WordPress is so flexible that you can add more to your site as your business grows.
Need to add more pages?
Need a more complex form?
Need to link up to your email marketing?
Ready for a shop?
Let me add one for you!
“But Amanda, I want to add some of these things straight away!”
First of all, I say, ‘you’re a feisty one aint ya?’.
And then I say, not a problem! I can quote you on adding some extra features to this package so you can hit the ground running.
This is for people who…
Want a quick website up and running but without sacrificing technical and designery knowhow.
Want to avoid problems further down the track by starting off with a polished and well designed website that can be customised to expand as your business does.
Who subscribe to the ‘do it once, do it right’ mentality.
Are happy to use a premade-by-me template and understand that it will be transformed as it is, into your brand colours, text, font and imagery. I’m happy to do some custom coding, but it will be at additional charge. Just ask me if you think you might want some.
Are prepared to do a little work. They understand that this is an investment in their business and some effort on their part is required. You will have tasks to complete including purchasing your hosting plan and providing me with all the content for your site. (text, images, logo files etc). But don’t worry, I’ll be here to answer all your questions throughout the process.
Want a website that is well-designed and is built on best practice user experience, design aesthetics, seo and site structure.
Love a friendly chat!
I’m not the best fit for people who…
Aren’t prepared to work with me to get the desired result.
Like their websites safe, bland and boring.
Prefer the ‘go cheap now / deal with the problems later’ mentality.
Will I be able to rank first page on google with this website?
I will set you up with the best foundation for your seo so your website has the best chance of increasing it’s ranking over time. But if you want to get to that coveted first few spots on the google search results, then you’ll need to put in a lot of effort or engage an seo expert to do it for you.
This package include the install of a highly rated seo plugin so that you can input your keywords and monitor the progress. Rank Math is my seo plugin of choice because it automatically includes schema markup which is one of the more recent innovations in seo.
If you want your seo to have more impact, then I would suggest setting up Google Search Console and linking it to Rank Math which gives you even more power to monitor and continually improve your seo. I can do this for you at additional cost.
There are a bunch of other considerations which contribute to good seo and you can read about them in this blog article.
Do you write the content for my website?
No, I wont be writing the content for your website. Because this package is a template website, you’ll be able to see straight up how your content might look. This will guide you as to how much and what kind of content to write.
If you want to be exceptionally clever, then I always recommend to my clients that they engage a copywriter if possible. Having well written copy on your website, that speaks to your potential customers goes a long way towards brand consistency, professionalism, trust and ultimately getting your customers to buy from you.
Can you link to my emarketing provider?
Yes, I can link your subscriber form to your emarketing provider.
I have no idea how to get access to my domain. Can you sort that for me
Sure. I can definitely point you in the right direction.
And if you need more help that that, then I can definitely take that on for you at an additional cost. Please contact me for a quote.
What if I don’t have photos?
It is challenging to build an engaging website without photos and my first recommendation would be to invest in a branding photoshoot with a good photographer. You will end up with a heap of professional photos that reflect your brand, that you can use on the website and in your social media.
I try to avoid using stock photos of people as it’s almost always immediately noticeable whereas, having authentic imagery of you and your business gives a sense of trust that you just can’t get with stock photos.
How long will it take?
This package is designed to get you online pretty quickly.
It will depend on how my packed my schedule is and on how quickly you can get your content organised and this sometimes involves organising a photo shoot or engaging a copy writer.
Once you have everything ready to go, then it it is usally a couple of weeks.
What’s a plugin?
A plugin is simply a piece of software that has been built (coded) to work with the WordPress system. Each plugin is created to do a specific thing or set of things. WordPress is a robust framework upon which to build a website, but it can’t do everything out of the box. No website platform can because everyone has different needs.