You will have a break of time between booking your project and your start date. During this time, you will have homework to complete and turn in that includes all website content, images, and other various setup information critical to the build of your website.
Each tab to the right of this text includes a detailed breakdown of what’s needed as well as resources to help you in completing your homework in full and on time.
Please purchase your website domain before the start of your project. We need to know the full domain name and domain provider information in order to properly set up your website’s navigation.
If you plan to use a professional email address (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org) please, have your email set up and working before the start date of your site. We will need your professional or primary email address in order to properly set up your WordPress account.
We recommend using a program like GSuite to set up custom domain email addresses.
Please note, we do not set up any email accounts for you. This must be complete before your project starts.
If you plan on having any subscription or opt-in forms on your site, we need you to set up your newsletter program and lists in advance before your build.
For new startups who don’t plan on doing any heavy email marketing at the start, going with a program like Mailchimp is a great solution.
For businesses with larger lists or more expansive email marketing needs, we recommend using a program like ConvertKit for your newsletters and email marketing.
Along with your Domain, we highly recommend grabbing and setting up your professional social platforms, even if you don’t plan on using them right away. There’s nothing worse than having everything set up to find that someone else is already using your domain as their social handle.
Even if you aren’t going to use it, grab your business handles on all primary social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Linkedin, as well as any other platforms you plan on using.
Please note, we will need the FULL URL of each social platform in order to properly link them in your website. This must be complete before your project starts.
We require that all website content (including text, images, video etc…) to be used in the website’s build, be submitted in full no later than 2 weeks of the homepage preview.
After booking your project, you will be presented with a schedule to plan out all project content. A shared Dropbox folder will be created and shared with you for you to input all your website content into.
For a detailed guide on how to organize your shared Dropbox folder, please refer to our File Organization Guide HERE.
We have written several articles to help you understand how to maximize your content on specific pages. You can find these below.
Please note, all website content must be complete by the start date of your project.
Since you will have turned in all of your content, images, and site information in advance to us, you will be able to mostly sit back and relax during your project.
While your work will be minimal, there will be quite a bit of email correspondence between you and My Branding Strategist, making it very important to stay on top of your emails.
The toggles on the right of this page will help you to know what responsibilities you’ll have during your website’s build and how to complete them on time.
Please create a “My Branding Strategist” tab in your email program to save all email correspondence in, as to not lose or delete any communications during our build incase you need to refer to them at any point.
We offer WordPress/Woocommerce hosting plans at an additional fee. If you wish to host elsewhere, we will be building your site on a transfer install on our own hosting, you do not need to have your hosting set up before the project start date. This will save you money while your site is being built, and allow you time to research the right host for you and your business.
During the build is a perfect time for you to turn your focus from content creation to marketing and a launch plan. We want to make sure that your site launches with a bang, and having a full launch plan including emails, social media announcements and any other activities planned is a great way to do just that.
If you would like assistance in creating an exciting launch plan, we can recommend some excellent Social Media Marketing specialists who can help you craft the perfect launch plan.
Once a site goes live, depending on your particular site project, you will have a pre-determined amount of technical support days where I will be monitoring your site’s live performance.
The goal of the support is to address as much of the detailed elements of your site in order for you to fully take over with confidence. This is your new creative space and I want you to absolutely love it.
This is a great package for clients who have a WordPress website that they need to always keep updated, secure and managed. I’ll take care of updating and managing all core and plugin updates and ensuring your website never breaks. We monitor, test and apply updates to keep your site stable & secure. For more details, please click here.