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Skills

  • WordPress
  • Web Design
  • Blog Writing
  • Content Management System
  • Design
  • E Commerce
  • Ecommerce
  • Email
  • Forum Posting
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • User Experience Design
  • Web Hosting
  • Web Management
  • Web Servers
  • WooCommerce

Services

  • Web Design w/ Wordpress and SEO | Iowa

    $62/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I've been building websites for personal use since 2008 and began using Wordpress around that same time. I've built everything from online forums and ecommerce sites to basic blogs. I'm well versed...

    Blog WritingContent Management SystemDesignE CommerceEmail

About

Beautiful Websites | Search Optimized | Affordably Hosted

My day, I'm a structural designer and by night, I'm an on demand freelance web designer.

I got involved in web design after deciding I wanted to try and create a forum community using phpBB in the late 2000s. Eventually, that would progress to a variety of small, personal web projects as a sort of hobby. I felt like I was constantly throwing spaghetti of ideas at the wall to see what would stick - and it seemed like nothing was.

But with each failure and each subsequent website, I learned something valuable. That learning process lead to me to start building website on WordPress and I found myself amazed at the capabilities it could do. What started off as a blog was suddenly an ecommerce store or forum or social network.

I felt like any idea I had could become a reality, though often each subsequent idea required new skills to make things work as needed. I spent 10 years running into any number of WordPress issues, then studied SEO, joined a variety of blogging networks, and read more articles on various aspects of WordPress than I can begin to fathom.

After 10 years, I finally had a blog become successful and start generating thousands upon thousands of visitors organically through search. I could say it was an overnight success (going from a new domain to 20,000 visitors a month in 6 months) but the reality is, it was 10 years of experience in the making.

After my divorce, I decided to start offering that experience to central Iowa clients, then on UpWork, and now Guru on a freelance basis.

Last year, noting the challenges of assisting clients who use separate web hosts, I decided to partner up with a web hosting company to offer web hosting as well. In the process, I became familiar with Virtual Server environments in a way that really helped me understand more aspects of what makes websites tick and allows me to help website clients with a lot of aspects of their CPanel than other freelancers tend to offer.

I can't wait to hear from you!

Work Terms

I work on a PRN basis as my schedule allows. Usually this is evenings and weekends.

I try to communicate routinely with active project clients. I tend to email every other day or so.

I require payment in full at completion and generally prior to handing over the keys so to speak. Larger projects may require milestone payments as agreed.