Why should your website be on WordPress?Simply put, it’s unlimited design possibilities, state of the art Content Management System, and User Friendly Administration gives you the control and performance on the web that old school, HTML-only websites can not.That’s why it’s the #1 choice of millions of businesses and websites worldwide.
“Harold delivered the perfect website for my company – professional, attractive and user friendly. More importantly, I have received many web inquiries that have resulted in revenue. Harold is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with.” Joanne Wills, CallingWorks.com
“Our team needed a WordPress specialist to install and configure every version of WordPress, as well as support clients’ websites post launch with the highest degree of of content management and technical support. Finding the right fit business partner that I could trust to put in front of clients took time. After investigating many companies that over promise and under deliver, I made the decision to partner with Harold Mansfield of 1st Internet Media. My clients couldn’t be more delighted or better served, and I’ve never looked back.” Ann Manion, AnnManion.com
Harold Mansfield is the consummate professional. He’s thorough, pleasant, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond on delivering everything and more on the projects we handed him.Because of the level of expertise he displayed we decided to retain him on an ongoing basis and have since recommended him to many other professionals. This is one individual you can rely on to deliver in a big way, in a timely manner and to exceed your expectations every time.Melissa Parish, The Weight Loss Surgery Connection and Forum
I am very happy I chose to go with Harold at 1stinternetmedia.com. He was very attentive to my needs for my website and was extremely professional. His Communication before, during and even after the design and sale of his service was A+!! I will be using his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone I know who needs a professional web design service!.Marc. Owner- CT. Lasers
Working with Harold was a true pleasure. His is not only knowledgeable, but professional and finished my project on time and according to my needs and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.I have since retained him as the full time all around web marketing guy for my business and look forward to working with him for some time. Highly… recommended.Tracy L. Britton, 702 Blondes
It was a genuine pleasure working with Harold. He was extremely professional, designed an really wonderful website and followed through after it was done. He is exceptional and I highly recommend him..Katherine Giovaanni, Triangle Concierge
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kinds of businesses use WordPress for their websites?
- How long does it take to get my site up and running ?
- Will I need my own domain and hosting?
- Will I be able to make basic changes and additions on my own ?
- What do you need from me to get started ?
- What type of contracts or commitments are involved ?
What kinds of businesses use WordPress for their websites?Over 22% of all websites online and 14% of Alexa’s Top 1 million websites now use WordPress to publish their websites, and that number is growing daily. Including such notables as CNN, Yahoo, Harvard, NASA, FOX, The New York Times, Flickr, Rolling Stone, Meebo, C|net, Le Monde, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie O’Donnell, Stephen Colbert, Anousheh Ansari, Stanford, MIT, Second Life, Xerox, The US Post Office, Ford Motors, and small to medium sized businesses just like yours.
How long does it take to get my site up and running ?Barring any unforeseen changes from you while we are building your website, whatever launch date I set, is the time that it will be done. I have finished new website builds as quick as 3 days for a rushed job, but generally plan on an average of 2-4 weeks. Communities and Network configurations can take longer. Believe it or not, most of the time is spent waiting on the client to provide or approve content, and other materials that they want included on the site.
Will I need my own domain and hosting?Yes you will. It is your identity online and an integral part of your overall marketing and communication. Hosting is necessary to run the website. I can help you with both. Generally speaking, it costs $12 a year to register “.com, .net, .us, or .org‘” extensions, and basic hosting is available for around $12 a month.
Will I be able to make basic changes and additions on my own ?Absolutely ! I’m not going to just dump your site on you without a clue of how to operate it. I will show you how to post to your blog (if applicable), and how to manage your site through the user friendly admin panel. Additional services are available if needed.
What do you need from me to get started ?Once we have determined your needs and set a rate and launch date, there is a deposit of 50% of the total invoice to get started, but besides that, there are a few things that we need from you to complete the project.Content: What do you want your website to say ? You will need to organize the content you want to use,that will best describe your business, We, of course, will help with editing for maximum optimization, but no one knows your business and what you want to portray like you do. If you don’t have anything prepared and would like to get started ASAP, we will set you up with one of our professional copywriters to develop just the right prose to project your business’s mission and personality, optimized for SEO throughout the website.Images: You will need to round up any professional promotional images of your company, logo, or portfolio in digital format (jpg., gif., png.,). We can also help you choose from thousands of royalty free, professional digital images (additional costs vary) if needed.
What type of contracts or commitments are involved ?Outside of completing your website, I don’t require you to commit to any long term contracts with me, although I do offer additional support and maintenance services if you need them down the road. You retain complete ownership of your website and all the necessary files, including your domain. All invoices are due upon receipt.