Each website begins with your goals, your audience, and what makes your business or organization stand out. We’ll talk about how we can achieve success with the new site and determine what kind of custom website is the best fit for you and your budget. Please contact me for pricing.
All websites are placed on one of my recommended hosting platforms so they run at top speed with backups and security. After your site is launched, you’ll have the option of jumping aboard my maintenance plan so you never have to worry about keeping plugins or licenses up to date.
“Lydia has turned my company’s scattered digital presence into one cohesive and compelling brand. From website to newsletter to social media templates and even into strategy and positioning, Lydia has helped both advise and implement on so many valuable projects.”
– Chad Littlefield | Co-Founder, We and Me, Inc.
Custom WordPress Websites for Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations
Travel & Tourism • Speakers & Leaders • Artists & Makers • Community & Social Justice • Mental Health & Wellness • and more
“I can’t say enough good things about working with Lydia. She’s kind, patient, responsive, reasonable with rates, good at explaining complex web development issues so that anyone can understand, and is good at predicting how long jobs will take and sticks to that timeframe/dollar amount. Our current website was built in 2011, so it’s technologically precarious. Lydia has been amazing at helping us make it more secure without breaking it—which is no easy feat.”
– Ashley See | Communications Manager, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
“Lydia Roberts is a web designer par excellence. Thorough, detailed, and highly collaborative in her approach, she made the experience of re-imagining my website completely engaging and rewarding. Equal parts artist and logician, Lydia provided thoughtful leadership with both the aesthetic and technical aspects of my project. I would recommend her 100% to anyone who has a personal investment in seeing their website, brand, or business shine anew.”
– Brent Beam, PhD | Psychologist & Executive Coach
Worry-Free Website Hosting & Maintenance
The home for your website is just as important as the website itself. A beautiful site on sub-par, cheap hosting will actually cost you money in lost sales, downtime, security issues, lack of features, and lack of scalability. Because hosting is such a key part of quality website, I provide fast, reliable hosting through Flywheel. Flywheel has all the features a website needs like speed, security, staging area, daily backups, built-in SSL, and more. Ask me about my Website Hosting & Care plans.
Why use WordPress?
This flexible open source platform allows for a deep level of customization. WordPress powers 40% of all websites which means there are vast resources for you, the website owner and me, the website builder. Never worry about not fully owning your site or being boxed in by limiting “walled garden” platforms – your website is uniquely yours.
Do you have an email list collecting dust right now? Why not put that list to work with a beautiful automated welcome sequence, on-going newsletter, or announcements to drive sales? I can help you craft your email marketing setup so it works best for you and ties in seamlessly with your website.
A few services I offer:
- Brand your account and connect it to your website with signup forms
- Brand your templates and create templates for your specific needs
- Set up automations like welcome series and abandon cart
- Clean up unruly accounts and organize your lists, tags, and groups
- Offer on-going consulting, training, and reporting to help you level up your Mailchimp game!
The heavyweight champions — and light-hearted geeks — of email marketing, Mailchimp’s templates are some of the most bullet-proof, and they’re just so gosh darn pleasant to use. With free accounts up to 2,000 subscribers, it’s a great choice for small businesses and organizations who are starting out with email marketing.
Assembling the Team
With more than 12 years experience as a web expert, I know how to assemble a crack team. Whether you need photography, content and copywriting, or SEO help and getting your website found, I’ll connect you with skilled professionals who will get the job done.
SEO: A great website is nothing unless it gets found by your audience. Investing in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), whether upfront or on-going will take your website to a whole new level.
Photography: It might just be the single most important element of your website! Good photography can convey your business like nothing else can. It’s so important to show the genuine you, which is why stock photography should be used sparingly. I can connect you with a photographer if you don’t have an in-house source of professional photos.
Social Media: Connecting with your audience on multiple platforms can be a full-time job, which is why I will help set you up with a professional that can post regularly and engage with your audience.
Copywriting: Not all businesses and organizations have the time to write the copy needed for an entire website. And writing for the web is a challenge because attention spans are so short. I can connect you with a writer that will be your voice.