Need a personal or company website but don’t know how to go about it?
You provide the content and tell me what you want your website to look like, then I’ll design it for you. I’ll guide you through the process of selecting a domain name and hosting company for your website. I’ll use WordPress and a fantastic premium WordPress theme (Avada theme) to design your site, then after it’s done, I’ll show you how to use WordPress to update and maintain it all by yourself. You will have total control and you don’t need any special coding skills.
“MichaelPC is the best elancer i have used. He is fast, knowledgeable, easy to deal with and produced more than i asked for. A real stand-up guy. Don’t hesitate to hire him, if you can because i plan to keep him busy. Thanks MichaelPC, you made me look great.” — allwaystv
“Mike is a consummate professional and highly-skilled in WordPress. My website is amazing and I will definitely recruit him again for other work.” — UTGLLC
“I have never worked with a more competent and professional freelancer. Mike is spot on in his work. He is fast, experienced and friendly. He is such a relief to work with. He anticipates what i might need next. He answers all my questions thoroughly and in an easy to understand format. Mike has been a God send to me and I love knowing that I can trust and count on his area of expertise. I would quickly and happily recommend this freelancer to anyone looking for similar task completion.” — CoachSarah143
For your website you will need a domain name and hosting services provided by a hosting company.
What is a domain name?
The domain name is the unique name of your website and the hosting company is the company that owns the computers/servers where the files of your website will reside.
What is a hosting company?
The hosting company will take care of all of the technical stuff to make your website work on the internet. An email account usually comes with the hosting services.
GENERAL COSTS: Domain Name: $14/year Hosting: $5/month.
If You Need A Domain Name & Hosting Account
For WordPress websites, I recommend using GoDaddy or Bluehost. GoDaddy is one of the largest domain registration and hosting companies (if not the largest) and has an excellent customer support service system. Their Managed WordPress Hosting is designed specifically for WordPress websites so your site is secure and runs fast. One of the features that I like the best is that they do nightly backups of the website, so if anything ever goes wrong with it, it can be easily restored to a previous version. Bluehost offers the same type of managed WordPress hosting service and is actually recommended by WordPress.
Let me know if you need help getting and setting up your domain and web hosting account and I will walk you through the process over the phone.
The theme of your website is a pre-designed package of files and software that controls the layout and format of your website. A good theme makes all the difference in the world, especially if you want to update and make changes to the website by yourself.
Stay away from Free themes. Free themes are more susceptible to virues and security issues and are likely to be of lower quality.
Stay away from New themes. Newly released themes don’t have a history or performance or ratings. All of the “bugs” may not be worked out yet and you don’t know if the developer of the theme will be around next year to update the theme or provide support. It’s better to go with and established theme with proven history and track record.
I suggest using the Avada WordPress theme. When the page opens, click on the “Live Preview” button to see the different layouts and formats the theme is capable of making. The Avada theme is loaded with features and capabilities and will make updating your website by yourself easy after the design is completed.
You can hire me directly. A $500 deposit is required before I begin work on your website. This will cover the first 11 hours of my work effort. I will invoice you for additional hours worked. All invoices will be via PayPal or check.
You can hire me through Upwork.com. Upwork.com is an online management system that manages the job between the client (you) and the freelancer (me). They keep track of the number of hours worked, handle payments and management of the job. You will have to create an account with Upwork.com, post a job and invite me to submit a proposal.
If you don’t know how to use WordPress, I can provide you with instruction showing you how to maintain and edit your website. (Instruction generally involves a 3-4 hour phone lesson where I walk you through each menu item and function of your WordPress website).
RECOMMENDED WORDPRESS THEME: Avada Theme – #1 Selling Theme of All Time