Need A Website? Need A Blog?

WordPress Website/Blog Setup Package

Ready to enter the world of blogging? Need a simple website that YOU can control? I can help you market and promote yourself or your product or service online. The package below will get you online and blogging fast. Generally, once we get started, your blog should be up and running within just a few days. And remember, whether you plan on blogging or not, a blog-based WordPress website with the Canvas theme is a great value. It’s the main theme I work with.

What’s the point of having a website
if no one can find it?

A website isn’t just a place to direct people to, it’s a place to be found, a place to inform,  and a place to interact with your friends, clients, colleagues and the public at large. It’s your home base where all your other social networks should be pointing to. With good content and excellent tagging and descriptions, you can pull people to your website naturally. Once on your site it must be user friendly and easy to navigate. And the “Call to Action” must be clear; Buy my book, hire me, volunteer, let’s collaborate, donate to my cause, etc…

Let’s Get Started!

A starter list of questions to ask yourself before we begin.
Set-Up FAQS section

A compilation of answers to questions you may have.

Blog setup: $1000
This is my rock bottom price for setting up a very basic WordPress website using the Canvas theme. Please note that there are additional charges for your domain and hosting, the akismet plugin, as well as your blog theme. (see details below)

Here’s what’s included:

  • WordPress installation
  • Installation and configuration of the Canvas theme for WordPress
  • Sidebar widgets for your social media accounts (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Creation of a blog header from your artwork
  • Setup of the home, about, and contact page, and one additional text page.
  • SEO Instruction for getting found on search engine. Title tag and descriptions are crucial.
  • Installation and configuration of the following plugins:
    • Akismet – The best spam management tool available.
    • Yoast SEO – The best SEO tool available.
  • A one-hour coaching session on how to use the blog and the Canvas settings

Additional costs:

Domain name (usually $15/year for one domain name)

Hosting (approx $29/month)
I recommend hosting your blog WPengine, based here in Austin Texas. I can help you set this up if you’d like me to.

Canvas WordPress Theme – $119(must renew yearly)

Akismet Spam Filter (approx $60 per year)
I recommend installing the Askimet filter to block spam from your website. This will require that you sign up at for 5$ a month.

If you have questions, or if you’re ready to begin, contact me and we’ll get started!