Let’s build your website!
First impressions count. Don’t they? And in today’s world, our attention span is so short that you only have 5 seconds to make a good first impression. This is why your website design matters!
Your website is a window to your business. It’s the perfect tool to keep all the information in one place, tell your brand story and convert your visitors into clients.
And in the digital era, no business should operate without a website! If you’re ready to have your own website built, check out my Website Design Package below!
website DESIGN PACKAGE overview
YOU SHOULD ALREADY HAVE:
🗝 Domain name (I recommend NameCheap)*
🗝 Hosting (I recommend SiteGround)*
🗝 Brand Identity Image (if you don’t have your brand image designed, check out my Brand Identity Design Package)
🗝 Clear idea of the layout of your page
🗝 Written copy for each page and section
🗝 Photos you want to use on your website
*If you don’t have your own domain name or hosting, let me know beforehand, so that I can assist you in choosing the right domain and hosting providers and help you set it all up!
✔️ Hosting & WordPress technical setup
✔️ Website mockup
✔️ Design of up to 5 pages
✔️ Optimization for mobile
✔️ Basic SEO
✔️ Social media & Google Analytics integration
✔️ Opt-in set up & design
✔️ Additional graphics for website elements, if needed
✔️ 1 video session to teach you how to modify your website on your own
THE DESIGN PROCESS IN 7 STEPS
get in touch & let's talk
Do you need a logo or a new website for your business? Reach out to me! You can either e-mail me directly or use the contact form on the website. If you’re ready to work with me right away, just fill in the application form using the buttons above under the offer you want to apply for! This way, I’ll have all the information I need and I’ll get back to you so that we can start!
fill in the branding questionnaire
After you sign up to work with me and make 50% of the total payment (you’ll get a contract and an invoice from me, worries!), I’ll send you my Branding Overview Questionnaire. This is a document that asks you specific questions about your business and brand that I’ll use as a guide throughout the design process.
STARTING THE DESIGN PROCESS
After you send me the questionnaire properly filled in, I will initiate the design process. If you have chosen both brand identity & web design package, I’ll start with the design of your brand and then create your website. I’ll walk you through the exact process for the package you have chosen, so don’t worry if you’re not sure how it’s all going to work in practice!
WEBSITE MOCKUP & SETTING UP
If you have chosen the website design package (or both), I’ll start the process by creating a mockup of how your site will look like. This is the time where you can make all the changes, so that we get it ready and I can design the real website. I’ll also walk you through, or do it for you if you prefer, the set up process with your domain, your hosting, WordPress installation and everything else.
revision time after every stage of the process
I will come back to you after each stage of the design process. Once you approve the phase, I will pass on to the next one. Remember that there are 3 revisions included in the price of the package. If you wish to have more revisions and changes, each revision costs an additional $20.
Approve the final result and finish the process
When the design process is completely finished, I will let you know so that you can approve my final work, or make more changes. Once we agree that the result is final and you won’t be making any more changes, you will be required to make the final payment (the other 50% of the full price).
THE END! FINAL FILES & WEBSITE DELIVERY
Once I receive the final payment, I will send you the final files and deliver the website. The final files will be sent via Google Drive in a dedicated folder and your website will be handed over to you (it means you’ll need to change the password so that I don’t have access to it anymore). I’ll instruct you how to remove the Under Construction site and you will be able to hit Publish on your website at your convenience. The end!
TIMEFRAME: 3-5 weeks
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I don't know what my website should include. Can you help?
Before you hire me to design your website, you should have a clear idea of what you want to include and what will you use your website for. Think about the structure you want to give your website and what to include on each page.
What if I don't like the design?
It may happen that you and me are not a good fit to work together, which is why I ask you to fill in the application form before we do. This is going to help me decide whether I’m the right designer for you and whether you are the right type of client for me! This is also why I create a website mockup for you before I start designing your website. This is meant to be a preview of what your site will look like and if you want to make changes, the time to do it is after I deliver the mockup.
WILL YOU SEND ME A CONTRACT AND AN INVOICE?
Of course! After you sign up to work with me, you’ll be required to sign the contract I will prepare for you and I’ll send you the invoice to pay the amount we agreed for. After the payment confirmation, we’ll start working on the project.
I CAN'T AFFORD YOUR SERVICES. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you’re unable to pay the price for my services, we can come up with a suitable payment plan for you. If the proposed solution still doesn’t for you, don’t worry – you can come back to me when you’re ready.
WHAT PLATFORM WILL YOU DESIGN MY WEBSITE ON?
I design all websites for my clients in WordPress (including my own), using the Divi Theme. The reason for this is that WordPress is the best platform for website building that is both super customizable and good for SEO. And the Divi theme allows me to create a website that is 100% personalised to you.
DO I NEED TO BUY MY OWN DOMAIN AND HOSTING?
Absolutely! Before we start working together on your website, you should have your domain name and your hosting bought. If you’re confused as to which provider to choose or don’t know how to set it all up – don’t worry. Let me know in advanced so I can help you get everything sorted out!
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?
Yes. Apart from the price I charge for my web design services, you will need to pay for your own domain and hosting. I will give you access to the Divi theme as you will be able to use my key, but eventually you will need to repurchase the license on your own.
WILL I BE ABLE TO MODIFY THE WEBSITE?
Yes. I will get on a call with you to show you how to modify the pages, create blog posts and edit the information so that you can do it yourself later on. However, if you require any major changes, you can always come back to me for a quick re-design.
I was looking to create an elegant, yet simple brand. I’ve been trying to design it on my own for a while, but it was frustrating and taking too much time, so I decided to hire Karolina. She did an awesome job! Even some of my clients tell me how elegant and clean my brand looks. I’d totally recommend her, 100%!SOPHIA J. MICHAUD
I loved working with Karolina, because it was really important to her that I am satisfied with the result. Not only does she have great design skills but also the communication was excellent and she really put her heart and soul into creating something beautiful and aligned with who i am and what i want. She works in a really professional way and asks excellent questions about your business and brand. I can highly recommend working with her.
Karolina is very talented and understands very well what a business needs to make a good first impression. I didn’t think that design was so important, until I started seeing steady growth in my business! Ever since my brand has a consistent image, I’m receiving more client requests than before!ALICIA ROSSINELLI