1) What type of WordPress consulting do you offer?
I specialize in WordPress and social media services focused at specifically at authors and generally at beginner users. I talk in plain English and don’t confuse you with technospeak.
Although I create a small number of WordPress Themes, I really like to teach.
I’ve spent 10+ years teaching at the college/university level and 5+ years conducting technical training at the corporate level. Since I left the corporate area, I have enjoyed helping authors, and other beginners on a one on one basis.
2) What are your fees?
My work in WordPress theme design is based on packages or purchased one hour at a time. Please see my services page for details on each package. If you have specialized requirements, please email me in advance and I can send you a quote.
I also carry out specialized author-centric activities. The fee for each activity is based on the amount of time it requires me to complete the activity. I am happy to provide a quote for a group of services.
3) How much of a deposit will be required?
For Theme design projects, 50% will be required in advance with the remainder due at the completion of the project
For other services, I either bill upon completion or require a small deposit up front.
4) What is your availability?
I tend to keep busy and my workload fluctuates from time to time. I like to think that I can get to work within a few weeks of discussing a project, but more and more lately, the delay is longer than a few weeks. I can sometimes shuffle to meet short time frames, but reach out and ask questions before you assume my availability.
5) I notice that you don’t create custom graphics; do you have people that you recommend?
I do have people that I recommend and I work with on a regular basis. If the site that you want has a simple text header, I can do that work. If you want something more elaborate, I refer you to a skilled friend. Custom graphics can vary from simple and quite inexpensive to elaborate and very expensive.
6) What forms of payment do you accept and how do you invoice?
I prefer to accept payment via credit cards through an online invoicing system. Since I am located in British Columbia, Canada, if you are Canadian, I can accept e-transfers as well.
7) Can you teach me how to use WordPress regardless of my level of experience?
Yes, I can. I have worked with very apprehensive beginners, to the confident advanced users. I try to use plain English and avoid the use of highly technical terms. I can work my way through an ordered selection of subjects as I have in my courses, or I can “fill in the blanks” during an hour of Question & Answer.
8) Do you have examples of your work?
Yes, I’m happy to provide examples. For examples of the websites I’ve created, see the slideshow at the bottom of this page.
9) Do you have referrals?
Yes, I’m happy to provide referrals! The world of author assistance is a murky one but I have a collection of ethical folks that I regularly work with and I’m happy to refer you to a qualified professional.
10) Other than training and WordPress design, do you offer anything else to authors?
Yes! I have a series of downloadable pages found here that you can use to organize your writing day and social media, I have a page with all my 60+ YouTube videos displayed, I have a page of trusted resources that I recommend found here, I have a list of free resources that you can download to help with a variety of functions. Lastly, I own a program that converts a flat cover graphic to a 3D cover graphic. For examples and to purchase this service, click here.
10) What if I’ve read everything and I still have questions?
I’m happy to answer any questions that you might have. Just send me an email.
My recent projects
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