Frequently Asked Questions
Spencer offers answers to the questions he gets the most from potential clients. You can also directly contact Spencer at any time at the link below.
Web Design Questions FAQ
Do you build complete websites?
Yes! Beautiful, mobile-first, high-converting WordPress websites are my specialty. WooCommerce e-commerce websites are also a large part of my business.
I’m extremely comfortable working along side your SEO, Marketing, and Advertising agencies, if you use them.
Here you can check out my portfolio. You are also welcome to reach me directly with your questions and use cases.
Why do you only work with WordPress?
It’s impossible to be great at everything. I put 100% effort into WordPress because I love the platform. As of 2021, 40% of all Internet websites run WordPress.
Everything I do uses WordPress and often WooCommerce for e-commerce solutions.
Trust your website to a WordPress specialist with over a decade of experience! Contact me today.
How expensive are professionally designed WordPress websites?
The short answer is that depends. Do you need a beautiful brochure site for your company? Do you need an e-commerce solution? Are you selling a subscription product? Would a one-page website serve you best?
As you can imagine, the prices for different purpose websites can vary greatly. The websites I build the most tend to range from $2,500 to $10,000.
The most important thing is, what do you need? Let’s chat today about potential solutions. You can contact me here.
What kinds of plugins do you use with WordPress?
I primarily use the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes and Elementor. My choice for securing WordPress is iThemes Security and WordFence. For SEO, Rank Math is my go-to solution. To ensure proper email delivery, I rely on Fluent SMTP. For performance, I often use Perfmatters and LS Cache.
These are but a few of the plugins I prefer to use. If you prefer certain plugins, that is no problem – I work for you.
How do you bill for web design projects?
Roughly 90% of my work is hourly consulting, including WordPress web design. In most cases, my clients spend less money on a new website by working on an hourly consulting basis. Also, you only pay for what you want.
However, depending on the scope of the project, I also work on a project basis too. Let’s discuss your needs today!
Who writes the content for my new website project?
The client is responsible for all text on their website. I will do everything in my power to help you, including sharing SEO tips and ideas with you.
Additionally, I can also recommend SEO agencies and content writers who I know are professional and get great results. In my opinion, good content is almost priceless.
Contact me to learn more!
Can you migrate my website into production?
Absolutely! For over 10 years, I am migrating WordPress websites into production, moving WordPress sites from one host to another, creating and using subdomains, working with registrars (like Go Daddy and Google) and much more.
Can you help me maintain my WordPress website?
Webcare is one of my most popular services. Webcare provides WordPress website updates, security, backups, break fixing, speed optimization, and help for any aspect of your site’s functionality.
Many of my clients retain me for 3 to 5 hours each month to assure that their business investment is working correctly, and benefiting them to its fullest extent. Contact me to learn more!
WordPress Consulting FAQ
Do you work with Agencies?
Yes! In fact, much of the work I do is for agencies on a white label basis, or for B2B clients. I work with several marketing, graphic design, and SEO agencies in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area.
I’m equally comfortable working from mockups or creating original designs.
If you are looking for help at your agency, I am happy to share a long list of successful WordPress websites from my portfolio. Contact me today.
Do you do WooCommerce consulting?
Absolutely! Many of the sites I build have e-commerce components. Much of my work with WooCommerce is for subscription products and online stores.
Other ways I help clients include extending WooCommerce features, fixing broken stores, marketing automation, abandoned shopping carts, setting up payment gateways, product templates, and much more.
Contact me today to learn more.
Do you do SEO work?
While I do not offer full SEO agency services, I do perform, consult, and build websites using SEO best practices. I’m comfortable with all areas of On-Page SEO including titles, meta descriptions, proper usage of headings, metadata, SEO performance reporting, and more.
To offer the best results for my clients, I most often use the Rank Math and Yoast SEO plugins for WordPress.
I’m also extremely comfortable and experienced working with SEO agencies. Contact me today to learn more.
Are you a developer?
Many of my clients call me a developer because of the tasks I perform and the functionality I add to their websites.
But I am not a developer in the true sense. I can edit and make changes to PHP and other parts of WordPress, but what helps me the most is over ten years of experience building WordPress websites.
Contact me today and let’s discuss your needs. In most cases, you do not need a developer, and if you do, I am happy to interface with them for you.
How do you get paid?
90% of my work is on an hourly consulting basis. My cost is a flat hourly rate that goes down depending on how many hours you purchase. All consulting fees are paid in advance. Here are my rates.
What I recommend to new clients is to start off with 3 to 5 hours. Let me prove what I can do for you, and we can go from there. Contact me to get started!
Can you maintain my website(s)?
Yes! I’m currently directly responsible for approximately 100 websites. Ensuring that WordPress works correctly after updates, providing security, automating backups, and making necessary content and visual changes all fall into my Webcare services.
Webcare is an affordable way to keep your website running smoothly and correctly. Most clients opt to go with a three or five hour monthly plan, depending on their needs. Contact me today for details!
Do you do offer WordPress optimization and speed Services?
Absolutely! Helping my clients get the most value from their investment in a website is extremely important to me, whether it’s a website I built, or one you bring to me.
I offer full WordPress website optimization services to speed up your site, provide a better experience for your visitors, and help perform best in Google rankings.
Contact me to learn more.
What are your hours?
While I try to stick to a “normal” schedule of 9 to 5 (ish), the truth is I work when my clients need me. No one can predict that a website may crash at 9 PM on a Saturday!
I will always do my best to help you regardless of the day or time.
In what locations do you practice?
While many of my clients are in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas, I also have clients in Texas, Florida, Utah, and Australia!
Realistically, I can work with almost any business in any location. There’s an excellent chance I can be of help to you! Contact me today.
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