Hi I’m Tim, I started Web Design Guelph to help people learn to build websites using WordPress. I can also show you how to create a very basic website using Google Sites and I will soon be soon be offering instruction on how to build a website with Shopify. We can discuss what option would work best for you.
I meet with clients in a local coffee shop and provide one-on-one instruction. Group lessons will be held at various locations. My services are intended for beginners, who are interested in learning to build a website by themselves. I can provide instruction in many areas, such as creating graphics, search engine optimization (SEO), performing market research, using google analytics and advertising with google. Please see my services page for more information.
Use of WordPress
There are many options available for building a website, however, WordPress is by far the most popular, and for good reason. It is relatively easy to learn, great for search engine optimization and has a huge number of plugins that can be used to enhance your website’s functionality.
Fees are variable depending on preferences, but for an example that would be suitable for most is
- $77 for a premium theme (a one-time fee)
- $100/year for web hosting.
The only other expense is my fee, which will vary depending on how much you wish to use my services. A good starting place is $300 for two sessions of three hours each, or $100 for a weekend seminar, but you can use my services as little or as much as you wish. With this strategy, you will be able to build your own website at a fraction of the cost required to pay a web design company to do it and you will be able to maintain your website with no ongoing fees, other than web hosting.
Easy to learn
Using WordPress with a premium theme and a page builder allows you to generate a customized website. These tools are relatively easy to use and do not require you to learn any code.
Responsive web design
The use of mobile devices to search the internet is increasing rapidly and more searches are now performed on mobile devices than on desktop computers! It is important that your website be responsive, meaning your content is displayed differently depending on the device accessing it (mobile phone, desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.). If you follow my plan, a responsive design is created automatically for you by your theme and there is little that you have to do in order for your website to look great on all devices.
You can easily add eCommerce functionality by installing a plugin such as WooCommerce.
Many WordPress plugins are available, which can perform almost any function you need.
Stability and Security
Using WordPress and a premium theme, along with good practices such not installing too many plugins, using a strong password and limiting login attempts, will allow for a very stable and secure site.