Thanks for investigating my
services. Here's a brief overview of what I have to offer. And by
the way, I'm very personal when I work with people. When you
email me (or send me your phone number,) I'll get right back to you
to chat about what needs being done. You'll find I'm really
easy to work with... and I always make certain I know exactly what
you want, before beginning.
Design and Construction
the best thing to do is just show you some examples of what I've
done. The first example would be this site you're looking at -- Web
Wise Sage. Then, these few:
Yes, I tend to
specialize in "spiritual growth - consciousness related"
websites. Whatever you see on any of those sites that you like, I
can do the same for you.
Here's the way it
usually goes.... the clients know what needs to go on
their website, and ask me to put it up for them. If it's a brand-new
site, we look at some designs and choose one. If it's an already
existing site, then I use the established design. Pages are created
with new text and graphics (usually provided by the client, but I
can help with graphics.) And a "navigation" system is
defined (or refined) to get from one page to another.
That's pretty much it.
Next, we do add-ons like the ones I
offer on this website. Typically, it's a must for a website
to have a newsletter subscription process. I used to create the
newsletters myself and do all the work for the client. Until I came
up with a system to empower the client
to create their own newsletter, even if they knew very little about
A set of reciprocal
links is also a must for proper promotion of the website.
It's one of the best ways to spread the word. Again, I used to
do it all myself for my clients -- until I created a
system to allow the client to do it themselves -- even if they
know very little about the Internet, etc.
Another very important
part of any webpage is the Tell A Friend button. (See
the one just to your left?) That's another very effective way
to get the word spread around.
And if you wish to
sell products or services on your website, a shopping cart
with a secure payment processor is essential for handling credit
cards. You can see an example of the shopping cart I offer, by
clicking on the View Cart button over there to the left of this
text. This shopping cart system starts with a database entry
screen where you fill in all the information about your product or
service. Then you just associate the product number of the item with
a given Add to Cart button. This solves a number of security
But once again, let me
say that I started out by doing all the services of a webmaster for
my clients. They paid me an hourly rate for the services I provided.
But then I discovered that I could write tools (i,.e., add-ons) that
allowed the clients to do these things themselves, thus saving
themselves from having to pay my hourly fees. And empowering
themselves to manage their own websites.
All the tools and
add-ons I create come from working with real clients with real
needs. These needs are the same needs of everyone who has a website.
Sure, I still work with clients to manage their websites. That's how
I know what add-ons are needed. But my first love is development of
these add-ons. And this works out well for me -- and for you
-- because you can save lots by buying and installing these tools --
thus saving yourself from paying hourly fees to a webmaster.
But you know
what? Lots of folks still want someone else to do it all for
them. So I still have clients like that -- and thus, I get to
develop more add-ons as their needs are described to me. What
would I do without such clients, eh?
If you'd like me to do
some webmaster work for you, I suggest we work out a schedule for
the number of hours a week you'd like me to put in, on each
category. I charge an hourly rate that is consistent with industry
So if you'd like me to
work with you, here's
how you can contact me.
But hey! Check
out the add-ons first. Maybe you can save yourself a lot of $$$.