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Creating a website can be a fun and exciting process that offers endless possibilities for your brand or business. Working together, I can make your vision a reality. The process includes multiple stages that allow us to thoroughly research, brainstorm ideas, produce and deliver a website that meets your needs and expectations. Rest assured, I will be with you every step of the way, providing support, guidance, and expertise to ensure that your website represents your brand in the best possible way. Let’s embark on this journey together and create a website that truly captures your vision and inspires your audience.

If you would like to learn more about our step-by-step process for designing a website, please click the link here for more detailed information.

The time it takes to create and launch a website can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the amount of content needed. I offer two different timelines to complete your project, depending on your needs: a two-day option for smaller projects, and a seven-day option for larger, more complex websites.

Absolutely! I would be happy to provide you with examples of websites that I’ve designed for other clients. You can also view our portfolio online.

Yes, I offer hosting services for the websites that I design. Our hosting services are reliable and secure, and I offer a variety of plans to meet your needs. 

You can get in touch with customer support through live chat or phone. To use live chat, click on “Chat with Praveena” on the website. Alternatively, you can call the phone number 925-944-6999.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express as well as debit cards.

The cost of our website packages varies depending on the specific needs of your project. We offer affordable prices without compromising the quality of the website, which is aligned with our mission to assist small businesses in showcasing their brand and vision online. Rest assured that our rates are more affordable compared to those of other agencies.

As a highly experienced professional, I specialize in researching, planning, and designing user journeys for websites. My services are both cost-effective and efficient, and I am confident in my ability to deliver high-quality work that matches, or even exceeds, that agencies or outsourced services. I take a personalized approach to each of my projects, I am able to offer very competitive pricing, as I do not have the same high overhead costs as other agencies might. As the sole point of contact for my business, I guarantee constant communication with my clients throughout the project, to ensure that every detail is taken into consideration and that the end result truly reflects their needs and vision. I have a strong reputation for excellence in my work, and I would be delighted to meet and exceed your needs and expectations. Please see my recent post about Behind the Scenes: One-Person Website Design Company for more information.

Before we proceed, I’ll need to have an initial phone conversation where we can discuss your project in more detail. Additionally, I kindly request that you fill out our website design and development questionnaire, which will help us gain more insight into your specific requirements.

Throughout the project, our main mode of communication will be through email and SMS. This approach is more convenient, efficient, and allows us to keep track of all project-related information. I offer up to two rounds of draft revisions before the finalization of the project. Once your website is completed, I will schedule a final draft check session with you.

No, I understand that projects can take some time to come to fruition. Sometimes, there may be delays in obtaining necessary information that can cause the process to stretch out for months. However, I have implemented a system to ensure that projects continue moving forward. In line with industry best practices, all payments are made upfront before any work commences. Alternatively, for longer projects, I may break payments into two installments – the first being made before project commencement, and the second to coincide with the delivery of the second draft. This helps to ensure that both parties are protected and the project is completed to the highest possible standard.

If we build your website, we will generally manage the hosting for you so you don’t need to do anything. I use the same hosting company for our own website and for ALL our clients. Every website I build has Unmetered Traffic, Free SSL & HTTPS, Free Daily Backups and 99.9% uptime.

You can have as many pages on your website as you want. I will create 2 different page designs for you, including a homepage, a blog page. You can choose which design to use for each new page.

Certainly, I would be more than happy to arrange a maintenance package to suit your specific requirements. These packages can be tailored to range from a period of 1 month up to 1 year, depending on your preferences. Together, I can discuss and determine which package would be the most appropriate fit for your needs. Additionally, paying yearly for the maintenance package will entitle you to a 5% discount.

I create your website tailored to your specific preferences by utilizing a variety of effective tools. I use Elementor to design a custom template that fits your unique requirements, ensuring that your website matches your business needs. This is built on the reliable and user-friendly foundation of the WordPress platform, guaranteeing a seamless experience for both you and your website visitors.
Yes, you may pick another platform instead of WordPress for your website. As a professional, I understand every client has their individual requirements and preferences, and I am committed to exceeding your expectations while being flexible in my approach. Having worked with various platforms including Shopify, Wix, and Squarespace, I can recommend the most suitable option tailored to your project’s specific needs and objectives. It would be my pleasure to know your preferred platform and work closely with you to make it happen seamlessly. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at your convenience – I am always here to help.

Yes, It is essential to have a hosting service for your website to make it accessible on the internet. Hosting provides virtual space for your website’s files, content, and data, making it visible to users globally. Without hosting, your website will not be accessible to the public.

To simplify, imagine you plan on opening a physical store. Similarly, to make it accessible to customers, you will need to rent a commercial space, set up equipment, shelving, and registers. The same applies to your website; you need to rent virtual space (hosting) for your website. This space will store your website’s files, making it visible and accessible worldwide. A hosting service is essential, and without it, your website cannot be accessible online.

Yes, I can provide SEO services for your website as per your requirements. The extent of our SEO service will depend on the specific package you choose. SEO is an ongoing commitment and requires continuous work to be effective in the long run. We offer a package that will set your website off on the right side in terms of SEO. More information about our SEO services and other packages we offer is available on our services page.

Before we delve into the setup process, let’s understand why using Gmail with your custom domain is a smart choice:

  1. Professionalism: A custom email address (e.g., yourname@yourdomain.com) exudes professionalism and trustworthiness, making it ideal for business communications.

  2. Seamless Integration: Gmail’s interface is user-friendly and widely recognized, offering a familiar environment for both personal and business use.

  3. Powerful Features: Gmail provides a plethora of features, including spam filters, labels, folders, and advanced search capabilities, to help you manage your email efficiently.

  4. Storage: Google offers generous storage space with Gmail, so you don’t have to worry about running out of room for your emails and attachments.

  5. Access Anywhere: You can access your custom Gmail account from any device with an internet connection, ensuring you stay connected no matter where you are.

Step 1: Domain Registration and Hosting

To begin using Gmail with your custom domain, it’s essential to have a domain name registered and hosted. If you haven’t registered a domain name yet, you can take the first step by scheduling a call with our domain expert, Praveena. Click the link below to Book a Call with Praveena and initiate the domain registration process:

Book a Call with Praveena

Step 2: Obtain a Custom Email Address from Your Hosting Provider (Websiteistic)

To create a custom email address using your domain, you can rely on your hosting provider, Websiteistic. They will assist you in setting up personalized email addresses tailored to your domain name. Simply contact Websiteistic’s support team or follow their provided instructions to get started with your custom email addresses.

Step 3: Manual Settings Email from Websiteistic

Once you’ve obtained your custom email address from Websiteistic, our dedicated engineer will send you an email containing the necessary manual settings required for the setup. Please keep this email handy, as you’ll need it during the setup process to configure your custom email address.

Step 4: Accessing Gmail Settings

The initial step in configuring your custom email address within Gmail is to log in to your Gmail account. Once logged in, click on the gear icon located at the top right corner of the Gmail interface.

After clicking the gear icon, a menu will appear. From this menu, select “See All Settings.”

This action will lead you to the comprehensive Gmail Settings page. In the subsequent step, navigate to “Accounts and Import” within the settings menu, and then locate the option labeled “Check mail from other accounts.”

Step 4: Configuring Gmail for Your SiteGround Email

Begin by clicking “Add a mail account,” which will trigger a popup. Here, email address you received from Websiteistic’s engineer and click “Next.” In the subsequent step, you’ll encounter two options for importing emails. Opt for “Import emails from my other account (POP3)” and click “Next.” Below, we’ll briefly describe each of the settings:

  • Username: Choose a username for this account, ideally your email address for easy recall.
  • Password: Enter the password you received from Websiteistic’s engineer. 
  • POP Server: Locate the POP server settings in Websiteistic’s Mail Configuration, with the port number set to 995. Additionally, select three more options:
    1. Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server.
    2. Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
    3. Label incoming messages.

Finally, click “Add Account,” prompting a success message. You’ll also be asked if you want to send emails using this account; select “Yes” and click “Next.”

Upon clicking “Next,” you’ll be prompted to enter a name. After adding the name, click “Next” to reveal the SMTP server settings. You’ll find these values in the Mail Configuration email sent by Websiteistic’s engineer. Remember to use your email address as the username and enter the same password sent by Websiteistic.

Click “Add Account” to initiate the process. A confirmation code will be sent to your email address. Enter the code in the provided space and click “Verify.”

Congratulations, you’ve successfully verified your email account in Gmail!

After completing this process, you will receive an email confirmation. Below is a screenshot of the email received. You can also send emails from this account using Gmail. To do so, click “Compose,” and in the “From” section, select your preferred email address from the dropdown menu.

The final step involves adding a subject, composing your message, and clicking “Send.”