Portfolio Website in WordPress

If you are a contractor, a designer, a photographer or an inventor, then images are the heart of your business. We will work collaboratively, side by side with you to create a portfolio  website that reflects your brand and images. We love learning all about your business, and we enjoy making you look great online. We’ll honor your portfolio, images and branding to create a website design that shows the whole world what you can do.

A strong portfolio website starts with the anchor pages: Home, About, Testimonials and Contact. Most portfolio websites will also have 5 to 7 Specialty Pages and 8 to 12 Portfolio Galleries of pictures.

We will coach you in how to make updates and follow up a week after launch with a call to fix any small issues.

Recent Portfolio Websites

How It Works

  • You like what you see and want to learn more

    • You like our style
    • You relate to what you see here
    • You are interested in finding out more
  • Informational Call on (415) 305-6050 - 30 minutes

    • We will learn about each other and see if we both feel good about going further
    • If we both want to proceed, let us know your page and image count
    • We will give you a rough estimate and follow up in email if it sounds good to you
  • You choose us - Hooray!

    • We schedule the next steps
    • We check in on your plans for the Text
    • We schedule the Prep Call, Photo Session and Collaborative Build
  • Planning & Preparation Phone Call - 1 hour.

    • Check the business name, any logo and domain name
    • Confirm your site map and where your text and any images are coming from
    • During the call we confirm/establish your website hosting

    After the call we, the web developers, will

    • Install WordPress, set up Google Analytics, Set up Site Map
  • Photo Gathering Session - 2 to 4 hours

    • We meet at your office / computer. More efficient than email hell / FTP overwhelm / Drop Box confusion.
    • Gather the photos for the website, sequencing them into albums
    • Sequence and name the photos and write any captions
  • Collaborative Website Build to create Site - 5 hours

    • Select a design from hundreds of options.
    • Add your logo and/or colors
    • Start to add text and  photos

    After the session the developer will

    • Finish adding text and images to the site. Align, Test, Update. Check on Phone and Tablet
    • Call you to review and update the work so far
  • Collaborative Website Build to add Blog - 3 hours

    • Add the blog and two posts to the site.
    • Update sidebar and navigation as necessary
    • Launch the website
  • Post-Launch Revisions - 1 hour

    • Answer your questions
    • Make small updates to the site
    • Continue coaching on how to make site updates
  • WordPress Coaching, 1 hour

    • Continue coaching on how to make site updates

FAQs

Who is a typical client for the Portfolio Website?

  1. Creative and Construction businesses that need to show a large portfolio
  2. Contractors, Landscapers, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Jewelers, Artists, Graphic Designers…
  3. Businesses that need a  professional website with individual pages for each business specialty
  4. Businesses that want the ability to SEO optimize each of their specialty pages

How soon can we get a website built?

Call us on (415) 305 6050. If your text is ready and your photos are ready for us to gather, we can complete the process in three to four weeks

Can I update the website myself after we build it?

Yes. We will coach you as part of the process.

Can we add more pages to the website later?

Yes. This is one of many strengths of WordPress. Future pages will inherit the design of current pages.

Couldn’t I just build the website myself?

If you are digitally confident and ready to crop, edit, rename and upload 100 photos, then ‘yes’. If Hosting & FTP & XML & Child themes are familiar to you. But the majority of our clients are business owners whose expertise is in something other than creating a website. Building a website seems to take them  take 5 months, 5 days, 5 minutes and 5 hours:

  • 5 months of saying they will get around to it on your own,
  • 5 days of trying to build a website and being overwhelmed by the choices
  • 5 minutes to call us
  • 5 hours of getting the website built with us.

Why wouldn’t everyone build their website this way?

Well… That’s a good question for the other web developers. Let us know if they tell you.

What are the pros and cons of doing it this way?

Upside:

  • You will come out of this with a GREAT looking website
  • Your site is in WordPress so you are perfectly positioned to expand the site when you are ready
  • You will have strong input in the collaborative process
  • The time you spend in collaboration with us will be way less than you might spend in email hell elsewhere

Downside:

  • We will need some of your time and energy to make this happen

What is the Cost?

There are 3 parts to the cost – Time, Money and Energy

  • Time: We will need your time for about 9 hours in this process.
  • Money – Approximately $6500 for 20 pages, 100 images in 10 slideshow. Price varies based on images count
  • Energy – We will need about 10 hours of your time but we will save you from a looong project and email hell

Next Steps

Please call us to schedule a 30 minute informational call. We can learn more about your website needs and both parties can determine if we are a good fit to go forwards.

(415) 305-6050