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Let’s make sure we are a good fit! Submit my project application form below + check out the 5 second ‘Good Match’ quiz. After submitting please feel free to grab a 30 min Zoom appointment so we can chat further about your goals for the project.

I take on a limited number of projects and clients each month to give you the most value and attention for your investment and will never compromise on quality.

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Honolulu, Hawai'i

I would love to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Design, Develop, Launch Process

Design

My process is collaborative and transparent. I start by understanding your business, and then move on to planning, designing, developing, testing, and launching your site, aided by AI technologies for optimal results.

It’s up to you. If you have content and images, that’s great! If not, I can assist with content creation and sourcing suitable images. I can also obtain free and commercial (basically premium) stock images. Investment is required for commercial, or a large quantity.

Development

Yes, user experience is at the forefront of my designs. I ensure your website is easy to navigate, so visitors can find what they’re looking for quickly and effortlessly.

Absolutely! I ensure your website is responsive, working seamlessly on all devices, including mobiles and tablets.

Absolutely! Your hosting company and SSL will ensure your website is safe and secure. I also install additional security tools to reinforce this. I can also install Cloudflare for new Cloudways account holder (see preferred hosting below).  Cloudflare provides additional security, reliability, and speed with a global network, and it’s free. Together, Cloudways and Cloudflare are a great combo.

Launch

Yes. After the launch, I provide training by way of a recorded 1 hour Loom video featuring your website. It is your tutorial on where to go, how to do things, etc. And serves as your reference guide so you can confidently and independently make edits. It will also have timestamps so you can quickly find what you are looking for. 

With my Peace of Mind Web Care Plan, I monitor your site’s uptime and have measures in place to minimize downtime. If any issues arise, I’ll work swiftly to resolve them.

 

If you don’t have my web care plan, you will work directly with your hosting company to get your site back up. It often requires you or your hosting company reinstalling a backup of your site that was taken a day before ( it really all depends on your hosting company and what you purchased.)

I integrate analytics tools into your website. These provide valuable insights into visitor behavior, helping you measure your site’s success and make informed decisions.

Not a problem! I design WordPress websites and by nature this platform is built to be scalable. WordPress is a Swiss Army Knife to All In One Website Builders like Squarespace, which is essentially a plastic fork in comparison. This means, withi WordPress, additional features can be integrated as your business grows, ensuring seamless updates.

SEO

My basic SEO process involves optimizing your website to improve its visibility in search engine results. I offer On-Page SEO which focuses on optimizing the website’s elements to make it more search engine-friendly and enhance its chances of ranking higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). It involves elements meta tags, internal linking, URL structure, and website responsiveness.  This does not include content writing or keyword searches.

Please visit my Enhanced Essentials that covers SEO Content Writing Premium SEO that goes beyond basic.

Schema, or Schema Markup, is a code that is added to a website to help search engines provide more informative results for users. It’s like giving clear hints about what your content means, so when someone searches for products, recipes, events, or other items on your site, search engines can understand and present the information more effectively. 

This feature can lead to enhanced listings in search results, with extra details like prices, ratings, or locations that make it easier for users to choose which link to click. It’s a useful tool for website owners who want to stand out in search results and provide users with quick answers to their questions.

Research indicate that websites utilizing structured data tend to perform better in search results, attracting higher organic traffic, experiencing an uptick in click-through rate (CTR), and even witnessing a significant improvement in rankings.

It’s worth noting that schema serves as the conduit for delivering the necessary information to Google. While I make certain that all schema employs approved formatting, the interpretation and understanding of that data rest solely with Google, over which I  have no control. The onus of how the schema data is handled and displayed is entirely up to Google.

Search Engine Optimization (keywords and site maps submissions) improve your chances, however, what you do outside of the website to generate buzz about you is just as important. And I have no control over that. I can integrate your social media feed into your website so that your website stays current with your  activities. 

I focus on creating intuitive, user-friendly designs and compelling content that engage visitors and encourage them to take action, helping to convert them into customers. AI assists me in optimizing these elements.

But that is one part out of a giant SEO pie. Attracting more customers also mean performing activities that generate buzz about you. That means social media activity, attending events, writing value-add articles, being a podcast guest,  basically things that you can do to generate buzz and solidify your authority in your business industry. Visit my Enhanced SEO to put this process on hyperdrive.

Yes! I can integrate your website with various social media platforms to help boost your online presence.

Support and Communication

Clear communication is vital and your input is crucial. I will not mind-read, guess what you’re thinking, or accept breadcrumbs/ghosting. Designing your business website requires clear and timely communication.

In cases where there is a delay over 7 days, the project will be halted and/or possibly cancelled.

Timeline

The timeline varies depending on the complexity of the project.

Pricing and Packages

I require a 50% deposit to start the project then 50% at the end to launch. Payments are non-refundable unless I have not performed reasonable work.

Full payment is required to start. 

Recurring monthly charge. This is available only to websites designed by Kapwa Global. 

Other

I work with a variety of clients nationally and internationally (Hawai’i, Pacific West Coast USA, Australia, and Canada):

  • B Corp certified companies.
  • Restaurants, shops, or professional services. (non e-commerce at this moment)
  • Independent consultants, law firms, architects, and medical professionals.
  • Creative professionals such as artists, photographers or designers.
  • Event organizers or wedding planners.
  • Startups or entrepreneurs launching new ventures.
  • Educational institutions like schools or training programs.
  • Professional speakers, authors, or thought leaders.

Indeed, all except for the Web Care Plan can be used independently.

Your domain name is the address, guiding visitors right to your doorstep.

Now, a hosting company is like the plot of land where this home stands – a reliable, accessible place on the internet.

To protect your ownership without losing control of your domain and hosting.

WordPress Platform - The Blueprint

Imagine WordPress as the blueprint of your dream home, shaping its look and feel.

With WordPress, you get the freedom to grow and adapt to future needs, like a home that can be expanded or reconfigured over time. It’s also extremely powerful and fast. It is often compared to a Swiss Army knife.

Absolutely! WordPress is designed to be user-friendly, ensuring that working with it is a smooth experience for everyone. In addition, I use Elementor Pro to augment WordPress, the easiest and most user-friendly interface on WordPress. You don’t need to be a tech expert. Plus, WordPress’s popularity speaks for itself, with a vast global market share. You’re in good hands with a platform trusted by the majority.

And one more thing – I provide a recorded custom-training video featuring your website for your reference. See questions under the Launch tab above.

Elementor Pro - The elements that bring the blueprint to life

If WordPress is the blueprint for a house; then, Elementor Pro would be the powerful toolkit that helps me build and decorate the house exactly how you want it. It’s as user-friendly as Squarespace but with even more capabilities, or “on steroids.” 

 

This website is built on  WordPress + Elementor Pro. 

Absolutely!  Elementor Pro is the easiest and most user-friendly interface on WordPress that non-techies and techies love. You don’t need to be a tech expert.  Also, I provide a recorded custom-training video that is easy to understand and complete with timestamps, featuring your website for your reference. It’s your very own How-To Guide.

Should I Choose Squarespace or WordPress?

Opting for WordPress over all-in-one platforms like Squarespace is like choosing custom craftmanship over off-the-shelf solutions.

The choice between Squarespace and WordPress boils down to your specific needs and long-term goals.

You value having full control, flexibility, creativity and the capacity for growth, WordPress would be the way to go. 

This site was built with WordPress and Elementor Pro and on Cloudways Hosting.

If you prefer an all-in-one, user-friendly solution with less technical management, Squarespace may be the best fit. Because of this, you won’t need web maintenance from me at all. Squarespace maintains their platform as they are an all-in-one solution. 

How Many Websites Use WP

WordPress: 43%, 810 million

Shopify: 4.1%, 70 million

Wix: 2.3%, 43 million

Squarespace: 2%, 38 million

Joomla: 1.6%, 30 million

 Market share is the percentage of the market that a company has. It shows how well they’re doing compared to others. Higher market share means more people prefer their products. It helps companies understand their position and make better decisions.

WordPress 64.2%

Shopify 6.2%

Wix: 3.4%

Squarespace: 3%

Joomla: 2.5%

WooCommerce (built on WordPress) is the world’s most popular ecommerce platform, with over 36% of the market share

WordPress continues to lead the pack regarding CMS platforms. It’s still the most-used platform by a long way and shows no sign of slowing down.

colorlib.com/wp/wordpress-statistics

Cloud Hosting

All websites are designed on Cloudways – cloud hosting that outperforms  standard hosting and puts it to shame. It is sonic-boom fast, simple, reliable.  Save time & money with simple and reliable cloud hosting trusted by 90,000+ agencies, developers, and businesses that demand high performance from their websites. 

Cloudways offers a Pay As You Go option starting at $11 per month. The price hinges on website traffic, so as it grows, the cost may increase. That rule applies to all hosting companies.

Their “Standard” plan is perfect for most websites, handling around 30k-70k pageviews per month. Most standard websites non-ecommerce fall below the 70k mark.

You’ll need to get a domain externally, and I recommend Namecheap. SSL is free with Cloudways. So please do not get SSL if Namecheap tries to upsell you.

Maintaining your website means updating the theme, plug-ins, performing backups, and anything else to that will keep your website healthy, safe, secure and always up and operating fast. There may be possible costs if you end up breaking your website. Additionally, there is the time you will need to spend to successfully perform all this.

Recommendations: 

Since this is for the advanced, you may already know how to all these things. So chances are the only costs you will have from me is my Peace of Mind Web Care Plan which can be used on an As-Needed basis.

Elementor Managed Hosting

Elementor Hosting is powered by Google Cloud Platform and gives you the very highest level of world class performance and security. With this hosting, have tech do all the back-end maintenance.

Website

As low as $9.99 per month, paid annually (for basic). The price hinges on website traffic, so as it grows, the cost may increase. That rule applies to all hosting companies.

 

Since you are a business, you will want to get the Business plan.

Maintaining your website means updating the theme, plug-ins, performing backups, and anything else to that will keep your website healthy, safe, secure and always up and operating fast. There may be possible costs if you end up breaking your website. Additionally, there is the time you will need to spend to successfully perform all this.

Recommendations: 

Since Elementor’s Super Tech Team is doing all of this, the only costs you will have from me is my Peace of Mind Web Care Plan which can be used on an As-Needed basis.

There’s a reason for this. I have worked with these hosting companies extensively on various tickets in a short period of time. I experienced  nightmare-level support and would not want to go through that ever again. I also don’t want you to go through it either, please beware. As a result and for peace of mind,  I will not work with GoDaddy and Bluehost.