The House Special
WHAT IT IS
The House Special is my signature website package created with designers in mind. I created it to be a simple, effective, and stress-free way of collaborating together to create a new website. See examples →
Everything needed to design, build, and launch a new website.
- Up to 12 pages
- Content writing and editing
- SEO optimization
- Social media connection
- Unlimited revisions until launch
- Styling of color schemes, fonts
- Lead magnet configuration
- Maintenance walkthrough tutorial
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT
The House Special is holistic. We will go beyond just the aesthetic and design of the website. Together will clarify your message and craft strategic language to present your business with impact and style.
The House Special is collaborative. I will be your partner, guiding you through a step-by-step repeatable process I've refined over dozens of projects.
HOW IT WORKS
- We collaborate one-on-one during scheduled phone calls (four to six 2-hour calls).
- I do the heavy lifting. Your job will be to complete a series of guided written exercises (about 3-5 hours).
- Between phone sessions, we stay organized together using Trello – an easy-to-use web-based task management tool.
- The House Special usually lasts approximately 4-6 weeks from start to finish.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS
I offer the House Special at a flat-rate of $3090 in 3 payments (other payment plans available).
A note about website hosting: I design all my websites on Squarespace, which is a paid platform that includes website hosting. You will pay Squarespace directly. Price: $18/month if paid annually. More details at squarespace.com/pricing
HOW TO APPLY
I currently have 1 spot left for September 2018. If you believe the House Special is a good fit for you, I invite you to apply. If you have questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com
"Yian listened to our direction and goals and implemented them in the final design of our new website."
– Eric Mauskopf
"Yian went about his work much like a practitioner goes about a healing session."
– Maria McNash
"Yian took the time to understand the heart of who we are and elevated our website beyond what we could have conceived of alone, and he helped us craft language that feels true to our brand."
– Dane Austin Design
"Having this new website gives me the confidence to present myself to the world."
– Heather Bentley
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will happen to my old website?
Your old website is literally a collection of files on a server. After launching your new website, subscription to your old server can be discontinued. The essence of your website is the content itself. Think of a website redesign as transcribing words from an old tattered book into a freshly bound book. The essence of the book is the words, not the pages they are printed on.
How easy is it for me to update my site myself after launch?
Because I build on the client friendly Squarespace platform, your website is able to easily evolve with your business. Clients who are comfortable using a computer can do basic tweaks and modifications to their site after launch without relying on a designer, and each of my websites includes a custom walkthrough video. I also offer continuing website support by the hour.
Can I keep my current domain name?
Absolutely. Your domain name can be pointed to your new website at the time of launch. Note that your old website hosting will no longer be necessary. I build on the Squarespace platform, which hosts all its websites on it's own reliable servers.
I'm not an interior designer. Can you still help me?
Yes. While I do specialize in interior designers and other creative professionals, I can work with others. Shoot me an email to inquire.
Will my new website look good on mobile phones?
One hundred percent. All my websites adjust to any device. Try it for yourself. Open any website in my portfolio on your mobile phone.
Will I be able to keep the SEO juice (search engine optimization) they've built up with my current website?
Yes. SEO juice is contained in the URLs of your website, not in the actual files of your old website. When we redesign your website, we will take care to use the same URLs are your current site in order to avoid losing any SEO juice.
Why pay a web designer when there are free options?
For the same reason someone might prefer to pay an interior designer to design their home rather than doing it themselves: professional design and implementation. Also, what I offer goes beyond just the design of your website. I also help you with brand positioning and copywriting.
Can another web designer work on a site after launch?
Easily. Many designers are now familiar with the Squarespace platform, and sharing access through the Squarespace backend requires merely a click.
What if I'm oblivious to all things website related?
My clients may have varying levels of web knowledge and sometimes don't even know which questions to start with. Rest assured, I'm here to help.