PROJECT TIMELINE

In a standard website design project, we meet by phone for a 2-hour session once per week for four weeks.


PRE-PROJECT: PLAN

  • Discuss client needs
  • Agree on solution
  • Go over pricing
  • Send and pay invoice
  • Schedule date & time for session #1

HOMEWORK FOR YIAN

  • Send client project agreement
  • Send client invoice

HOMEWORK FOR CLIENT

  • Agree to project agreement
  • Pay invoice
  • Complete discovery session worksheet
  • Locate domain name username and password (if necessary)
  • Send high rez photos to Yian
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SESSION #1: DESIGN

  • Discuss discovery session worksheet

  • Choose template

  • Choose style for home page, portfolio launch page, portfolio inner page

  • Create sitemap

  • Make plan for header, footer, social media, newsletter strategy, press style, blog.

  • Schedule date & time for session #2

HOMEWORK FOR YIAN

  • Build the initial website version

  • Use placeholder text where necessary

HOMEWORK FOR CLIENT

  • Get new headshot, if necessary

  • Write copy for home page, portfolio launch page, portfolio inner pages

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SESSION #2: BUILD

  • Confirm website design

  • Discuss about page and services page

  • Choose fonts p, H1, H2, H3, footer, nav

  • Choose colors: background, header, buttons, and text

  • Schedule date & time for session #3

HOMEWORK FOR YIAN

  • Build out remainder of pages

  • Place copy

HOMEWORK FOR CLIENT

  • Write copy for inner pages (about, services, FAQ, etc.

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SESSION #3: FINISH

  • Write SEO site description

  • Write list of ALT tag keywords

  • Connect social media accounts

  • Schedule date & time for session #4

HOMEWORK FOR YIAN

  • Input ALT tags and meta-descriptions

  • Point domain at new website

HOMEWORK FOR CLIENT

  • Refine any additional copy

  • Proof read the site

  • Pay for website hosting

  • Send final payment (if necessary)

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SESSION #4: HANDOVER

  • Refine any last details as needed

  • Website backend walkthrough

  • Additional services: training session, business card, social media banners

HOMEWORK FOR YIAN

  • Send client link to write testimonial

HOMEWORK FOR CLIENT

  • Write testimonial
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PRE-PROJECT QUESTIONS

What to know about working with me.

What should I know about working with you?


CHECKLISTS

CORE PAGES

  • HOME
  • PORTFOLIO
  • SERVICES
  • ABOUT
  • PRESS
  • CONTACT
  • TESTIMONIALS

OTHER PAGES

    • PROCESS
    • BLOG
    • FAQ
    • VIDEO
    • OUT & ABOUT
    • PRIVACY POLICY

    FEATURES

    • EMAIL CAPTURE STRATEGY
    • MAILCHIMP INTEGRATION
    • INSTAGRAM FEED
    • INTAKE FORM
    • ONLINE SCHEDULER
    • PAY FOR CONSULTATION
    • PORTFOLIO VIDEOS
    • END OF PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE

    SEO

    • SITE DESCRIPTION
    • ALT TAGS
    • META DESCRIPTIONS

    BIO BRAINSTORM

    QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

    • Do you specialize in a particular type of design? (kitchens, baths, feng shui, etc)
    • Are you a licensed designer?
    • Did you go to school for design?
    • Do you have a degree?
    • Do you have a previous career in a particular field that informs your design?
    • Do you tend to work with clients from a particular type of career?
    • Do you offer any unique services?
    • Do you offer any online services?
    • Have you been published in any magazines, TV shows?
    • Do you have a step by step process?
    • Do you offer a turn-key solution?
    • Have you won any awards?
    • Why do your clients come to you?
    • Are you a full service designer?
    • What words have clients used in their testimonials for you?
    • Is there a quote from aclient you could share in your bio?

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    FINISH THE SENTENCE:

    • Jane Doe is one of the only ______
    • Jane has more than X years experience ______
    • Jane offers a range of services, including ________
    • Jame has appeared in _______
    • Jane has been a guest on ______
    • Jane’s clients benefit from ______