At Tech Empowered, we don’t just design and build websites. We help our clients with anything and everything that has to do with online business.
We are a content creation and design firm dedicated to empowering women through business development. We walk through step-by-step, from your first idea to the final product, to ensure that you have an online presence that reflects your unique vision for your business. Not only are we expert content creators and tech masters, but we are also cheerleaders and business visionaries.
Our packages include everything you need and are designed to attract new clients for you.
*Elementor is an optional WordPress website builder plugin that makes building and managing your site much easier.
An online storefront is the online face of your enterprise. The past year has forever changed the way we do business. Your website is often the first and only contact consumers have with you. It is more important than ever for entrepreneurs to have a high-quality, professional website.
In today’s ever-changing business environment, it is important to think outside-the-box in order to meet the needs of their customers and clients. Everyone from retailers to restaurants to service providers have rushed to modify their business plan to include an online sales and service option. Many entrepreneurs have either added an online storefront to their existing business or replaced their brick-and-mortar store entirely with an online storefront.
Whether you are designing your own site or hiring a design firm, keep in mind that your website will be most people’s primary point-of-contact. You wouldn’t want your brick-and-mortar storefront to be dilapidated, with peeling paint and leaky plumbing, nor do you want your online storefront to be second-rate Just as you invest money in the upkeep of a building, you should invest in upkeep of your website.
In today’s global economy, you are no longer just competing with the guy across the street. Your website is compared to everyone in your industry worldwide. Even if you are a local or regional business, customers who Google your keywords are going to get hits nationally or internationally.
If you are tech savvy, you could manage your own website. Typically, website management consists of:
If Tech Empowered builds your website, you have the option of purchasing a 1-hour Zoom call once your site is complete to teach you how to perform this routine maintenance. This is a $100 add-on service not included in our package pricing.
Or, if you’d rather not do your own maintenance, Tech Empowered can keep your site running smoothly for $49/month.
Our preferred website development platform is WordPress. We like to work with a software called Elementor, which makes designing and formatting on WordPress simple, easy, and intuitive. However, if you have an existing site on a different platform, don’t be discouraged! Depending on the extent of the redesign, we can easily switch it to WordPress, or simply work within the existing structure.
Tech Empowered is more than happy to help you with your blog and/or routine emails. During our meetings, we can discuss what you’d like your blog and/or emails to look like, how regularly you’d like to post, the length of posts, and/or emails, whether you’d like to assign blog and/or email topics or you’d like us to develop a list of topic ideas, and whether you’d prefer us to ghostwrite these or post under our byline.
No! We can modify any of our plans to meet your unique business needs. Contact us to chat about your options.
Each project is unique, so the length of time varies by project. For typical sites, plan on 4-6 weeks for completion. If we anticipate your project to take longer, we will provide an estimated completion date. Keep in mind, we can’t maintain deadlines unless everyone is invested in the agreed-upon production schedule. This means the client must schedule meetings and return revisions with requested changes in a timely manner.
Yes, we do! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to build your business. Payments can be made in two or four installments. The first installment is due once we have an agreed upon service contract and prior to our first 1-hour Zoom meeting. (This is after your free ½-hour introductory session, once you’ve decided that we will provide the content and tech support of your dreams!)
For clients who choose a customized plan, a down payment of $150 is due prior to the first 1-hour Zoom meeting. (Again, this is after your free ½-hour introductory session.) Thereafter, ongoing clients and those on a modified plan will be billed monthly at our hourly rate.
The yearly cost of a website is less than you may think. It varies somewhat depending on the theme, web hosting package, and domain you choose. When we create a site, we budget the following annual expenses:
Domain Privacy: $8*
Web hosting: $60
Total: $183 per year
Remember that the costs of a business website are tax deductible! Our Website Packages include all of these for the first year.
*Domain privacy is optional but highly recommended to protect your personal information. You can find free themes, but they offer less design options. Elementor is an optional WordPress website builder plugin that makes building and managing your site much easier. All of our website packages include these options for the first year.
If you’ve never built a website before, it can feel like a daunting undertaking. These days, there are many apps and tools that make it possible for even a design novice to create a basic website. Online website builders such as WordPress, Wix, Joomla!, and others provide templates and easy to navigate platforms for beginners.
With a little time, effort, and trial and error, it is possible to build your own website. Unfortunately, without knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization) and basic design principles, it’s difficult to compete in an ever-expanding online marketplace.
Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from building the business of your dreams. If the idea of building your own website feels overwhelming, hire a professional! Content creators and designers such as Tech Empowered can work with you to bring your vision to life.
Let’s run with the “storefront” analogy. If you were going to build a brick-and-mortar store, clinic, or practice, you would need a building and land upon which to put your building. In some cases, you could own the building, but lease the land.
Imagine that your webhosting service is the land, and the domain is the actual building. Consider your payment for a webhosting service your “rent” for the online real estate on which you build your storefront. The domain is the building itself. Once you purchase a domain, you own it, as long as you make your annual payments.
There are so many companies offering domain and webhosting services that sifting through to find the best prices and terms can be quite a process. When you work with Content Empowered, we give our clients the option to choose their own domain and webhosting services. Or, if you’d prefer, we can do the research for you, purchase your domain and web hosting, and invoice you the cost.
This is a lot like hiring a real estate agent to help you find a property to buy. You rely on their expertise so you don’t have to sift through all the listings and negotiate the best price for yourself.
If you purchase one of Content Empowered’s website packages, the cost of domain and web hosting is included in the price. For all other customers, the cost of domain and web hosting would be applied against your initial down payment.
We offer a free ½-hour introductory Zoom or phone meeting so you can get to know us, ask your burning questions, and give us an idea what you’re looking for. We’ll email you a brief questionnaire to return to us before the introductory meeting. This gives us an opportunity to get to know a little bit about you and your business, so that we can get the most out of our ½-hour together.
Here’s the breakdown:
Basic Option: 2 revisions
Advanced Option: 3 revisions
Premium Option: 4 revisions
Basically, the deeper the site (this means the more pages your site has) the more revisions you’ll need to make sure it’s just right.
No. Clients are welcome and encouraged to reach out to Tech Empowered with questions, comments, concerns, and all your great ideas! We do ask that our clients compile a list of questions into one email per day, rather than send multiple emails in a 24-hour period. This minimizes confusion and streamlines communication. Tech Empowered will do our best to respond to emails within 48 business hours.
Of course you can! A website builder is provided to mange your own content, so you don’t need to hire a developer.
Are you ready to schedule a call? Have a question or a comment? We’d love to hear from you! Simply enter your details on the contact form or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Schedule your free ½-hour introductory session!