Have you ever talked to a web designer about creating a basic website for your business, only to be completely flabbergasted by the outrageous cost they sent back?
Even though you don’t know much about the technical aspects of building a website, you know it isn’t rocket science, so why does it cost so much?
What’s worse, you probably know someone (the “friend of a cousin’s neighbor” type) who may not be the brightest crayon in the box, yet creates some pretty great websites with ease. So if he can make websites so quickly and easily, why are website designers sending you quotes for sites that cost $5,000 – $7,000?
Then there’s the website content to deal with. You know you need certain things like an about page or professional bio, maybe a contact page, and probably a blog… but what the heck are you going to put on them? Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, you know you have to look and sound professional, but looking at that big name entrepreneur’s website copy makes you feel overwhelmed and confused around where to even begin!
And, lastly, let’s say you do finally get a website up with some content on it… now what? How do you then ensure that website is getting in front of the right people? How do you start to build an audience, drive traffic, sell your services, and grow your email list? Wait. What fancy bits of technology are even needed to build an email list?!
I’ve seen this scenario play out far too many times with amazing people, like you, who have so much potential and awesome to bring to the world, if you could just get yourself online already.
Here’s exactly what you get when you sign up for the Jumpstart Package:
Your Very Own Branded WordPress Website:
If you’re new to the world of online business and website design, you may or may not be familiar with WordPress. It’s one of the best blogging and website platforms around. Basically, WordPress is the back-end of your site and gives you the ability to add and edit your own content (no more nickel and dime charges for simple updates), easily install additional plugins (cool techy bits that will make your site more awesome), and allows website designers to easily customize the look, feel and functionality of your site.
Over the past five years, I’ve designed and built hundreds of WordPress websites, as well as trained non techy entrepreneurs to take charge of their online presence by using WordPress to manage their own websites.
Here’s what you get with your custom website:
- You’ll work through my three-part brand strategy workbook to get you ready for the site design process. Your brand is more than just the look and feel of your website, it’s the essence and feeling of every connection point between you and your audience. Over my many years of creating websites, logos, taglines, content, marketing strategies, and everything in between, one of the most common things I heard from clients was, “wow, you really nailed who I/we are.” That’s because they were clear on their brand strategy, which is exactly what you’ll be after you work through this simple three part workbook that’s included in this package!
- You get to create your own custom home page using sections from three popular website frameworks that will serve as the base for your custom designed website. Choose which layout options make the most sense for your needs in terms of content and functionality. All frameworks include the exact tools you need to build an online business like the pros, such as an opt-in bar that allows you to start building your email list immediately! And don’t worry, if you’re not sure which framework combination is best for your needs, I’ll be there to help you make an educated and strategic decision so you get the most out of your new site.
- We’ll provide you with two website designs to choose from. Based on the answers and insights provided in your brand strategy work, you’ll receive two design options that reflect who you are, what you do, and who your ideal audience is. You’ll see artwork for the home page and interior pages, so you have a clear sense of what your website will look like when it’s live.
- You have three revision rounds in which we’ll refine your chosen design. While we know you’re going to love your new site design the second you lay eyes on it, we include three revision rounds so you have the chance to tweak it to perfection.
- We develop a custom WordPress theme, just for you and your business. Once your design is approved, we create a fully functional, customized WordPress theme. This gives you all the functionality and ease of use that comes with the WordPress platform, but presents your business in a uniquely branded and professional light on the outside. No one will have a website like yours!
- We set you up with the needed plugins to ensure your website continues to run and function with the best of them! Basic SEO plugin with videos on how to utilize it to optimize your site, analytics and tracking, backup systems, contact form, and social sharing tools will all be included on your new website.
- You get all the basic pages included, as well as the ability to easily add more. We set up your home, about, services, blog, and contact page for you, but you can add as many pages as you’d like from there. Easily, we’ll even show you how.
Here are three structural frameworks to create from:
I’ve designed hundreds of sites over the years, take a peek at my portfolio!
“I love what you’ve done. You’ve created something far more beautiful and professional than I ever imagined. Aaaahhh. Happiness!”
Content Creation Support for Your Website:
This isn’t a copywriting service. Instead, we take your ideas, language and writing, and craft them into compelling, concise, strategic, and professional content you’ll be proud to have on your website. Whether or not you consider yourself a writer, our “co-creation content writing” process is simple and easy, ensuring you end up with website content that’s both true to your voice and puts you on the same professional level as those big name entrepreneurs you love!
- A beautifully crafted about page and bio. One of the first things people will do when visiting your website is click to learn more about you. We’ll work with you to craft something beautiful and professional for your about page and short bio.
- A compelling sales page or services page. If you want to make money, you have to have a strong and compelling sales or services page. We’ll work with you to create content that turns your offering into something ideal clients and customers simply can’t resist!
- A basic opt-in goodie that’s sure to help build your list. Choose from one of our three included opt-in offer formats and we’ll help co-create a professional, impactful, and compelling opt-in offer that will deeply resonate with your audience.
Here are the three opt-in formats you have to choose from:
Transformational Worksheet: Turn your best process or tool into a simple 1 – 2 page self coaching worksheet that will provide instant and massive transformations for your subscribers.
Simple Ebook: Take your very best ideas and information and package them in a simple 3 – 5 page ebook that will help your audience see you as the expert in your particular field.
Inspirational Manifesto: Take your most powerful ideas and insights and turn them into a beautiful, one page manifesto that your tribe can hang on their walls and share.
Additional Design Items:
Because it’s important to create a cohesive online presence, we’re including some additional design items along with your new website to ensure you always look your best, no matter where people find you online.
- A custom created wordmark for your website or business name. This simple, professional, and branded typographic mark will serve as a logo for your website, graphics, and business collateral. While it’s not a logo design, it is a professional mark that will help further brand your business and ensure you always look professional.
- One social media cover photo. You choose the social media platform that’s most important to your online presence (or we’ll help you decide which channel is the most important for your business). We’ll provide you with a professional graphic that matches your brand new website so you can have a cohesive online presence.
- A beautifully designed header graphic for your email newsletter. We’ll create a simple and branded graphic you can place at the top of your email newsletter framework and opt-in forms, ensuring you look professional every step of the way.
- Design and branding for your custom created opt-in offer. After we’ve co-created your opt-in offer, we’ll apply your new look and feel so it’s even more compelling to the people you most want to connect with, while further establishing you as an expert.
- Beautifully branded business cards. We’ll also send 500 cards, printed on thick, matte paper, and shipped straight to your door*! These cards will be designed to match your new site and full color on both sides.
*Free shipping may not be available to those outside the United States.
I’ve designed hundreds of wordmarks over the years, take a peek some below!
You’re also going to receive some pretty awesome bonuses to help you build your business more quickly!
Because we both know getting online isn’t enough, we’re here to help you take the next steps so you can start building your audience, working with your ideal clients, growing your email list, and selling your products and services! The following is also included with your package:
Now that you have a professional online presence, how do you build your business?
In addition to having my eyes and talents on your website, design pieces and content, you’ll receive access to my powerful 12-week business building program, Your Passion-Based Business™. I designed this program after working with hundreds of business owners and have refined the process so much that this program includes everything you need to know to grow your business. I’m talking how to craft a marketing strategy unique to your personality and audience, how to create blog posts your audience not only loves but also share, how to build an engaged email list full of people anxiously awaiting your offerings, how to create a solid brand strategy, and so much more. I’m even including my proven sales strategy that turns consultations into clients and customers without feeling the tiniest bit like a sales strategy! Click here to learn more about what’s included in Your Passion-Based Business!
Two laser focused 60 minute one-on-one Strategy Sessions with me!
In addition to my program and all the services listed above, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule two 60 minute strategy sessions with me. The first one to be scheduled before your design month, and the second once your website is completed. During this time, you can pick my brain (I’m an open book around life and business), receive focused one on one coaching around anything you need, get your burning questions answered, craft step-by-step strategies for success, and receive a clear action plan for what you need to do once your site is live. We’ll also focus on any blocks, limiting beliefs, and stories you need to release in order to start making money doing the work you were put here to do!
A custom crafted roadmap for how to use and maintain your new website.
There’s a lot to know about your new website… how to best use and maintain it, how to keep it safe from hacker and malware, and how the heck to use it! Once your website is done, we’ll send over our “Next Steps” guide, as well as install a whole resource library of training videos on how to navigate the back end of WordPress. We’ll create custom videos to show you around the unique features of your website, so you know exactly how to update and edit your own site.
Bottom line: you’ll be ready to move forward on your action plan with a clear understanding of how to manage everything about your new online presence yourself!
Now, I know at this point you’re probably thinking,
“this all sounds amazing Stephenie, but what does it cost?”
Click here to learn more about our custom services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why work with me?
I have the experience and the training.
Both personally with building my own businesses and with loads of amazing clients… clients that range from the largest hospital chain and largest healthcare focused nonprofit in Colorado, to excitedly nervous individuals who just want to create a life and business around something they love.
I’ve learned online marketing, strategy and best practices from the best of the best in the industry. I’m not just talking about how to grow your list, site traffic and sales, but how to attract and communicate with your ideal clients in a way that feels good to YOU. No “icky” or pushy sales tactics.
I have the knowledge.
I know everything from design, branding, marketing, and content creation, to which email provider you should use and how to set up a hosting account. I can tweak code and build custom sites and I know all the must-have plugins for your needs. I can write a killer sales page copy, organize your thoughts into a product or program, and create the design and branding to really make it sing! I’ve built two of my own successful businesses and helped hundreds of others do the same.
For almost a decade, I’ve…
- Worked with major companies and small to mid sized businesses to build beautiful, effective, and strategic brands (both online and off).
- Significantly increased clients’ income while helping them do work they can’t believe they’re getting paid to do – a.k.a. work they love and that comes easily to them.
- Helped clients increase sales, site traffic, and opt-ins so they’re able to make more money and serve more people (more of the right people).
- Taken the confusion and overwhelm out of choosing a business structure, building a website, writing site content, finding ideal clients, creating compelling offers, and learning new tools and systems for success.
- Helped create, organize, house, and deliver online programs, products and packages, while also marketing them in a way that feels good to the entrepreneur, and speaks directly to their ideal audience.
I have the portfolio to back it up…
Click here to visit my online portfolio to view my most recent work samples in website and identity design for clients. If there’s something you don’t see that you’d like to (print samples, style, sales pages, etc), I have something to show you from my portfolio as I’ve worked with loads of clients on a variety of projects over the years.
But don’t take my word for it…
Here’s what my past clients have to say about working with me.
I started my virtual dietetic business in 2007. In 2009 I began providing virtual services and project management for other health professionals. This lead to a new business branch that continued to evolve and before I knew it my “old” brand/message no longer matched the service I was providing nor the clients I served. I needed a complete brand makeover!
Stephenie and her team did a wonderful job providing initial design options based off our branding brief and then made design revisions until the final was just as needed. I loved how they stuck to the initial timeline and kept what can be an overwhelming process moving forward.
I highly recommend Stephenie to clients and colleagues for their design needs. I’ve worked with her not only on my own re-brand, but on several other client projects. She always delivers!
Lisa Nelson, DetailProjectManagement.com
I love what you’ve done. You’ve created something far more beautiful and professional than I ever imagined. Aaaahhh. Happiness! I would absolutely recommend Jumpstart, because it’s so comprehensive. No matter what obstacles you present with, the Jumpstart package has a solution. I had all my copy written beforehand (which is something Jumpstart will do for you), but I had no idea how to communicate what I saw in my mind, in terms of design. All of that was taken care of by the planning and prep worksheets. It was kind of amazing. When I look at my website, I can’t even believe how gorgeous and ME it all is! It’s far better visually and in terms of layout, than I could have even imagined for myself.
Maia Macek, MaiaMacek.com
When I came to Stephenie, I had a site that was in desperate need of a new design. I wanted the kind of site that was professional and reflected my personality and style.
As a financial coach, I needed a home for my business where women could come and feel comfortable talking about their relationship with money. I wanted something clean, organized, and easy to navigate, that also included the important things I needed for marketing. Stephenie gave me everything I was looking for and exceeded my expectations.
If I had to figure out how to build a site on my own, it would have taken me several frustrating months. Stephenie was so efficient and the cost of her services was well worth it. I would recommend her to anyone who is either building their first website or has a website that could use some improving. She OVERdelivered on her services and support.
When it comes to technology and building a website, I don’t understand any of it. Stephenie made it all so easy for me. All I had to do was provide the content and have some understanding (which she guided me through) of how to work the site once it was finished. She did all the rest and made it effortless for me.
When working with anyone, professionalism and efficiency are both so important to me. Stephenie exudes both of these qualities in her business. She always responded to my e-mails and calls in a timely fashion and never made me feel like a “techy-idiot” with any of the questions I asked her. She was always willing to help and was so generous with her time.
Stephenie exceeded my expectations on all levels. She is SO creative, talented, and intelligent. She can take a vision like mine and create something so beautiful, but also understands marketing and the techy side of building a site. Having worked with someone else on my prior site, I know how valuable Stephenie is and I would recommend her to anyone.
Stephenie has an amazing knack of just knowing what looks good and making sure it completely reflects who you are and what you’re trying to portray with your business.
I am an extremely picky person, particularly when it comes to aesthetics, so it’s really hard for me to find someone who can handle how detail oriented I am and who gets my vision. When I hired Stephenie, I couldn’t believe that I had no changes to the first draft of the product she sent me! She just understood me and created a product that was even more perfect for me than I could have imagined.
She digs really deep to understand the inner workings of her clients and their businesses and create products to match their personalities completely. I have been so impressed with everything she has created for me and now I actually trust her “eye” way more than I trust my own.
If aesthetics are important to you and you want to have a website or other product that goes hand in hand with your personality and the personality of your business, Stephenie Zamora is your designer!
Working with Stephenie made me realize how important it is to have a web designer who can see the big picture and execute a clear vision. There are plenty of people who can copy a template and add some stock photos but Stephenie thinks about your business needs, develops messaging, and builds something special that really represents you. She is my go-to for quality web design projects.
Working with Stephenie and her team was such a smooth and interactive experience. My questions were always answered within a great time frame. She received feedback and gracefully. I loved that the package included practical components (like newsletter header and opt in gift) that are needed to have a complete website, especially when offering Health & Lifestyle medical coaching. I would happily recommend the Jumpstart package to others.
Dr. Stacy Mobley, BlissNaturalMedicine.com
Stephenie knew exactly what I wanted even though it was hard for me to articulate it at times. The questions she asked helped both of us get really clear on what I wanted and what she could create.
Stephenie is just a joy to be around anyway, but working with her was easy and fun. She always got back to me quickly and kept me updated on her progress, which helped my head not explode from all the excitement I felt about what she was going to create for me.
Stephenie is truly an artist. She can make your website completely and totally unique to you and your business, so don’t be scared to express all your design dreams 🙂 She will make them come true!
I would absolutely recommend Stephenie but I don’t even need to because every person that’s seen my site has asked about her so all I have to do is pass along her info. Her works speaks for itself.
Stephenie is the kind of person everyone wishes they could work with. She’s brilliant, patient, determined, and amazingly talented. Her ability to understand vision and turn it into something remarkable is unmatched. Her personality makes the entire experience enjoyable, uplifting and inspiring. If you ever get the opportunity to work with her, do yourself a favor and seize it!
Stephenie is one of the brightest Marketing Designers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. When it comes to Amazing, Awe inspiring design, Stephenie is definitely in a league of her own. Not only does she have innovative, beautiful designs, but she possesses the power of being able to construct awesome written content coupled with persuasive, successful Marketing ideas. She has the right fortitude to succeed at anything she puts her mind to and I foresee her being a huge success in all future endeavors.
Girl, I LOVE everything about you and your business.
Many people can have a design business, but what makes you special is that you’ve got the whole package… you’re smart, personable, creative, talented, reliable, hardworking, honest and timely.
You got it all girl, and people see that and what to be a part of what you’re doing and support you by passing your information on to others too.
I spent months trying to create my website and really struggled to make it look professional. My life got so much easier the moment I hired Stephenie! After completing a form and a phone call, she knew exactly what I needed and met every deadline that we agreed on.
I loved that I never needed to worry about anything. Just knowing that my website was being taken care of was a huge relief. She’s incredibly responsive and always willing to help with various aspects of my business. It was great to be able to give her a call and have marketing materials ready a few days later. She makes everything easy! She responds to questions quickly and knows how to get things done!
People should know that they will never regret hiring her. She doesn’t just create beautiful websites and marketing materials. She takes care of all the little details that most people would miss…myself included. It was nice to know that she wouldn’t let me forget anything.
I would absolutely recommend Stephenie to anyone who needs design work. She does an amazing job and really makes things run smoothly. It’s difficult to find such a great combination of someone who pays attention to details and is also creative. I’m glad I found her!
Shay de Silva
I hired Stephenie to design the logo and website for my passion project, Moxie Camp: A Playspace for Female Changemakers. I was pretty clear on what I wanted in terms of look, feel, and layout, but Stephenie did better than simply deliver on what I described. She pushed me to get even more specific with my concept so that my site could speak directly to my target participant. (There’s nothing like partnering with a graphic artist who is also a gifted life coach!) The feedback I’ve been receiving has been off the hook. I’ve had a lot of websites through the lifespan of my business, but never have I had a design experience with someone who needed so little direction to do such breathtaking work.
My sales page wasn’t converting well and I really believe all of my great copy was getting lost in ugly formatting. Within 24 hours I’ve had 5 sales, the page is so much sexier, and much more engaging now.
My experience was efficient and on point. In the past I’ve experienced a lot of back and forth and tweaking on design projects for my website-even after I’ve laid out specific instructions. Stephenie completely over-delivered on what I requested. The end product knocks what I was envisioning out of the water.
She’s super pro, and can be trusted. I felt really comfortable sending my instructions and saying, “I trust your eye, your judgment and your creativity, go ahead!” I was super impressed with her ability to create a stimulating and engaging product that visually communicates my brand.
Stephenie was a pleasure to work with and did an AMAZING job accurately portraying who I am and what my business is really about. She created a website that represents me 100% and couldn’t be more happy with it! I have gotten SO many compliments on it.
She did such a great job of explaining ALL the things I didn’t understand. Honestly, I was a little nervous that I would be lost and not really know how to change things in my website without her, but Stephenie patiently walked me through every step so I could fully understand everything and have been able to do so much on my own. I love the fact that if I do get slipped up on something she is quick to reply to resolve the problem. I would recommend Stephenie to anyone wanting a killer website that makes people’s jaws drop in amazement!
I know Stephenie virtually via an online business forum and in an 11th hour pinch, I sent a flare up to the group for help providing graphic design support to an important client of mine. Stephenie took the assignment on with passion and was incredibly fast in work turnaround, which was impressive since she and I were in different time zones AND my client was at an event (with limited internet access) in Cambodia!! She really came through. I was incredibly impressed with her effort, her energy… and her prices are amazing! Will definitely refer work to her again in the future!
It was incredible to find Stephenie.
I don’t believe we could have found a better match for our company and gain the quality and passion for the project that Stephenie brought to the table.
I highly recommend working with her in whatever capacity it might be!
If you want a thoughtful, thorough, sensitive to the client’s needs designer and branding expert to accompany your cause-driven, entrepreneurial efforts, Stephenie is the one to call. Working with her has been smooth sailing for me and my business. She guided me through the process of relaunching my website, evaluated my brand and whipped up a plan that provided me with the support and visuals I needed to accomplish a smooth transition. Her talents are real, her timing impeccable, and professionalism unforgettable. Working with her has been and will continue to be a delight.
I have been blessed to work with Stephenie and her team of talented professionals. Stephenie has the ability to take a concept and bring it to life, make it better than you ever thought it could be, and with incredible attention to detail. I must share that what impresses me the most about her work is that she cares – she puts her heart into every project as if it were her own. Our website, www.DSWA.org and our blog, www.MyDSWA.org were redesigned and completely upgraded by her and her team. I am thrilled with the results! The upgrades and improvements have positively impacted our bottom line and the growth we are experiencing as an organization. She took our branding, web presence, and overall approach to the next level of excellence and I highly recommend her personally and professionally.
I had no clue on where to begin or what to do to start a website. I loved being able to share my ideas and vision of what I wanted the website to look like and function and Stephenie made the magic happen.
I loved how open and helpful she was throughout the whole process. I never felt like she was pushy and she always gave my ideas and thoughts attention. I really enjoyed creating this vision with her help and she made it all possible and even better than I could have imagined.
I liked being able to have the flexibility of ideas and thoughts along the way and that anything can be adjusted if needed. I liked the convenience of being able to email Stephenie and her responding in a timely manner, even with the time difference.
I think Stephenie’s work is fantastic and portrayed everything I was looking for, so I know she would do the same for others. She is very creative and good at what she does!
I enjoyed working with Stephenie and hope to continue to in the future. I hope my site will makes her proud by making a difference in the lives of others living with MS. I know it will take time and pray it will be a success. I know it will be with the start of it being done by Stephenie! Thank you!!
We hired Stephenie to quickly design & create some marketing materials to aid in our search for private investor funding. Her creative (yet refined) style and punctual (yet easygoing) attitude resulted in an outstanding finished product that helped us quickly secure the funding we needed.
I would highly recommend her for any graphic design project!
When you are growing your own business, you wear all the hats. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in all of the day to day responsibilities it’s hard to take time out to look at the big picture. Working with Stephenie helped me step back and look at my business through a fresh set of eyes. Her expertise in graphic design helped me see what my web site was missing and how I can continue to make my site better and more representative of who I am and what I do. She also helped me focus on my ideal client and get a more detailed profile of my target market allowing me to tailor my services and message to those I wish to attract. Thanks to Stephenie, I now have a clearer direction on how to keep my business moving forward.
Words cannot express how much we appreciate your time and talent!
You are amazing and your efforts are making an impact nationally!
I am so blessed to know you!
Stephenie and her team are very pleasant to work with. I signed up for the jumpstart package because I’m a new business owner. The package is really nice because it includes multiple elements…. a website, business building knowledge, and more. Stephenie has been helpful with my ongoing website needs, desires, and changes. I’m really glad that I chose to work with her and am looking forward to continuing the process as my business grows and changes.