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I have been illustrating, designing and writing from the time I was 8 or 9. In my teens, I was one of the few who was part of a “pilot program” with the English and Art department called “Desktop Publishing” which included designing and newspaper and magazine layouts and writing accompanying articles. I was the assistant production manager, writer and in-house illustrator for my university newspaper “The Underground” and Editor-in-chief of its anthology book “Scarborough Fair”. I went on to become a Graphic Designer for John Wiley and Sons Canada, Ltd and now do freelance work, coaching and consulting. Here are some of the ways I can help you use technology in your business.
I love WordPress! I created my first blog using blogger in 2006 but didn’t like the design much. I was looking for a blogging program that created beautiful blogs. I found WordPress. I currently have 4 WordPress blogs and love the form, functionality and ease-of-use that WordPress provides. I’ve also become a Certified Virtual Event Website Specialist and I can help you create your platform for your next virtual event or WordPress membership site. I have experience with WordPress, WishList Member, Optimize Press, Instant Teleseminar and a variety of shopping carts including Infusionsoft, Aweber and Constant Contact.
As a Certified Virtual Event Website Specialist I can help you create your platform for your next virtual event or WordPress membership site. I have experience with WordPress, WishList Member, Optimize Press, Instant Teleseminar and a variety of shopping carts. Find out more about designing WordPress sites.
For any WordPress site and implementation here is the basic process:
Step 1: Planning and Design Stage: I need to know more about you, your business and what you want this website to accomplish. If you are hiring me on behalf of someone else, this information will be about your client’s needs and expectations. We’ll have a chat about your website, sales funnel and ways of generating leads etc. We’ll also decide on what other internet media, including social media, webinars etc. will be a right fit for your business.
Step 2: Creative and Technical Stages
- Set up the foundation
- Create graphics (which will be submitted until approved) or use graphics provided
- Configure membership, e-commerce and integrate other plug-ins
- Create content (which will be submitted until approved) or use content provided to me.
Step 3: Refine and Complete
- We review that all the work is completed to your standards.
Lakshmi is EXTREMELY flexible and amazingly insightful when it comes to brainstorming. Initially I hired her for her technical skills but I very quickly realized she is brilliant when it comes to thinking out of the box.
Together we have come up with some really great tools and systems to inspire my clients and potential clients. I am in awe of her ability to instantly GET IT. I gave very simple direction and she grasped all concepts instantly. I love her take charge mentality. She was not shy about taking charge BUT ALWAYS VERY RESPECTFUL! She is THE VERY BEST in my mind. She has made this part of my business effortless for me.
I am also extremely pleased with the fact that although she lives all the way around the world from me she never missed a beat. Time differences were never an issue!
I would recommend Lakshmi to anyone who is looking to build a website, generate leads, set up e-zines. Her creative, enthusiastic approach to MY BUSINESS has made her part of my family forever! She is a JOY.
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HTML and CSS is also an option! I can build your site to your specifications. Want a small business “brochure site”? A Coaching or Services site? Or maybe even an e-commerce site? I have worked on a variety of websites. We start by finding out what results you want, what your sales funnel will be and how to increase your client base. Learn more about getting an html website.
I have worked directly with html and css for years. I even have a certificate in web design from which I graduated with honors in 2001. I would recommend you choose this option if:
- You only want a “brochure” website. Which is something easy that you just want out on the web so you can refer people to so they can learn more about your services.
- You are developing a website that needs lots of moving parts where hard coding is a necessity.
If you are interested in blogging or updating content regularly, then WordPress is much more cost effective and easier to use.
Step 1: Design and Planning:
- I need to know more about you, your business and what you want this website to accomplish. If you are hiring me on behalf of someone else, this information will be about your client’s needs and expectations.
Step 2: Creative
- I create 3 designs and we work on refining one to suit your needs
- I create the graphics or will be provided graphics
- I create the content or will be provided content
Step 3: Technical
Depending on our agreement I will:
- Secure the domain name and hosting
- Write the html and css according to the design we’ve agreed upon
Step 4: Testing and Complete
- I will test the website and refine any issues.
Customized Web Applications
I’ve teamed up with Technical Recipes Ltd to help you create your own customized web and phone applications to take your business to the next level.
Lakshmi is fantastic to work with. She got the job completed on time, and frequently provided progress updates so I was always in the loop. I highly recommend her work!