A New Look for Can the Clutter

Can the Clutter

Jan Lehman contacted me last fall to discuss some content and design changes for her Can the Clutter website. The site was very narrow by today’s standards, forcing visitors to scroll to read even short blog posts. In addition, she was no longer happy with the bright colors. Jan’s original designer had created her custom […]

8 Costly Website Mistakes

Are you making these costly website mistakes?

Having a good website is a valuable tool for any business, but having a bad one might be worse than having none at all. Whether you’re creating a brand new website or you’re trying to figure out why the one you have isn’t working, you may want to be aware of these eight costly mistakes: […]

Websites for Health Coaches

Hilda Rendl

It’s been a while since I shared any of my website projects with you, but it’s not because I haven’t been busy at work! Although I’m best known for creating websites for professional organizers, I work with a wide range of solopreneurs. Over the past couple of years, I’ve designed websites for three women from the […]

How to use inbound marketing and SEO to attract the right clients

inbound marketing and seo

The POC Conference was held in Vancouver a few weeks ago. As I read about the various speakers and other activities, I noticed that Emilio Jose Garcia of KW Professional Organizers was going to be speaking about SEO and Inbound Marketing. I met Emilio when I spoke about social media at the POC Halton-Peel Chapter […]

How long does it take to create a website?

How long will it take to build my website?

When potential clients contact me about creating a new WordPress site, the two most common questions I hear are: How much will it cost? How long will it take? To estimate the cost, I start by asking a few questions of my own: How many pages of content do you need? Do you intend to […]

Custom WordPress Design: Moving On

Moving On

When asked for samples of my custom WordPress design projects, I’m always proud to show off the site I created for Moving On Organizing, even though it was a number of years ago. It was one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on! Co-owner Heather Shute tapped into her background in interior design […]

Is a WordPress.com site right for your business?

Essential Home Organizing

I am such a huge fan of WordPress that I can barely remember what it was like to build websites any other way! When I say “WordPress,” I’m referring to the self-hosted type, often referred to as “WordPress.org.” Here’s how it differs from the “other” version. WordPress.com As a free service, WordPress.com comes with certain […]

Introducing Limestone Counselling, Coaching & Consulting

Limestone Counselling, Coaching & Consulting

I’m very excited to announce the latest addition to my website portfolio: Limestone Counselling, Coaching & Consulting is the private practice of Leanna Callum, a highly trained Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Art Therapist, and Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Leanna and I were introduced this fall by a mutual acquaintance, and I […]

Why I love WP Engine

Organized Assistant loves WP Engine!

In Signing on with a Web Hosting Company, I compared five types of hosting services. In that post, I mentioned speed and security as primary reasons for choosing WP Engine for Managed WordPress Hosting, but as one of their customers, I’ve discovered many other valuable benefits. Restore Points Have you ever been working on your […]

Reviewing the Website Planning Process

Reviewing the Website Planning Process

The Planning a Website the Organized Way series started over two months ago, on August 5th. If you’ve been reading along and working through the steps, congratulations – you’re ready to begin implementing your website plan! Maybe you’re joining us for the first time today, or completing the homework wasn’t a priority for you at […]

Working out the Details

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Working out the Details

Over the last two months, we’ve reviewed many of the content, design, and technical aspects of planning a website. These considerations are especially important if you’re replacing an existing site. If your current website isn’t working well for you, you need to identify how it may be lacking and make sure that your new site […]

Drafting Your Contact Page

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Drafting Your Contact Page

In the last post in our Planning a Website the Organized Way series, we talked about different ways of connecting with your website visitors. This is a very important part of forming relationships, but today we’re going to take it a step further. You must make it as easy as possible for prospective clients to […]

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