What types of websites do I build?
WordPress: Most of the websites I create are based in WordPress. This makes it very easy for you to edit copy, change menus, add new pages, delete old ones, insert photos, and so on.
Responsive: Since 2013, all websites I build are responsive, meaning that their sizing and layout are designed to adjust to whatever device a visitor is using — whether a smartphone, a tablet, a laptops or desktops. Responsive websites also show up more prominently in search results.
Search Engine Optimization: 20 years of studying web traffic statistics has given me some knowledge about how websites get found — especially websites for small businesses without big SEO budgets and thousands of pages. I take special pride in making sure that the many details involved in basic website optimization are correctly executed.
- Restaurant websites
- Contractor websites
- Auto repair websites
- Medical practice websites
- Author websites
- Nonprofit websites
- Legal practice websites
- Driving school websites
- Photographer websites
- Consultant websites
- Special event websites
- Musician websites
- Band websites
- Salon websites
- Bakery websites
What you get:
- A real website, not a facade.
- Control of everything. You hold the keys.
- Custom installation of WordPress and plugins.
- High quality theme / website builder.
- Complete, custom website buildout.
- Content optimization, editing, and layout.
- Social share / follow configuration.
- Email list setup (if desired).
- Solid fundamental SEO.
- Basic Google Analytics configuration / filtering.
- Hands-on tutorial time.
What it takes:
- Full, finished sites average 40 hours / $3,000.
- Typical timeline is 3 weeks to launch.
- Bare bones sites are possible: 20 hours / $1,500.
- Small jobs, tweaks, etc. $75 per hour, by the minute.
- Half paid in advance, remainder upon completion.
Grow your audience
As a freelance web designer for 20 years and counting, my goal is setting you up with brilliant tools that help you find a wider audience for your story, your services, and your products.
When you tell me that your sales volume has doubled — or that you’re amazed by the traffic your website is getting, or that you constantly get compliments on your website — I get a lot of satisfaction.
- Web design: For businesses, organizations, and individuals.
- Easy-to-edit: Change or add pages in minutes.
- Mobile-responsive: Website adapts to smartphones, tablets.
- Optimized: For search engines and social media sharing.
20 years as a web designer
Running a small business, you have to compete with bigger companies that can get away with offering less service because of their size. You learn your business more deeply than a team of recently hired staffers already looking to move on. You figure out how to get the most for your money, because there is no company budget for extravagance.
I understand — because this is my small business.About Mark
Surprisingly small cost
The cost of a website depends on how many working hours are required to build it. But let's say a high-quality website for a restaurant costs $3,000. Spread over only a year, that's $8.22 per day. What does a newspaper ad cost for one day? Imagine that this website averages a mere 50 visitors a day — many of them specifically searching for a restaurant in the area. What's your profit if just one couple comes in and orders a meal? What if they enjoy it so much that they share your website with their friends?
— Martin Eigenberger, ForeverNow Video
At your service
Your new website is mobile responsive, so it displays properly on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. It is optimized for social sharing, and with fundamental local SEO for search engines. It is built in WordPress, making it very easy for you to edit, add, or remove pages.
Need a landing page (like this one you're reading) for people who click an advertisement? Want a detail page for an annual event? Need to add a bio page for a new staff member? News releases? Testimonials? It's pretty easy — and if you need help, I have been here for my clients for 20 years.
Up and running in 2-3 weeks
We discuss what you need. I write a proposal. You accept and pay half up front. I gather raw materials from you and build your new website. You preview it. Final revisions are made, and the website goes public. We meet for a couple hours of tutorial time so you can learn the basics of running the site. I bill you for the second half. This whole process typically takes 2 to 3 weeks.
Remaining in 2016
First come, first served
Being a freelancer does mean I have less overhead and a lower hourly rate than many web design agencies in the area. But it also means I can only take on a limited number of new projects per month.