Specializing in small business, I can design or redesign your website to suit your current needs within your budget. Having an online presence is crucial for many businesses but can be an unexpected expense when starting out. I can help you build your professional online presence at an affordable price. I will design a site build on a flexible platform that you can easily maintain yourself. If that’s not your cup of tea, or you simply don’t have time, I can maintain it for you at a low cost without tying you down to a contract. Need reliable hosting? I’ve got you covered there as well! I will work with you to bring your vision to life, without breaking the bank.
Having a social media presence these days is as important, if not more important than having a website. Unsure which platforms you should use? I’ll help you determine which social media platforms you should focus on and we can go from there. I can design, monitor, post and fully manage your social media accounts. Your theme will be coordinated across all platforms and integrated with your website if needed. “Likes” don’t put money in your pocket. Engaging your audience and establishing yourself as an expert gets you far more than any number of “Likes” on social media. Give me a call and let’s tailor a plan that works best for your business.
Blog Management - The New SEO
We had a small family business for over 20 years and if there is one thing that I’ve seen more times than I can count is the way Google ranks search results. Just when you think you have it figured out, they change it again. Many small businesses cannot compete with the budgets of their larger competitors when it comes to paying to be in the top results. Getting more creative can help you rank higher organically without having to spend so much money on expensive SEO tactics. A good blog can go a long way in getting your ranking higher. Google loves quality content that provides resources. Integrating a good blog with social media and your website can be a winning combination for your online awareness.
Doing Things a Little Different…
There is no one size fits all solution to online branding and management. You won’t find “package prices” here. Every business has unique needs, goals, and budgets. So whether you need a simple landing page, an interactive site with social media integration, blog management, someone to assist with social media… or a little bit of everything. Perhaps you have no idea at all what you need or where to even start… don’t worry, I won’t “oversell” you, I will address your specific needs. You also won’t find contracts locking you into services. My goal is to make you happy with the work I’m doing for you. But if for some reason that doesn’t happen, being locked into a contract doesn’t do either of us any good. So, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, give me a call and let’s get to work!!
So, who is Alpha-1 Girl?
My name is Chris. At the end of 2016, I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a hereditary condition that is passed on from parents to their children through genes. This condition may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease in infants, children and adults. Alpha-1 occurs when there is a severe lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) that is mainly produced by the liver. The main function of AAT is to protect the lungs from inflammation caused by infection and inhaled irritants such as tobacco smoke, environmental factors, viruses, etc. The low level of AAT in the blood occurs because the AAT is abnormal and cannot be released from the liver at the normal rate. This leads to a buildup of abnormal AAT in the liver that can cause liver disease. I am lung and liver affected. In February 2017, I started receiving weekly treatments (Replacement Therapy where healthy AAT is infused into my bloodstream). The goal of the treatment is to try and slow down or halt the progression of the disease. So in late 2017 when my father retired and w-e closed our family IT business, my “next chapter” was a difficult choice due to many factors. I wanted to do something that I truly loved while having the flexibility needed to manage my A1AD.
Over the course of 22 years in our own small business, we invested so much time and money in the many iterations of our website and the frustration that came along with it. The experience we had led me down the path to web design, and I found a great passion for it. Alpha-1 Girl was born… I wanted to create affordable websites for small businesses that were easy enough for the end user to maintain, update, and evolve.
5% of my annual profit is being donated to the Alpha 1 Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to research to learn more about this condition, treatment options and finding a cure. I also offer all services at 25% off for Alpha-1 owned businesses.
Let's Work Together!
If you have questions, or would like to discuss how we can help your business's online awareness, please contact us! We will always respect your personal information, which means you will not be bombarded with emails or added to mailing lists. We will never share your information with 3rd parties. Please use the contact form below, or call 919-376-7295.