The Single Page Website for Small Projects and Creative Individuals

Starting April 1st, 2017, Schildbach Design is offering a $500 one page website.* The design is based on and limited to the design and development seen on my Home Page. But, of course you can make it your own with your own personal colors, fonts, imagery. You will notice that their are several vertical and horizontal panels to this home page. You are allowed up to 10 panels (vertical and/or horizontal). It can be built in the WordPress framework so that you can update it yourself. And, I will give a 1 hour tutorial on how to update it yourself. This would be a great start to selling a project or a simple portfolio for a visual artist, designer, photographer, musician, or other creative. Just contact us through our contact form and mention “The Single Page Website”. Let’s work together on your single page website!

If I could give any recommendation, no matter how much you think it doesn’t matter for your particular business, if you don’t have one by now, you need a website! Sure, I understand, some people really don’t want a website, and that is fine. But, for those of my colleagues who have small businesses or are individuals with creative projects, these are some of the following untruths I have heard:

“I don’t need a website because I get all of my work by word of mouth.”

Even if you get all of your work by word of mouth, you still need to show people your work or your credentials. Even when you have a loyal client they may want to see what you are working on outside of their project, and this will deepen your relationship with that client.

“Having a Facebook page is all I need.”

Don’t underestimate the value of branding or your business identity, people want to associate you with a particular look or feel. And, when you primarily use Facebook, you look like, well…Facebook. The same goes for LinkedIn, Instagram or any other social media.

“Funnels and landing pages are replacing websites.”

My response to this is an ethical one: If all you care about is making money and nothing else, then yes, funnels and landing pages, pound for pound, are more effective. But, for those of use who have a passion for our work, and value the substance behind our businesses, funnels and landing pages are the pushers on the street, while websites welcome customers in to your door.

“I can’t afford a website, or don’t have the time to build a website on my own.”

You don’t have to start out with a 100 page website. In fact with how little time people have to read these days, a small business or project should not have more than 10 pages, excluding the pages on their blog. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospects of the work and cost of a new website, try a single page website.

Thank you to Alvaro Trigo for developing fullpage.js, the core behind my single page websites and scrolling home pages. Without your generosity, I would not have been able to offer this service at such an affordable rate.

(Excludes hosting and domain costs)


Website Maintenance Plan & Tech Support Packages

Every business needs to have a website maintenance plan for their website. The economical route is to do it yourself. But, having a professional maintain your website frees up your time to do what you are good at—your own profession. See the top 10 most common forms of website maintenance that Schildbach Design does for clients.

Schildbach Design offers Website Maintenance Plan & Tech Support Packages. My Production schedule is usually full, so I request clients prepay for a website maintenance package. I rarely have time for “on call” web maintenance and tech support without these pre-purchased, time based, fixed rate packages. Entrepreneur Magazine has a article about why you need to keep your website in good shape.

This has been a win/win situation for both myself and the client. Many clients have purchased, and are happy with this new policy. With this change, I have a more structured, manageable production schedule, and clients needing tech support have my agreement, that I will get to their maintenance requests, updates, and tech support within 48 hours (unless I am on vacation, and then I will refer you to either my colleague Leslie Timmons or Shaun D. Vine).

For clients needing maintenance and tech support, who choose not to purchase the packages, they will have a wait time of 2-4 weeks for me to get to your requests. I apologize for this wait, but I am booked that far ahead.

Here are the specific parameters of the maintenance plans:

Policies for Website Maintenance Plan Packages

  • Package options are 5 hour, 10 hour and 20 hour
  • Non-profits, individuals businesses and institutions pay $50 an hour
  • The 10 hour package has a 5% discount off the hourly rates
  • The 20 hour packages has a 10% discount off the hourly rates
  • Rates are $250 for 5 hrs, $475 for 10 hrs, and $900 for 20 hrs
  • I invoice at the beginning of work, payment must be received by the time I’ve completed 2 hours of work
  • Packages apply to maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, consulting and tech support
  • These packages can not be used for large pay by project jobs
  • The package expires in 2 years after submission of the invoice. If unused hours remain, Schildbach Design returns the value of the remaining hours
  • You receive a status email after any work is done (stating the hours used and remaining), and a final project report when the hours are used up
  • When hours are used up, you can either buy another package, or choose to go back to by the hour costs
  • If you are unhappy with the progress of the maintenance and can articulate why, I will return the prorated cost for the unused hours back to you

See the rates page for more information.