Modern & Effective Taranaki web design

Why choose me for your project?

  • User friendly websites
  • Modern & clean designs
  • Optimised for Google
  • Self-managable
  • Fast loading & robust
  • Great customer service
  • Pain-free process
  • Affordable packages
  • Money back guarantee

Pain-free process.

At Thrive Online I use a 7 phase process for each new web design project I undertake. Here’s a quick overview of the process and what makes it so effective. It allows me to be super efficient with my time  and thereby charge a lot less than other web design companies.

1. Analysis

The first phase is identifying the website’s goals and purpose. This involves asking a lot of questions to get a good understanding of exactly what it is you need, and offer my advice for the best solution moving forward.

2. Planning

The second phase involves planning the structure and layout of your website, as well as setting up the website project.

3. Design

In the third phase I begin the fun stuff; putting all the graphics, photos, text and various elements together to form the actual design of your website. Throughout this phase I take extra care to ensure your website is visually appealing, fast to load, easy to use and not too busy or cluttered.

4. Content

During the fourth phase I take the content you have provided me, format it and put it in all the right places throughout your website. I also tweak the layout of the website to fit your content perfectly.

5. Development

This phase involves pulling everything together into a fully functional website using WordPress, the GeneratePress theme, the Elementor page builder and various plugins. This is where I do basic search engine optimisation so your website is friendly to Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. I install Google Analytics so you can track statistics for your site and keep an eye on how it’s doing. Optimisation for mobile devices also occurs during this phase.

6. Testing

Testing is a very important part of the overall process. We need to ensure the website works well on all devices and screen sizes. Any issues we find are fixed before deploying the website.

7. Deployment

The seventh and final phase is deploying the website on your web host (or our own web host if you want us to handle all that for you) so that it’s live and available over the Internet via your domain name or web address. I’ll then keep an eye on it to ensure everything is going smoothly, and follow up with you for training sessions so you can learn how to edit the website’s content yourself if you want to. Alternatively, I’m happy to take care of any future changes you may need at my hourly rate of $65+GST per hour.

My experience.

  • Web design & development
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Film & video editing
  • Social media marketing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Google AdWord campaigns
  • Facebook ad campaigns
  • Email marketing

About me.

I’ve always had a passion for both technology and design, which naturally led me to a career in web design. I enjoy designing layouts and pulling various elements together to form something remarkable that users enjoy using. This leads to real tangible results for my clients.

Apart from web design, my hobbies include real estate, travel, photography and exploring Taranaki.

Any questions?

Ongoing support.

Once your website is up and running, my job definitely isn’t done! I provide a range of ongoing support services to get visitors to your website (e.g. social media marketing) and to keep your website running smoothly.

Help & Support

I provide ongoing training, help and support to my clients whenever they need it. You can choose either a monthly plan or on-demand hourly rate of $65+GST.

Google advertising

Google AdWords allows you to place paid ads at the top of search results for the keywords you choose. This is the most effective way to drive traffic to your website.

Facebook advertising

Advertising on Facebook will drive engagement with your brand and send traffic to your website. I can help with your paid ad campaigns.

Web hosting

You will need to sign up for web hosting in order to launch your website. If you like, I can manage all of this for you through my preferred web host.

Website maintenance

Ongoing tweaks and updates to keep your website current and ensuring it continues to run smoothly.

Online marketing

I can help with any type of online marketing you require, including social media, email / newsletter marketing, online advertising and more.

Money back guarantee.

As a freelance web designer, I put my name to all of my work. It’s very important to me that all of my clients are 100% satisfied. If they aren’t satisfied for whatever reason, I offer a money back guarantee (although this has never happened before!).