Personal, affordable web design in Stockport and Cheshire

Personal, affordable web design in Stockport and Cheshire

Personal, affordable web design in Stockport and Cheshire

I’m James.

I design, build and maintain websites.

If you’re wondering whether I can help you, just answer one question: how confident are you that your website is doing your business justice? If the answer is anything less than 100% then I can help, building you a site and crafting the content which will enhance your brand, resonate with your customers and keep you competitive.

I’ve always been creative and I’ve always loved technology. Type that into any careers program and you’ll only get one result: web design.  Google’s course in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing opened a window onto a world where I knew I wanted to be. The number of businesses not taking advantage of all that the web can offer is staggering.

Call me and let’s talk.

I’m James.

I design, build and maintain websites.

If you’re wondering whether I can help you, just answer one question: how confident are you that your website is doing your business justice? If the answer is anything less than 100% then I can help, building you a site and crafting the content which will enhance your brand, resonate with your customers and keep you competitive.

I’ve always been creative and I’ve always loved technology. Type that into any careers program and you’ll only get one result: web design. Google’s course in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing opened a window onto a world where I knew I wanted to be. The number of businesses not taking advantage of all that the web can offer is staggering. 

Call me and let’s talk.

Services

Testimonials

What my clients say…

"My old website was slow, outdated and looked awful on mobile. James took the time to get to know me and my business, advising on fonts, colour schemes and layout but I always felt in control and this was very much a joint project. Updates are carried out extremely quickly and he's always at the end of the phone or ready to come in for a chat so I'm no longer left on my own with it. I can't recommend him enough!"

Debra Massey

The Bridal Lounge Cheshire

"We couldn't be happier with the new website for Hazel Grove Reform Club. James has done a great job. We told him what we wanted and he took loads of photos and came back with a smashing design. Bookings for the function room have already picked up so it's definitely working."

Brian Higginbotham

Hazel Grove Reform Club

"James has built an amazing website for me, of which I'm very proud. The site has grown with my business so that visitors can now buy merchandise as well as signing up for paid subscriptions online. James is totally professional but adds a personal touch to the way he does business. He worked very closely with me to create a 'tone of voice' for the site which reflects how I want to promote my brand. I would highly recommend Sites by James to businesses large or small."

Dave Marshall

Lostock Military Fitness

Five Reasons A Freelancer Makes Sense

 

Whether it’s me or someone else, you have everything to gain by trusting your project to a committed independent professional.

Affordability

A typical web agency will have significant overheads, like premises rental and employee benifits.  Recouping this cost will inevitably mean the client has to pay over and above what a freelancer would charge.

Flexibility

A freelancer doesn’t clock in at 9am and out at 5pm.  His or her business is a 7 day, 24 hour concern and a good freelancer (I’m one!) will crack on with whatever needs doing as soon as possible.

Motivation

Every freelancer trades on his or her reputation.  Success depends on word-of-mouth referrals from happy clients.  Freelancers will strive to produce their best work, every time.

Efficiency

With no agenda-less meetings to attend, water cooler gossip to catch up on or general office loafing to do, a freelancer will get the job done faster.  Time is money.  And they don’t need to wait on the graphics guy to finish up his piece of the jigsaw. The freelancer is the graphics/copy/tech guy.

Innovation

It’s inevitable that bigger agencies will develop a ‘house’ style which will filter into most, if not all, of their projects.  An independent creative has the freedom to think differently, coming up with new ideas which just might otherwise not even make it onto the drawing board.

Pricing

 

No two websites are the same.  Every client will have their own individual requirements – number of pages, e-commerce options,  booking system integration, live chat or any of the other marvellous innovations of which WordPress sites are capable.  For this reason, I can only provide a price once I know what exactly you want from your website.

Having said that, a typical ‘brochure’ site of five to seven pages with contact form, social integration and customised content will  cost at least £800.  (Easy payment options are available for startups). This includes hosting,  SSL certificate, maintenance, back-ups and unlimited updates for twelve months.  If that seems expensive, getting estimates from any other web design agency will show that it’s actually incredible value.  Low prices like mine will only last as long as I’m building up my portfolio.  If you want to research it yourself, there are a couple of great, independent articles on this topic below:

 

Five Reasons A Freelancer Makes Sense

 

Whether it’s me or someone else, you have everything to gain by trusting your project to a committed independent professional.

Affordability

A typical web agency will have significant overheads, like premises rental and employee benifits.  Recouping this cost will inevitably mean the client has to pay over and above what a freelancer would charge.

Flexibility

A freelancer doesn’t clock in at 9am and out at 5pm.  His or her business is a 7 day, 24 hour concern and a good freelancer (I’m one!) will crack on with whatever needs doing as soon as possible.

Motivation

Every freelancer trades on his or her reputation.  Success depends on word-of-mouth referrals from happy clients.  Freelancers will strive to produce their best work, every time.

Efficiency

With no agenda-less meetings to attend, water cooler gossip to catch up on or general office loafing to do, a freelancer will get the job done faster.  Time is money.  And they don’t need to wait on the graphics guy to finish up his piece of the jigsaw. The freelancer is the graphics/copy/tech guy.

Innovation

It’s inevitable that bigger agencies will develop a ‘house’ style which will filter into most, if not all, of their projects.  An independent creative has the freedom to think differently, coming up with new ideas which just might otherwise not even make it onto the drawing board.

Pricing

 

No two websites are the same.  Every client will have their own individual requirements – number of pages, e-commerce options,  booking system integration, live chat or any of the other marvellous innovations of which WordPress sites are capable.  For this reason, I can only provide a price once I know what exactly you want from your website.

Having said that, a typical ‘brochure’ site of four to seven pages with contact form, social integration and customised content will  cost at least £800.  (Easy payment options are available for startups). This includes hosting,  SSL certificate, maintenance, back-ups and unlimited updates for twelve months.  If that seems expensive, getting estimates from any other web design agency will show that it’s actually incredible value.  Low prices like mine will only last as long as I’m building up my portfolio.  If you want to research it yourself, there are a couple of great, independent articles on this topic below: