what my clients are saying...
I've served over 300 clients since I began developing WordPress websites in 2011. While some of my jobs encompass the development of an entire website, many others are custom coding on established sites. Here is a selection of feedback from clients of all project types.
“Gretchen is a breath of fresh air to someone like myself! I had no idea how to build a website (and really, really did not want to learn), but Gretchen set up my blog in just a couple of weeks. She consulted me about all the details and explained thoroughly what my options were. The most difficult thing I did was make decisions. Working remotely with her was straightforward and simple. The compliments continue to come in, I highly recommend her services.”
-Cinda Shaver, Life Unimagined
“I know how to write exciting adventure stories but designing and managing my website was overwhelming to me. I contacted Gretchen about my needs and she was wonderful! After talking to her about my goals for my webpage, she designed and produced a great website that I absolutely love. It’s eye catching, and quickly informs the viewer what my page is about. She built it so that as you scroll down the page pictures and testimonies fade in and out, making it look classy and up to date.
“I am very pleased with the whole website as well as the continuous attention Gretchen gives to make sure the website is doing what it needs to be doing. I can easily add content or if I feel like it needs special attention, Gretchen is available to do it for me — usually that very day. I am very pleased with her work and will wholeheartedly give her the highest recommendation that I can.
“Thank you, Gretchen! You’re awesome!”
-Alan W. Harris, Stories Change Hearts
“I’m a writer who was completely overwhelmed with my website and digital platforms. I found myself stuck. Then, Gretchen entered my life as a fearless guide, helping me confidently navigate a constantly changing digital world. I’d be up the digital creek without her.”
“My site looks SO MUCH BETTER! I wish I had contacted Gretchen months ago! She did excellent work and was very professional.
“Thank you so much for helping this non-techie person fix the mess of her blog and make it much better.”
-Mary St. Dennis, Life Is Just Ducky
“I have two websites, both of which were hacked to the extent that the host had to shut them down. In a panic, I contacted Gretchen. I thought for sure we’d have to rebuild both sites from scratch, but Gretchen came up with a better (and less expensive) solution. Within a short time, she had both sites up and running again.
“Gretchen also recommended some visual and technical changes to the sites that have made a huge difference in the look, feel, and function of the sites. She made suggestions for improvement that I didn’t even know were possible. My sites are seeing more traffic now than ever before and the sites are much easier for me to manage. Gretchen was very easy to work with, and thanks to her, my annual hosting fees are lower than ever.”
“After several years using the same theme in my blog it was time for the dreaded theme update! Now, I am just as tech savvy as Grandma Maria and was absolutely petrified at the thought. Well, all my fears were all groundless: Gretchen made it absolutely seamless! Gretchen was a delight to work with and has the patience of a saint; I must have changed my mind about the fonts a thousand times and it was never a problem. I would thoroughly recommend her as she is truly a tech wizard and will be there to support you until you are completely happy with everything.”
“If coding makes you cringe and trying to figure out how to ‘just make it work’ on your website gives you a headache, Gretchen is the one you need to reach out to. She cleaned up the hidden code on my site, made fantastic recommendations for plugins (and even which plugins I could ditch entirely), and fixed things in seconds that would have taken me weeks, if they ever got done at all. Let her figure out the technical stuff while you stick to the business of serving your customers!”
-Nicole Haschke, Knitting for Charity
“My biggest challenge when I first called on Gretchen was being overwhelmed with the tech-y stuff. Once she helped me through that, Gretchen made the most of the little bit of material I gave her and made my website look professional. Also, she bills in 15-minute increments. This is extremely helpful! Now I know that if I have something small come up, I can call on her. What a relief!
“Plus–and this is the most important–Gretchen was extraordinarily nice as well as patient throughout the process. This combination of technological knowledge in a nice human being makes for somebody you definitely want for your tech-y needs. HIGHLY recommend!”
“Gretchen Louise ‘gets’ the Blog Smarter CEO mindset. And she is the most supportive tech person EVER. I am constantly thanking her for NOT MAKING ME FEEL STUPID. She bills in 15 minute increments, so even when small stuff needs to be tweaked, it doesn’t cost a fortune. She’s been coding SINCE SHE WAS 20, so she can do in 1 hour things that would take me 1 month. Oh–and she’s willing to make a tutorial video as she does things so that I can learn how to do them myself if I want. She’s THE BEST.”
“My biggest challenge before working with Gretchen was that there is so much information, choices, and things needed to improve my website it was hard to know what direction I needed to take. That is when I knew I needed to call an expert. Gretchen Louise was highly recommended to me from a fellow blogger who has been blogging for over ten years. Having someone that is trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable and will work with your specific needs is so valuable these days and important to me.
“Gretchen helped answer my questions and advised me what improvements I needed to make my website faster, easier to navigate, and so much nicer visually, all the while being patient and helpful with the needed direction to me.
“I would recommend Gretchen Louise to anyone who has a need on their blog that goes beyond what they are capable of figuring out. Why spend the time it takes trying to search, read, Google, ask other bloggers, and experiment on your own when you can get trusted help from Gretchen Louise? I will be contacting her again for future projects. Gretchen is the expert I needed.
“The most important thing to know about working with Gretchen Louise is that you can trust her with helping you to figure out your needs. She will pinpoint what will help in a professional, logical, and knowledgeable way.”
-Mary Post, The Recipe Patch
“I trust Gretchen implicitly! So glad to have her help with the tech stuff I don’t understand.”
Lori Smith, Sweet Comfort Essentials
“I found Gretchen through another food blogger. I was at wit’s end with some technical issues and didn’t know what I didn’t know. I was also a bit shy about trusting anyone with my blog. One minute with Gretchen and I knew immediately I’d found a gem! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she also made some suggestions that turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. She’s trust-worthy, efficient, smart, and very nice. She also made me feel like I was her only client and that I had her 100% focus. Gretchen is now my go-to for everything I need on my blog.”
-Laura Franco, Krazy Kitchen Mom