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.
“When I first learned of Gretchen–who was highly recommended by MANY students in the Blog Smarter Program–I felt relief knowing that she was the ‘Go-To’ for all things techy when it comes to developing or revamping websites. (Especially for those of us who are technologically challenged!)
“After compiling a monstrous list of ‘to do’s’ I contacted Gretchen who methodically approached the list like a Triage Doctor in a busy Emergency Room.
“Gretchen gracefully balanced practical advice with a dogged determination meant to educate and strengthen my CEO muscles. She intuitively smoothed out my tech issues freeing me to focus my energies on writing and connecting with my target market. What would have taken me literally months of frustration, Gretchen tackled in a matter of hours!
“If you are desiring to accelerate your success, improve the quality of your life, and receive the freedom to concentrate on your business, I recommend hiring Gretchen. Trust me, you’ll be kicking yourself for not hiring her sooner!
“I am indebted to Gretchen for her patience and fortitude with my ignorance regarding all things techy and will continue to use her services as long as I have my online business! I HIGHLY recommend Gretchen to anyone who needs a big job done right.”
“With a desire to start blogging, and ZERO experience working on a website, I was referred to Gretchen by another blogger, who is a client of hers. What a lifesaver she has become! I needed some serious help with setting up Pages, the Menu, the Footer, Posts – basically EVERYTHING. She has provided me valuable lessons, that we’ve videotaped, so I can have saved instructions that I can refer to whenever I need to. And when I just want her to finish or fix something on my blog because I’m so frustrated I can’t stand it, she’s there to take the reins and make that problem go away.
“Gretchen is highly professional and personable. And accessible! It’s very easy to set up appointments with her and to pay her afterword. You can learn so much and make so much progress with your own blogging endeavors by utilizing Gretchen!”
-Dannielle Kent, The Freedom Fix
“Gretchen Louise is the heart of my support team! I am a blogger, I love to write and take photos and connect with my audience. I do not like or know the technical part behind a blog. Thanks to Gretchen, I don’t need to spend my time learning this stuff, I can concentrate on what I love to do and do best. She is super easy to communicate with and she has all the knowledge to keep your blog technically healthy and looking great. She saves me time and money and I sleep much better at night knowing she is on my side. I also love that she is there for me even for the tiniest question. I don’t always have to have a huge job for her: she supports me along the way even with the smallest fixes.
“If you need a technical person or a design person on your team, I can’t recommend Gretchen enough!”
-Lee Traister, Lady Lee’s Home
“Have you ever felt as though some unseen force moves the goal line just before you achieve success? That was me. Seriously. This website I set out to build? The one that shouldn’t be so hard to put together? Every time I thought I was on the verge of publishing, a widget would wedge itself in the wrong place or my photos would fail to post.
“If I were challenged to pick three words to describe Gretchen Louise’s service, they would be: knowledgeable, available, and comfortable. She is not only a website guru, she keeps herself ahead of the new-and-upcoming technology curve. Gretchen Louise always responds; always. She and I utilize live web meetings, email, her informative blog, and posts from her active Facebook community.
“Working with Gretchen Louise feels like working with a friend; I never feel insecure when I have to ask questions like, ‘What’s a plugin?’ Gretchen Louise reinforces where my skill-set is weak, which sets me free to soar in my strengths. I am grateful she accepted me as her client, and I whole-heartedly recommend her to others in need of a website mentor.”
-Charla Matthews, Truth in the Midst
“Gretchen Louise has a kind and generous spirit. Had I wanted to, I could have worked my way through my tech issues simply by reading the information she freely offers on her site. Instead, I chose to enlist her help and I am so grateful I did! Her knowledge and expertise got my little blog off the ground and re-energized my creative process. One thing I especially appreciated about working with Gretchen was her clear communication. She explained what she was going to do and when she was going to do it — and she always kept her word, even completing some tasks ahead of schedule. Thank you, Gretchen!”
-Tiffiney Cowan, Unnesting
“I’d recommend Gretchen to anyone who, like me, doesn’t know where to begin in setting up a website. She asks the right questions to find out what is wanted and even provides suggestions, if needed. Her friendly, professional manner sets her up as my go-to website resource.”
“When I first started working with Gretchen, I was frankly feeling very overwhelmed with the all of the technical skills required to run a food blog. I am not a tech person at all, and with a full time job as well as the blog, I honestly didn’t have the time or patience to learn. Being able to hand over the technological issues as well as all of the necessary little tweaks has been a big relief and has allowed me to focus on what I love best: cooking and writing.”
-Cindy Rainey, Veggie Fun Kitchen
“Gretchen Louise is amazing! She can do in 20 minutes what it took me hours of researching and months of procrastinating to still not understand. And the best part? She’s so kind and helpful and not at all condescending. She knows what I need even when I don’t quite know how to say it. And no questions are silly questions. She slows my heart rate when it comes to all the techy blog things. (If she could do that regarding teenagers, too, she’d be perfect!)”
“I was referred to Gretchen by a friend, and I am so grateful I was! My website was a mess until Gretchen came to rescue me. Gretchen is quick, efficient, and completely understood my vision. She took great care in every detail of my site, allowing me to be a part of the creative process, while she handled the technical side. I could not be more pleased! Any time I need future help, she will be my gal!”
“I have worked with various people over the years helping me with the tech side of my business, but none have EVER compared to working with Gretchen. She is professional, thorough, and gets the tasks I need completed done in such a short amount of time. I have complete faith she will do a great job and see the work through to completion.”
-Amy Weir, Delineate Your Dwelling
“I’ve been blogging for 6 years and my least favorite part of this job is the back-end stuff. I don’t understand it and I would spend countless hours trying to figure out how to make things work. Gretchen takes that hassle out of my hands and just gets it done right, the first time. She knows what to do and does it quickly. Being able to call on Gretchen is like having my own personal IT department — I love that!”
-Lisa Lotts, Garlic & Zest
“Gretchen first assisted me with the technical setup for an SEO course. Since then I have turned to her for help with a number of technical issues, such as changing my website over to https and fixing my site when it crashed.
“Each time that I have sought help from Gretchen she has been quick to respond and very thorough in helping me understand everything. I am not the most tech savvy person and yet Gretchen helps me better understand it all. I highly recommend Gretchen to anyone who needs some help with their site!”
-Cat, Mary Martha Mama