I believe the tech side of your blog doesn’t have to keep you from writing.
My goal as a WordPress developer is for you to absolutely love the way your website looks on the front end. But I also want you to feel as comfortable as possible while creating content and changing settings in the back end of your site. I’ll provide you with the knowledge you need to feel confident in your WordPress dashboard so that you can focus your time and energy on the things you do best.
I make the recommendations; you make the decisions.
You are the one who knows what is best for your website. I’ll ask a lot of questions so that I can present the best set of options for you. I’ll make suggestions out of my professional experience based on what I see on your site and hear you saying about what you want. But you’re the CEO and you have the final say. I specialize in the details so that you will be satisfied with the end result.
I mentor digital wordsmiths like you so that blogging can become a joy for you.
I’ll gladly do what needs done on your website. My job is to make your job easier. But I also love helping others learn how to perform those routine technical tasks with ease. If you want to learn how to do it yourself, I’ll be thrilled if I can work myself out of a job by teaching you what you need to know.
Are you in need of a new website–or want to freshen up your blog with a new look?
Let’s talk. I’ll take your graphics and pair them with the design you envision to code it into reality. I will install WordPress correctly from the get-go and make sure all the security features are in place. I can set up a professional WordPress theme of your choice and tweak it to your satisfaction or create a completely custom theme to suit your needs.
Do you have a brand new site design but you’ve realized there are a few more tweaks you need done?
There’s nothing like living with a new design for a while to figure out what else needs adjusted. And sometimes you just can’t wait for your designer to be available again. Send me your wishlist and I’ll get it done!
Have a WordPress issue that’s getting you and your site down?
Let me know what issues you’re facing and I’ll do my best to identify and solve the problem. My goal is to take the headache out of your blogging which means I’ll gladly be the liaison between you and your hosting or other technical support when necessary.
“With her uncanny ability to interpret my non-technical gibberish, Gretchen was able to untangle my blog mess and resolve a multitude of issues. I literally could not run my blog confidently without her skillful knowledge.”
-Leslie Rutland, The Seasoned Homemaker
“I am always uncertain about the technical issues on the back end of my site and whenever I’ve needed help—from small tweaks to an entire theme change—Gretchen has been my rock. Knowledgeable, patient and dedicated to helping my blog work as smoothly as possible, she’s my only choice for support.”
-Rachel Ballard, The Country Contessa
Do you need help maximizing the potential of your email list?
I work with Convert Kit, ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, and Mad Mimi every day. I also have experience with MailerLite. Whether you need enticing optin forms set up on your site, input on your onboarding process, or an automated drip campaign set up, I’m here to walk you through the process or do the job for you–whichever you prefer. And if you need to move from FeedBurner, FeedBlitz, or Jetpack to ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, Mad Mimi, or MailerLite, I’ll move your lists, setup your subscription options, and even configure your campaigns.
Are you the type who likes to work on your own website but you need more technical input once in a while?
I’ll be glad to take a look in your dashboard, tell you what you’re doing right, and give you suggestions for improvement. I’ll walk you through whatever aspects of your blog you’d like to learn to manage yourself and do my best to work myself out of a job.
Are you an author who is looking for a better way to showcase and sell your books on your own website?
Let’s talk about using AuthorMedia’s MyBookTable plugin combined with Amazon Associates to maximize the money you make from your book sales. I’ll walk you through my strategies for book sales landing pages and help you make your site the place where everyone comes to buy your books–whether you’re self-published or traditionally published.
Are you ready to make the move to a platform that better suits your needs?
If you’re making the move from Blogger to WordPress, I’ll make it as seamless as possible for you and your readers. If you’re ready to use self-hosted WordPress.org rather than just WordPress.com, I can guarantee that you’ll love freedom from limits in self-hosted WordPress.
Need professional help with plugin installation or optimization?
Whether you’re looking for a caching plugin, want to use Cloudflare, or need Google Analytics installed, I’m here.
“Working with Gretchen was a wonderful experience. She turned my blog design dreams into reality! She understood exactly what I was asking for, and she knew how to make it happen. I was so impressed with her professionalism, her helpfulness, and her quick responses to my questions.”
-Joy Kincaid, Artful Homemaking
“Gretchen was great to work with and quick to respond to all of my questions. You will definitely get more than what you pay for when you work with Gretchen. She provides great follow up and ongoing support even after the job is done!”
-Kristen Munson, Social Media Mom
I want to make sure you get the best possible assistance for your project. If I don’t think I can help you, I’ll refer you to someone who can.
Contact me with details of your project or problem, fill me in on your budget and time frame, and I’ll let you know if there’s a spot in my queue.