Virtual Solutions by Laura

website design services

Website Design Services

WordPress website design & development or website re-design.

WordPress and Squarespace websites that are SEO optimized and attract your ideal customers.

Whether you’re looking for a brand new professional website or a website re-design, I can deliver with an attractive SEO optimized site that showcases your brand and converts visitors into clients and income for your business.

I use WordPress and Squarespace as my website design platforms.  

My Background in Website Design

Several years ago before I learned how to build websites myself, I had a resume writing business and hired a website designer to build my site for me. The website was beautiful but, it was built using Dreamweaver which at the time, seemed like a very complicated program.

 

When I was ready to make changes to my content or rates on my site, I watched hours of tutorials on using the program for tweaking my website but it was just all too complicated for me to make the changes. So I reached out to my webmaster and she charged me $100 to make the changes that probably only took her 5-10 minutes to complete – Ykes!

 

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That’s when I decided I wanted to learn how to make websites myself but I chose to learn WordPress.org (self hosted platform) rather than a programming language.

 

All these years later, I now have quite a lot of experience with WordPress but, it’s a lot more complicated for clients to manage and make their own edits if they don’t already have experience with WordPress. And, there are constant updates to themes and plugins and, you need to ensure that it’s backed up regularly. So, that’s why I also offer Squarespace website design that clients can manage on their own after I’ve done my part with the design & SEO elements.

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Why hire me as your website designer?

I come from a sales and customer service background and so I value a collaborative partnership where communication and follow up are the cornerstones of that relationship. We begin our journey with a strategy call so that I can understand your business as well as your goals and vision for your website.

Once we agree to work together, you provide me with the content, your logo, branding colours, images and I’ll get to work. I’ll provide you with weekly updates on the progress of your website build and, I’m available to answer questions throughout the duration of the project as well as make revisions along the way.


I am also experienced with search engine optimization and local SEO and have experience with getting client websites to that coveted first page of Google for their chosen keywords so, I will ensure that all the elements of on page SEO are in place for you as well as your internal linking structure. Then, I’ll teach you how to update your site so you can take care of the basics yourself.  The project timeline is generally 4-8 weeks to completion, depending on my project load at any given time. 


I love delighting my clients and so I go the extra mile to ensure my clients are happy with their website. You want to focus on what you do best which is serving your own clients. Allow me to take care of the technical aspect of designing a website that you love.

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Who I work With

My clients are service-based entrepreneurs and, although I am located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, I welcome website design & development projects internationally as well.

 

Specifically, I work with the following types of businesses:

• Online solopreneurs who provide coaching, consulting & healing services who don”t have the time or technical know-how to build a website that works for them and brings in more of their ideal clients on auto-pilot.

Nice to meet you.

HI! I’M LAURA AND I’M A DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST.

I provide Digital Marketing & Virtual Assistant Services to service-based female entrepreneurs. My services include Pinterest Marketing Services, SEO Optimized Website Design & Development, blog management and more. I start my day with a strong cup of coffee and in my spare time, enjoy being with my family, ballroom dancing, yoga, playing with my dog and watching Netflix.

Here’s how it works:

You provide the content, logo, branding colours and images and I’ll provide the search engine optimization (SEO) research & custom website design to get you ranking in the search engines and attracting your ideal clients.

Rates and Packages

Website Design

wordpress

This package is right for you if you want a brand new website design or website re-design that is keyword optimized.  

Investment: Starting @ $2197

Website SEO

for your existing website

This package is right for you if you have an existing website but, it’s not SEO optimized for the search engines.  For a description of Google Business Profile setup/optimization visit my SEO Services page.

Investment: Starting @ $597

Website Maintenance

wordpress

This package is for you if you have a WordPress website and don’t have time to ensure your sites security with updating plugins, running backups, checking reports or need help with simple edits now and then.

Investment: Starting @ $97/mo

Ready to get started?

CFB - taken in August 2020

I highly recommend Laura for help with the design and creation of your business website. As I am someone who has had little, if any, background or experience regarding small business networking and marketing, I feel so blessed to have met Laura and received her help with the recent creation of a website for my business, Dance of Light Astrology. She has an incredible intuitive sense for how to develop, from scratch, a website that will best promote and optimally connect one’s business with the various internet marketing networks. She has the knowledge, technical expertise and skills far beyond anything that I could have ever figured out on my own. – Laura is friendly and kind and highly creative, and will do whatever she possibly can to help you design and create a website that will promote your business in the best possible way. She has also been readily available to answer any questions I have had regarding search engine optimization and website maintenance. ~ Thank you so very much, Laura!

FreeUp Virtual Assistant Ashley Hughes stairs

I hired Laura to design a new website for my Virtual Assistant business and it was worth every penny! Laura was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain the steps necessary in switching over from Wix to WordPress, as well as transferring over my domain and email. She walked me through the entire process and even provided me with videos explaining specific things that needed to be done. I absolutely love my new website and would highly recommend Laura to anyone looking to update their site or create a brand new one!

Ashley Hughes

FreeUp Virtual

charlotte d'souza

Laura built my website and got my business to page one of the search engines for several keywords.  She has been a valuable resource in helping me to build up my clientele base.

Charlotte D'Souza

D'Souza Martial Arts