My name is Pete and I’m 35 years old. I grew up in the Greater Los Angeles area and have been working in SEO since 2011. I started building websites in my teenage years. Since then I’ve taken college courses on web design as well as graphic design. I’ve worked independently since 2013 as a webmaster in which time I’ve built hundreds of WordPress websites.
Often times I work with small business owners who are trying to learn the ropes themselves so they can take over the blog site in the future. I prefer sitting down and working face to face with my clients in their office. I notice Starbucks doesn’t have great wifi so prefer meeting at a library if you don’t have an office to work at.
I specialize in getting websites found on the search engines organically so small business owners don’t have to rely 100% on pay per click campaigns such as AdWords. If SEO isn’t a concern, that’s okay too. I can still just design a site.
I’m able to charge a nominal hourly rate because I don’t have expenses like brick and mortar office front. Most people who offer as many services as I do end up charging $250-500/hour for what they actually do. And they never dare let you sit side by side because then you realize how little time the work actually takes. I prefer working side by side so not only you can see how much I’m actually doing but also so I can teach you. My skills are not secrets, I share all my knowledge with clients who pay me my hourly rate.
I also have premium templates and plugins I share with clients which sometimes will save them more money than I actually charge. I’m great at reviewing hosting/email/domain plans to make sure you’re saving the most money. My preferred hosting company is Godaddy but I’ve worked with most the others over the last couple decades and would be happy to discuss with my clients various options.