How long will it take to finish my project?
This varies greatly depending on the amount and type of content you want on the site or publication, and the availability of that content. Once all files (images, text, etc.) have been gathered, your project can be completed within two-four weeks for custom design and in a matter of days if you are using one of our web design templates.
I live outside your area, can you still provide me with graphic design, web design and copywriting services?
Absolutely. Houseink Design is based in Portland, Oregon but we have clients all over the United States. With the assistance of the Internet and email, we can provide services to clients all over the country.
I already have a logo, brochure and web site, but I want to improve it. Can you help?
We can help you improve your communications media.
For more information, call 971.279.2373 or contact us via our contact form.
I would like you to create a Direct Marketing piece for me.Can you also coordinate the sorting and mailing process?
Yes. Houseink Design can help you purchase mailing lists, work with mailing services for sorting, stuffing and addressing mail and make sure that is gets delivered to the USPS in a timely manner. Again, we can either work with your preferred mailing service, or recommend a mailing service that we use on a regular basis. We can make the normally complicated mailing process a breeze for you and your business.
How do I go about getting my material printed?
Houseink Design can email your design to the printer of your choice. If you do not have a printer that you currently work with, we can have your work printed by a printing company that we work with on a regular basis. Houseink Design can work with the printing company to choose the paper, ink color and other parameters to ensure a quality final product.
How will I maintain my Web site once it is built?
Houseink Design develops all websites on a Content Management System. With a CMS driven site, you will have all the tools you need to maintain your site yourself. This is both the best solution for your site and the best use of your dollars and time. However, if you really want to take a hands off approach, we can also maintain your WordPress site for you, in a timely manner. We offer special monthly and quarterly maintenance plans with reduced hourly rates. Please get in touch with any questions you might have.
What is Social Media and how can that help my business/website?
Social Media Optimization (SMO) has emerged over the past few years as one of the most powerful forms of online marketing. SMO includes strategically placing your product or brand in front of the millions of eyes that constantly monitor the social media outlets.
And before you decide that “social networking” is not for you, or not for your demographic, WAIT! For instance, 45-to-54-year-olds were 36% more likely than average to visit Twitter, making them the highest-indexing age group, and 25-to-34-year-olds were 30% more likely to visit. So, even thought you might think it’s just the 20-somethings on Twitter – guess again!
In general, SMO is about generating buzz, lots of it. This allows you to build external links to your site, increase your website traffic and get the word out about your site in many ways.
How do I get listed in Search Engines/What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing concept. Honestly, the best way to have your site rank well in search engines is to have a well built site with frequently-updated, highly relevant content. A well built WordPress website gives you the best opportunity to just that. We can help you with strategies to improve your site and maintain its presence at the top of the search engines. However, we make no promises regarding specific placement of your site on the search engines. Anyone who does is, well, either a head honcho at Google, or, ummmm, not completely honest. We will do all we can to help you with your SEO… when your site gets good traffic, so do we!
What is Web Hosting?
A web site is made up of files like those you have on your desktop computer. To make your web site accessible to other people, the files that make up your site must be placed on a host computer that is connected to the Internet around the clock. This host computer is called a web server. The Web server “hosts” your site so that is accessible on the Web.
How much does Web Hosting Cost?
Hosting through Houseink Design costs between $5 – $20 per month – depending on the size and functionality of your web site.
Do you offer Web hosting?
We do offer web hosting. By providing hosting to our clients, we are able to individually set up and handle their account, fix problems and set up email accounts.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your Web site’s address that people type in to visit your site. The ‘houseink.com’ part of our Web address is an example of a domain name.
How do I get a domain name?
Your domain name will be the name of your choosing followed by .com, .net, .org or whichever other applicable extension is available. It is important that you check the availability of the domain name you wish to use, as many are already taken. Once you decide on your domain name and check its availability, you will need to register it for an annual fee, or we can register it for you.
How do I get started on my project?
Simply call us at 971.279.2373 or contact us to set up an appointment today!
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