Freelance Web Design & Development
I started a business as a freelance web developer in 2005. I work remotely and have hundreds of clients across the USA and worldwide.
I support small businesses nationwide for web design and development, PHP/MySQL programming, web maintenance, hosting, SEO….
A web development consultant, services include more cover the planning stages, through development, testing, deployment and ongoing support and maintenance.
I’ve been building websites since 1996. I started in the corporate world and transitioned to freelancing when my first child was born.
When I left the corporate world, I was using freelance job board websites to acquire clients. I found that large scale freelance websites were not the best solution for me. I’m glad I got away from them.
These days they are so flooded with spammers, auto submitting bids that it’s almost impossible to find real people that are qualified to the work.
When I built my freelance web developer website, I learned about keyword research and organic SEO (still learning). The website traffic I receive from search engines due to these efforts has paid off significantly. I have not acquired work from bidding on freelance websites for many years.
At the beginning of my web development career, I spent 8 years as a web programmer for a popular national online classified website company.
I worked alongside a team of graphic designers, database developers, and product managers. When I left, I transitioned to working remotely from home as a freelance web developer, and never looked back. (I had 20 years of experience working from home before COVID hit.)
I love freelancing and staying away from the stress of meetings, workplace bureaucracy, and daily commute through our horrendous traffic. (If you live anywhere near me in Hampton Roads, VA you know what I mean!)
Why Hire Me?
I've worked in a corporate setting and for hundreds of clients as a freelancer.
I deliver what we agree to. Projects are delivered both on time and on budget.
Problem solver. I love the challenge of finding solutions to build and fix websites.
I specialize in the technical side of web design and development.
Web Programmer Services
Website Maintenance Services
Freelance Web Designer
vs Graphic Designer
A web designer is often used as a general term to describe anyone that builds websites. I design and build websites, but I am a back-end programmer/developer. This means I focus on the technical side of coding web pages more than the process of creating the graphic design of a website.
I build web sites. People refer to this as web design, so I could be called a web designer, but I am not a graphic designer.