Calgary photographer and graphic designer, Neil Speers - Speers Creative.Getting online is easier than ever – at least that’s what all the ‘experts’ tell us. And in a lot of ways it is. However you may find many of the choices to be overwhelming and the steps to getting online effectively daunting.

I’ve worked about 20 years in graphic and web design and spent a large amount of that time looking for the best Content Management System to use for clients. When WordPress came along, it was a revelation – it was easy to install and use, editing was like working in a text editor. What could be simpler? And yes, for the most part I use WordPress for most of the many sites I operate. However I’ve discovered there’s a few bumps on the road to getting a site set up and running effectively.

I keep hearing from people about how much they get charged and how long (mostly – how unreasonably long) it takes them to get a site up and running when hiring other companies.

WordPress site setupNow please don’t get me wrong – if a design company is hired to build a really spectacular site, that can (and should) cost a fair amount and will take time to finish.

However the majority of small business people, craftspeople, independent professionals, artists, musicians and so on don’t need a huge profit-eating site. They need to get online so they have a piece of the web under their own or company name.

One nice thing about WordPress is that you can start with a single page and build a full fledged site from there, piece at a time.

I’ve been asked by lots of friends and business acquaintances to help them get a site up and running. If the hosting is set up right, and there’s at least some content to work with, I can have a site up and running in a matter of days. And do it affordably.

Call me at 403-230-4042 to find out more about how you can get online quickly and affordably.