Professional & Affordable

Mariposa Web Design specializes in affordable websites for small businesses.  As a sole proprietor based on Long Island, I know how important it is for you, as a small business owner to keep costs down.  I can help you get your business on the web for a fraction of the cost of large agencies.

Web Solutions by Mariposa Web Design

  • Business to Consumer Websites
  • Business to Business Websites
  • Custom WordPress Themes
  • Content Management Systems
  • Website Updates and Redesign
  • Website Maintenance

I’ve developed a way for you, the small business owner, to get a website up and running, without hurting your bottom line. My simple, informational websites are affordably priced.

What can a small business website do for you?

  • Expand your business by being available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Your website is an online catalog or brochure that can be easily updated at any time.
  • A quality website helps to give your small business a more professional image.
  • Improve customer service by offering information and resources for your customers that they can access online whenever they need it.
  • Sell products online without the need for a brick and mortar location.
  • Promote your services. Perfect for lawyers, doctors, accounting firms, virtually anyone!
  • Generate leads for your business.
  • Gather information about your customers by offering surveys.
  • Recruit quality employees by posting job opportunities online.

Getting your business on the web does not need to be complicated or expensive.

Simple, Effective Designs: You want to get your business on the web without breaking your budget. I want to help.

By working with you to create simple, effective designs, I am dedicated to giving your business the added benefit of a web presence while keeping your costs down.

Want to know more? Send me an email or call! I will gladly discuss your project needs with you.

Need more? Need a custom site with more functionality? E-commerce? Interactive websites? Contact me to discuss a custom solution to fit your needs.

New Gluten Free Blog for Long Islanders!

Live on Long Island and looking for Gluten Free restaurants?  Check out this new blog: Go G-Free With Me!

I had the pleasure of working with these wonderful ladies as they were setting up their new WordPress blog.  Using the Thesis Theme as a starting point, I helped them customize the menu, throw in a fancy Google Font and set up a fabulous justified gallery plugin.

Check it out!

gfree

 

Happy Holidays!

A lot has been going on at Mariposa Web Design in preparation for the new year.  I can’t believe how fast the time has gone!

Are you ready for the holidays?  I’ve finished most of my Christmas shopping and only have two more gifts to wrap.  I got a bit of a late start, but I’m feeling pretty good about it.

So what’s in store for 2013 at Mariposa Web Design?  Each year has brought new goals for my business as well as steady progress even during the tough economy.

New Billing System

I’ve just switched my hosting accounts over to a new billing system.  If you’re a hosting customer, hopefully this will make things a little easier for you to manage your account.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Need a hosting account or hosting and maintenance plan (also new!)?  Visit my other site at www.liprodesign.com/whmcs to place your order.  Need help?  Call or e-mail me!

Free templates!

Who says you can’t give anything away for free?  Well, I can’t tell you how many small business owners contact me for services only to find out that getting a custom website is out of their price range.  I do my best to keep my prices low, but I have to eat too.  So I’ve decided to scour the web for free templates to offer for download.  If you want to install it yourself and make your own updates, you don’t owe me a thing!  But I’m certainly available to help in any way I can, and as always, my pricing is more than fair.

I’ve posted some of the free website templates already, but there are more to come in the next two weeks.

 

It’s here!

Welcome to my new website!  This is just the beginning.  In the next few days, I will be adding new products and services.  New pricing plans to appeal to any budget.

Come back soon to see FREE downloadable website templates!  Need help customizing it, adding content or setting up hosting?  I’m here to help.  The template is absolutely free.  You will only be charged for the time it takes for me to set it up and add your content.  Talk about affordable!

Also coming soon… Free WordPress themes.  There are plenty available for you to download out there on the web.  I will be providing some of them here.  This is an excellent way for beginners to get started blogging or setting up their company website with one of the most easy to use Content Management Systems.

Need a custom web design or WordPress theme for your small business?  I do that too.  Need hosting?  Yep!  That too!   SEO?  Absolutely!

Give me a call or drop me an e-mail any time for more information on how you can get your site up and running without breaking the bank!

The Biggest Mistakes in Web Design

Making a great website can be quite a balancing act.  From deciding what graphics to use to what tools you will use to turn your visitors into paying customers, you have to be careful not to inadvertently turn them away with either too many complicated graphics or in your face sales tactics.

I came across this article today and felt it is well worth sharing.  It covers some of the biggest mistakes companies make when designing their websites.

 

Why do I need a web hosting account?

This question often comes up when clients are first exploring the option of building a website. They are trying to understand all of the costs involved in building and maintaining their new website.

I find it helpful to describe all of the parts of a website as if it were your house. First you need to know where you will live. That is your address or your domain name: www.myaddress.com. A domain name costs approximately $10.00 per year depending on which company you choose to register it.

The land that you will build your house on is your hosting account. Without a hosting account, you won’t have anywhere to put your new website’s files. The cost of your hosting account will vary depending on how much space you need. Smaller, simpler sites require less space and will therefore be less expensive. Some hosting accounts cost less than $5.00 a month for most small websites. I offer basic hosting accounts, which work for the majority of my clients, for $47.88 per year or $3.99 a month.

Finally you can build your house. Now that you have your domain name and hosting account (land and street address), your web designer can start putting together the building blocks (files) that will bring your website to life!