Your site. Your way.
Using a collaborative approach you’re going to love!
A better way …
You’re looking for the easiest, most effective way to having a website you’re proud of, that looks beautiful, and engages your visitors. And you want to find the right person to help.
Maybe you’re just starting out with a new site or your current one is in serious need of an update. It could be you want to add new functionality or features. Or you have some technical issues, and you could use some help – whatever the case may be – I’m here for you.
There are SO many options, choices, and designers to consider.
How do you choose? There are many great designers out there who do good work and can serve you well. However …
I’d like to tell you about my unique, collaborative approach …. it might just be the thing for you.
Co-Creating Your Site
I know of no better way.
You. Me. Working side by side … your site coming to life before your eyes.
Here are a few benefits of working together in real time:
- It’s the most efficient approach to working together.
- You’ll avoid the back and forth emails typical of the standard approach.
- We’ll be able to play off of each other’s ideas – that’s the synergy I’m talking about!
- You’ll also get a peek at the behind-the-scenes process of building a site – can be helpful.
- You’ll have your site, your way – right down to the pixel!
- You’ll end up with a site that is a 100% reflection of you and the presence you’d like to create for your visitors.
- and, you’ll have fun with the experience – all my clients do!
Bottom line: you’ll have a site that you LOVE. I am proud to say that 100% of my clients end up more than satisfied with the results.
Watch my 3-minute video working with a client using screen sharing.
Carl has out-performed my expectations considerably. He has produced an online experience in ways I never thought possible.
Carl is energetic, he’s passionate, he’s committed, he is very precise down to the pixel about how he organizes and how things look.
Carl Contino … he’s my man, I continue to use him, and I give him my highest recommendations!
I’m Carl Contino
I’m an online business coach & web developer.
I know exactly what it feels like to be itching to get my passion up and out into the world but to be stuck in various ways, being overwhelmed with the options and choices to consider when planning my online venture or having technical issues and lack of know-how.
I want to offer you the very thing that I was looking for myself – one person who can show you what’s possible, what needs to done, and then, most importantly, someone who can work with you to create any or all of the pieces of your business, including your site and any products you want to offer like an ebook, video, or online course.
I help make the process of bringing your ideas to life much easier for you by cutting to the chase, weeding out the extraneous, and simply creating the pieces on the spot as you watch – on your computer screen from anywhere in the world.
I absolutely love helping people share their passion with the world, and when I’m working with my clients, I bring “the all of me” to the table. When you hire me as your web developer, you are also getting a …
Creativity Specialist – I am all about creativity and love brainstorming ideas, article/site titles, tag lines, and other inspiring ideas. We’ll spend plenty of time “visioneering” what your site needs in order to reflect your branding, message, and objectives in a way that engages your visitors and entices them to take action.
Trained Life Coach – It’s inevitable that challenges will come up, and it’s very helpful to have an objective listener by your side to help you work through them.
Tech Teacher – you can learn as little or as much as you like about web design, image editing, video creation, online technologies, and more in real time by watching my computer screen as I show you the steps.
Tech Support – I’m here to help with any computer snaffoos, glitches, and hiccups that invariably come up. Email or call me anytime, even weekends! I can even create quick how-to videos on request.
Enthusiastic Partner – I can’t help but get excited working with folks on their projects. There’s something intrinsically thrilling about helping an idea or passion come to full fruition!
By the way …
20 years. That’s how long I’ve been at this.
Carl has been a godsend as I’ve worked on upgrading my website and launching my new e-zine. His expertise is comprehensive and his friendly, unfailingly patient, “can do” energy takes the overwhelm out of tech learning for me and makes it fun.
I was skeptical at first about working in real time, but now I’m a total convert.
It both eliminates the confusing communication that can arise when you try to work on design issues by email and taps into the synergy of both our ideas, so I invariably come away from our meetings happy with the results.
Even better, Carl makes sure I’ve mastered the skills I need to carry on independently with the projects we’ve worked on.
- New Theme
- Add features
- Format content
- Site structure
- Full-featured sites
- Long single page sites
- Landing pages
- Contemporary look & feel
- 100% mobile friendly
- Design planning
- Formatting layout, content, images
- How-to instruction on WordPress, image editing, etc.
- Fixing snaffoos & glitches
- Adding new features & plugins
I have worked with Carl over the last several years putting together a variety of projects.
He has been with me every step of the way in bringing my expertise and interests to full fruition. He:
- Taught me fundamental computer and online skills I was lacking – he’s a great teacher!
- Designed, formatted, and helped me self-publish my novel, Tiorunda Stories, my three books on Alcohol Recovery, and 18 ebooks.
- Built my online International Films Course
- Designed my websites for all of the above projects and my blog.
Carl is perfectionist, in the good sense of that term. With his strong aesthetic sense, his painstaking and successful efforts, and his help working out the technical details have all contributed to the success of my projects.
I am impressed and deeply appreciate his working knowledge of website technology and his strong artistic sensibility.
I look forward to working with him on other future projects!
Samples of My Work
Carl is a joy to work with. He’s a wonderful collaborator—someone who knows his stuff, and listens to, acknowledges, and responds to all I had to say.
We worked together creating a website I am proud of. A website I believe will be fantastic for my small business.
He’s generous with his time. His visual and artistic sensibilities are sharp; he sees the big picture, and the smallest details.
How much time will we be co-creating the site together?
While each project is unique, typically, we’ll spend 1-2 hours in the beginning to talk about your objectives, what you’d like, and to sketch out some ideas to get things moving.
Then, throughout the design process, we’ll get together a few more times especially toward the end to fine tune and polish. This is where the true beauty of co-creating comes in – you’ll be able to watch and provide real-time feedback as I make the final adjustments. You’re going to love this part!
This is a flexible approach that can be custom-tailored to your needs. If you want less time interacting, that’s perfectly fine! If, on the other hand, you want extra time working together, that works perfectly too!
Can I just have you do everything?
Sure. While I know that co-creating in real time using screen sharing is an amazingly effective way to work together, if your time is extremely limited, I’m happy to work with you in whatever way works best. The minimum time I recommend is an hour in the beginning and an hour at the end to fine tune and polish!
That being said, spending a little extra time together actually saves time and energy in the long run – no guessing what you want, endless back and forth emails, etc.
There’s nothing like working together to get the best possible results in the most time efficient way!
I love learning. Can you teach me things?
Absolutely! I LOVE teaching and is a great deal of fun. Also, as a coach, I believe in empowering you to make changes to your content and other elements of your site when the need arises.
And screen sharing happens to be the very best way to learn! First, you watch as I do the steps, then we can switch screens, and I’ll coach you through the steps as I watch!
You can learn as much or as little of the design process as you’d like. Want to know just some of the basics like editing content, adding images, changing menu items? Perfect. If you want to dive in deep into the nitty and the gritty, we can do that too!
If you like, you can have a video recording of everything we do so you can review the steps anytime you want.
Get in Touch
I hope I’ve done a good job giving you an idea of how my unique collaborative approach can serve you well!
Go ahead and click on the button below to schedule a time to connect. On the call, we’ll talk about your project, get your questions answered, and then we can connect our screens so you can see what “screen sharing” is all about.