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Chris O'Brien Communications

Chris O'Brien Communications combines career broadcasting and corporate communications experience with website design, professional writing, digital graphics and database application programming. We provide professional websites, e-commerce, e-newsletters and media release services at affordable prices.

Services

If knowledge is the fruit, imagination is the tree.

— Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Website Development

Website Development

Responsive website design and development, web hosting, email setup, custom content, professional graphics, sign-up forms and much more.

WordPress E-Commerce

WordPress / E-Commerce

Complete Wordpress websites including themes and plugins, custom content, full e-commerce systems, web hosting, SSL security and more.

Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Tight writing for web text, promotions, social media and feature articles. Discover the credibility professionally written copy conveys.

Email Marketing

Email Marketing

Keep your clients informed and up-to-date with custom sign-up forms and professional e-newsletters targeting a subscriber base we help you grow.

FAQ

Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Do your websites include graphics, sign-up forms, shopping carts, analytics, mobile design?

You bet. We do complete e-commerce systems, photos and graphics, sign-up forms, Google analytics, professional writing and responsive (device sensitive) design.

Can you help with graphic design and other related jobs?

Yes, we do graphic design and images, audio files, email campaigns, WordPress coaching, content research and writing, web page updating and much more. Let us know what you need, we're happy to help.

How much do your websites cost?

WordPress Professional Package: $350 *
 Setup + 3 basic pages + contact page + 1 year web hosting
 Additional posts & maintenance: $30/hour
 After first year: $10/mo web hosting ( $120/year )

WordPress E-Commerce Package: $1,750 *
 Setup + shopping cart + 3 basic pages + contact page + 1 year web hosting
 Additional posts & maintenance: $30/hour
 After first year: $20/mo web hosting ( $240/year )

* Not including premium themes or plugins, domain names or email addresses.

What does your web hosting include?

With every new WordPress website we offer FREE web hosting for one (1) full year including:
 Your own private "staging" website for testing and development
 High speed servers using the latest PHP 7 technology
 Automated daily backups
 Free SSL certificates
 Enterprise grade security

Does your hosting company specialize in WordPress?

Yes, we work with the best WordPress-only hosting company in the business: WP Engine. Our customers get discounted rates because we volume purchase. WP Engine is the most reliable, feature rich, WordPress web hosting system available today.

Will there be extra expenses for my website?

If you choose one of our WordPress packages, the purchase of premium themes and plugins, domain names and email addresses are extra. While premium themes and plugins vary, domain names and email addresses usually cost $15 - $20 per year each. Otherwise, as noted, additional hourly costs may apply if you need additional features, web pages or ongoing maintenance.

Can you update our existing website?

Absolutely, whether your website is a content management system (like WordPress or Shopify) or simply hand-coded. Either way, we will happily update your content, add new pages and features, improve layouts and menus, update images, etc. All updates will blend seamlessly with your existing content. We also manage ongoing website maintenance which is vital to both the function and security of your site.

Why is updating and adding new content to my website so important?

Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo love new content. Keeping your content fresh ensures your site ranks higher. Updated content also conveys professional credibility. Your web visitors need to know you can be trusted to provide current prices, products, ideas and information.

I have a content management system. What can you do that I can't?

Fine tuning any website requires the ability to write and revise code. We are continually customizing WordPress plug-ins and themes to accommodate our customers' needs. Non-coders simply can't produce the professional feel and functions that developers provide. We save you time and money while producing a website you can be truly proud of.

I only have a few changes to make, do you accept small jobs?

You bet. We want your business and know the value of a job well done, big or small. Updates and make-overs are billed at our standard hourly rate of $30.

How does your email marketing work?

We create a subscriber form on your website to collect names and email addresses. Then we code custom newsletters complete with your branding and content in appealing easy-to-read layouts using MailChimp. MailChimp is the world's leading provider of subscriber based email marketing services. Their “Forever Free” plan is great for bloggers and small businesses. You can send up to 12,000 emails per month FREE as long as you have less than 2,000 subscribers. We send you a draft of each campaign before your newsletter gets delivered and a detailed report of opens and clicks afterwards.

What particular software skills do you have?

 WordPress: E-commerce, Front-end, Back-end
 Metrics: SEO, Google Analytics
 Google: Maps API, Google+
 Adobe: Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Soundbooth
 Web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, PHP + MySQL
 Mail & Social Media: MailChimp, Eventbrite, Blogger, YouTube, Facebook
 Researching, writing and editing: web content, articles, media releases, ad copy, correspondence, etc.

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