You can do this and GET found in Search Engines!
Every business needs its own website. Your website is your home on the internet. It’s the one place you have control over. It’s your business card, your brochure, your lead generation machine.
Unfortunately you are not a coder, nor a web designer. That means you’ll have to look to professionals for help or try to use ‘simple drag and drop’ tools.
They know that.
That’s why they make it sound so simple. And essentially it is.
They allow you to get a domain name that looks great. They allow you to create the design you want. They ‘host’ your site automatically. They’ll even make sure you get to the front page of search engines for your keywords. It all seems so simple, doesn’t it?
But there’s a catch.
They are holding you hostage. Technically they are holding your website hostage. That domain name you picked? It’s owned by them. That great looking design? They own that too! That free hosting lasted 3 months and now they want how much a month? Yes, you are a hostage. Make no mistake, they’ve got you and they know it.
Want to switch to a different company? You’ll have to start from scratch and get a new domain name. They are not going to release the design and that domain name you picked. They own it.
Want to make changes? You’ll have to wait for their developers oversees to make those changes – Oh and that’s going to cost you too!
Do you feel trapped? Do you want to do this right the first time?
I know just how you feel.
My name is Mike Mueller and I used to work for those guys.
As a website developer, I helped to build those ‘hostage’ systems and the websites behind them.
I did some incredible work.
I made some great money for my clients.
My systems are probably still making them money and still catching unsuspecting business owners.
That was then, this is now.
For the past few years I’ve been building websites the ‘better’ way. I’ve been building websites for clients in the way they want, to achieve the goals they want and doing it all in their name.
- My clients own everything – the domain name, the hosting, the design and the content!
- My clients can easily make changes to their site any time!
- My clients website’s also ranks highly in search engines for the keywords they want!
Have you been thinking about this for a while and just can’t pull the trigger?
Let’s be real. Everybody likes a pretty website. It also needs to be easy to navigate, easy to use (for non-geeks like me) and attractive to Google. Yeah. SEO. Luckily, I happened upon Mike Mueller and AreWeConnected.com while I was floating around the blogosphere. I hemmed and hawed but eventually asked Mike to design a custom WordPress website/blog that would be pretty, easy to navigate and easy to use. Best of all it could be hosted where it wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg.
Mike did a great job and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Truly.
So, if you’re looking for a nice website/blog. Stop looking. This is the place.
– Ken Montville, MDSuburbanHomes.com
Each site is built to match your vision and is optimized to match your goals. Every business is different. For some clients, the goal of their site is to function as an online brochure, or a place for clients to discover a little background information on them. For some sites, it’s a place to showcase the products and services they offer.
As a bonus, all these sites also attract new clients by naturally appearing in search engine results.
That means new Clients!
Mike Mueller is a technology and social media expert. He helped me develop my self-help video blog, for which I am forever grateful.
Mike is not only skilled and talented, he is generous with his time, patient, and always willing and able to help others, no matter how busy he is.
I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for someone as capable, creative and kind as Mike.
Tamara Dorris, Author, Real Estate Professor
I don’t just build a website. I start by taking the time to understand your business and the goals you have for this website. Together we’ll create a site with the right calls to action, the right content, and the right technology to achieve those goals.
Once the site is built I’ll also train you on how to properly use your new site. You’ll learn how to add content, how to add pictures, and how to change most anything you like. It’s as easy as writing an email!
Here’s a small gallery of some of the sites I’ve built.
Not technical? Don’t worry! I’ll walk you through everything and we’ll do it right the first time.
- Our first step will be to discuss what you want your site to do, set goals and the metrics to measure our success.
- We’ll lay out the basic wireframe and calls to action.
- We’ll use your logos and color schemes for seamless integration into your current branding.
Next, we’ll secure the proper domain name. This will be the address of your website.
- If you need a domain, we’ll explore all the options and get the right one for you.
- We’ll make sure the domain name is in your name and you own it.
- We can also secure other similar names (as in .com .net .biz) and point them to the new site.
Hosting is simply securing a place on a server. While this sounds like it might be over your head, don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it step by step.
- We’ll set you up with your own hosting account on a fabulous server.
- The hosting account will be in your name (once again, you own it).
- We’ll setup custom emails for you (as in info@YourDomainName.com, or Bob@YourDomainName.com) and can setup a custom forward for each to go to your existing email accounts.
For the design – we’ll build towards your vision, using your logos and the your colors.
As for the ‘technology’ built into the site, here’s just a short list of what is included:
- Your site will be ‘Mobile Responsive’ so it’ll work on everything from a Desktop, to a Tablet, to a Smartphone.
- Rock Solid Security. Updating your site to the latest security is as simple as one click.
- Blazing Fast Performance. Your site will load lightning fast!
- Built in SEO. Your site will automatically notify Google and Bing when there is new content.
- Green Technology. Your site will be hosted on ‘green servers’ that source 300% of their power from wind and solar!
On behalf of Vineman Inc. and MudMan I managed a project that included a new virtual identity and the foundation for a web based marketing strategy. I worked with Mike in a virtual office environment throughout our new page build. The entire experience was simple, informative, productive, fast, painless, and inexpensive. Mike is extremely helpful on an on-going basis with the product he has provided our company. The personalized care not only improved the overall product provided but educated my team and myself regarding the use of the new media and marketing tool that we purchased. I will hire Mike to help keep Vinemans media and marketing on the cutting edge whenever possible.
John Olson, Event Management & Logistics at Vineman Inc.
You’ve been thinking about a website for a while now. That’s a good thing. That just means you didn’t go down the wrong path. That said, you might still have questions like…
How much time will this take?
That’s a great question. While some designers might take weeks or months to complete your project, most sites I build are completed in less than 10 business days. I work quickly and concisely.
How much will this cost?
That’s hard to tell. My sites generally range in price from $750 to $2,500. Once we talk and get a better idea of what elements you need, I’ll quote you a firm price.
How much is hosting / other hidden costs?
Hosting should cost you less than $5 a month. Period. Domain names may be included in your hosting, if not, they are usually less than $10 a year. There are no other costs. The one cost you may wish to add on is an auto back up service (see next question).
What happens if something breaks?
One of the simplest ways to insure that nothing ever breaks is to backup your site regularly. With just a few clicks you’ll be able to download a backup file to your hard drive. Life being as it is, we all tend to forget about things like that until it’s too late. I have an automated service that will do just that and upload that backup file weekly to an Amazon S3 server. Should anything ever happen to your site, we’ll have a backup stored safely away. The cost for this is $120 a year.
What if I need help?
I am here for you. Everything is covered for the first 30 days. After 30 days, if there’s something you need, just ask. If it’s something simple, something that takes me 15 minutes or less, I’ll generally do it right away. If it looks like it’ll take more than that I’ll give you a time estimate complete with a dollar amount. Remember though, this is completely your site, you can have most anyone with technical knowledge help you as well.
Right now you have the opportunity to start down the right path. Are You Ready?
Remember, this is your one chance to get a website for your business and do it right from the start.
- Your site will have the look and feel you want.
- You’ll own every aspect, from domain name to hosting.
- You’ll be able to edit anything and everything yourself instantly.
- Your site will show up in Google and Bing Search Engines.
- Your site will include social sharing links to help it go viral.
Mike does beautiful, well thought out work that catches the eye and draws in clients. His friendly, welcoming nature somehow extends into all he does online – he spreads a bit of magic to everything he touches!
If you’re reading this and thinking of hiring Mike, please consider this a VERY strong recommendation. His work speaks for itself, but look at all the people also speaking up for Mike. He outdoes expectations in every way, truly an outstanding person.
Customer Service/Blogger at Real Estate Shows
How about a Guarantee?
I know, it’s risky. This can be so overwhelming. I get that. Here’s what we’ll do. Let’s start with just a few questions. The button below will take you to a form. Answer those. That’s all.
Next, we’ll schedule a time when we can talk. This could be in person, over the phone, or even via video (Google Hangouts are great). No commitment, no cost.
After I get a better idea of what it is you are going to need I’ll create a detailed proposal for you. Accept the proposal, pay the upfront fee and I’ll build your website.
If at anytime during the first 30 days you are not 100% happy I’ll return your money. It’s as simple as that.
* after building hundreds of sites I have not yet had a single person take me up on that offer.
Ready Now? Let’s Start!
I used Mike’s professional services when he built a Mueller Map for my real estate website. Based on neighborhoods in my area, it has grown into a top feature of the site (and many Realtors® have asked me how I did it!). Mike built it quickly, beautifully, and made sure I got exactly what I wanted out of it (and then gave me a million ideas to use with it).
But it’s not just about Mike’s actual products and services… Mike serves as a sounding board for everyone he meets. He listens, suggests, adapts, and creates for everyone he surrounds himself with.
Matt Stigliano, Former Rockstar, Real Estate, and All Around Web Guy