Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

I am so confused... where do I begin?
In my experience, I have found each client has different goals for their Web presence; we need to discuss these details to customize my services to turn your vision into a virtual reality. I always suggest new clients contact me so that I can explain and answer any additional questions you may have during your investigatory process.

All clients are given my exclusive Web Site Planning Profiler that includes worksheets and information to help you in the planning of your new Web site depending on your platform of interest:

   ~ Yahoo! Store / Aabaco Merchant Solutions Services
   ~ Standard/WordPress Web Site
   ~ E-Commerce Web Sites
   ~ Do-It-Yourself E-Commerce Platforms
I've checked out quite a few "Web Designers". Why should I work with Jill Of All Trades®?
With just a telephone connection and HTML Web page building software anyone can claim to be a "Web Designer". Understand that just because an individual may appear to know more than you does not make them a professional in the field or give you the best opportunity for success. How your business will be perceived is dramatically effected by the functionality of your site, the quality of your graphics as well as how you work your site once it is launched. I mentor my clients throughout the entire development process and on.

Jill Of All Trades® is a:

  • Successful busniness founded in 1998 (see "About Jill" page)
  • Registered business with the County of Tate in Mississippi
  • Registered business with Dun and Bradstreet
  • Winner of the Romeoville Millennium Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Trustee of the Board of the Romeoville Chamber of Commerce (1999-2002) and Member in good standing 1999-2006.
  • Featured Finalist in Inc. Magazine's Web Design Challenge
  • Member of the HTML Writers Guild.
  • Member of the International Webmasters Association.

I also ask that you please take a moment to review my Portfolio to experience the caliber of work I am known for. I encourage you to contact any of my clients for a recommendation in regards to my performance, competency, support and service levels.
I have a Yahoo! Store. Can you help me?
[Jill Of All Trades is an authorized Yahoo! Small Business Partner - Click to Verify]Jill Of All Trades® is listed in the Aabaco Merchant Solutions Developer Network and is a Yahoo! Small Business Partner.

Yes, I can assist you with creating a complete e-commerce solution on the Yahoo! Small Business Merchant Solutions Platform. I offer complete site development, along with services to redesign or add feature enhancements to existing Yahoo! Stores. You will have an e-commerce platform you can maintain in your browser, tools to manage, and promote your business and Yahoo! customer support for merchants 7 days a week. Aside from my design costs, users pay a flat rate depending on the amount of items in their stores and a percentage based fee structure regarding referrals and sales. There is no startup cost, and no minimum time commitment.

For complete information on the services I offer for Yahoo! Stores, please visit my Yahoo! Store Design Services page.

To view some examples of my work on the Yahoo! platform, please visit my Yahoo! Store Web Design Portfolio.
I would like to sell my products online. Can you help?
For those simply not interested in the Yahoo! Store platform (see previous question), I can suggest other applications that offer you a powerful, flexible, feature packed and easy to use browser based e-commerce application. Remember, the perceived credibility, professionalism and integrity of your Web store hinge highly on the appearance and functionality of your application.

I offer complete set-up and configuration of your online store - or you can choose to do it yourself, just check out:

How are changes to my site handled?
For those on Yahoo! Stores, based on your specifications and budget, the amount of customization required to obtain the look you desire for your site may vary. Although, no matter what, the end design will allow you to continue to maintain, add and delete your products, sections and your content. Maintenance of the design may varying based on the level of customization. Regardless, I offer in depth coaching and training on Yahoo! Store features and functions.

For those on a regular Web Server, depending on the type, frequency and complexity of the changes, I have several options I can offer you. The majority of my clients have me do the maintenance of the site. Depending on your level of experience and the complexity of your site, I can suggest software (like WordPress) or customized scripts which I can install on your server that will allow an interface through your browser to make minor textual changes or you can use a template based site building program, which seceral types are offered with the Web Hosting Servers I offer.
Will I be able to update my Web site?
Of course. For those on Yahoo! Stores, based on your specifications and budget, the amount of customization required to obtain the look you desire for your site may vary. Although, no matter what, the end design will allow you to continue to maintain, add and delete your products, sections and your content. Maintenance of the design may varying based on the level of customization. Regardless, I offer in depth coaching and training on Yahoo! Store features and functions.

For those on a regular Web Server, I have several options for clients who would like to take over the maintenance of their sites. However, without any background in Web development, this process is not as easy as it may sound. Depending on your level of experience and the complexity of your site, I can suggest customized scripts which I can install on your server that will allow an interface through your browser to make minor textual changes or you can use a template based site building program, which seceral types are offered with the Web Hosting Servers I offer.
Can you guarantee my success?
As with life, your success will depend primarily on you, the decisions you make and who you choose to partner with. You will get out of your Web site proportionally what you put in to it. Both from a financial investment to the time resources you dedicate to utilize the skills I will teach you. Your site will require and demand your ongoing attention. I empower my clients with the knowledge necessary for them to determine their levels of success. If any "Web Designer" makes having a Web site sound like it is fast, cheap and an easy way to get rich quick, there is nothing further from the truth. This should be a big warning signal and a sign that this is a company/individual that you do not want to work with because they are, shall I say, "fibbing" (or they just may not know any better). Any credible opportunity, whether on or off-line, requires commitment and dedication from all involved.

I will develop a visually appealing, structurally sound, cross-platform Web site based on client instructions and guidance. I will guide you on initial Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing. I will also keep you abreast of industry news, trends and critical information. I cannot, however, guarantee that your business concept, model, methodology, product, work ethic, customer service levels, or how you may run your business both on and/or off-line once the site is launched will be effective and/or successful. This responsibility lies solely with you.

I will do my job - but you will need to do yours too!


Do you have other questions?

If you have not found the answers to your questions on my Web site, feel free to contact me.

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