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Julia Shepherd

Julia Shepherd

Run Your Own Website can quickly attract new clients to your business!

Julia Shepherd is a an Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master and a Teacher. Her previous website had no rankings on Google and was not something that she could update herself. A few years ago, she had recorded 2 CDs containing Guided Meditations. When I met her, she explained to me that she was looking for a new website that she would be able to update herself and sell her CDs through, both physically and digitally.

Although we now offer Woo Commerce as an option with Run Your Own Website, we felt that this would be too expensive, given that she only had two products to sell, so we looked at alternative solutions. Julia went for an Option 4 Run Your Own Website, which gives her all of the options that are available within the standard product. 

There are different web solutions if you wish to sell audio, iTunes and Spotify being the most well-known ones but the royalties you get from these are very small and you therefore need to have a lot of people listening to your work to make money from it.

A practical approach

We decided on a practical, Lo-Fi approach, which we have done before with other clients.  By using PayPal buttons, linked to secure folders for the digital download options and separate Paypal buttons for those wishing to order physical CDs, we were able to build Julia's website quickly and add these to pages on her website with a minimum of fuss.

Julia choose some beautiful images and decided on not having any text overlaid on the slideshow and, in this case, we think it worked really well.  We made use of the image carousel on the Home Page to highlight the different areas that she works in and we love the final result! You can see it for yourself by following this link!

The website has only been live for a couple of weeks and she had two new clients contact her last week. She also sold one of her CDs as a download! She was kind enough to give us the following testimonial:

'I have no hesitation in recommending Clive and his team to anyone wishing to create, update or renew a website.  I was supported at every stage by kind, understanding and very knowledgeable people, who were sensitive to my needs and to my level of competence.  

No request was too small and every question was met with kindness and a clear answer.  When I was unsure of what I had to do, I was reassured and supported, which was very empowering.  I am now confident in updating and managing my website, safe in the knowledge that I can approach Clive for ongoing support.

In my opinion, Clive and his team will work to bring out the best in any client so they can create the most effective and attractive website which will beautifully show what they are bringing to the world.  Thank you again to all who helped me.' 

If, after reading this, you are interested in how Run Your Own Website might work for you, why not give us a call on 01243 776399?

Clive Loseby, Access by Design and Run Your Own Website

Award-winning web design, Chichester.