1. Make a 5 page template

  • I recommend building it in WordPress
  • Use minimalistic, black-text on white-background
  • Pick a theme with a header that clearly displays your email & phone at the top of every page

2. Create the wireframe

The 5 page standard format:

  1. Home page
  2. Blog
  3. Testimonials
  4. Offerings/Portfolio
  5. Contact

3. Compile ten jpeg files or screenshots of your work to post to your portfolio

4. Create a few placeholder social profile pages (to be fleshed out later)

  • Facebook Page
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Yelp Profile (Get at least one 5 star Yelp review)
  • GoogleMaps Location (Register w/ Google Maps for $20 it’s worth it)

5. Select an icon set for your social links

  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Google Maps
  • Yelp Badge
  • LinkedIn
  • Blog
  • Outside Articles

…there ya go 🙂

Get that primed and you’ll be 75% ready to go live with a website!