Dan King Digital
As a Digital Consultant and Web Developer, I believe understanding your business and delivering honest advice is what really makes a difference. I have been working with Businesses and Individuals across Sussex that share this belief for over 20 years.
I can help with
WordPress admin use. Squarespace setup. Website growth tips. SEO strategies and Yoast plugin guidance.
Maintenance & Support
Debugging, tweaks, updates, Support & Retainers. Automated backups and WordPress security. Plugin upgrades.
Fast servers, auto backups, staging site, malware cleaning, HTTPS, and SSL certificates. Domain name setup and renewal.
Modern, fast, fully editable, Google-friendly, responsive, and optimised custom websites. WordPress Web Developer
SEO improvements, speed and security improvements. Image optimisation, Design updates. Website audits
Content organisation and updates. Image optimisation. Brand lifestyle and product photography.
It’s too common for a larger agency to recommend the solution that fits their need to succeed rather than yours.
Understanding your business and asking the questions you might not have known mattered is often what makes a difference in recommending the right solution.
How I Work
Over the last 20 years I have built up a reputation for building websites for individuals, Start Up’s and small to medium-sized businesses across Sussex. However, I’ve found my expertise is ideally suited to clients who want peace of mind that their website is being delivered with the same enthusiasm and passion as their own.
I like to meet my clients face to face first, over a coffee, to ensure we are a good fit and that I can really help your business. *Equally in these COVID times I’m happy to have a zoom call.
Below is a few of the questions that I often get asked.
As a Digital Consultant think of me as a jack of all master of many. It’s my job to understand and know many things. So I can make recommendations that best suit your business needs. I might not always be the best person to carry out your requirements but I’ll be the best person to recommend someone who can.
I charge by the project, not by the hour. This means I will give you a quote for the completion of the project as defined and you won’t have to pay for each little addition or change of mind (within reason). The project is over when you are happy with it. I ask for 50% to start work and the balance upon main delivery (i.e. when my part is done). On most projects post-delivery support, tweaks and advice are always included free of charge.
As for cost, each project is unique so a meaningful range is impossible to give. But give me some details and I will give you an idea as soon as possible.
Because I treat their business like it was my own. I speak honestly with them and am personally invested in the project’s outcome.
Yes, sort of. Obviously I don’t run any data-centers and I am not a hosting provider but I can set you up with premium optimized hosting and manage it all for you. You will get fast, secure hosting with the latest software and configurations and I will take care of any hosting issue that may come up as if it were one of my own sites. I’ll even move your site over from your current host and change the DNS settings for you.
Hosting features include a staging site, a faster and hardened server, malware protection, an SSL certificate (enables https pages), automatic daily full backups and access to a CDN (speeds up the site for geographically distant visitors). Obviously, you still get direct access to your site’s content admin just as you do right now.
On top of getting full hosting peace of mind, you’ll save a few £ per month compared to getting your own equivalent premium hosting account.
If you get stuck, have any question or need something tweaked, I’ll help. No additional charge.
Yes, it will be optimized for all screen sizes from smartphones to jumbo desktop screens. No pinching or zooming to read the pages.
Absolutely – via WordPress’ user-friendly admin pages that let you edit text, menus, images and more.
Probably. Phone consultations are charged by the hour (£50 per hour), with a minimum charge of 1hours. Ask anything, including to make a quick fix to your site.
Absolutely, A lot of my work is supporting agencies with skills they might not have within their own team. Equally, I am happy working alongside your team to simply add another pair of hands when your project load is high.
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I’d love to work with you.
If you’ve got a project in mind, or just want to have a chat, please get in touch.
I believe in honest communication and working with dedicated passionate people to create meaningful changes that have a measurable impact on your business.
Dan King has been working with us for a few years now, the help, guidance, and idea’s he comes up with, not only for the website but also booking system has been priceless, no hard sell just friendly advice as to how things could work better, look better or perform better. We have had countless compliments on our website and how unique it is to what we do, it really stands our from our competitors and draws you in to want to see more.Susie & Danny Macmillan – The Mac’s Farm
I would definitely recommend Dan for any website related help. Not only did he quickly fix several glitches my e-commerce site had acquired, but he was an invaluable source of help and advice when discussing the best way to make full use of my site and creative ways to gain new customers. He was friendly and easy to work with and his advice was honest and not at all salesy. I’ll definitely be calling on his help again for any future web development work.Julie Annis – hollyhocklane.co.uk
Dan has been an amazing help to our business. We are not very confident with media issues and the hardware. He will come and sort us out at a drop of a hat. Worth his weight in gold!!Washbrooks Farm, Hurstpierpoint
I’ve worked with Dan for some time now in order to de mystify our Shopify store. Our website is our shop front but it’s hard to know what’s the right or wrong way to go about expanding it. We wanted to offer a subscription service to our customers, allowing them to have their specialty coffee delivered when they needed it and as much as they required.
Dan was able to help us understand the various solutions available via our current platform and also options that could work in the future when we grow.
It obviously helped Dan loving coffee but I get the impression he works with every client with the same passion for helping to get the best from the web and their budget so that it actually makes a difference.Tom Osborne – Craft House Coffee
I brought Dan into help with our social media as with running a busy cafe and bike shop it felt that we were always reacting rather than being in control of our social marketing, and it was taking up more and more of my time.
I felt Dan really understood what it is we are trying to achieve as a business and clearly showed a passion for helping as if it was his own. He created us our very own Social media strategy/manual with great advice, clear instructions and honest feedback.
It instantly felt like it was taking less time to manage our social media, putting into practice the tips and tools he suggested.Dan Pullen – Sussex Coffee Trucks
Dan’s intricate knowledge of our sector and the speed at which he grasped the direction we wanted to take our business helped to ensure we got our new site live well in advance of our deadlines and the feedback has been incredible. He’s always proactive, has bags of enthusiasm and he’s a genuine pleasure to deal with. We can’t recommend him highly enough.Mike & Jos – Zero Neuf