Welcome to 1stFruit Designs. This is not a big company with dozens of designers. If that is what you are looking for, then I'm afraid I can't help you. It's just me and my incredibly supportive family. So why should you choose a freelance guy over a big company? Great question! There are the usual small business answers:
All those are good reasons, but I believe what makes this company different is what the name implies. I believe my work, in any area, is an offering to my Lord. I am called to give Him my very best, my firstfruits.
Hosting your site means storing all the files necessary for your site to look and act properly. You are welcome to take care of this yourself, but if you want, I will gladly take care of this confusing hassle for you.
This is my passion and probably the reason you are on this site. I love to create websites. No matter how long it takes, I will work on your site until you are 100% satisfied.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization which is how high a company is ranked on related search results. There is a great deal of work that can be done to improve your standings. I know you want to rank high on search results and, since I am designing the site, I obviously want the same. This is part of every site I build at no extra charge.
CMS stands for content management system. This means I can develop a website for you that has certain areas designated for you to edit. These areas don't require any coding knowledge at all. This is especially helpful for those who need to frequently update their site, but would rather not have to contact the web designer every time to do so.