some particulars and some questions answered ↓
All the details and (hopefully) most of your questions answered.
How can I contact you?
The best way is through email - firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the form provided when you click the Let's Get Started button below.
Is this right for me?
In the end, only you can answer that question. I do encourage you to reach out if you even have a sense that it might be, I love meeting new people and am always happy to chat. That said, here are some of my thoughts about who this work is best for:
This is for you…
…if you are an individual, not a big business
…if you have a hard time seeing your real strengths
…if your business is all online/all offline/or somewhere in between
…if you are tired of being alone and feeling like you are just slogging along
…if technology is sometimes a barrier and you don’t love dealing with ‘tech people’
…if you really want to make your work or your business a unique expression of who you are in the world
...if your business is new or growing or changing or stuck or established
...if your business is you offering something to the world
What do most of your clients do?
I have worked with therapists, fitness trainers, coaches, artists, musicians, alternative wellness practitioners, writers, and small non-profits. The main thing that unites all of these people is that they are honestly interested in doing something that is a unique expression of who they are in the world. It matters to them that their work and the way it is presented is authentic.
How much does this cost?
Project costs range from $900 to $3600. Once we do an initial consult I will propose a package that works for your needs and your budget.
How long does it take? What is my time commitment?
Dependent on your needs, after our initial call I'm going to recommend some options to you. I will base this on my experience and what I hear you saying you need. In general I have three project lengths - one day, one week, one month. I believe in deadlines, especially for work like this. Otherwise, it can just drag on. And dragging on doesn't really help you to move forward. And that is, in the end, what we are looking for - good solid forward momentum.
I already have a logo, can I still work with you?
Yes, for sure! If you already have a look and feel you love we can talk about how we can take that and build it into a website you love just as much.
I kind of want to take things a step at a time, can I do that?
Yes, absolutely. For some people stepping through the process one phase at a time is the best option. This can be especially true if you are a) very busy or b) very fuzzy on what you want or c) low on funds. I have learned that starting is the important part; once you start you will be learning and then you can just keep moving forward.
Who or what is east willow?
Let’s be clear – east willow is just a name but the work gets done by me, Kim LeClair. The name east willow is not probably particularly clever... I started my business in 2012 and I had recently moved. I really liked my new street name... East Willow. Since I work primarily from home it seemed like a good name.
Do you work with people locally or just online?
I do both. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago, so if you are local (around the Chicago area) it would be great to meet in person. But I also have clients throughout the US, Europe and Canada and while it would be fun to meet in person, doing everything by video chat is quite a bit more cost effective.