I provide website design, development, maintenance and marketing support for small businesses and entrepreneurs at reasonable rates.
We can work locally or remotely. Or both!
My name is emily sparkle
I enjoy the ‘ah-ha’ moments clients have when we work together, visioning, creating and updating their site. I coach budget-conscious entrepreneurs how to enhance, update, automate, maintain and promote their website with an eye on their budget and a goal to increase their productivity.
My office is near Northampton, MA and although my clients come from all corners of the United States, I can travel easily to many New England, specifically Western Massachusetts, towns and cities. In most cases I work well using any combination of email, instant messaging, online, telephone, sms or in-person meetings. Of course in the time of Covid, Zoom has become indispensable. As of June 2021 I am fully vaccinated.
Need a refresher on how to update your website? Want to know how to change your slider or re-organize your blog? New to WordPress and feel lost? Our sessions can be personalized to your needs and recorded for your future reference.
Security & Maintenance
Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur looking for someone reliable to take care of the technical aspects of your WordPress website so you can focus on your website goals and spend time on what you love?
Staging Setup / Migration
Ready for a DIY ‘do over’ but don’t know how to get started? I can set up a fresh install or duplicate an existing website for you to make changes behind the scenes. When you have it ‘just so’ I will help you migrate the website to your domain.
Courses & Support
I offer a supported, self-guided “Create Your Own Website” course. You can work at your own pace and meet with me regularly for coaching and inspiration. Perfect for the budget conscious self starter or hobbyists who have vision and technical perseverance.
Writings and ramblings...
Recently, I was asked what my favorite part of web development is…. for me, this answer ebbs and flows with the phases of website design and implementation. I love nailing the basics of a design on the first sketch. It took me a long time to learn how to ask the right questions in the
In the mid-90s I was asked by a high tech marketing manager to take over for the fired-webmaster. I knew very little html at the time, but learned quickly and enjoyed the creative power of css. In the subsequent 13 years I call my ‘corporate days’, I worked in several software companies (listed below!) on
When I was starting to learn WordPress, I sought, and got, some great advice from random strangers on the Internet on many WP topics. With a little assistance from the Inspect tool, I was able to figure out how to customize the look of my chosen themes. Sometimes Google would reward me with great articles that
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Whether you’re in the inspiration or creation stage of your project, talking about art is hard! I find it most helpful when my clients can answer the following questions and provide their own digital artifacts. Please provide the urls of up to web SIX sites that you think are most like the ‘style’ or ‘image’