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Let Me Help You Build Your WordPress Site

PLEASE NOTE: I will not be available to start any new website projects during the remainder of 2020.

Want to hire me to build your site for you? First, choose your package. There’s a Bargain, bare-bones package if you just want help with the initial setup. There’s a Silver Package, for a more fleshed-out site, and then there’s the Gold Package where the sky’s the limit. Click the Bargain, Silver, and Gold tabs below to see what each includes.

Got a specific issue you want immediate help with? Schedule a live consultation. You can use it to solve a problem with your WordPress site, or for some quick one-on-one training on a specific issue. To schedule a consultation, click the Consultation tab below.

If you’d like help choosing a theme, click the Choose a Theme tab.

Bargain Package

Why is this a “Bargain” Setup?

It’s a bargain in two ways:

  1. It’s a basic setup without any fancy bells and whistles, but it’ll get you started
  2. When you take advantage of my affiliate links you get a big savings. (Scroll down for that deal.)

Wait. . . Affiliate Links??

After spending years building websites, I’ve zeroed in on a few providers I feel confident in recommending. I’ve also agreed with them that, when I refer customers to them, they pay me a commission. Their services don’t cost you anything extra, and they provide me with some revenue so I can charge you a lot less to set up your WordPress website.

What’s Included?

This is a basic setup package.

It includes the basic tasks you need to get WordPress installed and running, without any fancy bells and whistles. It does not include designing a fancy homepage or adding content. If you’re looking for a more turnkey solution, check out the Silver or Gold plans. It’s ideal for someone who’s familiar with WordPress and just wants someone else to handle the basics.

The basic package includes:

  • Setting your primary DNS to point to your website
  • Creating a database and installing WordPress on your domain
  • Installing your chosen theme
  • Installing security plugins
  • Installing a backup plugin
  • Installing your header image (if that ability is included in your theme) or setting up header text
  • Installing your favicon
  • A blog-style homepage
  • Creating one Custom Menu
  • Creating one email address on your domain

What’s It Cost?

This is a bargain-basement cost of $349.95.

Yes, I want to order the Bargain-Basement Package Now

But Wait — What was that about Affiliate Links?

Here’s the Deal

  1. Complete the payment through PayPal below
  2. Go ahead and register your domain name, set up a hosting account and purchase a theme using the links below.
  3. I’ll contact you within 24 hours (on a weekday) to get the additional details I need from you, and give you an estimate of when I can get your website ready for you.

Easy peasy.

The price for you is $249.95, and the deal is the same as above. It includes:

  • Setting your primary DNS to point to your website
  • Creating a database and installing WordPress on your domain
  • Installing your chosen theme
  • Installing security plugins
  • Installing a backup plugin
  • Installing your header image (if that ability is included in your theme) or setting up header text
  • Creating one Custom Menu
  • Creating one email address on your domain

Yes, These ARE the Links You’re Looking For

  1. Domain name registration with Namecheap.
  2. Hosting with Siteground.
  3. Purchase a theme from StudioPress Themes or Elegant Themes

Communications Manager Shawn Vincent really enjoyed the process of working with me.

Everything in the Bargain Package, Plus. . .

Choosing a Theme

Choosing a theme is one of the most challenging steps in setting up your website. There are so many to pick from — where do you begin?

Recently, freelance copywriter Shea McNaughton needed some help getting her professional website up and running. Here’s what she said:

“Susanna took the reins and built a fantastic website, leaving me to the business of creating my business. Never having built a website, I knew NOTHING about it and constantly asked her opinion. Being the pro, her opinion was extremely valuable, and I have a beautiful website to show for it.”


The Silver Package gives you personalized theme recommendations. I’ll ask you some questions about the look and feel you want, how you plan to use the site, and ask you for some links to sites that you like and dislike the look of.

Based on what you tell me, I’ll narrow down your theme choices to three.

The Silver Package gets you everything that’s included in the Bargain Package plus:

  • Giving you personalized recommendations for appropriate themes
  • Designing a simple homepage
  • Adding content (either sample content or content you provide, with images) for your About, Contact, and one other page
  • Adding up to five widgets to your sidebar and/or footer areas
  • Setting up two additional Custom Menus
  • Setting up two email addresses for your domain

Price Without Affiliate Links

If you’ve not purchased your domain name, hosting or theme through the affiliate links, Silver Package price is $499.95.

Price (if you use the Affiliate Links)

Price is only $399.95

Gold Package

This is Where You Get to Customize!

Start with the Basic Package. . .

Add any or all of the Silver Package features you want. . .

And any other special requests.

To arrange for the Gold Package, just send me an email outlining what you’d like, and we’ll work out the details and a customized price.

Jackie Lange runs a business called Panama Relocation Tours. After I helped her redesign and modernize her website, she stated:

Susanna Perkins, of WordPress Building Blocks, helped to redesign my web site This is a WordPress web site which had the same look for more than 3 years so it was time for a facelift.

Susanna helped me identify a good word press theme, installed it and got it all configured. She has a keen eye for the little details that make a site look more professional and run more efficiently.

Good communications are essential during a web site project, whether it is a new design or a rebuild. This is the only way the “vision” for the site can come together. Susanna took time to understand what I wanted to accomplish with the site and made it happen seamlessly. She kept me informed via email during every phase of the redesign process. She made excellent recommendations for plugins which made the site look and work better.

I am very pleased with the results and with Susanna Perkins. My redesign came in on time and on budget. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a web site built or redesigned. She knows what she’s doing!


Need help with a specific issue, or looking for advice? You can schedule a live, online consultation to cut through the problem and find a solution quickly, or to get some quick one-on-one training.

Fee is $70 for a 30-minute session.

Choosing a theme is most people’s biggest stumbling block before building a WordPress site. In fact, narrowing down the choice can be downright paralyzing. Let me help you with that, so you can keep moving forward. I’ll send you a simple questionnaire. Based on your answers and your level of WordPress expertise, I’ll recommend three specific themes from my two go-to theme designers, StudioPress and Elegant Themes. I’ll tell you exactly why I’m recommending them for you, and point out any downsides. Note that this service is included in the Silver Package.

Here’s the deal with Susanna: she gets it.

As a business owner, the thing I value most about Susanna is that she manages up, helping me line up the resources I need for her to do the job. As a result, work gets done quickly, with a minimum of effort from me.

Shawn Vincent