simple budget websites for bakers and foodies

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Hi! I’m Kirsty, a newly registered baker who has been running a marketing agency for small businesses. I decided to launch a simple service for those looking for affordable websites for their business so that I can fund my cake habit whilst helping out professional and talented sugar addicts!

What we do

We Love Our Locals helps the self employed to get online with affordable budget websites. Customising template websites, you get a quick and non-techy service, a website that adds an extra touch of credibility to your business and we can help with copywriting, graphic design and printing for your business if you’d like!

Whilst this website is aimed at bakers and foodie businesses (hence the name Kitty’s Cupcakes as a demo site) as that’s where my heart lies in terms of my hobbies, we’ve worked with everyone from training consultants to authors and can find suitable templates for a massive variety of businesses.

Most of the work we’ve done over the past 8 years has been done for the clients of other marketing agencies. For this reason, we have a very limited portfolio that we can show, and want to improve that. We would love to be able to show off the website we’ve made for you when it’s completed! 

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One Page Websites

Simple but effective, a one page website can contain multiple sections to show off your creations and give vital information to your customers. 

£70 one off fee for website build

Includes 1 year domain, hosting, emails and SSL which renews at £35 per year.

 

Multi Page Websites

Do you have a lot to share with the world? Ideal for the diverse or highly experienced baker, popular set ups include a page per occasion or range ie wedding, birthday, chocolates etc.

£70 for page 1, £40 per additional page

Includes 1 year domain, hosting, emails and SSL which renews at £35 per year.

Ecommerce Websites

Do you run classes, post brownies or want to make peak times easier on the admin with standard ranges? We can add an online shop functionality with PayPal, cash or bank transfer payments!

£50 add-on fee to set up your online shop function and provide you with tutorials to add products yourself. In addition to your standard website fee. 

Graphic Design

My small team of graphic designers and illustrators are available for £30 per hour with a fixed fee depending on your requirements, and can design logos, stationery, flyers and more.

Copywriting

My copywriter loves cake and content writing! We can provide friendly and professional content for £40 per A4 side of typed text. Popularly used for websites and blogs. 

Printing

My connections in the print industry allows me to provide great value business cards, flyers, brochures and merchandise like mugs, aprons and tea towels. 

ORDER IN July 2020 TO GET A FREE VIDEO!

If you order any website in July 2020 we will also use some photos of your beautiful bakes in a simple photo based video that you can use on social media. A fantastic way to grab some extra attention online and our way of saying thank you!

A WEBSITE THAT HELPS YOU

A website is for more than just marketing. For bakers, chocolatiers etc it’s a great way to do something important: establish boundaries.

How many times have you felt the need to discount, or agree to deliver when you don’t want to, or not taken the kids to the park because your customer is late? Maybe you’re like me and (currently) suck at modelling, or want to specialise in buttercream cupcakes or traybakes. 

Something I really want to help you to do is be able to say “these are my terms for everyone, you can see my website”. To make it that bit easier to say no, to allow you not to feel so bad afterwards and to get treated like the proper business you are and not like the overworked, underpaid and underappreciated sugar fairy that I see so often on Facebook cake groups stressing out over that customer. 

So when we work on a website for you, I thoroughly encourage you to think of key terms you want customers to know – starting prices for various orders, delivery/collection, types of food you’ll make, allergy/specialist orders and so on. It makes life easier for you!

TAKE A BREAK – CAKES!!!

We’re doing well so far but I know we can’t go more than 5 minutes without looking at cake! This is a template page that I’ve customised just like we would do for you (it started off bright yellow) but I’m sticking to the layout and so I need an excuse to put some photos on here!

Our PROCESS

Something we often get asked by our customers is what do we need from you and how does it all work? Thankfully as we focus on template sites we don’t need a lot from you, so you can easily work on your website design involvement between orders, family, a job, friends, housework and that thing called sleep!

BRIEF

  • Have a look at the five template designs in our menu bar at the top. These are the homepages of the designs only. There’s actually services, contact etc versions of the same theme so that we can create a varied design
  • Let us know the main and highlight colours to be used, especially if you happen to know colour codes (eg #000000 is black)
  • Your logo – PNG file with transparent background
  • Any photos to be used and if not obvious ie put wedding cakes on the wedding cake page then some guidance on where to use is appreciated!
  • The actual text to be used OR the basic text to be jazzed up by Jenny
  • If multiple pages then confirm the names of pages wanted ie Home, About, Cakes, Order, Terms, Contact
  • Confirm if you’d like an email address and what that would be ie info, your name @ etc
  • Any downloads such as terms and conditions documents or allergen advice.

PROCESS

  • Once you’ve had a look at the five template designs and have an idea for your website brief please email us with what you’ve put together and 2-3 ideas for domain names (website addresses) to be used
  • Within 24 hours we will confirm what domain name(s) we can buy and ask any questions via email
  • You confirm you’d like to go ahead and we send you an invoice for the full total but you can pay 50% deposit with 50% due within 7 days of completion or 100% in advance. This is paid by bank transfer.
  • Once you’ve paid, we purchase the domain name and it takes 2 days for it to register fully.
  • Within 1 week we will draft your website if 5 pages or less and send to you for feedback. If more pages then timescales may increase.
  • You provide feedback, we make minor changes as appropriate, and continue until finished which is generally within a week of you getting the first draft and feeding back.
  • Once the website is nailed down we THEN look at things like mobile response, doing basic SEO (helping your site appear in Google search results) and provide login details with video tutorials on things like how to change text and images.

A website by itself will not magically bring in orders if you never tell anyone about it. However when it is promoted having a website helps to increase the number of people buying (especially for high value wedding cakes), adds credibility, gives you a way to present information like your terms and conditions, and allows you to have a resource independent of social media.

PORTFOLIO

As explained the portfolio that we can actually show is quite limited due to primarily working for other website companies. However a few examples are – click on the website name to get taken to the site!

Tim’s Cameras and Studio

Transcend Zero (this website is hosted elsewhere but we made it)

 

 

From Our Clients

Great service and communication from Kirsty! Would definitely use again for my next promotion I do. Highly recommended.

Chris Tennant

Nothing is to much trouble for Kristy, she has done a wide range of projects for me over the last few years.

Martin Gaunt

Kirsty from We Love Our Locals created me short animated video. Very impressed with the finished video, will be very helpful for promoting my business.

Robert Leat

Huge thank you to Kirsty and her team at We Love Our Locals for organising a wide variety of things to help organise and promote my Sammy Rambles books about a boy and his dragon.

Jenny Leggot

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