Get behind-the-scene help with technology and platform integration

I help indie creatives, coaches and entrepreneurs love their websites, and I help them integrate all their different online services and platforms needed to reach their fans, no matter how “untechnical” they are.

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Optic Imprint helps creatives, small businesses and coaches to conquer the overwhelming amount of technology needed to connect with their online audience, so they can focus on what they're good at: running a business.

Websites and Blogs

Professional, out-of-the-box websites on all major platforms, including free platforms like Wix.com and hosted WordPress sites.

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Copyediting

Proofreading and copyediting of content, blog posts, newsletters, novels, non-fiction books, short stories, and free downloads.

Online Course Creation

Video editing, course development, branding, Teachable.com setup and technical support.

Podcast & Video Transcription

Expand your audience, optimize your audio and video for SEO, make it search engine friendly.

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Social Networks Integration

Integrate all social media channels into your website, add Twitter and Instagram feeds, Facebook page badges, add social network icons.

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Newsletter and List Building

Setup email marketing service, newsletter design, auto-sequences, sign-up forms on website, list segmentation, lead magnet setup.

Epub & Kindle e-books

Create Kindle, epub, and PDF e-books to promote your business or product, establish authority, and use as a lead magnet.

Monthly Maintenance

From small to extensive maintenance packages. Plugins, updates, backups, broken links, general well being.

Out-of-the-box website designs

If you need a new blog or website, or want to redesign your current one, take a look at my list of out-of-the-box templates—they’re like predesigned covers for books, only for website. They’re much easier on the wallet, and still pack a professional punch.

Setup of any digital service and platform

I’ll get you up and running quickly, no matter what services you use. Mailchimp, Aweber, GetResponse, Clickfunnels, Amazon Author Central, Draft2Digital, InstaFreebie, Kobo Writing Life, Bookfunnel, Smashwords, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Wattpad—the list goes on and on.

Never waste precious time struggling with technology again. Go write your next best seller, while I make sure you’re ready to meet your fans, wherever they are.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there author services you won't set up or do?

Yes. The following services are beyond the scope of what I offer:

  • Ads, like Facebook ads, Amazon ads, etc.
  • Print services, like CreateSpace, Ingram Sparks, or any Print-on-demand (POD) service.
  • Audiobook services, like Audible.
  • Video editing, like book trailers or vlogs.
  • Full fledged branding*.
  • Professional book cover design*.

* see next question.

Since you're a designer, will you design my book cover/do my branding?

The short answer is no.

The Long Answer is, maybe, under the right circumstances.

I am a trained graphic designer and have experience in both branding and cover design, but here’s the deal: there’s a reason why professional book covers start at $1,500, or proper branding takes months and thousands of dollars: it matters. Things that matter take a lot of time and special attention and skill, which in turn costs a lot—a LOT—of money. I have the skill, but I don’t have the time, and since I’m helping indie authors on a budget, they probably don’t have the money.

Here’s the deal, though: I have the skill, and (I’m assuming) you don’t have the money, so “the right circumstances” will be if you need a cover for e.g. a free download, or you want to have your name at the top of your site looking all pretty and “logo-ish” but that’s all, then I can do that. The caveat is that I will not spend a lot of time on it, do market research, worry about the emotional impact of the colours I use, or any other time-consuming exercise.

Bottom line: if you’ve got the money, it’s worth doing these things properly. But if you don’t, I’m a really, really good stand-in until you do. 

What payment methods do you accept?

Currently I only accept Paypal from international customers, or a direct bank transfer (EFT) from South African banks.

What content do I need for my new website/blog?

Think of the pages on your site, and what you want to say on them. Look at other author sites for ideas. But don’t worry too much, I’ll be guiding you through the process of creating what you’ll need.

Will you provide content for my new website/blog?

Unfortunately, no. If you don’t have content ready when I design your website for you, I’ll use dummy content in the place of text and images, which you will have to replace yourself later on—unless you hire me again to do it for you :).

I've seen this gimmick/bells and whistles on some website. Can you do it on mine?

First of all, it depends on where and how your site is hosted. If it’s on a free platform, like Blogger or WordPress.com, then probably not. 

With self-hosted WordPress sites, the possibilities are nearly endless, so odds are it is possible. 

When it comes to good design, though, less is always more, and on the internet where attention spans are as short as a goldfish’s, distractions should be avoided. So I always recommend to steer clear of bells and whistles or gimmicks, in favour of functional, clean design.

If you still feel you absolutely need that shiny object, contact me and ask. If it can be done, and you accept my quote, then I will do it with pleasure.

 

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