Hey, I'm Sam Heaton. I'm a freelance web designer, web developer and search engine optimiser based in Chorley, Lancashire. I've been designing and developing websites as a freelancer for more than 6-years. My clients range from small startup business looking for an affordable website that works all the way up to large e-commerce business looking for on-going support and maintenance.
I've been fortunate enough to have won several website design awards over the years which is something I pride myself upon. I'm always looking to incorporate the latest technologies, standards, and tactics into any website design, web development or SEO project I undertake.
I work solely as a freelancer, this is my full-time job and I plan to be a freelance web designer well into the future. I'm not going anywhere so if you're looking for a reliable, effective, and relatively friendly web designer in the Chorley area look no further :)
Web design is my bread and butter. I design and develop all websites using the Bootstrap framework ensuring they are mobile, tablet, and computer responsive which is a must nowadays.
This is what I studied. This is what I enjoy doing! I predominately work with PHP and MySQL, this allows me to work with leading platforms such as Magento, OpenCart, WordPress, CouchCMS etc.
SEO is a form of online marketing, this is something I'm good at too! well I must be as you've found me online. This involves improving your on-page and off-page SEO.
Being a web designer, web developer and search engine optimiser is an enjoyable profession. Over the years I have met some fantastic individuals and companies. I've learnt with them and from them. Any project I undertake I ensure I at least speak with the client, in most instances we will arrange a meeting to go over the clients requirements, ideas, and specifics. From there I will provide the client with a quote, timescale, and some examples of our work.
I understand that most companies and individuals looking for a website don't want to have a meeting, conversation, or email they would rather just know a price and make a decision based on that. That is a little hard when it comes to web design however below I have listed the 4 most common services I provide with a very rough guideline of prices. Please note these prices are for reference only and all projects are quoted for individually.
A bespoke 5-page website design and developed around your company branding and requirements. The bespoke website will be mobile, tablet, and computer responsive.
In addition to the web design project you will also receive access to our custom content management system. This tool allows you to edit, add, and remove content from your website without any technical know-how.
Hosting is included for free for the initial 12-months after which hosting is then chargeable at £80 per annum. Our dedicated server is based in Manchester and includes all the bells and whistles needed to ensure you are secure, up to date, and blazing fast.Web Design from £500
looking for a bespoke one-page website in Chorley? well believe it or not that is something I can do for you too. A bespoke one-page informational website designed around your logo, branding, and requirements.
The landing-page will display your business contact details, social media, logo, and if required some content. This is a great solution for anyone looking at an affordable solution to get online.
Hosting is included for free for the initial 12-months after which hosting is then chargeable at £80 per annum. Our dedicated server is based in Manchester and includes all the bells and whistles needed to ensure you are secure, up to date, and blazing fast.Web Design from £200
Got an amazing product or service you are looking to sell online? you need an E-Commerce website, e-commerce websites require a cart platform. Our go to platforms are OpenCart, Magento and WooCommerce.
As with our traditional web design projects our e-commerce websites are also fully responsive ensuring a smooth browsing experience on any device your customers may use.
Hosting is included for the initial 12-months after which hosting is then chargeable at £200 per annum. Our dedicated server is based in Manchester and includes all the bells and whistles needed to ensure you are secure, up to date, and blazing fast.eCommerce from £650
So you've got a nice new website but you are looking to improve on your search engine rankings? that is where search engine optimisation comes in. SEO is something any business online should consider.
I use the latest technologies, standards, and recommendations ensuring your website has a white-hat SEO presence ensuring long-lasting rankings.
Now you want to know how much does it cost right? well that all depends on your website, existing presence, and competitors. I recommend you contact me with your website address and the keywords you wish to target. From there I can provide you with an idea of cost and timescale.SEO from £25 an hour
“ Outstanding service! Sam was a master of tolerance, constructing exactly what I asked of him and then and improving it using his own wealth of practical expertise. Throughout the process he was 'always' on hand for consultation, and he explained quite technical details with patience and relevance. The final result far exceeded my expectations and I would thoroughly recommended his services. ”
–Chris Martin, Murder Plays
“ This has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made to work with Sam and his team to build my new website. I am thrilled and feel excited with what he has produced for me and very reasonably priced too. He has done exactly what it said on the tin, and then some. Extremely professional, polite and the patience of a saint. I would recommend Sam to my nearest and dearest, I have that much confidence in him. Thanks Sam - Lora one very happy customer. ”
–Lora Fairclough, Lora Fairclough Golf
“ Sam is a fantastic website designer. I was having problems with my previous website designer so I moved to Sam: who is a breath of fresh air! I was having some technical issues and Sam was on the phone to me for over an hour at 9pm at night! His work is also very fast and very good, all at a very reasonable price. I could not recommend Sam highly enough and have told all of my friends about him. I would give 10 stars but 5 was the highest! ”
–Adam Hill, Notorious Fashion
“ Sam has created 3 websites for companies I have been involved in, and he must have done at least 5 for friends I have recommended him to, ranging from small businesses up to large corporate companies who trade internationally. Having worked with other web designers for many years prior to finding Sam I can safely say you wont find anyone better. He is highly creative, motivated and an all round good guy offering outstanding websites. I could not recommend him enough no matter what size your project. ”
–Ben Leach, IcedGecko
“ I can not recommend Sam highly enough, the service you get from the very start through to after care is AMAZING. Nothing is too much trouble for Sam and the team, they take your ideas and add a professional touch to produce a wonderful site that is bespoke to your business. The SEO work is second to none and the price of the work is very very competitive in fact PLEASE Don't be put off when you compare Sam's cost effective quotes to others who will give you a crazy high price then try to bamboozle you with technical jargon to justify such silly prices. You get none of that here just a good price excellent service and a friendly team. Kevin ”
–Kevin Parkinson, Sportagraphs
“ Sam has done a first class job in creating our new website. He carefully followed the initial brief of how we wanted the website to be presented, promptly making modifications to it where necessary upon request and now he has already embarked on the SEO work with a solid start that will help us to achieve the rankings that we are aiming for. I have every confidence that he will get us up to where we want to be and look forward to working with him well into the future. ”
–Andrew Plant, AJP Logistics
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