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Meet Jacquelyn Lopez Moncada of Wabu Web Design

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacquelyn Lopez Moncada.

Jacquelyn, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started out studying advertising in New York City but after 9/11 that industry took a hard hit and I was only able to get jobs in the advertising industry here and there. I learned to reinvent myself over and over again, learning different aspects and branching out of advertising.

Writing was always my hobby so I put all those writing classes I took in college to use and turned to writing web content. I learned graphic design, photography, and took classes in web development while I was working a 9 to 5. I am a naturally creative person and also dabbled in staging homes and jewelry design. I’m also really good at organizing small spaces having lived in NYC all of my life.

All of these skills I acquired over the years and sometimes by pure chance – both significant and seemingly insignificant – helped me form the idea of starting my own web design company. I always felt motivated by the stories of small business owners and their fearlessness. Many of them would ask me the same question, “Do you know a good, affordable web designer?” And so I decided to offer what they were asking for – all in one, affordable, small business friendly web design services with transparent pricing.

Has it been a smooth road?
No, not at all. I had to find the right business plan, both for me and my clients. I never knew that this is what I would end up doing. I was pretty much-taking steps forward without really knowing the destination. But I was listening to what was needed and that is how I continue moving forward, especially in the business aspect of the business.

It takes a while as a small business owner, to learn how to wear all of the hats and make it work for you. Deciding to do what you love to do and making it a successful venture is challenging but it can be done.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Wabu Web Design story. Tell us more about the business.
Wabu Web Design is not your average web design company. For one thing, my clients are small and medium-sized businesses. They have very specific needs and budgets. It is important for our economy to keep the local, mom and pop type businesses going and to do that they need services that will cater to them. They don’t need services that are fancy, high-end, with all the trimmings.

They need efficient, practical, eye-catching, and well-engineered web design services. A website may be many things – beautiful with all of the bells and whistles and so on – BUT a website that can’t be found is a dead website. It is not working for you.

We create sites that are engineered to give the business owner a good foundation. We focus on branding and research their industry to know how to best approach the design. A well-designed, well-engineered site will help boost a business’ credibility and image.

There is a lot of work to be done. We know that 55% of small businesses do not have a website. Their reasons vary. What I keep hearing is, “I just don’t have the time to build one.” Or, “I just don’t have the know-how to build the site I want or to find the right person to do it.”

We help these small business owners by providing hassle-free, we take care of everything, affordable, web design services. We are transparent about what it will cost them, we stick to that pricing structure and we educate them about the process. I love taking the worry away from them because they have a lot of hats to wear already.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The web design industry, like many technology-driven industries, is in constant flux. We are always learning something new and experimenting with new ways of doing things. It will always be interesting to see where we will go in the future. I like to listen to its movement and see where it takes me personally. There is much to do and as long as we keep moving and reinvent ourselves to follow it – the possibilities are limitless.

Pricing:

  • Monthly Subscription – No Contracts – Business All Inclusive (Hosting, Design, Unlimited Edits, etc.) Package – $50
  • Monthly Subscription – No Contracts – E-Commerce All Inclusive (Hosting, Design, Unlimited Edits, etc.) Package – $85
  • Flat Fee Sites – One Time Fee – Free Hosting For One Year – 6 Editing Hours – $2400
  • Logo Design – $300

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