Design & Marketing Tips

Explaining the SSL Certificate and If Your Website Should Have One

What is an SSL Certificate? The quick answer is that it's simply a lock icon that creates a warm and fuzzy feeling in a web surfer's brain. The geeky answer is that they are small data files that digitally bind a "key" to your business website....

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How much does a website cost? The number one question I get when I speak with a prospective client is "How much does a website cost?" Over the past 20+ years, I have crafted the perfect response, "How much does a house cost?" In an instant, a...

The Real Cost of Building a Website Using Free Website Builders

The Allure of Free Website Builders I'm sure you all have thought about building your own website for your business in order to cut costs. Sites like Wix, GoDaddy, and other free website builders make it look so easy. I mean, how hard can it be, right? Drag my...

Mobile Friendly Websites are More Important Than Ever in 2018

  Turning Over a New Leaf It's a new year and a time when many people vow to do away with their old habits and replace them with new ones. It always sounds like a great idea, but about 2 weeks into this 'new you', reality sets in and you come to the conclusion...

Choosing the Right Business Logo for your Company

A well-designed business logo is arguably the single most important piece of branding for a company. So much can be conveyed in a business logo, that finding just the right one can seem impossible. But it’s not… I promise you. Let me tell you why hiring a...

8 Reasons You Need a Business Website

The world has gone digital, and for some of you, left you scratching your head wondering what happened to the ways of old. The World Wide Web, e-mail, social media, responsive design, virtual assistant, e-commerce, PayPal, Stripe, metadata, Google Analytics... these...

Using a Facebook Page for Business

Having a Facebook Page for BusinessBuilding a Facebook page for business is a great idea. It seems like everyone is on Facebook, so why not take advantage of the huge network of people they offer? There are obvious advantages as well as disadvantages to having a...
How Much Does a Website Cost?

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How much does a website cost? The number one question I get when I speak with a prospective client is "How much does a website cost?" Over the past 20+ years, I have crafted the perfect response, "How much does a house cost?" In an instant, a...

Using a Facebook Page for Business

Using a Facebook Page for Business

Having a Facebook Page for BusinessBuilding a Facebook page for business is a great idea. It seems like everyone is on Facebook, so why not take advantage of the huge network of people they offer? There are obvious advantages as well as disadvantages to having a...

Mobile Friendly Websites are More Important Than Ever in 2018

Mobile Friendly Websites are More Important Than Ever in 2018

  Turning Over a New Leaf It's a new year and a time when many people vow to do away with their old habits and replace them with new ones. It always sounds like a great idea, but about 2 weeks into this 'new you', reality sets in and you come to the conclusion...

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Erik did an awesome job creating my website. He took the time to sit down with me and understand both my product and the type of customers I’m looking to reach. He was very patient with my lack of computer skills, and knowledge in getting him material. I have only heard good things about what people see online.

Brian Parker 
Brian Parker

My company is an auto restoration business and new to the area. I originally ordered business cards and hand out flyers from Erik Allen's company and I was very pleased with the products. Our location needed some more attention, so I had them help with my logo and website development and we gained many more customers.

Melissa Herbelin 
Melissa Herbelin

Erik is extremely creative, knowledgeable and is genuinely interested in helping his clients as opposed to just sending you an invoice. He listens to what you have to say and offers up his best recommendations based on your requirements and situation, instead of trying to sell you into something that will not improve your business and make you more effective. A great person with strong work ethic and professional style. You will be happy working with Erik Allen Designs.

Chuck Lear 
Chuck Lear

After almost a year of enduring non-stop excuses, unfulfilled promises and an unworkable website from a large media company, I finally pulled the plug. Fortunately, I discovered Erik Allen Design and Marketing. We met and went over what I was looking for in a website. What a difference! Erik had a great website up and working in no time at all and at a very favorable price. Erik is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I am very happy with the results and would definitely recommend Erik to any small or medium business who wants a better presence on the web.

David McNaught 
David McNaught

We have used Erik Allen for many years for several marketing projects from website design to new branding & brochures and other marketing materials. He takes the time to understand our business and direction it needs to go. He makes sure there is consistency throughout all our marketing materials and is very easy to deal with if there are changes and adjustments. Thank you Erik for all your hard work!

Alex & Mindy Moody 
Alex & Mindy Moody

Great experience, professional, available! great ideas and input, we have been through a lot of marketing services, Erik Allen was a pleasure to interact with, even when we did not know exactly "what this or that should be" Erik showed patience and understanding through the process.

Brett Lee 
Brett Lee
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