How We Are Different

Assuming that you’re here and reading this, you’re business is probably in the market for a new website. There are plenty of people around town, among your friends, and the web who will be eager to build your website… including us!

However, a new website may not be enough to help your business. Are you truly aware of what the real problem is with your business at this point in time? Are you having problems with stale content, brand recognition, your online reputation, attracting new customers, exposure, or perhaps something else? We help you answer this question and offer real solutions to whatever the immediate problem may be.

We take the time to get to know your business by analyzing your current design and marketing strategies. Only then can we bridge any gaps in order to make your business more successful. Your business is like a giant puzzle… made up of many pieces that fit together. Truthfully, it’s probably going to take more than a shiny new website to jog your business and take it to the next level. Your website needs to do more than be a pretty brochure. It should have the ability to engage casual viewers and turn them into new business opportunities.

Whatever design and marketing services your company needs in order to grow and thrive, we are here to help.

The Best of Both Worlds

When it comes time to build your business website, it seems like there are so many options. We’ll explain the pros and cons of each in order to help you decide which is best for you situation.

Building it Yourself

Since you’re probably basing this decision on affordability, the first thought that may go through your head is using a “free” DIY website builder like Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, etc. These companies boast how easy it is to build your own website, right? But after signing up, finding the perfect template (that 1,000 other businesses have also chosen), you soon realize that you’re not a designer and the easy system you were sold on is actually quite hard. Remembering that time is money, you have not only wasted precious weeks or months fumbling around the clunky web builder, but your new website isn’t what you envisioned at all. It doesn’t properly represent you or your business, it doesn’t attract customers, and it doesn’t convert casual viewers into paying customers. But at least it was free… or was it?

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Hiring a Freelancer

The most budget-friendly option is usually online Freelancers. Popularly known as “one-man shops”, freelancers are often overworked and overwhelmed since they literally wear every hat in their business. Many of these online freelancers are also from other countries with different hours, making it hard to get a hold of them when you really need them. Projects often take longer than they need to because of different time zones as well as the language barrier. Once your project is completed, they usually move onto the next client with little or no time to support you. A basic website will usually run you around $300+
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Hiring a Design Agency

On the other side of the scale are large design agencies. You’ll pay a hefty premium for the comfort of knowing they have a beautiful office in town and their management usually has 20+ years of experience, ensuring that they can get the job done quickly and correctly. The downside is the lack of personal connection, as oftentimes, you are simply a number on a spreadsheet. You may even end up speaking to several points of contact during your project, which can be frustrating when you have to explain your project to multiple employees. Expect a website quote from a larger agency to begin at $10,000+ for even the most basic of website projects.

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Hiring Us...

Erik Allen Design & Marketing is comprised of an intimate, select team of professionals… and the perfect match for small and medium-sized businesses! This offers us the affordability of a freelancer paired with the experience, knowledge, communication, and support of an agency. Our websites start at only $1,500 and unlike freelancers or agencies, we offer financing over 12/24 months in order to get your website up and running as soon as possible. With 25+ years of design and marketing experience, we are the smart choice!

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Based in Southern California

We are proudly located in beautiful Simi Valley, California.
However, modern-day technology allows us to service clients all over the United States!

What Our Clients Say About Us

We have worked with Erik for the past 10 years. He has designed everything for our businesses including logos, brochures, folders, envelopes, and websites. He is extremely thorough and he meets every deadline every time. He will guide you through the design process from start to finish. We can always count on him to get the job done. Erik has a lot of experience and it shows in his work. We are always extremely pleased with the finished product and we recommend him for all your design needs! Thank you, Erik, for all you’ve done for our company!

Joe & Shannon Harris 
Joe & Shannon Harris

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

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

Woohoo! As good as it gets! In the past, doing anything website related has been challenging for me. I knew some basic things that I wanted to have included. I was, however, expected to tell a webmaster exactly which plug-ins I wanted to have implemented. I did not know, exactly, what my options were. Erik has been such a breeze to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable. He provides me with options and takes the time to explain everything. I have found him to be honest in suggesting things that he would recommend as advantageous to me and my business, as well as explaining what may not be necessary at this time. Erik is very responsive to all of my correspondences. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable regarding all things web-tech related, he is also an amazing graphic designer. I feel lucky to have found him.

Dr. Linda Humphreys 
Dr. Linda Humphreys

I can highly recommend Erik Allen & Erik Allen Design & Marketing having had an in-depth discussion with him recently. He is professional in every regard and most of all is there to help better your business in every way that he can through his many years of personal experience doing what he does best. Definitely call Erik up to discuss his website design/building and his short and long-term goals for both you and your business.

Scott Moyer 
Scott Moyer

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
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