Testimonial Category: Membership

It took me a lot of heartache before finding StressLessWeb.

Not only are they friendly, approachable, professional they absolutely know their stuff.

I am in England and Audrey in New Zealand so I wondered if the relationship would work. But StressLessWeb is so efficient it has never been a problem.

All the time, I am approached with ideas how to improve my business, I send them to Audrey she never just acts on it. She will advise me against it if feels it’s not in my best interest. Including a recent blog post, I was sent, she read it and decided it was not suitable. So we didn’t add it. I trust her judgment 100%.

After being seriously ripped off by 3 previous incompetent designers, I was recommended to Audrey and was the best decision I ever made. I seriously worry what I would do if Audrey retired (Ha! Ha!). My business is purely online, so the website is my business and I rely on having a good team.

As I said, it took me a lot of heartache before finding Stressless. In fact, we recently added an external identity platform and Audrey was actually helping them solve problems!

I can’t recommend StressLessWeb enough.

I’m struck by how organized and professional yet also relaxed and accommodating she is.

Alison Beere
Cartoonist, Teacher, Coach
South Africa

Audrey doesn’t just say “Yes, we can do that for you” to anything that I ask her. Instead, she always comes back with a few questions of her own before she gives any input about expanding the functionality of my websites. For example, recently I was sure I needed a membership management system and I asked Audrey to give me a quote to install that. Instead she sent me to compare two possibilities and it became clear that I only needed a learning management system rather than a membership management. That was extremely helpful to me; it would have taken me weeks of research to figure that out on my own (assuming I made the time to do so — I probably would have put it off for months).

One of the things I enjoy about working with Audrey is her proactiveness. She’s flexible but she sets time frames and follows up with you long beforehand to make sure you are still on track to keep to them. It keeps me inching forward on my business development because I know she has scheduled time in her calendar to complete something for me and having an external deadline focuses my attention.

Whenever I interact with Audrey I’m struck by how organized and professional yet also relaxed and accommodating she is. She’s not your average small business web developer — she’s much more substantial than that — but not in an intimidating way.

I feel lucky to have her in my corner, to be honest. And her fees strike me as extremely reasonable for the depth of expertise she offers.

Audrey was totally transparent from the off, and EVERY step of the way kept me posted.

My previous experiences with web designers have been horrendous. StressLessWeb is now my 5th and final web designer in under a year. The previous companies have delayed my business from launching and been very costly.

My business is solely run from a website, (online dating agency) so it was vital to get it right. They have all proved to be totally incompetent and have all promised they can complete my brief and taken my money in full yet not delivered each time leaving me in the lurch.

I also was slightly worried about the distance as I’m in England, but that hasn’t proved a problem at all.

I was recommended to StressLessWeb, the only obstacle has been my existing designer not handing everything over to Audrey and her team. This also proved agony, it took over 3 months of constant chasing. But Audrey was a complete star and did it, remaining calm throughout.

Honesty I just can’t praise StressLessWeb enough!! Audrey was totally transparent from the off, and EVERY step of the way kept me posted. I honestly wake up every day and look forward to hearing from her.

Honestly, professionalism and just so good at what they do. Anything I’ve asked they’ve completed it and with speed. I am sure I have driven Audrey mad at times, often changing my mind re-design but she has always been so helpful.

Again considering we are opposite ends of the world, communication has not been an issue AT all, better than any other company I have worked with.

Would I recommend, OMG my world would literally collapse if I didn’t have StressLessWeb, I could not of got this far.. they have gone above and beyond the call of duty. I just wish I was nearer as would love to give Audrey a hug!!

Finally you may well think this is OTT, but you need to understand how dire my situation was before StressLessWeb.. one designer after the other basically taking my money and blagging etc. One failed launch date already, so once I had StressLessWeb on board my business is now finally taking off.

I can’t recommend them enough.. professional, honest, reliable, respectful, reasonable and polite and listens!!! And dam clever!

If you’re not a designer – and not a website coder – then don’t waste time trying to work it out yourself.

This has taken me wayyyyy too long to learn and start implementing.

For years I was the archetypal one man band – I did everything for my website. Filmed the videos. Edited the videos. Uploaded the videos. Wrote articles. Wrote autoresponders. I create 50 plus pages of content a week for my membership magazine – I do all that too. Program the websites etc. etc. etc……

When I was getting started I had to do it all myself. There was no budget to outsource to anyone else. But I held onto mindset wayyyyy too long.

Case in point: my website needed extensive redeveloping and redesigning. And it was put off for at least 9 months because I didn’t have the website skills to do it. And I set myself the task of learning those skills….but it turned out I didn’t have the time to learn to do it properly.

So in the end I contacted Audrey from StressLessWeb. We chatted via email. And she ended up doing what was needed – the initial website took about 6 weeks for her to put the framework in place.

I was really pleased with the result – but much more importantly it allowed me to implement some stuff that have increased sales. So the investment I made in Audrey has already been paid off at least ten fold.

StressLessWeb did a great job with the website and I’m really pleased. If you’re not a designer – and not a website coder – then don’t waste time trying to work it out yourself. Email Audrey! If you need to, run a sale to pay for her services. And continue down this path.

I needed to find a WordPress web developer that I could trust to listen to me and not steamroller over me, and that is not always easy. I had been dithering for ages… nearly four months actually.

Alison Beere
Cartoonist, Teacher, Coach
South Africa

I was starting a new business and I did not want to use the web platform I had used before. I know enough to value and recognise good design, even if I can’t specify it clearly. But I knew I couldn’t do the job satisfactorily myself

Cost was an obstacle for me. I live in South Africa and our currency is worth peanuts when you are paying in USD. As it was, I more than tripled my budget, but I did it because I felt confident that you would do a great job.

The waitlist was slightly longer than I had hoped – as I had already put off getting another developer because they were going on holiday! But overall it made sense to me – a good web professional is not sitting waiting for work, they need to have a project schedule. And having the lead time gave me breathing space to come up with all the content for my site – which is essential to avoid crazy development delays.

I could see that Audrey had a process and she sent me checklists instead of just saying “send me all the content for your website”. I know plenty about websites, but I am a scatterbrain and the more complex and long-term the project, the more likely I am to drop a number of balls.

Audrey’s pointers kept me comfortably on track, without being bossy or scary.

Since you are a day behind me, which meant I always had Monday to play catch up if I had a deliverable! By the same token, you were really proactive about sending me stuff by the end of your Friday if you wanted an answer for the new week.

You really ‘listened between the lines’ of the example sites I sent you. So you gave me a clean, modern, sleek site with all the functionality I wanted.
And your original quote included social media stuff and optimizing for mobile and various other things before I even asked for them.

It was a great experience. Your technical expertise made me feel very comfortable, and your clear, kind communication made dealing with you a pleasure.

In comparison to other US based web developers, I’d say you are exceedingly competitively priced, too.

I would have to add that my site is really beautiful and I feel proud of it. Thanks again!