Dr. Deborah Simmons had no hesitation about working with Web Pages That Sell for the third time to design a website for her new book, We Are Always With You. “When I knew that I needed a website, I wouldn’t call anybody but Rebecca to do a website for me because our other two websites went so smoothly,” Dr. Simmons declared.
Dr. Simmons had worked with Rebecca and the Web Pages That Sell team on two previous projects, partners(in)fertility and Dr. Deborah Simmons. She has also taken advantage of Rebecca’s website maintenance and security packages to make updates and preserve the integrity of her websites.
Dr. Simmons’ goals for this website project were:
- Maintain a realistic vision for the website throughout the process
- Ensure every aspect of the site served the overall purpose
- Provide website visitors with a functional, aesthetically pleasing, and user friendly experience
- Allow product sales through the website
Dr. Simmons knew Rebecca could help balance the function and the form of the website. “I have ideas in my head, but I can’t operationalize. Rebecca has these ideas that just blow my mind,” Dr. Simmons commented about how Web Pages That Sell helped transform her creative vision into something technically achievable.
Rebecca talked Dr. Simmons through her first experience selling products online. They considered together which options and features were most useful for her needs without allowing the project to grow bigger than necessary. Dr. Simmons valued that Rebecca listened carefully to her ideas throughout the process. She noted the ease and speed of communication she experienced with Rebecca.
When asked what she liked best about her website Dr. Simmons noted she appreciates it looks exactly like the book and isn’t cluttered – “It tells the story, better than I could tell the story of what this is and why people should care about it. It’s been helpful, again, to have a partner in this… to not have to do everything myself and I like it that someone is smarter than me on this. I don’t have to learn everything all the time.”
Working with Web Pages That Sell provided an opportunity for Dr. Simmons to partner with a business that represented her personal and professional values. “I like that we are small businesses and Web Pages That Sell is also a small business, women-owned businesses. I really like to work with other women who are in business,” she asserted.
Dr. Simmons has also elected to use Web Pages That Sell to ensure the safety and security of her websites from now on: “The security package was important to me. A few years ago, somebody had hacked into my website and had erased data. I don’t want that to happen again. It cost me a bunch of money and time to attempt to rebuild. Knowing that somebody else has an eye on it, I’m not going to get surprised again. And if that were to happen again there – someone knows how to fix it.”
“I don’t have to worry if my website is updated or safe. That is taken care of behind the scenes. And so it allows me to let go of something that I would otherwise be worried about. Somebody’s got my back - the team has my back.”
Dr. Deborah Simmons has provided specializing counseling for infertility-related trauma and pregnancy loss for more than 20 years. She works with fertility clinics, OB /GYN clinics, surrogacy agencies, and egg donor agencies around the country. She received her PhD in family social science from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a double major in international relations and political science from American University. She is the mother of two premature babies and a feisty veteran of months on pregnancy bedrest.