Affordable Websites
& Copywriting
Services to Grow
Your Business

WEBSITES that are…
FAST-LOADING
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
ENGAGING
EFFECTIVE
MOBILE CENTRIC
SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY

We specialize in 1-page “sales” or “landing-page” websites starting at $995.00.
Of course, we also build multi-page or e-commerce websites, when needed.
Our price includes AI-assisted copywriting, spell & grammar checking & design.
Projects are usually completed within 7 days.
Need copywriting for your emails, social media posts, etc.? Call us today!

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and/or a FREE WEBSITE MOBILE-FRIENDLINESS ANALYSIS
for your existing website.

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Team Up with Real Experts
in Copywriting & Website Design

Imagine having a clean, professional-looking website that you’re proud to show off.
A website that does the “heavy lifting” for you.
Start conversations and build relationships with your perfect prospects and clients.
A website that truly shows you off in your best light.

Now, imagine being able to easily update and edit that website yourself!
We offer website content editing training as an option to make it easy for you to do just that!

For a website that is

Fast-
Loading

Load time target of LESS THAN 2 seconds

High-Performance

Performance & Structure Grade targets of GREATER THAN 90%

Engaging
for Readers

Copywriting that captures a visitor’s attention in LESS THAN 5 seconds

Effective in
Conversion

Motivates visitors to convert and
TAKE ACTION

Mobile
Centric

Designed to display and WORK WELL on MOBILE
and other devices

Search Engine Friendly

Built with a
focus on SEO
(search engine optimization)

Why is it important to have a Fast-Loading and High-Performance website that is Engaging and Effective, Mobile Centric and Search Engine Friendly?

Microsoft says 1 in 4 visitors will abandon a desktop website if it takes more than 4 seconds to load!
3 in 4 visitors will abandon a mobile site will leave if it takes longer than 5 seconds to load!
Google is starting to penalize search rankings for slow-loading sites.

Google is starting to place more emphasis on mobile website performance and mobile will likely soon replace desktop as a primary performance metric.
70% of websites are now accessed from mobile devices.
Copywriting is critical! Once loaded, a website has less than 5 seconds to engage a visitor’s attention before they decide to read more or leave.

Because of this, we obsess over website copy and performance so you don’t have to.
Websites we create for you are performance-optimized to load faster and the copy is written and organized to quickly capture the viewer’s interest.

TARGET LOADING TIME for websites we create
IS LESS THAN 2 SECONDS!

Your website is, after all, the most important item in your marketing toolbox.
It shows the world who you are, and it’s the ‘front office receptionist’ that [should] make your website visitors feel welcome and curious to learn more about what you do and how you can help make their world a better place.

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Richard Burke – Digital CEO

Online Vendor
for 20+ Years

Over the years I have founded FOUR companies that achieved million dollar annual revenues within 24 months
(one, an e-commerce online print shop – ExtraMilePrinting.com, has been operating for the past 20+ years) ,

Each start-up was launched as a “solopreneur” with $0 capitalization

Startups were in different market sectors.
PUBLISHING – Real Estate Newspapers
MANUFACTURING – IBM PC Clone
CONSULTING – Computer Networking
PRINTING – CMYK Technology

Get Quick, Scalable Custom Professional Website Design, Development, and Launch – from only $995.00.
Sites are usually completed in 1-2 weeks.
Your site can grow as your business grows.
With over 70% of websites now accessed from a mobile device, we make sure your site looks good and performs well from smartphones and tablets as well as on desktop computers.
Design for your new website starts with a “business-based” approach that includes analyzing and addressing your needs and goals while taking into account the needs and interests of your website viewer.

Q: So how does website performance affect sales for an average online business?
A: Dramatically, is the only answer!
Web developers and online business owners tend to overlook page load times in their website development and design strategies.
In contrast, we pay very close attention to design and hosting services so that your site provides the fastest loading time possible.

Slow? How Slow?
Anything slower than the blink of an eye – 400 milliseconds.
Engineers at Google have discovered that the barely perceptible website page load time difference of 0.4 seconds is long enough to cause users to search less.
Technology has come a long way in improving the internet experience.
The over-crowded cyberworld of the 1990s was often labelled as the World Wide Wait, but innovations in communication and networking technologies have revolutionized the way digital information is transmitted across the internet.

The next generation of online businesses have all the resources they need to deliver content instantaneously, but to leverage and complement these resources, businesses need speed-optimized websites that deliver the best user experience.

Microsoft speed specialist and computer scientist Harry Shum believes 0.25 seconds of difference in page load time – faster or slower – is the magic number dictating competitive advantages for online businesses.
1 in 4 visitors would abandon the website if it takes more than 4 seconds to load.
46 percent of users don’t revisit poorly performing websites.
Website owners have a mere 5 seconds to engage visitors before they consider leaving.
74 percent of users accessing the mobile site would leave if it takes longer than 5 seconds to load.
Every one-second delay in page load time could lead to $1.6 billion in annual losses for online merchants as big as Amazon.

A one-second delay in page load time yields:

  • 11% fewer page views
  • 16% decrease in customer satisfaction
  • 7% loss in conversions

A few extra seconds could have a massive impact on your ability to engage visitors and make sales.
This means that having a fast site is essential — not just for ranking well with Google, but for keeping your bottom-line profits high.

47 percent of ecommerce customers expect page load times of less than two seconds before they consider leaving – 40 percent of users will abandon a page that takes 3 or more seconds – before a performance analytics tool even captures their presence on the site.
The average peak load time for conversions is mere 2 seconds – faster than millions of websites out there.

When Mozilla increased page speed by 2.2 seconds, Firefox download figures rose by 15.4 percent or 10 million per year! Walmart saw a 2 percent increase in conversion rates for every 1 second improvement in page load times. The numbers don’t lie!

Basic copywriting and editing is included with your website creation package.
Many website designers ask you for “publish ready” copy in order to create your website.
Copywriting is hard for most people – so we go much further.

Your copy needs to present an airtight argument for your program or service that leaves your reader in no doubt that yours is the best, right and ONLY solution to their struggle.

Give us a rough draft of all the features, services and benefits you offer and we will edit and compose your “story” in a logical and easy-to-read format for publishing on your website.

Usually, we can do this at no additional charge, but – we’ll let you know in advance if the amount of material you ask us to process is excessive and will require additional time and charges.

We provide DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION SERVICES as part of our website creation package at no additional charge.
This includes the annual fee for the 1st year.
You can however, if you wish, register a domain name at your own expense by creating a domain name directly with a domain name registrar.
This has the added benefit of giving you direct access and control over your domain.
We have researched most of the popular domain name registrars and
highly recommend our vendor of choice –  Click Here.

Why is domain name registration required?

When you build a website, you want visitors to come and see what you’ve done.
To get them there, you need a unique domain name that connects to your site’s servers.
Domain name registration is required to make finding your website simple and also ensure that no one else in the world can claim ownership of your site’s address.

Domain name registration costs vary by extension but expect to pay less than $10 per year for a .com domain.

How does domain registration work?
Think of the name you want to register. The answer is typically your company or website name.
It is best to keep your domain name short and easy to understand. Say it out loud, and make sure it sounds great.
Next, search to see if it is available.
If the name you desire is taken with the .com top-level domain, there are hundreds of others available.
We advise choosing .com or .net, .io or .org – as these are the most recognizable domains and provide the best search engine results for your new site. 
Be aware, however, that the .com top-level domain remains, by far, the most popular.
Many browsers will add this automatically if a name without the extension is entered.
Many businesses are opting to use short .CO and .IO domains instead of longer or more expensive .COM domains.
Be aware that domain name investors are also active in this trend and are helping to drive prices up.

Why buy a domain using our recommended domain name registrar (click here) ?
Our recommended domain name registrar is about half the price of Godaddy.
For security reasons, we highly recommend keeping your domain name registrar separate from your hosting provider.

While our recommended domain name registrar offers many other services including custom email addresses, we recommend discussing these options with us before signing up for them.

For additional security and privacy, we do recommend adding their  WhoisGuard option which will mask your personal registration information from the public domain name registry. Normally this is an additional expense but our recommended domain name registrar offers this feature at no additional charge – forever!

WEBSITE HOSTING SERVICES for the 1st year are included in our website creation package.
Your site will be hosted as part of our agency multi-site web hosting license.

You can, however, arrange for hosting services independently at your own expense.
NOTE: our hosting provider offers blazingly fast site loading response times –  many others do not.

We have researched most of the popular hosting vendors for you and highly recommend the Award Winning Web Hosting services offered through our vendor of choice –  Click Here.

They offer a variety of plans with different features and  levels of service.
You get highly discounted rates (up to 65% off) for your first term.

We recommend the following plans:

STARTER CLOUD: – for regular sites (not e-commerce)

  • HOSTING for 1 Website
  • 1GB RAM
  • UNLIMITED SSD STORAGE * (Solid State Device)
    Storage up to 250,000 files
  • AUTO SSL (https) Security – Secure Socket Layers (required for E-Commerce sites; recommended for all sites)
  • LITESPEED CACHING – website acceleration

TURBO CLOUD: – recommended for E-Commerce sites 

  • HOSTING for unlimited websites
  • 3GB RAM
  • UNLIMITED NVMe STORAGE ** (Non Volatile Memory express device)
    Storage up to 500,000 files
  • PREMIUM SSL (https) Security – Secure Socket Layers (required for E-Commerce sites)
  • ENHANCED WORPRESS SECURITY
  • LITESPEED CACHING – website acceleration with Speed Boost technology

HDD (Hard Disk Drive) is an electro-mechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks coated with magnetic material.
Hard disk drives have been around for more than 50 years, steadily increasing their storage capacity and decreasing their physical size.
HDDs rely on spinning disks, or platters, to read and write data.
They are mechanical devices using older technology and are significantly slower but much cheaper than the newer SSD and latest NVMe technologies.

* SSD (Solid State Drive) – have no moving parts and as a result, no wear and tear – which is why they perform far better than traditional hard drives which have moving and spinning parts inside and are mechanical in nature.
SSD are 5 times faster than normal HDD.
SSD drives are not cheap –  they are 1.5 times more costly than mechanical drives.

** NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a new protocol for accessing high-speed storage media that brings many advantages compared to legacy protocols.
This interface is designed to efficiently support the needs of enterprise and client systems utilizing PCI Express solid state drives.

As you can see in the chart on the left, storage has changed quite a bit over the past few years.
NVMe really does take speed to another level and is miles ahead of SATA mechanical drive technology still used by many website hosting companies because they are cheaper.
However SSDs and the newer NVMe technology is faster, lighter, more durable, and uses far less energy. 
As website load speed will now affect Google search engine ranking, you want the benefits of the fastest technology available for your website.

One custom e-mail account is included with your website creation package.

E-mail account(s) can be accessed through WebMail * or configured to work through an email client ** on your computer or mobile device.
Additional e-mail accounts can be added at additional cost.

*Webmail is a way to access email through any web browser.
This makes it possible to send and receive email without special software as long as an internet connection and browser are available.
**An Email Client or MUA (message user agent) is software designed specifically to manage one or more email accounts.

The top ten e-mail clients include:

Although e-mail can be configured to work with a variety of e-mail clients, we recommend configuring your email account(s) to be accessible using Gmail (part of Google G-suite) as the Gmail software is one of the most secure and universal (Mac, PC, Andriod, IOS) e-mail account platforms available today.

As you can see from this data, Gmail leads other email clients by a longshot.
In fact, Gmail just announced they have surpassed 1.5 billion users (October 2019) on their platform.

Your new site will be hosted on a temporary URL during site development so as not to interfere with any existing site while still allowing you online access to monitor the progress of your new website during development.
Your existing site is not affected or replaced until the development site is completed and approved.

Your site will be built on the WordPress platform which is used by more than 60 million websites (35.7% of ALL websites) and 63.1% of all websites using a CMS (content management system).

Did you know that NASA uses WordPress for their blog?

According to Wikipedia, WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in use today.

WordPress is far more customizable and less expensive with more functionality and fewer restrictions than Wix, Weebly, Squarespace or Shopify and is used by Disney, Vogue, GM, Forbes, UPS, E-bay, BestBuy, Sony, and many others.10 Benefits of Using WordPress to Power Your Company’s Website

  • Ease of Use
  • Manage Your Website from Any Computer
  • No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
  • Search Engines Love WordPress Sites
  • You Have Control of Your Site
  • The Design of Your Website is 100% Customizable
  • A Blog* (a truncation of weblog) is Built-in and Ready to Go
  • Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins **

* blogs (or weblogs) provide commentary on a particular subject or topic.
A typical blog combines text, digital images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.
The ability of readers to leave publicly viewable comments, and interact with other commenters, is an important contribution to the popularity of many blogs.
Blog owners and/or authors often moderate and filter online comments to remove hate speech or other offensive content.

** Plug-ins are software components, often created by third-party developers, that add specific features to an existing computer program like WordPress.
When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization and allows for easily adding new features while reducing the size of the overall application.

The most versatile and efficient professional and technically advanced themes and plugins offer you the most features and design versatility.

Themes

Themes allow website developers and/or users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering the core code or site content.
Every WordPress website requires at least one theme.

Plugins

WordPress’ plugin architecture allows web designers or users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog.
As of January 2021, WordPress has almost 60,000 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features.
Customizations range from

  • search engine optimization (SEO)
  • client portals used to display private information to logged-in users
  • content management systems
  • content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars
  • e-commerce for online store and purchase payment functionality

A basic theme and plugins offering basic functionality are included in our package.

Some of the advanced features used in this site require optional plugins which are available for an additional fee.

Contact us for more information.

E-COMMERCE capabilities are available so you can sell products or services.
Ask for a quote on your requirements.

Display videos on your site without having annoying ads from YouTube, Vimeo or similar sites.

Our sites are built using a unique, high-performance video hosting and video player combination to allow your site to display videos that are automatically optimized for web display and SEO so they don’t slow down the site loading time.

Of course, you can still elect to display YouTube or Vimeo videos if you prefer.

DIY TRAINING PROGRAM is available to teach you to grow and update your website yourself.
“One-on-one” training program to teach you how to safely make updates and changes to the content of your site on your own without the risk of “breaking” the site.

One time fee of $395.00 applies.

We offer several options for website theme/plug-in updating & content management.
A monthly fee applies for these programs.

In the absence of a monthly program, client requests for updates and changes are charged at $95/hr with a $35.00 minimum per instance.
Themes and plug-ins are not monitored or updated as new releases are published.

OPTIONAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE for BASIC site – $29.50/month ($295 for single annual payment)
INCLUDES…

  • Reduced rate for client requested updates and changes.
    $65.00/hr with a $15.00 minimum per instance.
  • Vendor updates to BLOCKSY theme
  • Vendor updates to the following plug-ins …
    Blocksy Companion
    Elementor
    Fluent SMTP

MANDATORY MONTHLY MAINTENANCE for ENHANCED site – $49.50/month ($495.00 single annual payment)
INCLUDES all BASIC MAINTENANCE plan features PLUS…

  • Reduced rate for client requested updates and changes.
    $50.00/hr with no minimum charge.
  • Installation & vendor updates to advanced plugins including the following …
    Elementor Pro
    Ultimate Addons for Elementor
    Query Monitor
    Post Types Order
    Presto Video Player 
    Presto Player Pro 
  • Weekly Website backups

MANDATORY MONTHLY MAINTENANCE for E-COMMERCE site – $99.50/month ($995.00 single annual payment)
INCLUDES all BASIC & ADVANCED MAINTENANCE plan features PLUS…

  • Installation & vendor updates to advanced plugins including the following …
    WooCommerce
    Empty Cart Button for WooCommerce Pro
    Kadence WooCommerce Email Designer
    CrocoBlock
    WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway
    Username Changer
    WC Duplicate Order
    WP Duplicate Page
    WooCommerce Create Customer on Order
    WooCommerce Sequential Order Numbers
    WooCommerce Shipment Tracking
  • Daily Website Backups

We are located in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada – a rural community of just under 10,000 surrounded by beautiful lakes, sprawling family-owned farms, small towns, agri-business and enterprises supporting the worlds largest operating nuclear power facility.

Walkerton is just a 2½ drive north of Toronto or 3 hour drive north of the world famous Niagara Falls on the border of New York state and the province of Ontario.
Walkerton is also only a 30 minute drive south of the crystal-clear waters of the beautiful freshwater Lake Huron (one of the great lakes) in the New York/Toronto EST time zone.

Our mailing address is:
AFFORDABLE MARKETING RESOURCES
A division of EXTRA MILE COLOR PRINT MARKETING INC. (https://www.extramileprinting.com)
18 – 17 Heritage Way  RR3  Walkerton, ON  N0G 2V0

Some interesting facts about our location:
The 5 Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area and second largest by total volume, containing 21% of the world’s surface fresh water.
Lake Huron is the 2nd-largest Great Lake with a surface area of 23,000 square miles – slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia – making it the 5th-largest freshwater lake in the world.
It is also the 3rd-largest of the Great Lakes in volume, with 850 cubic miles of water and is connected to Lake Michigan by the Straits of Mackinac.
Because of this, technically, these two lakes are one lake.

Lake Huron is home to Manitoulin Island – the largest freshwater island in the world.
Georgian Bay on Lake Huron is large enough to be among the world’s 20 largest lakes – even though Georgian Bay is not a lake.

In 2014, an ancient bridge, currently underwater, that joined Ambersley, Ontario to Alpena, Michigan was discovered.
This discovery also revealed an ancient caribou hunting blind that dates back nearly 9,000 years!

Nearby Bruce Power, on the shores of Lake Huron, became the world’s largest operating nuclear power generating facility in 2012 with a capacity of 6,400 megawatts and typically supplies nearly 30 per cent of the electricity used in Ontario’s provincial power grid at 30 per cent less cost than the average residential price of power.

Nuclear power is supplemented by a large grid of clean and renewable energy wind turbines located throughout the region.

What Our Clients Say

At ExtraMilePrinting.com, we’ve been an online print vendor for 20+ years.
Because of the pandemic, we have recently pivoted and changed our focus from print marketing
to helping new and existing clients adapt to marketing in an online world.
You will find us an affordable source of excellent web design and related digital marketing resources.

“Great Service,
prices and products!
Worked with him for 20 years!
Recommend him highly!! “
Barbara Tomlinson
Puppets Pizzazz
Horsham, PA
“Absolutely love my business cards and custom postcards!
Fantastic attention to detail, great customer service, and quality products!”
Erin O’Rourke
Erin O’Rourke
Law
St Catharines, ON
“Amazing customer service.
Richard is great to work with!!”
Kim Bishop
ETI Pens
Blue Apple Promotions
Mount Albert, ON
“Fun to work with
and a great end result”
Ken Kleist
Old Garage
Wood Fired Pizza
Walkerton, ON

“Richard ROCKS!”
Linda Giddens
Property Management Training Group
Toronto, ON

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