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I specialize in developing attractive and affordable, database-driven websites using the WordPress CMS platform with extensive use of custom post types for easier data management, and integrated software to enhance the user-experience on the front-end.
I also develop websites and web applications from scratch using object-oriented PHP in an MVC architecture, MySQL database, Bootstrap framing system and Twig template engine.
• WordPress e-commerce
• Custom e-commerce
• Website modification
• Google AdWords
• Social Media Marketing
• Google Shopping
If you have any questions I am happy to help.
If you believe that you can get a professional website from a developer with proven code-writing skills, who understands how relational databases function, how to store and retrieve data, and populate templates--attributes that define what a dynamic website is--for under $500, you are mistaken.
Not everyone who sells websites has the skills necessary to develop dynamic, database-driven websites and web applications. Unfortunately, few consumers recognize this fact, and worse lack the know-how to identify who is and who is not qualified.
If you select me to create a new website, and your budget is under $500, I might not reply. I want to reply to everyone who selects me--thank you--but leads are expensive, so I can't. Consider saving your money until you can afford to hire a qualified developer who knows how to write code and is able to build a website that will be worth your hard-earned money.
We all want to pay as little as possible, and we're all tempted by a lower price, wanting to believe that we'll receive everything we want and need, but by-and-large we generally recognize that "we get what we pay for." Paying to build a website twice is more costly in time and money than paying one time, not to mention the frustration. Because most are slow to break ties--an admission of a "bad hire"--the suffering usually extends much longer than it needs to.
I have rebuilt sites built by unqualified developers, so I have heard the groans and the stories of suffering and pain that lasted for months, because the website owner hoped that things would turn around and the site would be completed. If you feel like you're getting terrible service, you probably are. If you feel like it's taking too long, you're probably right.
Finally, if you want an e-commerce website, you are asking for the construction of a digital store to compete in a crowded, competitive space that includes giants like Amazon. The store must attract traffic and stand out to drive revenue. Achieving this takes time and money. If your budget is under $500, it calls your understanding of these challenges and costs into question--short and long-term--as well as your business model as under-capitalized, which might not bode well for success. Similar to a brick-and-mortar business, you need sufficient start-up capital and a well-thought-out business plan. Just "being on the Internet" is not enough.
Getting started is easy. You can start today. I require 50% down.
I like and recommend talking on the phone to establish a good foundation moving forward.
30 customer reviews
Jim was great getting my site up and running, added new pictures and ways to bring new costumers to my business.
Great Guy. Did a GREAT JOB. Couldn’t be happier
Jim is a great person to work with, very smart and goes all out to satisfy your needs! Jim is not after your money he is after satisfactory results unlike the big boys who will nickel and dime you to death, i know and am so happy Jim is on my team! What you get from Jim is work done right the first time and much more affordable too! Dedicated one on one service is a big plus. Jim takes pride in his work and truly cares is what sets Jim apart from the rest! So all, do yourself a favor and let Jim set you free from the nightmares you will experience elsewhere! You will get much more for less i guarantee it! Hey all you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting Jim! Jim i want to thank you for freeing me from my nightmare and you will always be on my team! More...
My former web development company delivered two half working very expensive websites. I went to Jim for advice and learned so much about hosting and real Wordpress web development. Jim was able to lift and shift both of my websites onto a new hosting environment freeing me from the dependency from a company charging me thousands. Jim is extremely knowledgeable andfixed my problem immediately at a reason able rate. More...
Jim is a pleasure to work with. He is very responsive to questions and very timely with his responses. His work is Innovative yet very reasonable in cost. We are working on two websites and I am very satisfied at our progress. Modifications are very easy and he listens to his customer. More...
Will Willimon always said he was going to make me famous--e.g. Resident Aliens--but it turned out to be Jim Burns. Jim has made me intelligible in a medium that is beyond me. He has done that without simplification. He understands what I have been trying to do. which is no mean achievement I am in his in his debt . More...
Extremely professional and fun to work with.
Jim Burns did a great job while establishing my website. He was always accessible and explained all aspects of the job at hand extensively yet simply enough for a layman like myself to understand. Would recommend him to anyone needing his services. More...
When first deciding to search for someone to build a website for my business, I was very anxious as I do not have much IT knowledge at all. When contacting Jim, he set my mind at ease. He was very patient with all of my questions. He was very detailed and I felt very assured that I was going to receive a professional site. Throughout the entire process, Jim kept me informed of the status. He is a true professional that seeks only to provide the best service possible. I strongly urge anyone seeking a website builder to contact Jim. I feel so fortunate to have been connected to Jim. More...
From the time we said hello, l knew that it was a perfect fit. We both enjoyed the visit. I am so please to have a God Man working on my behalf.
Jim did a truly great job on my web site. He took my humorous ideas and brought them to "life". He's an honorable person and is very highly recommended!
I contacted Jim to get ideas for a web site and he took the time on the phone to explain his service and how he might be able to help. I was traveling to his state and asked that I meet with him and discuss things in person. We met up and I learned more about web sites in an hour with him then people talk about. I would recommend him to anyone looking to set up a site. More...
Professional, knowledgeable and courteous.
Jim was great to work with and are website looks great.
Jim is a pleasure to work with! He is very personable and strives to accommodate the needs of the customer. He works hard to gather data required to build a professional site and does a beautiful job compiling that data into a site that any business would be proud of! He is resourceful and provides a great deal of useful information to his clients! More...
Working with Jim was really great. My website is excellent and looks good and making it with Jim was incredibly easy. Jim is really invested in making the website great and he is a great collaborator. Overall a great experience.
Rev Jason Micheli
I’m incredibly grateful for the enthusiastic work Jim has done for me on my website. Not only is he masterful in his technical skills, he’s genuinely interested in my content, asks thoughtful questions, and makes excellent suggestions to improve the reader’s experience.
What’s more, Jim explains his work clearly without condescension and is a good teacher, equipping me to learn more rather than leaving me as a passive recipient of what he’s done for me.
Quick to respond, courteous, and reliable.
I couldn’t commend him to someone else more highly. More...
Not only does James Burns (Jim) produce SPECTACULAR work, he is an OUTSTANDING and PHENOMENAL person to work with as well! My experience with Jim has been nothing less than EXTRAORDINARY! We came to find Jim on Bark after working with a different company on creating a website for us. We were in collaboration with our first web designer for about 6 months long and had a horrible experience. The first people we worked with said they would do it all and work with us to make our site exactly how we wanted it, yet after many months of going back and forth and being treated as if we were asking too much to make our site OURS they couldn't seem to get it right. They said one thing and quoted one price and charged another. We came to him in a time of desperation and frustration and JIM CHANGED THE GAME FOR US! Jim was a pleasure to work with right from the very start! It is not an easy task to take on an already unhappy customer, but he did it with ease! Not only did he listen to what it was we desired, but he added in his opinion and ideas and together we have created a wonderful site that exceeds anything that we could have ever imagined! And guess what....within a matter of MINUTES he had already fixed and improved things we had been begging the previous company to help us change! That is when we knew he was "our guy" and that we were no longer going to be treated as a "job" or a "salary" but more so as a person with dreams and desires to help kick start our growing business! Not only did Jim help us get our site up and running QUICKLY, but he has been there every step of the way to help us with providing support and changes we are making as the months progress! So if you find your self on here looking for the PERFECT person to get the job done and MORE.... Look no further! Jim is the guy to go to! We are so incredibly happy with the work he has done for us and the experience he has created for us! More...
I can't say enough good things about Jim and his work. I knew I needed a website when I found Jim and that was about it. He helped me through the process, offering creative ideas and understood my vision. He was patient, professional and helped create a website that far exceeded my expectations. I look forward to working with Jim again on my next project! More...
I met James Burns(Jim) on the phone about 2 weeks ago. I contacted Jim about building a website for my business. I had looked at several other website builders but settled with Jim once he told me he was old school when it comes to business.
From my perspective, I evaluate people on how they relate to me personally and professionally.
As far as his work goes, Jim has been nothing but exemplary and during the entire process he made me feel very comfortable.
The end product when completed was extremely well organized and to put it mildly, I got way more than what I expected.
If I had to do this again I would only need to make one call this time and I am sure you would guess that I would be calling Jim.
I recommend 100% More...
Aisha Addison, MSN, NP, CEO & Founder London Logistics, LLC
When I decided to have a website created I knew that my website was how the world was going to see my company. I knew that based on my website I could either loose or gain business.
For this reason, choosing a web developer was a huge deal. I am a person who pays very close attention to detail so I knew I would need a web developer who was very patient and very skilled. I also needed someone with fair pricing and not just looking to make a quick profit.
After days of debating on who to choose, I hired James. James has by far exceeded my expectations. Not only is Jim a very kind and patient person, he is very skilled in web development and SEO. James made sure that every single request was addressed promptly and that I was happy with every single detail. He stuck with me until my end product was something not only I was proud of but something he was proud of developing. James gave me ideas and suggestions when I had no idea what I wanted. Both his guidance and patience throughout this entire process has been unmatched by anybody I have worked with in the past.
If you are detail oriented and looking for someone who is patient, highly skilled and not over priced, James is your guy! I would recommend him to anybody. I will also continue to use him for my future projects. More...
Jim was very patient and helpful. I was getting into a world I didn't understand and he helped me along the way step by step. His communication was excellent and timely going above and beyond. More...
Jim was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. The work was done quickly and on budget. He was always available to make updates. It was a very enjoyable experience. More...
If you are considering having your web site created by Jim Burns then you are making an excellent choice. Jim completely redesigned AmericanGymTrader. com in just two weeks. Given that we are a database driven site this was no easy task. We have received numerous compliments from around the country. We average over three million hits a year and have the number one listing on Google for Fitness Centers for Sale. More...
Ramesh Ramchandani, P.E.
I have used the services of Jim Burns to design the web site of my firm, R&R Structural Engineering, during the last five years. Jim has proven to me to be a very capable web designer and webmaster. More...
I had a project in mind to input and track treatment plans. I knew we needed software but I was clueless how to get it done. I took an unpolished idea to Jim and he created what we now call our “pipeline.” Not only was Jim super helpful, he also put on his “business owner’s” hat and implemented other fields that made it better. We had a budget and Jim not only helped keep us on target, he came in under budget. There was not a single time that he wasn’t available to talk to me about the project, or that he was late for a scheduled meeting. If you are looking for someone reliable with excellent skills to help you with your website or a custom web application, do not hesitate to contact Jim. More...
Working with Jim to build a new website was both a pleasure and productive. His knowledge and skill were extremely important in changing and updating my site. Both professional and knowledgeable in his area of expertise, the final product was exactly what was needed to make my site more user- friendly. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking for a dependable and creative designer, easy to work with. You will not be disappointed. More...
Working with Jim Burns for my website was a pleasure! He gets familiar with what you do, first. Taking that time, in my opinion, is priceless. He creates websites that are easy for clients. If the response is numerical, he creates it that way. How many times do you say, why do I need a keyboard for six number answer, I say it often. Those small things are valuable to me! More...
We needed a quick response and a quality product. Jim delivered on both!
I could not be happier with Jim Burns's professionalism, creativity and integrity. He certainly will do his best for his customers.
The website is just what we were looking for!!
Thank you Jim!! More...