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About Us

A story for the be-your-own-boss types

In 2015, Marcus Hudson started his third small business. This time, it required its own website with robust solutions. With no coding skills but an interest in internet technology, he decided to build a site himself. He settled on Weebly. This was fine to start out with but it still took a lot of time designing and setting up the site. When he wanted to add more functionality like processing payments, adding complex order forms, etc, the cost in both time and dollars started to climb. When costs began to rise but limitations on customization remained, he switched to WordPress. He spent more time on setup and maintenance but got the customization he was looking for. When his business started growing, so did the demand for his time. He finally folded and hired someone to work on his website so he could focus full-time on his business. This was one of the best decisions he made. 

The moral of the story – free up your time early on so you can jump start your business and do more of what you enjoy.

how hg pro started ...

Quite frankly, HG Pro was born out of frustration for lack of options, even in 2020, and lots of extra time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2015 – Marcus’ first site using a site-builder was created.

2017 – Switched to WordPress for more customization and lower costs. Marcus finds out that creating a website is the easy part. Growing & maintaining it is another story.

2018 – Upgraded hosting service and added multiple WordPress sites. Maintenance work increases significantly.

2019 – Hired full-time employees to manage sites after lack of affordable and scalable options available elsewhere.

2020 – COVID-19 pandemic forces people to stay at home seeking options to run a side business for extra income OR primary source of income as many were let go from their day jobs.

2021 – Prediction: HG Pro will have helped countless people get their small and side businesses off the ground and online to give confidence especially to those who wouldn’t categorize themselves as tech-savvy.

 

and what we learned.

Starting a website is easier than ever before.Then, the questions seem to get harder and harder as a website grows.

  • How do I set up my email inboxes?
  • How do I set up an e-commerce store or get paid for my services online?
  • How do I make my site mobile-friendly?
  • Where do I get stock images from?
  • How do I edit my images to fit right?
  • How do I install security on my site to protect it?
  • How do I upgrade my site?
  • How much time does it take to learn how to use a website builder?
  • How do I structure a blog post?
  • How will people find my website?
  • How do I manage customers' emails and requests?
  • How do I collect all the information I need?
  • How to integrate my site with social media accounts?
  • How do I implement a calendar, order form, etc?
  • How do I gather customer feedback?
  • How do I upgrade my site to a faster server?

The list goes on and one. Each question requires time researching the best solution to each situation. Keeping a site going takes much more time and effort. Let us handle that part for you.

How do we keep prices so low?

Other services charge a high upfront fee and/or higher monthly fees for services you may not need yet. The keyword is YET. If you’re intent on growing, you will need additional services.

But there’s a lot more to consider when spending several hundreds of dollars on a website. It requires constant maintenance, and because it doesn’t make financial sense to manage it yourself, you still turn to someone for ongoing support. Here are three ways we keep our prices low:

  • Instead of charging you a flat fee to design and set up your site, which you’ll need support for anyway, we’re focused on helping our clients over the long-term. The costs of the initial set-up and design of a website are stretched over a long period of time and included in the monthly maintenance costs that you’ll need in any case.
  • Another way we keep prices low is because we understand that our clients have different needs. Some are focused full-time on a small business and grow quickly. Some people have a day job aside from a side business and grow at a slower rate. We offer services that accommodate various rates of growth.
  • The third way we keep prices down is because we are in constant search of new and innovative solutions that are more effective and productive. We don’t believe in phrases like, “I’ve always done it that way” or “I don’t know how to use that tool.”
If your current service provider is only interested in upfront fees and doesn’t provide a clear path on what to do next or refuses to look at new potential tools and solutions, you may want to re-consider using them. That’s not to say they are bad at their job, but what will happen when you “outgrow” their services and need something more robust?

The team

Our Dedicated Team

Marcus

Solutions Specialist

Rico

Web Admin & Developer

Edwen

Programmer

Melvin

SEO Specialist

Pedro

Server Management

Our Clients Believe In Us

HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

consider your opportunity costs

what does time cost you?

If your time is worth $30 an hour, don’t waste your time doing what you could pay someone else to do for much less.