Phil

Hello,

My name is Phil Nauta.

Since 2005, I’ve been helping people build businesses that make the world better.

I build new websites (and upgrade old ones) for small businesses and solopreneurs (and recently, for several non-profits).

I also coach and consult with people who just need a little help with website and digital marketing things.

I work mostly with WordPress because it’s so flexible – I’ve built ecommerce websites that do 6 figures a year, online courses that support hundreds of students, and simple 3-page websites for people providing a service.

My favorite projects are ones where I get to create something unique while still optimizing for site performance (I see a lot of websites that look nice but are slow to load and poorly structured under the hood).

But broadly, if it’s WordPress, count me in.

I’ll share a few notes below and you can call/text/WhatsApp me at 1-416-858-3480 or email phil@makechange.online.

The sites I build are:

  • Simple. My websites have gotten less complicated. I want them to be easy to navigate on the front end and easy to use for you on the back end.
  • Fast. I’m obsessed with site speed because it’s so critical for user experience and SEO. And it’s just so fun to make a site load in 1 second instead of 10.
  • Up-to-date. Most websites need regular updates to keep them running smoothly. Most of my clients hire me to do just that.
  • Profitable. Many designers put most of their focus on aesthetics, and although that’s definitely a fun part of the job, I try to spend just as must time focusing on the end goal.

My ideal client is a kindred spirit, someone who wants to improve the lives of others.

Recent Projects

Pricing

I decided many years ago that the best way for me to wake up excited to start work each morning is to do great work for a fair price.

I’ve built sites for $1,000 and $50,000 and everywhere in between, but most of them are in the $2,000-$6,000 range.

How much will your website cost?

Let’s figure that out. Any of these will get through to me:

  • Phone call/text or WhatsApp: 1-416-858-3480 (9am-7pm Eastern)
  • Email: phil@makechange.online

P.S. I know some people don’t want to reach out because they’re not sure they’re ready or they don’t want to waste my time, but please don’t be shy. I’d love to hear about what you’re up to.

“Phil Nauta worked with my firm on a WordPress website redesign which then led to related changes in my LinkedIn profile. As an executive coach and consultant I began this project with high standards for service delivery and results. Phil exceeded all expectations.

On the technical side, Phil went well beyond transferring the content of my 9-year old site to a new, more sustainable platform. He recommended and implemented several enhancements to the user experience — fewer tabs, fewer clicks, more readable fonts and a more modern aesthetic. He made the case for eliminating redundant, unused pages and replacing stock photos with simpler icons.


The website now looks very professional, inviting and relevant to viewers. Leveraging these improvements, Phill updated and linked key images, themes and revised content with my LinkedIn profile. The end result is a seamless package where both documents reinforce each other.

In terms of working relationship, Phil quickly established himself as a true partner. He asked important questions, tested his assumptions and offered valuable options to enhance value. Phil’s interpersonal skills are excellent in a field where IT ability is necessary but not always sufficient. I look forward to engaging and referring Phil for future assignments with 100% confidence.”
Jeff Koeppel
President, Koeppel Associates, LLC