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Websites, care plans, and consulting for bloggers, creatives, and online educators. Questions about your website or online marketing? You're in the right place.

Care Plans

"It’s hard to find a web designer who can align with the goals of an organization. Ryan is a strategic thinker, and we continue to hire him for challenging projects."

Prarthana Gurung, Netcentric Campaigns

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I’m Ryan, and I can help you create and manage your website.

Maple is based on the simple, yet powerful premise that generosity and collaboration is the key to being successful in life and business.

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to build and manage websites for nonprofit organizations, creators, small business owners, and educators. Now I specialize in helping my clients understand how to use their website to attract and serve their audience.

You should be empowered to use your website without being overwhelmed by all the details. I can help you get the right systems in place so you can finally tap into your creative potential.

So welcome to Maple – beautiful, accessible websites that grow your impact.

Talk soon,
Ryan Clover

Consultation

Schedule a call anytime to work through a challenge or plan your next move with expert guidance. Give me 20 minutes and I'll give you an action plan for your website.

Custom Websites

Built from hand around achieving a specific and measurable outcome for your work. Read more about my process for building stunning websites that get results.

Generous Content

Start publishing your ideas and doing the kind of marketing you feel good about. Marketing is not about interrupting people, it's about trust and generosity. It works for my clients and can work for you.

Care Plans

Maple care plans afford you the ability to focus on sharing your ideas and vision with the world. Rest easy knowing that all the technical aspects of owning a high-performing website is taken care of.

A good process leads to an amazing website. It’s that simple.

A good process is what empowers me and the talented creators I collaborate with to deliver reliable results for clients, even though all of our clients are different. We always start with a thorough mapping of options and really take time to understand where you are starting from.

The 4 Main Steps of Successful Site Design

  1. Project Roadmapping
  2. Content & Design
  3. Website Development
  4. Publishing
  5. Website Care Plan

You can read about each of these stages and their own outcomes below.

Step 1. Project Roadmapping

Without a map, most website owners will invest in too many directions instead of focusing on what works.

Are you considering a new project, but uncertain on the cost, the timeline, or other essential factors? A Roadmapping Project is the perfect starting point.

Your project gets all the research, planning, and attention that you can expect from a paid consulting project. Proposals and contracts for projects that aren't given this level of attention are guesswork at best – so by mapping it out we can reduce risks and provide the guidance you're looking for to achieve your website.

Schedule a Roadmapping Project

Roadmapping Deliverables:

  • Detailed Project Plan
  • Intuitive Site Map
  • Market Research
  • Solutions Research & Report
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Step 2. Content And Design

Design is an iterative process that begins with the right content

A tree does not grow and then decide what kind of tree it will be. I put your audience first, really understanding what will give them the most value on your website. From there we can understand how to structure the content, the best layout, and how to best create a design.

My process includes a series of creative bursts followed by an editorial process to balance spacing, alignments, typography, colors, and photography into a website that feels intuitive for your readers.

Design Deliverables:

  • Website Copywriting & Guidance
  • Illustration
  • Brand Development
  • Stunning Visual Layouts
  • Intuitive User Focused Design

Step 3. Website Development

Your website should be built with you and your readers in mind – not other developers and coders.

Too many agencies build products that create a dependency on technical experts for even the smallest changes. Sometimes it's on purpose and sometimes it's just because this is the way things have been done for years... but not here. I know the best design is user focused, and that includes you as well.

You will become the proud owner of a professional self-hosted WordPress website – arguably the most effective platform for growing your audience through blogging, email marketing, and online courses.

This gives you the opportunity to customize your experience as the admin so that when you're editing the website, drafting a marketing plan, or looking to add new features you have opportunities instead of limitations.

Development Deliverables:

  • Maple Builder
  • Custom WordPress Theme
  • Responsive Design
  • User Testing
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Step 4. Publish Your Website And Grow

Growth is all about serving your audience – Maple makes that process simple through one-on-one support.

Maple is based on smart, expressive growth – one season at a time. The most important part of your website is what you do with it, which is why after publishing your site you can count on me to help with your content strategy.

With analytics, email automation sequences, training and support by Maple, you'll always have an understanding  of your website performance, page by page. Maple helps you take this insight to make decisions about your next move, and to keep you aligned with the big picture at all times.

Launch Deliverables:

  • Email marketing automation
  • Blog and content strategy
  • Analytics & reports
  • Training

Website Care Plans

Hosting, Security, Support for High Performing Websites

Even if you have a full time staff working on your marketing and outreach, they need to be able to do their job without becoming technical experts. A care plan for your website will free you up from the hidden costs of trying to do it all yourself.

Effective websites are able to quickly adapt and grow as you do, which is why I created Maple's care plan packages.

Honestly, if you're like my clients, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes to simply hand off your technical maintenance.

Btw, all websites receive a complimentary maintenance update and upgraded editing software (Maple Builder). You'll instantly feel the improvements.

Care Plans Afford You:

  • Simpler to update and edit your website content
  • An expert you can turn to whenever you have questions
  • Check "deal with our website issues" off your to do list
  • Give training and support for your entire team

Ryan's care-plan gives our website the level of professionalism we need to grow the online aspects of our cider business, ultimately making us more independent.

Autumn Stoscheck, Eve's Cidery

Ongoing Support With A Website Care Plan

Your website hosting shouldn't be complicated. With Maple you can have unlimited website edits and managed WordPress hosting, which really puts you in a position to take action on your work instead of procrastinating on technical tangles.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Security, caching, user access and ownership – managed hosting gives you control without the extra work.

Intuitive Editing Software

Edit your website pages with Maple Builder, easily swapping images or adding text and unique effects.

Understand Your Audience

Organize your contacts by location and interests, and send messages they will look forward to.

Your Own Expert Contact

I've got your back with 1-on-1 support to help you manage your website – even editing it.

User-Focused Design

The Maple platform isn't for the masses, it's customized for your needs from the start.

Email, Courses, Content

Support goes beyond your website, helping you keep the big picture balanced with what to do next.

Regular Maintenance

Done for you maintenance and software updates to keep your website healthy and growing.

Transactional Websites

From contact forms to student registrations to eCommerce – you have powerful options.

Analytics and Insight

You can see how readers are interacting with your website and make smarter decisions.

Ready to take action on your website? Schedule a meeting today

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For every Maple website, a raccoon rejoices with their friends in the forest.

Maple is all about the big picture, which is why I've partnered with local wildlife organization Wildlife Wishing Well in Ithaca, NY.

For every website project, the rehabilitation and release of a raccoon is fully funded. The sanctuary rescues injured animals and provides veterinarian care and even takes the steps to connect them back to their friends and family in the forest.

You don’t need a project to help our masked forest friends! Sign up to learn more about how Maple is working to support public education about wildlife safety.

Ryan gives our website the level of professionalism we need to grow the online aspects of our cider business, ultimately making us more independent.

Autumn Stoscheck, Eve's Cidery

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Want to talk about your website project or idea? Book a call.

Choose a time that works for you to meet on Zoom or chat on the phone. Any questions, contact me with the chat icon in the bottom right. Talk soon.