Curious how I’m different than most designers?




I can give you a beautiful website, as other web designers may be able to do.

But what sets me apart is that I can use my extensive business and marketing background to make sure your site will bring maximum results — more leads, sales, and profits for you.



My Business & Marketing Expertise Can Benefit You



When you work with me you’ll get unquestionable cost savings compared to most other web designers and agencies.

I primarily serve entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits, so I completely appreciate your need to conserve resources.


My rates are just a fraction of what most designers charge.


Custom Web Design

Beautiful, contemporary, custom designs at a fraction of the cost you’d normally pay. All fully-responsive and mobile ready. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Ecommerce Solutions

Seriously simple selling. I do the hard work for you. I’ll set up your store to sell just about anything including; digital downloads, videos, software, eBooks, live sessions, and physical goods of all kinds.

Marketing Consulting

I just can’t turn off my “marketing brain”. As we proceed I will naturally include designs that reflect good marketing sense. And I normally give lots of free business and marketing advice to my clients who want it.

Have an upcoming project to discuss?


I’ve “been there, done that” so can understand your challenges and think like an entrepreneur along with you.


I happily support entrepreneurs and small businesses.


When your site is done, I don’t just abandon you. I offer low-cost solutions to keep your site updated and secure.


You can feel good about your website being taken care of.

Beyond Design

Marketing Know-How

Get experienced-based marketing and business advice you can’t get from most web designers.


Clear Communication

I’m very responsive and communicate openly, honestly, and promptly.


I’m dependable and conduct my business affairs with good judgment and respect.

Happy Clients

“You are really amazing. Thank you. Wow, you were the perfect fit to do my website for me. Your infinite flexibility with all of my “not sures,” your sense of color and design, and your openness to trying new things. I am overwhelmed by your professionalism. Thank you!”

Mary Roche

Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie

“Don, seriously — you have outdone yourself. This is more than I could have ever imagined. I was worried about the color choices when we talked by phone, but they are beautiful and so warm and inviting. Stunning. I mean just stunning. I’m just very thankful! You are incredible!”

Katie Douglas

Owner, Sequoia Fitness Yoga

“Wow Don — you have done an outstanding creation for me! Not just a website, but a true work of art. You brought enormous creativity, clear business-like communication, and sound knowledge to my unique project. We are so happy. Your work is just beautiful.”

Peter R. Clemens

Owner, Yantra Blessings

Don Lisefski is one amazing web designer.  We took an interesting approach to creating a new website for my company by creating a simple website within an eCommerce shopping cart.  Usually it’s the other way around.  But even under great design limitations, Don pulled off a truly beautiful website with full eCommerce capabilities, and at a very reasonable cost.  His attention to detail and his follow-through are excellent.  Strongly recommended!

Michael Sternfeld

Director and Producer, Vedic Audio Knowledge

“I struggled for about a year to design my own website, which has complex marketing, technical, and esthetic features.  I wish I’d met Don sooner—he’s a master in all of these website considerations. I love the highly functional website he created for me—and more important, so do my clients!”

Bruce Smith, MA, ELS

Owner, Board-Certified Editing for Nurses

“When I needed a second website, I immediately called Don. Why?  Because the first website he did for me was beautiful, easy to navigate, and on-time. The non-profit that I organized the first site for just loves it. I became their “Golden Boy” because of Don’s sense of beauty and hard work. And he is easy to work with.  Isn’t that great? Of course I called Don for my next website.”

Steven Winn

Co-Dean of Students, Hurqalya Method of Heart-Energy Healing


Some of My Recent Work

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it going to cost?

It’s difficult to give you an exact quote until you tell me more about what your needs and desires are. However, I offer very low rates compared to other designers and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the value. Some other minor costs you can expect:

  1. A domain name if you don’t already have one. They’re usually $10 or $15 per year.
  2. A hosting service to host your website once it’s finished. Good, high-quality hosting, which I insist on, usually costs around $10 to $29 per month. I buy extremely high-quality hosting packages (Google Cloud, Google CDN, etc.) in bulk and offer it to my clients at cost — just $10.50 per month.
  3. I also offer an extremely low-cost, optional service of updating all of the software that I’ve used when building your site. Besides the core software, on average I use about 10 to 20 plugins (add-on software tools) in order to build your site and make it functional. All of these software tools are revised by their authors periodically, and so must be updated since they are still in use as your site continues to do its job. It’s a very real security threat to let your site go without updates, since many hackers try to get in via outdated software gaps. I will also monitor any attempted threats in order to protect your site from all other forms of intrusion. If you use my hosting plan and malware has destroyed your site, it will be fixed at NO CHARGE. I will also make redundant backups of your site as an extra precautionary measure and store them securely in the cloud or on my local servers. So you will end up with 3 back-up copies in different places at all times. This service is only $5 per month when purchased in conjunction with my hosting plans.
  4. There may be other costs for special software (plugins) that are required to build or run your site, but that’s unlikely. If needed,  these plugins usually cost around $30.
  5. If you choose to, you can take advantage of an array of optional services, e.g. SEO, digital marketing consulting, or WordPress coaching — that I charge extra for.
How long will it take?
That depends on both of us. It’s a team effort.

You need to write and pull together your content, which takes more time than most people realize, especially if this is your first website. And I need to manage my time effectively, which is usually allocated to 3 or 4 other clients at any given time. We can talk about your deadlines and my workload as we begin the process.

By way of example, some sites I’ve done took 3 weeks, and some have taken 6 months. A lot depends on the size of the project, and how fast you supply the content to me.



Can I make changes to the website once it's done?
Yes — if you are so inclined and feel at ease with computing in general. Posting your own blogs is the most common thing that many clients want to do on their own. I can make short training videos for you to watch and rewatch as needed, to learn those aspects of maintenance that you want to do yourself.

If you don’t want the hassle of learning and updating things on your own, I offer low-cost maintenance and support packages.

I’ll never leave you stranded as long as you are my client. You can call me with most questions or purchase a support package.




What are your terms of payment?

If you decide to engage me on an hourly basis (most common), I would require a very small deposit of around $100 to $300, and then invoice you for hours worked approximately every other week.

If you decide you want me to work on a fixed price basis (very rare), then I would require you to pay 1/3 down, 1/3 upon 60% completion, and 1/3 upon final completion.

All invoices are due upon receipt. I accept cash, checks, credit cards, and Paypal.

Will you help me with the content of my website?

I am not a writer, and most likely you are an expert in your field, so it only makes sense for you to write what you want to say to your audience.

I can advise you on current trends in writing for the web to help ensure that your content gets read by your site visitors. And I always layout your content to make your site “user friendly” and very readable.

As you know any misspellings or grammatical errors may cause you to lose credibility fast. So I also offer a proofreading service to assist you if desired.

Can you help me find photos?
If desired, I can help you find relevant, high-quality, royalty-free stock photos for your site. “A picture’s worth a thousand words” is often true when website visitors are very hurried and just want to scan your site to determine if spending more time there is worth it.

I have a knack for finding the best photos that help convey your message. And over the years I have developed many sources to go to when searching for photos.


Just share with me a little about your vision, goals, and challenges and you’ll get:

1) A free one-hour consultation on any of your current challenges.

2) A free one-hour planning session around the structure and purpose of your new website.

3) Four free half-hour photo searches. (If applicable.)


I’m excited to learn more about you and your business!

More Happy Clients

“I am really happy with the website Don made for me. He knows his work and produces it quickly and effectively. I just sat with him once and he knew just what I wanted. He also advised me of a scope that gave my new website a more  professional look. It’s easy to use, has features to keep the viewers attention, and has given me the results I was looking for in my business. Thanks Don, I have recommended your work again and again.”

Mary Ida Adams

Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong - Iowa

“Don Lisefski did a wonderful job of designing my website. His creative ideas, attention to detail and fabulous graphics have certainly produced a beautiful outcome. I am so impressed with his innovations and updates, which present my skills and services extremely well. I am very proud of my site and happy to recommend Don’s work to everyone I know.”

Mary Stevenson

Vedic Astrologer

“I would highly recommend working with Don to build a custom website. I had been meaning to build my own website for years but never found the time to do it. I am so glad that I found Don — he works quickly, is easy to communicate with, and built a much better site than I could have ever done on my own. The website looks great!! Thank you, Don!”

Ruth Chimenti

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa

Request an Estimate

We start with a simple phone call to determine if we’re a good fit for each other. I can provide you with a cost estimate once I get a clear idea of your needs and desires. If we’re both interested in moving forward we can discuss the next steps. That’s it. No pressure.


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