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Greg Hughes
541-343-3653

Web development is complicated and highly technical.
But that doesn't mean it has to be expensive.

My name is Greg Hughes and I'm the Principal Manager at BlackWire Marketing, LLC based in Eugene Oregon. KloudWire is our flagship service.

My philosophy about digital media may be a little weird.  I don't believe my clients should pay for services that are simple for me to perform.  While web development and digital media production is a highly complex combination of art and science, it's not a big mystery to me. It's what I do.  And I've been doing it for 20 years.

So, while most people are mystified by code, web development and digital media production, to me it's not magic. Behind the scenes, it's just math.  It's the set of tools I work with everyday.

That's why I can build almost anything without charging an arm and a leg for it.

On the surface what I make might look like a miracle...but I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve that allow me to bring what you can imagine into reality.

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Recent Projects

Project:
Consumer Data Network
Retail Data Research and Surveys
consumerdatanetwork.com
Built with KloudPress

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Platform Installation and Config, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design, Logo Creation, Content Management, Survey App Installation and Config

Project:
The CBD Press
Industry News and Information
thecbdpress.com
Built with WordPress

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Platform Installation and Config, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design, Logo Creation, Content Management

Project:
Fanbase Blueprint
Video Course Membership
fanbaseblueprint.com
Built with KloudPress

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Platform Installation and Config, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design, Logo Creation, Content Management, Video Production, Password Protected Membership Implementation, Secure Payment Processing System with 2CheckOut Integration

Project:
DotCom Classroom
Internet Marketing Resources
dotcomclassroom.com
Built with KloudPress

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Platform Installation and Config, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design, Logo Creation, Content Management, Automated Follow-Up System, Password Protected Membership Implementation

Project:
90 Second Website Builder
Microsoft Windows® Web Design Software
90secondwebsitebuilder.com
Built with 90 Second Website Builder

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design, Logo Creation, Content Management, Video Production, Password Protected Membership Implementation, Secure Payment Processing System with Stripe/PayPal Integration, Automated Follow-Up System. Support Desk Configuration

Project:
247 Web Talk
Podcasting
247webtalk.com
Built with KloudPress

Web Development Services Provided:
DNS Management, Web Hosting, Platform Installation and Config, Image Editing, Security Implementation, Website Layout and Design

Primary Services

Website Development, Layout and Design

This is what I have been doing since 1999.  Even though the tools, techniques and technology keeps changing, I keep my pulse on this industry as it is my bread and butter.

Everything I design for the web is mobile responsive. Google's "mobile-first" philosophy requires professional web designers and developers to be aware of the need for creating web properties that respond to multiple browser-based devices. I understand what Google wants and that translates to better designed assets for my clients.

DNS Management / Secure Web Hosting

Web hosting has been my flagship service since 2001. After studying web design in 1999, I launched one of the Internet's first discount hosting companies called 5DollarWebs. That later became BlackWire Hosting and more recently, KloudWire.  I wrote one of the first manuals on cPanel - the hosting industry's primary administration software. With my experience managing Linux/Apache web servers, I'm able to troubleshoot and fix more technical server-side issues than other web developers. For that reason, 99% of my design clients host with me.

WordPress Installation / Configuration

When WordPress launched in 2003, it was broken and unstable. Most professional web developers stayed away from it's sketchy open source vulnerabilities - not to mention the myriad of security breach issues it came with. But technology has a way of changing for the better over time and today it powers more than 75 million websites.  Some of them I've built 🙂  WordPress is a phenomenal website design platform when you know how to use it and keep it secure.

Video / Audio Production

Media production is a big part of my main skill set. With a background in broadcasting, I've been able to produce some 2000+ voice overs and audio books for online products. I have produced several hundred video tutorials, sales videos and animated presentations for dozens of projects.

Content Creation and Management

I've authored over half a dozen books on Internet Marketing topics and written over a thousand pages of content for online entrepreneurs as well as technical writing for software and web applications. Sales copy, technical articles, audio scripts, blog posts and even published manuscripts are part of an arsenal of services I'm very comfortable with.

E-Commerce and Payment Processing

After doing business online for over twenty years, one can't help but become an e-commerce, shopping cart and payment gateway expert. I've built and configured more online credit card transaction and check-out portals than I can count - which is why this is another area expertise for me.

Other Services

MySQL Database Development
Technically, I am a trained MySQL database analyst and can write SQL queries. This means I can usually troubleshoot and fix most database issues. 

Coding (HTML, CSS, PHP JavaScript)
I've worked with web development protocols daily for 20 years.  But I rarely hand-code from scratch.  With today's tools and technology, the need for hand coding is not as necessary as it once was. However, being proficient with these language protocols means I can read and fix broken code and quickly get to the root of problems.

Logo Creation and Design
I've created dozens of logos, but I also work with professional graphic artists for expert advice when it comes to the needs of my clients.

Search Engine Optimization
I've written and published two books on the topic of SEO.  But this is an industry all it's own.  I design sites that are search engine optimized, and my off-site SEO practices are overseen by a trusted team of specialists I partner with in this ever-changing field.

PPC and Social Media Marketing

I've managed pay-per-click and paid traffic campaigns for everything from software and books, to jewelry and women's boots. And spent many hours and dollars on Facebook ads, Instagram, YouTube and Google Ads.  But there are a myriad of other, lesser-known, less expensive and powerful traffic sources your competition probably doesn't know about. (Don't worry, I do.)

Password Protected Content 
Creating membership sites and password protected directories is a common need for my clients and there are multiple ways to accomplish building a member-based website. I've worked with just about every script and third party resource available and even written my own solutions. Password protected content is another skill I'm strangely passionate about.

 

Mobile App Development
There is a difference between a mobile friendly website and a mobile app. All design work I do is responsive and mobile friendly. I can also fulfill the basic needs of most mobile app clients. For more complex application development, I network with a team of pros who specialize in mobile app programming.

 

Automated Follow-Up and Sales Funnel Design
If you aren't retaining the traffic that engages with your message, you may be leaving as much as 80% of potential revenue on the table. Having configured dozens of lead capture funnels and sequential auto-responder systems, I can help you implement this often overlooked but critical online marketing concept.

 



Web Design Pricing

Option #1
We Build it. We Do Everything.
This option is best for organizations that do not want to manage any of their own website or any other technical aspects.

  • Fully customized website based on your company's needs. Whether this is the reconstruction/repair of an existing website or the development of a brand new one.
  • Responsive, mobile-friendly design
  • On-Site Search Engine Optimized
  • Security protocols installed and configured including SSL certificate and anti-hacking modules
  • Domain-based e-mail configuration
  • 1 year of KloudWire web hosting included
  • DNS management and name server update as needed

Your organization provides content, images, logos, photos, video, sales copy, contact information and all other website assets. With that, we construct a mobile friendly, search engine optimized website. We create the layout,and design and install the framework for your website completely, including all security protocols and domain-based email configurations as needed.

We can also offer on-going maintenance and content management packages as an option.

Typically, these projects involve custom websites of 5 to 15 pages with home page, about us page, navigation, contact forms, photos, videos, ad copy, legal term pages and other common website assets. These contracts normally range between $500 and $1500 depending on the size and complexity of your site's requirements.  For a more specific quote, contact us here.

Option #2
You Build It. We Show You How.
This option is great for businesses that want a hands-on approach to their web presence and have a staff member who can maintain their website by using our drag-and-drop design platform and access to our support.

Here's how it works:

  • First, we do the hard part. We set up and configure the software, modules, tools and the basic framework you need to get started so you can create and manage your website with our easy drag-and-drop platform.
  • Then you do the fun part.  Just log-in and place images, add or edit text, update addresses and phone numbers, place photos, videos or anything else you need onto your site by dragging and dropping them into place. You can create an unlimited number of pages and website assets using our unique platform called KloudPress.

If you get stuck or have any questions, we can guide you or even login and help you make changes on the fly.

This option includes:

  • Hosting and initial setup
  • Installation of the KloudPress drag-and-drop software and modules including several hundred starter templates
  • Training and on-going support by our team.
  • Price $197 per year.

By using our proprietary drag-and-drop web design platform, you can easily maintain the look and feel of your own content without any coding or complex framework installations or configurations. Make edits, updates and changes to your website anytime you want from anywhere you want as often as you want.

Still Have Questions?

Ask away! Contact us here.