Frequently Asked Questions Questions and Answers About Services With Veda Designs
Questions and answers about ordering services with Veda Designs.
Prebuilt custom designs are $1000 and require a 50% deposit to confirm scheduling & secure an opening on my calendar. Visit the Features & Pricing page for detailed information about what's included with each package.
Template Designs are a flat $500 unless you'd like to order non-standard customizations such as a custom color palette, non-standard layout changes or anything else not included by default. Template designs require the full amount up front to confirm scheduling & secure an open spot on my calendar. Visit the Features & Pricing page for more information and add-on options.
After generating an invoice from my payment page, the billing system will email you a link to view it.
The online payment link can be found at the top of your invoice. I currently accept PayPal (preferred) or you can pay directly with a credit card through my billing system. CC payments are processed through Stripe.com and will show 'Veda Designs' on your statement.
I also accept offline payments via any of the following methods: If sending an offline payment, please email me the day it goes out so I can confirm scheduling with you.
- Money Order or certified ccheck (addressed to 'Tara McKendry' and mailed to the PO box on your invoice)
- Bank Wire or Direct Deposit to my Wells Fargo account (email me for account info)
I understand completely that plans can change and you may need to cancel.
However, because cancellations often result in a significant loss of income from having days blocked off on my calendar that could have been offered to someone else, I do require a minimum amount of notice for refund eligibility.
If you miss the cut off for a refund on a custom design, you're welcome to request a development extension instead, which allows you to pause development on your website for up to six months from the originally scheduled start date. Please read the Development Extensions & Rescheduling section of my TOS for more info.
Regrettably, due to the faster scheduling & development turnaround, Template Design orders are non-refundable. However, I am happy to apply your payment toward any future order that's made within six months of your original payment.
This is my general inbox address and is used for new design requests, general questions and to collaborate with new clients while their website is being developed. If you are an existing client whose website has been launched, please don't use this email to submit support requests. Instead, you should contact me at the address below.
This is my help desk email, which is reserved exclusively for post-launch client support. Post-launch means we're finished with development and it's been launched publicly. Emailing this address will open a support ticket for you in my help desk. Please avoid using email if your website is still being developed or we haven't worked together yet.
Regrettably, I am not available by phone. Please do not ask me to call you.
Because my workload is very high and I need to multitask between many different people & tasks, it's essential for me to have an email to reference so I don't forget the details of a given project, support request or sales inquiry.
I also work from my home office, where I multitask two very active & demanding children. My youngest is autistic, so our home environment can get very chaotic and noisy, which would be an embarrassing and unworkable situation to deal with while trying to speak on the phone with a client. The little amount of quiet time I do get is highly valuable to me and used to get the majority of my creative work done.
I understand that my 'no phone' policy is an inconvenience and realize that some people won't be comfortable working with someone they can't contact by phone. I do apologize for this, but will be staying firm on this policy for now.
Because content writing is a job in itself that requires a significant time investment, this is not something I currently offer in my service line-up. If you're not comfortable writing your own copy, I recommend checking out the Copywriters & Assistants resource page on my website.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization):
I don't offer standalone SEO services, but I do optmize your structural code with descriptive keywords and phrases for your market & location. However, clients are expected to populate their own META Tags for each page of their website using the available tool within their VedaCMS Website Manager. I highly recommend reading my SEO Checklist for effective search engine optimization methods.
See below for my general availability & schedule. My assistant, Liz, is also available a few hours every day to assist with support tickets & new client inquiries.
Mondays & Fridays:
Reserved as support days to post launch clients. I work exclusively on tickets in the help desk on these days and am usually not available for anything else.
Tues, Wed & Thur:
Reserved for new websites in the process of being developed. These are also the days I try to catch up on emails in my general inbox.
Typical Fall/Winter Hours:
8am - 4pm (Central Standard Time)
Typical Summer Hours:
9am - 5pm (Central Standard Time)
Weekends, US Holidays & any other days blocked off on my calendar.
I live in Northern Wisconsin, which is Central Standard Time (CST).
To request a new website, please visit my contact page and follow the steps under the "Ordering a New Website" section.
If you are ordering a template design and would like to confirm scheduling immediately, you can jump straight to my Getting Started page and follow the instructions for submitting the payment. Once that arrives, you'll be automatically confirmed for my next open template spot.
If you are interested in a custom design, it will be necessary for me to correspond with you before we confirm scheduling, as availability is much more limited and I'm more selective about the projects I take on.
No, not currently. Although I do eventually plan to take on design work for agencies (pending a development on an agency specific plugin for my VedaCMS software, I prefer to focus exclusively within the escort/domme/fbsm design market.
Here is a list of the client types I currently design for:
- Independent Escorts
- FBSM / Sensual Touch Providers
- BDSM / Domme Providers
- Tantra/Life Coach
Yes, but only as a last resort and if the following conditions are met.
- Custom Designs:
The full down-payment amount must be made to confirm scheduling. If you genuinely cannot afford to pay the full amount, we can split your deposit into two payments, but the 2nd half of the deposit must be made before I start development. When your website is finished, the final balance must be paid within two monthly installments.
- Template Designs:
If necessary, the template fee can be split into two payments. The first is required to confirm scheduling, and the second would be needed before the website can be launched publicly.
- Installment Request:
The request for an installment arrangement must be made before your project start date. Please try to avoid requesting installments after I've already started development.
Please understand that this is my income and provide me with the same professional courtesies you would expect of your own clients. To ensure that repayment of my services are kept a priority, I will temporarily disable any web site that is more than 30 days late in repayment. No exceptions.
Unfortunately, no. I prefer to work exclusively on discreet, traditional companion websites that focus primarily on offline services. Although I admire the creativity of women who make money through a paid membership site or online shop, I am currently not interested in taking on those kinds of projects, as the development process and time commitment would interfere with my regular schedule.
No. I don't do flash of any kind. This includes full web sites, intros, banners or menus.
No, I'm not an escort. The town I live in is so incredibly small that I'd be in terrible danger of accidentally dating a relative. :-)
One reason I design web sites exclusively for escorts is because the working environment is much more flexible and laid back than traditional commercial design work.
With typical commercial design, it's usually necessary to travel and meet with the client before and throughout the course of a project. With two small children at home, I don't have the time or desire for this type of work commitment. Ultimately, I wanted something that allowed me to work from my home office, at my own pace and schedule. Veda Designs has allowed me to keep my family the higher priority, while still maintaining a supplemental income and sense of professional accomplishment.
The other reason is that I respect the courage of women who choose to work in the companionship industry and feel that society shouldn't dictate what is acceptable for a woman to do with her own body. On the same level, I don't feel there are a lot of reliable and trustworthy resources available to women who want to advertise online. Many services that specifically target escorts seem to try and exploit their situation by charging overblown fees for a gaudy product or service. Although my prices are definitely not on the low end, my fees are structured for what I think is fair for the time I put in, the quality of my work and the features I provide.
My business model with Veda Designs has been to provide safe, affordable and professional looking web design services to women working in the escort/companionship industry. I make very few efforts to advertise or market my services - so most of my business comes from word of mouth or client recommendations.