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About Insurance Web Designs

About Insurance Web Designs

Insurance Web Design's easy online site builder is the most inexpensive insurance website development program on the internet.

It's designed with you in mind; the agent that wants an insurance website without having to sacrifice profits or large up front expenses. Dedicated to insurance agents & brokers, we will setup your website for you and then turn it over to you to manage and control 24 hours a day.

Here are the top reasons to consider Insurance Web Designs as your insurance website provider.

Just because you are using a web browser does not mean that you can not create a high quality interactive web site. With Insurance Web Designs most of the work has already been done for you. Just plug in any additional information you like, about your organization, and you are ready to go!

No software to download. No system programs to purchase. No 3rd Party Widgets To Manage & Update. No HTML knowledge required.

Insurance Web Designs online site guide will walk you through the process of editing your web site from selecting your theme to editing pages. There is online help included at each step. The Easy Online Site Builder site guide sits on top of your site, allowing you to see the progress of your site as you complete each step.

Unlike many other site builders, Insurance Web Designs easy online site builder allows you to create sub-pages of main directories allowing you to have a professionally structured website. You also have the ability to turn on/off dynamic styled menus.

Plus, our Easy Online Site Builder is as easy as sending an email. It works just like Microsoft Word, with many of the same great functions, like:

  • Font style
  • Bulleted text, tables and lists
  • Colored font, align left, centered or right
  • Italics
  • Underline
  • Strike through
  • Upload documents/files (i.e... acord forms, questionnaires, pdf's, spreadsheets, etc..)
  • Choose from hundreds of page designs (by industry, category or menu style)
  • Create your own custom forms (i.e... contact, feedback, insurance quotes, etc..)
  • Upload your own images or select from our library of images.
  • Create links to other web pages.
  • Site search
  • Password protection
  • Live chat for your customers to contact you while they are still on your website.
  • Add an event calendar
  • Plus a whole lot more!

Insurance Web Designs offers incredibly affordable packages for retail insurance agents. You can cancel anytime, no long term contracts. Our service is month to month for as long as you wish to stay with us.

 Site Marketing Center & Tracking:

  • Marketing jump start guide - we include special reports like, The SECRET to running a successful web site, Get your site ready for business, Develop your message and communicate effectively, Generate traffic and sales prospects, Search engines.
  • Search engine tuning - you have access to your own "search engine tuning" area - which means you can edit your website title, your keywords and description. All are "viewable" by the search engine robots and help your website get ranked in the search engines.
  • Referral booster - add a "refer a friend" button to one page or every page of your website to allow your visitors to easily refer their friends and family members to your website.
  • Site statistics & tracking - view current activity, traffic reports, visitor analysis,s marketing reports, and total statistics right from your control panel.
  • Visitor polling booth - add a polling booth to your website and take the pulse of your website visitors! Find out what your customers are thinking, what they want and so much more!

Start a free 10 day trial with Insurance Web Designs and find out first hand just how easy our system is to use. Remember, we turn over a completely "ready-to-go" website - everything will already be set up for you when we are done. The free trial will allow you to see and use the features of the site builder to get a sense of how easy the program really is. Start your free trial here. (When you order from Insurance Web Designs, we will build out a brand new website for you - so play around with that free trial, you don't have to worry about making any mistakes or breaking anything!)

Each Insurance Web Designs site includes Internet search engine submission. Insurance Web Designs provides you with helpful information about setting up your site to get better rankings in the search engines, including how to add meta-tag keywords to your web site. We also offer SEO services which are designed to get your website ranked on the maps and start generating leads from your website.

Manage email accounts, email aliases, and forwarding addresses with Insurance Web Designs easy to use account management tools. Auto responders are included for each email account. Insurance Web Designs email accounts also integrate with Outlook or Outlook Express. You'll never have to look unprofessional by using a free email account such as Yahoo! or Hotmail again!

Your webmail control panel gives you access to:

  • Check mail
  • Compose/Reply/Forward
  • Address book
  • Drafts
  • Sent items
  • Search email
  • Task calendar

Insurance Web Designs clients love this web based system! No downloads, software or configuration nightmares. You only need to be connected to the internet to access our system. You can access your website from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our site builder system is even accessible from iPad's and other tablets.

And last but not least! You are subscribing to a company and team of people that truly understand your business - INSURANCE and are constantly at work upgrading and integrating features which will ultimately exceed your expectations.

Customer support is second to none at Insurance Web Designs. Our clients rave about our service - and for good reason! We take care of them like they've never been taken care of before. See for yourself! Client testimonials can be found here.

WE ALWAYS DO WHAT WE SAY WE WILL DO! SOMETIMES MORE, BUT NEVER LESS! 

 

 


 

 

Andrea Shepherd - President/CEO

Andrea Shepherd, President/CEO

Hi, Andrea Shepherd here.

I always laugh a little to myself when I get to the "tell us something about yourself" on one of my websites.

After much contemplation about "what to write" and composing some 1400 drafts,.. I have come to the conclusion that I really only have three options:

  1. Write this in third person (if you have ever attempted to do that, it is SUPER unnatural and kinda bizzare!)
  2. Use really big, sophisticated words to make me seem much smarter than I actually am! LOL! ð?¤£ð?¤£ð?¤£
  3. Or, write this page like I am writing a letter to a friend.

You guess which one I decided to go with.

What would you like to know?

✅ I am a Christian, married for 25 years to the love of my life. #LOML ð???

✅ We have three children, all girls and they are 18, 11, & 5 at the time of this writing.

✅ We live in Southern California.

✅ I homeschool our daughters 🍎🍎🍎 (just graduated our 18 year old June 2018!) and I run Insurance Web Designs full-time.

My background?

My first job was as a CSR for a State Farm agent in Brentwood, CA. I moved a few times during my 20's and always managed to find an insurance agent who needed a great CSR!

Later, I went thru the Farmers Agent Training Program and spent my whole first year x-dating homeowners insurance, because that's what my manager told me to do.

As "luck" would have it, the Northridge Earthquake hit about a month before my first year in training was complete. With that earthquake brought an insurance moratorium which effectively devasted my budding insurance business.

At the time, I was required to have $50k 💰💰💰💰💰 in the bank in order to join the program! That was my "fall-back" money to be sure I could LIVE while I was in the training program.

I didn't have another year of ZERO income in me (or in the bank!) so I chose to leave the program.

The internet 💻 was brand new back then! I mean like... brand spankin new! (I know, I know, I am giving up my age - oh well!) LOL 😜

I was interested in it and decided I wanted to be an online marketer. Although, that "title" didn't really exist at the time... it is ultimately the description that fits best.

I spent the following three or four years learning how to code websites, in html, by hand! That's the equivalent of teaching yourself to rate an auto policy, using those massive rating manuals... old school. It was challenging, but fun!

What happened next?

That's when I started my first freelance web design business. It was called Shepherd Design & Development. I designed websites for small businesses.

My first clients were a young couple starting an ecommerce business reselling kitsch stuff like garden gnomes and such.

My second client was a janitorial service and my first totally custom ecommerce website with flash. (If you don't know, "flash" was a BIG DEAL way back when and a ton of websites were built using ONLY flash! Very bad for SEO these days, but back then... it was all the rage.) That job paid over $20,000! 

I spent several years designing websites for just about anybody that could afford to hire me.

I wound up mostly doing celebrity websites, I lived in Los Angeles afterall, so it was just a matter of meeting one and getting referrals for the rest.

But... I got bored! 

Also, celebrities are can be a royal pain in the rear-end to work with! 😉

I also knew that I didn't want to be a "Jane of all trades, master of none".

I wanted to specialize... 

But specialize in what?

My insurance background still lingered in the back of my mind.

I "Yahoo'd" (since Google didn't exist yet - actually, it did exist, it just wasn't Google as we know it today... I was still using Yahoo as my primary search engine) "websites for insurance agents" one day and came up with Zip! Zilch! Nada!

Nothing existed specifically for insurance agents!

The dream was born... and so was Insurance Web Designs!

I would start designing websites for insurance agents.

YES!!! I love insurance agents. ♥💓💟😍😊🤗

I had worked with them for many years and even tried to become one.

This was a PERFECT FIT!

And as they say, the rest is history!

Thanks so much for reading this and I look forward to working with you!

Andrea Shepherd

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