Hello. 👋🏻 I’m Chad Lewine. I build websites for small businesses. I’ve been building them all my life. A website is a digital property you own and control. It’s different from social media. You don’t actually own your Instagram, TikTok or Facebook profile. That’s why you’ll always need a website. Stop hiding from the web. Let me build your website.

chadworks - web designer and SEO pro in philadelphia area
chadworks - web designer and SEO pro in philadelphia area

ChadWorks

Hello. I’m Chad Lewine. I build websites for small businesses. I’ve been building them all my life. A website is a property you own and control. It’s different from social media. You don’t own that. You’ll always need a website. I build them. Let’s build a virtual homebase for your company.

While many slow down during economic shifts, some speed up. Stop hiding from the web. Build your website. Come out ahead.

Website Design & Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Navigating the web design world can be overwhelming. If you don’t have experience in the industry, it can easily be confusing, contradictory and downright scammy. But you’ve found me, so relief is on the way.

Many of my clients find their way to me after dissatisfying experiences with fancy agencies, offshore cheapies, family members or part-time freelancers. I’ll work with you to solve your website woes and increase your faith in humanity. Well, faith in web designers at least.

What separates me from other designers/consultants?

I have been active online since I was nine years old. You could say I’m part of a digital latchkey generation. One of the first to grow up completely immersed in the web, albeit the early stages of it. I designed and sold my first website for a Philadelphia area author in 2002 for $75. I was 12 years old.  The internet is second nature to me. I was on all the sites I could find, modifying them and learning all that I could. I was known throughout my school as the web design kid. I eventually turned that into a career path and went to college for web design (way before it was trendy.)

My combination of client relations, business acumen and technical web design and marketing skill is not too common in one person. These traits allow me to help my clients understand their digital marketing initiatives in down-to-Earth, non-techie language and concepts.  Additionally, I’m fully transparent; highly communicative, I don’t answer questions with boiler plate responses and I don’t make promises without all the info.

Each business, client and project is different. A collection of different pieces must come together to form a complete result. I provide flexible services and maintain an understanding that it may take multiple solutions to fulfill your needs. While my work is based on the foundation of web design, SEO and digital marketing, the scope of how I can help extends beyond that. There is not a one-size-fits-all fix for most things in life, marketing included.

chadworks holding laptop

Chad Lewine – Digital Marketing Consultant Specializing in Web Design, SEO & Branding

E-mail me for a free 30 minute consultation: [email protected] (yes, “.co”)

ChadWorks Web Design & Related Services

  • Website Design & Development

  • Brand Consulting & Management
  • WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, Weebly

  • Website Platform Conversion (e.g. Squarespace to WordPress)

  • Webmastering (Website Maintenance/Updates)

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • UX/UI with Figma

  • E-mail Marketing (MailChimp, etc)

  • Facebook / Instagram / TikTok Ads
  • Social Media Strategy Development & Consulting

  • File Folder Organization (PC)
  • E-mail Inbox Management Training
  • Presentation / Slide Deck Design

Website Design Portfolio

jonathan detrixhe - therapist website
abra jewelry website mockup
frank joseph author website
tippi bruce author website
douglass recording studio website
author website
idesign website design
commercial real estate website design
recording artist website design
jewelry designer website design
commercial real estate website design
recording artist website design
birding association website design
aac event catering website design
broadcast industry website design
tax attorney website design
archivist website design
music entertainment website design
fitness trainer website
restaurant website designer

Client Reviews

Chad went above and beyond building our company’s high end website and exceeded our expectations with the final product. He is super easy to communicate with and very responsive to our many questions. He has also been a great deal of help consulting on all aspects of rebranding, marketing and SEO.

We used Chad to build our new website. I had a very specific look I was going for, and even though I was pretty bad at articulating it, Chad nailed it. He is competent, patient and has a lot of great ideas. I will definitely use him again on future projects.

Greg Gartland, CybrMotion

Talented, responsive and understands the big picture. Chad was able to develop a sophisticated corporate site that in relatively short order was ranking top 3 organically on Google. He ask’s the right questions and crafts solutions based on your needs and desired outcome. Best bang for your buck and quality execution in a business that has a lot of fakers!

Joshua G, JG Realty

I was looking for a company/person to help me build an interactive website for my business. A website that would allow my clients to purchase subscriptions and such. After interviewing several other companies, I became disappointed in other companies lack of effort for a potential customer. Chad was very informative and knew exactly what I needed and was able to build my website to exactly how I wanted . Not only that, the website continues to grow with newer ideas thanks to Chad and his knowledge of what his customers needs and wants are. Chad is very professional, talented and skilled. He does not try to sell you on products or services that you don’t need. He keeps everything on point.

Kimberly Dolan, K.I.M. Keep It Moving (Philadelphia, PA)

I’ve worked with Chad for the last four months. He updated and rebuilt my website, and expanded my social media presence a thousand fold. He’s great to work with and had many creative ideas. I highly recommend working with him.

Lloyd Landesman (NY)

Recently I was looking for a web designer for a webpage that needed a make over and was fortunate to find Chad! Chad has been amazing to partner with. He understood the message I was trying to express with the website, was responsive to all of my questions, had super cool ideas to add and did all of this in a timely and affordable manner. Chad is awesome and my newly designed website is gorgeous!

Judi S., Kindness Champions (Rochester, NY)

Highly recommended! We needed Chad to build a website that could allow customers to sign in for classes in sessions, pay by installment, read blogs etc… and he delivered! He went above and beyond and got our start- up on the first pages of search engines thanks to his great work with SEO. He made research to find the perfect payment portal, put my social media pages together, worked relentlessly to get our start up going. He is a great consultant and really helped when we were in doubt.

Magda Lahliti, Learn French Brooklyn

Chad has been doing our graphic and web design for over 4 years at Brooklyn Bazaar and Riis Park Beach Bazaar. His design sense is awesome and he always provides great suggestions with good insight on what will work for our biz. Always super responsive, really fast worker and all around great guy. Love ya Chad!

Aaron Broudo, Brooklyn Night Bazaar

A Business is More Than a Website.

A business is not just a website or a logo – or even a great product. You may have the greatest product or service, but if operations are not properly formed, the business may be missing out on its full potential.

In addition to web design, I can help Philadelphia (and national) business with all aspects surrounding their business’s digital and marketing initiatives.

No Limits

No question is stupid. No idea too grand. Send me a message about anything. Let’s explore the options to move your plans forward.

restaurant website mobile verison

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) For Your Website

From Neil Patel: a leading global SEO expert:

“SEO is a details game. Can you imagine the consequences to your SEO if Google’s crawler stops visiting your website as often? Well… this is about to happen. Google is considering reducing emissions in a major way.

Crawling and indexing are all virtual, and at that scale (1.5 billion websites), it takes a major toll on the environment. Now, Google is considering crawling websites less frequently because of that.

What does that mean? It means it’ll take a while for those crawlers to come back around. So it’s essential that you nail your SEO now. Otherwise, you’ll be waiting a while to get found online.”

Let’s get your website SEO up to par and optimize your website for search, ASAP!

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) For Your Website

From Neil Patel: a leading global SEO expert:

“SEO is a details game. Can you imagine the consequences to your SEO if Google’s crawler stops visiting your website as often? Well… this is about to happen. Google is considering reducing emissions in a major way.

Crawling and indexing are all virtual, and at that scale (1.5 billion websites), it takes a major toll on the environment. Now, Google is considering crawling websites less frequently because of that.

What does that mean? It means it’ll take a while for those crawlers to come back around. So it’s essential that you nail your SEO now. Otherwise, you’ll be waiting a while to get found online.”

Let’s get your website SEO up to par and optimize your website for search, ASAP!

SEO: Getting All Green in Yoast

Live WordCamp NYC Presentation by Chad Lewine

About My Rate & Fees

(Note: custom terms may be available for contract positions.)

Flat Rate Projects

Website project fees are case by case, so please inquire if you might think we are a good fit. Websites for operating businesses start around $3,000. Simpler websites for startups and solopreneurs start around $1,200.

Hourly

My hourly rate ranges from $100/hr – $150/hr based on the size, revenue and/or other determining traits of a company or organization. Most clients fall at $100/hr.

For hourly projects I bill in blocks of 5 hours, from which I can pull down time in as little as 10 minutes. This allows for more accurate tracking of time worked and tasks completed, giving everyone a little more peace of mind.

5-10 hour blocks expire in 6 months
10+ hour blocks expire in 8 months

If you just want the short answer, it’s because clients take advantage, whether they mean to or not. 

My hours expire because:
I am a one-person operation and after years of getting shafted or threatened in myriad ways, I’ve learned that when I allow time purchased a year ago to be used “today,” I lose. I also can’t logistically afford to work for 1 hour/$100 at a time – I lose there as well – hence the minimum block of hours. 
 
Most web design companies are far from as transparent and flexible as I am. I have a client that, before me, was paying $1,000/month (yes, a month) for essentially nothing but hosting. Because of my flexibility and reachability, I have learned that clients (whether intentionally or not) take advantage of me if I don’t set terms outright. 
 
These two terms (minimum purchase and expiration) set expectations and commitments for both parties. 
 
My Commitment 
For me, it’s a commitment that I’ll turn on a dime and provide white-glove service for a client within this time period, while also giving me peace of mind knowing that the service commitment is not indefinite. This also prevents clients from asking for “unused” money back. I (literally) cannot afford to give money back for any reason.
 
Client Commitment
For the client, it’s a commitment that they will take a vested interest in my services and will utilize me to further their business/project/initiative. When clients take themselves seriously, they take me seriously. A set duration also allows for a higher quality service to be rendered since there is familiarity with my client’s active situation. 
 
This set duration also protects you because I am a one-person show and I have the free will to decide to stop doing this at any time. Even if I wanted to stop providing my services today or take a 3 month break, these terms hold me to seeing through any outstanding commitments. 
 

Baseline Maintenance Plan

If you don’t need regular updates made to the content or appearance of your site, I require most clients to verbally agree to a semi-annual baseline maintenance plan of $500 every 6 months. This allows me to keep their site’s themes, plugins and server updated regularly so it doesn’t break down or become open to attack. It takes some time each month to keep those things up to date. If they aren’t updated for a year, the chance of something going wrong increases with each passing day. It’s cheaper to pay the baseline than to fix problems caused by neglecting a website. This also includes minute changes like swapping a photo, text or other small content every month or so.

Day Rate

My date rate is $525. Hire me for 6 working hours between 9am – 9pm Eastern. I’ll be available to do a blitz on web or graphics for an upcoming event or pitch. Clean up your website, edit or spruce up a brochure, add a new web page, build an email automation, etc. You’ll have my skills at your disposal for the whole day.

Hosting

WordPress web hosting is $20-30/month. I prefer to host my client’s websites on WPengine, but can work with ultimately any host.

Hosting with other platforms like Squarespace, Wix and Shopify vary from free to $20 or more.