Specializing in creating beautiful new websites for faith-based initiatives.

Nice to meet you!

Hi, I’m Brett. (and that’s my family)

I want to help you create a beautiful new website. I know that creating a new website can be an intimidating process.

But, it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re a DIY’er, I’ve listed out a few common questions and answers below that you may be asking. (I’ve even created a free Website Launch Checklist for you too!)

OR

If you’d rather not learn about everything that goes into creating and maintaining a website, you can hire us to create and maintain your website for you!

COMMON QUESTIONS

What host should I use?

Answer: You get what you pay for with hosting. Stay away from cheap, shared hosting plans! They’re cheap for a reason. They’re typically very slow and have terrible customer service.

At VMX Media, we offer Premium Managed WordPress Hosting.

How do I secure my site?

Answer: You can either research the many free and paid security plugins that are out there or you can go with a host protects your site for you.

At VMX Media, we handle security at the server level, so you don’t have to worry about adding any additional security plugins. And if your website gets hacked and malware is installed, we will fix it for free!

Are premium themes worth it?

Answer: Yes! Free themes are typically slow and are very limited in their flexibility and functionality. Premium (paid) themes are absolutely worth over the lifetime of a website.

Should I use a page builder?

Answer: You don’t have to, but we like them. WordPress’ out-of-the-box editor (Gutenberg) is good for creating basic webpages, but if you want to add some creativity, you’ll need to know how to code.

Page builders allow you to make beauitful websites without needing to know how to write code.

 

What plugins should I use?

Answer: As few as possible and the recommendations are constantly changing. Below are the plugins we recommend.

Image optimization: ShortPixel

Site Performance: WP Rocket

Writing for SEO: Yoast

 

What do I actually need?

Answer: This varies case by case and we are happy to make recommendations to our clients based on their goals for their website.

 

What is DNS? SSL? CDN?

Answer: These are important acronyms for websites:

DNS – Domain Name System. It’s like the phone book for the internet. Just like phone numbers point a phone call to a person’s phone, DNS points a domain name (like apple.com) to a website.

SSL – Secure Socket Layer. It’s part of what helps secure your website and is the “s” in https://

CDN – Content Delivery Network. A CDN creates a “copy” of a website on multiple servers around the world so that a website can be accessed quicker from any country in the world.

 

How do I create a multilingual website?

Answer: Creating a multilingual website is complex. We use the the WPML plugin (WordPress MultiLingual) to make it happen. WPML is relatively easy to maintain, but it is difficult to set up. Most people will need assistance setting up WPML.

 

Even with answers to the questions above (and the checklist below), people often still go searching for help.

But even that can be overwhelming!

It is difficult to find someone to help with websites that:

is trusted and won't take advantage of you

takes pride in their work

is a native English speaker

isn't crazy expensive!

That’s why I created VMX Media.

My goal is that, after working with us, you will have:

a beautiful new website

that will be intuitive to maintain

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minimal headache and hassle

you’ll still need to come up with the content!

more money in your pocket

compared to other developers

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more time on your hands

to devote to your mission!

Website Launch Checklist

Download our free 2-page website launch checklist to learn everything that goes into launching a new self-hosted website.

One Time Services

There is so much to learn when you are setting up your first self-hosted website… domain names, hosting, plugins, website security, themes, page builders, web design and lots more!

Let us do it for you so you don’t have to worry about it!

We want you to stay focused on your mission.

One Time Service List

The services below can be purchased a la carte or in a bundle.

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Website & Page Builder

We will build you a beautiful website customized with the content you provide. You will also receive a license key to an intuitive page builder to create new pages.

$2,400

+ $250 per language for multilingual websites

Domain Name Purchase and Setup

We will purchase the domain name of your choice and point it to the website host.

$100

Google Analytics Installation

We will install the Google Analytics tracking code that will be used for analyzing your website traffic.

$200

Facebook Pixel Installation

We will help you install a Facebook Pixel on your website so that you can run Facebook ads.

$200

CRM Setup

We will help you install a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to manage your customers.

$500

Satisfaction Guaranteed

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Our goal is to save you time, money and hassle. If you’re not 100% satisfied with our services, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

Human Customer Support

We know from personal experience how frustrating the customer support experience can be at large hosts like Bluehost and Hostgator. With VMX Media, your custom support requests will be handle promtly by humans.

Monthly Services

You get what you pay for with hosting plans.

Cheap, shared hosting plans are slow and often only cheap for the first year. 

Watch the video below to learn why a quality host will be so important for your website.

Features

All Hosting Plans Include

Blazing Speed!

Our servers are tuned for optimal WordPress performance

Daily Backups

Rest easy knowing that your website is being backed up daily and can be restored with the flip of a switch!

CDN

A Content Delivery Networks ensures your website will be fast in every country!

Top-Notch Security

Security is handled at the server level, so there’s no need for security plugins.

Dedicated Resources

Unlike with shared hosting, you won’t worry about other sites interfering with your performance or security.

99.9% Uptime

Following industry leading security practices means we can offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee!

Free SSL Certificate

Your website will be secured with a free SSL Certificate.

Domain Renewal

Don’t worry about losing your website because you forgot to renew the domain.

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Staging Site

Nervous about making changes to your live site? Test on the staging site, then push the changes live!

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Image Optimization

Your images will be compressed and optimized so they don’t slow down your site.

A La Carte Prices

Managed WordPress Hosting

Includes daily backups, staging site, CDN, top-notch security, dedicated server resources, 99.9% uptime, free SSL certificate, and image optimization.

$50/site

Customer Support

Includes one hour of troubleshooting, CSS fixes, form installation, or other general support requests.

$150/hour

Plugin Updates

Safe plugin updates will be done twice per month to maintain the security of your site and prevent plugin conflicts.

$20/month

Landing Page Creation

Includes creating one landing page for your ad campaign and one round of edits.

$100/page

Monthly Bundles

Satisfaction Guaranteed

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Our goal is to save you time, money and hassle. If you’re not 100% satisfied with our services, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

Human Customer Support

We know from personal experience how frustrating the customer support experience can be at large hosts like Bluehost and Hostgator. With VMX Media, your custom support requests will be handle promtly by humans.

GET STARTED

To get started with one of our services, please fill out the form below.

VM is for my last name, VanderMolen.
X is for multiplication.

Hey! I’m Brett.

Thank you for your interest in VMX Media!

I first started developing websites in 2013 when I helped my wife, Faith, launch The Conscientious Eater. Since then, I’ve been dreaming about how to help others multiply their digital impact.

Faith and I became digital nomads in 2015 when we moved to “middle of nowhere” China. After a brief stint in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we have been based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where we hope to settle down with our two kids.