Working with you to create a beautiful, functional website for your business

I am a freelance WordPress website developer and web designer with a background in marketing management, social media strategy and graphic design. I help small businesses create and maintain their online presence through user-friendly websites that are mobile responsive, and often also assist them with other digital marketing strategies they can manage themselves. I pride myself on my reliability, good customer service and the relationships I foster with my clients. I take a personal approach to the work I do and am flexible in the service packages I offer.

It all boils down to your needs, your resources and your budget.

My services

My primary service is WordPress website design and development, but in my line of work I’m often asked to do a lot outside of that scope. I don’t mind at all because it keeps things interesting!

Whether you need a business website, online shop, blog or help with your mailers, digital marketing or graphic design, I’ll work with you to uncover your objective and find a solution that fits your budget.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITES

WORDPRESS SECURITY

eCOMMERCE WEBSITES

SEO & GOOGLE ANALYTICS

I design and build responsive (mobile-friendly) WordPress websites that are functional, great looking and easy-to-navigate. The websites I create are SEO optimised and integrated with Google Analytics to track visits and performance, and Wordfence security to keep them safe from threats.

What’s included?

  • Premium WP theme license
  • Child theme
  • Basic SEO
  • Site security
  • Spam filter
  • POPIA and GDPR compliance by way of an auto-generated privacy policy, cookie notice and opt-in checkboxes on forms.
  • Contact forms
  • Animated sliders
  • Moving visuals / video
  • Image resizing and compression
  • Custom CSS and media queries
  • HTML where required
  • Social media integration (including live feeds)
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Google Search Console
  • 301 redirects for any unused web pages
  • Database and FTP backups

I am able to conduct an audit of your existing website and put together a proposal (and costing if applicable) for any suggested changes to improve aesthetics, performance and user experience.

In addition, I can help with website editing on your existing Shopify, Wix, Squarespace or Weebly website.

I create easy-to-use WooCommerce-based online stores with as much customisation as you need to offer your customers a smooth online shopping experience. I am on hand to assist you with registering with a payment gateway and with training so you can stay in control of your own shop.

I can create standalone WordPress blog sites, or integrate a blog into your existing website. I offer training on how to add new articles, optimise them for Google search and create shareable links for social media.

I offer website maintenance on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis which could include:

  • Regular backups and update of WordPress core files, themes and plugins
  • Testing contact forms
  • Security scanning
  • Loading products or blog articles
  • Adding pages or editing content

Knowledge is power! If you want to be able to manage and maintain your own website, I offer training to individuals and groups on navigating your WordPress dashboard, and editing your content. I also offer basic training in MailChimp.

I am often asked by my website clients to help with the creation of visually engaging banners, infographics, presentations and social media posts. I work in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and am also happy to create editable PDF, Word or PowerPoint documents for you to update easily.

Where possible, I offer assistance with all things marketing from MailChimp mailers, website maintenance, proofreading, copy-editing and document creation to general admin, social media, setting up email accounts and helping you set up your Google Business listing.

My clients

I am lucky to have worked with many remarkable businesses and organisations, both local and international. I pride myself on the solid, long-term relationships I’ve forged with my clients. If you’d like to work with me please get in touch and let me know how I can help!

Kind words

“We got our first hit via the form on our web page on Sunday and I got the job! I also got a call last week for a job via Google. The guy said we were 8th down the page – that’s amazing!”

Eligh Bolle, Mountain Plumbing

“You’ve truly created magic. I couldn’t be more happy!”

Stephan Fourie, Curated

“Natalie did an absolutely amazing job! She clearly has all the technical skills to get everything working perfectly (which she seems to do in record time). She is very supportive during the development process. She understands exactly what is required to present the brand and concept, she is very receptive to changes along the way, and also adds useful and creative suggestions of her own. Having someone like this to work with takes all the stress out of the task. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who is considering getting a web site developed!”

Stuart Philips, Lucy G Craft Café

“The new Kayak Africa site produced 4 quality email queries yesterday alone, keeping our consultant team on their toes and actually quite busy! I am very chuffed with this performance, and it is a credit to what you have done for us!”

Clive Bester, Kayak Africa

“It’s been our great pleasure to work with you and we will continue to work with you. Your attention to detail and clients interest at heart is amazing yes we are happy with the end result.”

Caleb Musabayane, Tourism Guide Africa

“Thank you so much for the epic website Natalie! We are absolutely stoked, it looks amazing!”

Vann van Staden, Cape Town Cider House

“Time and again I am just amazed by your excellent service. THANK YOU!”

Nadia Hoon, Visual Poetry Photography

“Wow you are SUCH a find!! I LOVE what you have done. I am beyond happy.”

Alison Breen, Confidence Coaching

“Thank you to Natalie Spires of Page 52 for delivering on an outstanding job as always. You are pleasure to work with, demonstrating unfailing commitment and dedication to handholding me on this project every step of the way. 🙂

Celeste Sirin, Employer Branding Africa

“Thank you Natalie for making this process such a joy! You know how terrified I was and under your guidance I became fearless and actually enjoyed this process thoroughly! THANK YOU! I am super chuffed with my website!”

Liesl Viljoen, Health Coach SA

“Thanks so much! I’m totally in love with the new site!!! :)”

Petra Joell, The Board Box

“Natalie is beyond brilliant I am constantly left speechless at her efficient service and endless creativity. She manages to find the “pot of gold” at the end of every brief and delivers phenomenal campaigns one after another! It is an absolute pleasure to work with someone who always goes out of her way to give you everything you could hope for and more.”

Tara Daniel, Woof Seat

“A massive shout out to Nat from Page 52 for her incredible patience, talent and expertise in giving me the website I always wanted! She has literally gone over and above the call of duty to get my little beauty live and I am over the moon! Thank you so much! Highly recommend this lady for all your website and marketing needs!”

Kate Newman, Katherine Newman Photography

“Natalie just finished our new website and all I can say is “WOW”. After our initial discussion and me sending her over some example sites that I liked and didn’t like Natalie sent over her design and all I could say was “it feels like you were sitting in my head and pulled out exactly what I wanted”. We now have a modern, easy to use and fresh website that I am sure will lead to more business for us. Natalie was an absolute breath of fresh air to work with – I wish that more service providers in South Africa understood what it means to work with clients and deliver top quality work. Thanks again Natalie! The Talent Experts made THE BEST choice in working with you and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to redesign their website or who was starting from scratch!”

Stephan Fourie, Curated

“Amazing to work with Page 52 Design & Marketing to visually bring my passion Edible to life!”

Chantal Weakley, Edible Beyond Groceries

“Thank you so much Natalie – we have ended up with the most beautiful site imaginable.  You have worked so hard for us and so well.  You really did just waft down from heaven and help us when we needed it the most.”

Nicola Vernon, Greyton Farm Sanctuary

“We are thoroughly impressed with you and your professionalism.  You’re a true gem!  What a delight for a change to deal with someone professional and talented.”

Janine Wood, Ignite Media

“Natalie is brilliant at distilling exactly what I wanted for my website from the jumbled thoughts in my mind, and making it happen! She built a beautiful site for me which is even better than I had envisioned. She is creative, efficient and knows her stuff!”

Karlien Terblanche, Occupational Therapist

“I was blown away by the service I got from Natalie from Page52. She built my website so quickly. I don’t think I’ve met someone as helpful and efficient – and so knowledgeable in what she does. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for making such a great site!! You are amazing!!”

Nicole Bruigom, Striped Flamingo

“Page 52 has just finished my new website and its absolutely fabulous! Natalie was so patient and helpful. She listens to your ideas and is happy to make suggestions which is great. My site looks amazing, so professional and clean. Would definitely recommend 100%.”

Kerry Adams, Lingerie Box UK

“I am over the moon with this website! WOW WOW WOW! I LOVE IT and you have captured the true essence of the company as it is. I am seriously impressed by this.”

“Thanks so much Natalie! I’ve had lovely feedback about the site being beautiful and easy to navigate… what more could one want?!”

Sue Cooper, Still the Mind

“Natalie, owner of Page 52, is an absolute pleasure to work with!! A complete professional, with great personal touch, understanding one’s requirements.”

Brett Mitchell, WildChoices