Wisdom Essentials CBD

Project Proposal

1.0 Project Overview

Wisdom Essentials aspires to be the primary authority and source for high end CBD products targeting the sophistication and class of the 50 and up demographic culture. Wisdom Essentials, with the help of Range Marketing’s Services, has the true potential to grow, over time, into one of the most recognizable and leading CBD brands in the nation, especially within the hyper specific targeted consumer vector.

Our goal through this proposal will be to work together with Wisdom Essentials to develop the front and back-end of their website to ensure SEO opportunities are maximized on an ongoing basis. The recommendations in this proposal are designed in the best interest of Wisdom Essentials’ long-term website / internet presence, visibility and SEO potential on a national scale. The additional SEO functionality that will be used for Wisdom Essentials’ website will allow for scalability and organic growth with the overarching objective towards dominating the online presence of the national market for their industry and products as well as educating the consumers and brand subscribers on the many health benefits associated with them, all while focusing on maintaining a strong brand integrity.

It is our intention, through the website’s custom development, SEO and conversion, to help grow Wisdom Essentials far beyond their current capacity. With the value of several CBD products with numerous health benefits that are highly sought after and needed nationwide by consumers all within the 50 and up age group, it is our primary objective to grow Wisdom Essentials’ ranking, authority and online presence, so that every prospect that needs their products can find them, contact them and purchase from their custom coded eCommerce deluxe platform, all from searching on Google, rather than contacting and purchasing from their competition.

We also will focus a significant amount of man hours into the research and development within the creative component as far as creating a unique and brand specific consumer experience when visiting Wisdom Essentials platform, an experience which is both extremely functional and easy to use, as well as informative and educational. It will be of critical importance as we build their platform to create this experience for the consumer which reinforces their trust in the company, Wisdom Essentials, as well as belief in their brand and culture, allowing them to become lifelong subscribers and loyal customers.

Range Marketing would be responsible for building Wisdom Essentials website with a fully customized, optimized and SEO ready eCommerce platform with a highly intuitive back-end compatibility to increase organic search results and outrank competitors nationally.

Range Marketing will also be responsible for instituting a strong back linking strategy with the overarching goal of increasing Domain Authority (current DA is 0 out of 100 and are not currently ranking for any relevant keywords on Google). We also will be tasked with implementing smart, cost effective PPC/AdWords campaigns to help generate more immediate revenue targeting hyper specific keywords, demographics and product categories on a national scale. This PPC campaign investment will be able to fluctuate month to month based on the ongoing data analysis of their campaign to allow Wisdom Essentials PPC marketing budget to be as cost effective as possible and to produce the greatest results and return on their investment based on real time stats.

This proposal will cover two phases: “Phase 1”, which is the website rebuild portion of the project and “Phase 2” is the implementation of our additional SEO / PPC / and Social Media Marketing services, in order to get the redesign live as soon as possible with an aggressive search strategy to start ranking.

2.0 Project Deliverables

Below outlines deliverables for this project.

Project Discovery

Our Project Discovery process is integral to developing a website that is both on time and exceeds expectations for both the client and our team. At this point, we have already completed a majority of this deliverable, but the details of our process are outlined below.

Steps in this process include:

  • Initial client meeting to determine technical scope, visual desires, company mission, and the full walkthrough of services client offers.
  • Detailed breakdown of each project deliverable included in the website in a clearly defined technical scope.
  • Buildout of Sitemap to establish what content will be on the website, and what page it will be included on.
  • Establish a Project Schedule with concrete deadlines for multiple phases of the project.

Creative Design

A website is nothing without it’s design. At Range, we handle the creative portion of design a bit differently. Typical agencies will execute the design research phase and then produce visual-only mockups in PDF form, essentially showing you one big image that you approve before moving into development.

While in some projects this does make sense, in the majority of our projects this lengthy step is costly to both the client and ourselves, and isn’t necessary because of how we develop sites.

Our Creative Process stays completely within the realm of research and planning. We work with you to identify the most important information you want the design to convey, and from that formulate a quick sketch that outlines how we can structure that information.

From there, we research other beautiful sites on the web and come up with our own unique layout groups that we’ll apply to the development. We’re still in the planning phase here – the design comes to life during our actual development project.

Because of this process, the first “design” preview you see will actually be a developed website, allowing you to preview it on all of your devices as well as get a first look at the interactivity/features of the site.

Development Environment Setup

Range will develop your site in a closed environment on a completely different server from where your live website will be. This process is complex and takes time to set up, but is critical for the future safety of your website. Once your website goes live on the internet, we still host your development environment. This serves a couple functions:

  • Acts as an additional backup layer in the event of something happening to the live site.
  • Remains a preview for future changes to your site.  If you require a big design change, new page design, or new functionality, we can safely test and preview everything on your development website before moving it to production.  This ensures that your live website will never “break” due to meddling around with the code when building something new.

Core Development

Core Development is generally the largest deliverable in the project, notwithstanding any additional complex custom applications or functionality. During this phase of the development we will:

  • Install and set up the Content Management System (CMS) used for the website – in this case WordPress.
  • Install and set up a suite of plugins and performance-enhancers for the website.
  • Design and develop site-wide features of the website, like navigation, footer, and sidebar.
  • Design and develop the homepage.
  • Design and develop the content-focused interior pages (such as About Us, Contact Us, Blog, Services Provided, etc.)
  • Ensure author functionality is designed and developed, allowing users to see pictures of the article author as well as a bio page with summary of posts by that author.
  • Set up usernames/logins.

E-Commerce Custom

We will utilize WooCommerce as the E-Commerce platform to sell products. WooCommerce has built-in functionality for managing Products, Orders, and Customers. Using WC as the platform, we will custom design page templates to display relevant pages.

E-Commerce Functionality Included

Below is a list of core functionality included for this build. Any modules requested outside of this functionality will have to be added to this proposal (out outside of it) and priced separately.

  • Core product management for simple and variable products. Product photos, price (or prices with variations like colors/sizes), description, SKUs, stock management, shipping information/dimensions, product category, product tags, and related products.
  • High-level shop management: company address, tax rules, shipping rules, currency, and e-mail delivery settings.
  • Order management & reporting: the ability to process, cancel, and view a list of orders/customers. Top level reporting to see revenue and customer growth for any date interval.
  • Ability to add coupon codes and discounts.
  • Customer reviews on products.
  • Customer management: customers can check out as a guest, or create an account where they have a dashboard to view their order history and order products again.
  • Payment processing: check payments and Paypal are included as defaults. We will integrate an external payment gateway if that gateway is either Stripe, Square, or an Authorize.net gateway. If the payment gateway is outside of that scope, we will need to see if a compatible plugin exists. If no compatible plugin exists and we need to program the gateway in custom, there will be an additional charge depending on the complexity.
  • Order Emails: the store administrator is emailed when every new order comes in, and customers are emailed a receipt of their order.

Customer-Facing Website Design

The following pages and features will be designed with a custom theme and connect to the E-Commerce back-end. Any pages or features outside of this list will need to be priced separately, or added to this proposal as an amendment.

  • Shop Page: the main store view that displays all products by default. Customers will have the ability to sort products by Popularity, Average Rating, Newest, and Price. Additional filters will allow customers to sort by Price Range, Product Category, Sale Items, and a general Search Bar. Products will be displayed with Name, Featured Image, Price, and Rating.
  • Single Product Page: viewing individual products. Features view-able will be Name, Product Images (single or gallery of images), Short Description, Full Description, Price, Variations (size, color, custom variations), Category, Add to Cart (with quantity select), and Related Products.
  • Cart: view items in the shopping cart, add or remove items, change quantity, apply coupon codes, and view subtotal/total.
  • Checkout: customers add Shipping and Billing Address, Order Review with product/pricing information, enter Credit Card or payment information, and click Purchase.
  • Order Confirmation: customers are thanked for their purchase and receive a review of their order and order number in the event of an issue.
  • Cart Icon: there will be a shopping cart icon in the navigation bar that allows customers to easily access their cart and checkout.

Receiving Product Information

The pricing in this proposal assumes that Range will be delivered all product content in a timely and organized fashion (we recommend a spreadsheet). While all of this information isn’t required (only a Product Name and Price are technically required), more information results in a better shop experience. Product information includes:

  • Product name
  • Product short description (1-2 sentence “elevator pitch” of the product)
  • Product long description (full details)
  • SKU
  • Manage stock manually? If so, need to know how much of each product is available, and if you offer backorder.
  • Shipping information (weight, dimensions)
  • “You may also like” related products, we recommend choosing 3
  • Product category(s)
  • Product attributes (for clothes these are things like S/M/L sizes, different colors, etc)
  • Product variations (when you have products with different attributes, sometimes they may have different prices, stock quantity, etc. in your case it may be a product may come in different oil sizes and each size has a different price)

Content Implementation

Content Implementation is just that – adding all of the content to your website. This step is different for every client, but typically includes things like:

  • Working with the client to obtain all necessary content for each page of the website.
  • Obtaining and cropping/optimizing high resolution images from the client and/or purchasing stock imagery.
  • Adding content onto each page of the website.

Website Launch (Deployment)

When your website is ready to go live on the internet, we run through a detailed checklist to ensure the launch is safe and without interruption. Things on our checklist include:

  • Taking a final backup of the development website.
  • Setting up the production environment server (similar to setting up the development environment).
  • Transferring files from development to production.
  • Testing the website on production locally (making sure the site will load perfectly once the domain name is live on our servers).
  • Handling the technical process of pointing the domain name to our servers.
  • Running post-launch steps to performance plugins.
  • Installing SSL on the live website (https://yoursite.com vs. http://yoursite.com).
  • Testing all features of the live website, and testing contact form delivery.

SEO Jumpstart

It’s extremely important that your website is SEO-friendly to Google. Not only should your site avoid being penalized for certain factors, it should be designed to excel in the areas Google is looking for when deciding how to rank your website. This has a major impact on the traffic you receive, and will impact your businesses’ bottom line. Range implements the following features to make sure your site looks great to Google from Day 1:

  • Optimize the title and meta tags for all prominent pages of the website.
  • 301 redirect any dead links to the appropriate pages.
  • Create sitemap.xml file for Google.
  • Submit your new content to Google for indexing.

Once these items are taken care of and the website is being managed by us, we recommend continuing with ongoing, monthly SEO to ensure maximum search engine visibility.

3.0 Project Budget

The budget is derived directly from the list of deliverables included within this proposal ("Scope"). Any changes to the Scope of work will require a new quote.

Description Cost
Wisdom Essentials Level IV Website $20,000
E-Commerce Custom Platform (1-50 SKU's) $5,000
Custom Coded Google Maps / Store Locator Interface $1,500
Total Project Budget
$26,500

4.0 Project Schedule

The project schedule is a list of soft deadlines for the project; they are milestones we strive to achieve. Website development is a dynamic process and it's commonplace for new ideas to arise, communication to occur, or Scope be slightly tweaked. While it's rare for us to miss targets, the schedule below is not held to any bounds concerning the budget or Agreement.

We schedule our projects conservatively, and it's also common for us to come out ahead of the milestones below.

Deliverable Date
Project Kickoff Date December 23, 2019
First-Look At Completed Website February 17, 2020
Website Launch + SEO Kickoff March 4, 2019

5.0 Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO + Boost

We know that SEO is not a one-size-fits-all scenario, and so each campaign needs to be handled with custom diligence. We know that this is a competitive industry and so we will need to be nimble in our SEO efforts. Range Marketing has designed both on-site and off-site (Boost product) to sufficiently perform Search tactics, that actually drives results.

Our monthly SEO can range anywhere from $500 – $30,000 / month depending on how extensive a campaign is and how many man hours need to be put behind the effort.

Our Suggestion(s):

**Recommended Starting Point**:

SEO Gold + Level 5 Boost $3,850 / month  

    • Search engine optimization for a population over 1,000,000 or national
    • SEO will focus on all relevant keywords
    • Work is performed by a dedicated SEO Strategist
    • Social media is not included
    • Includes setup of Google, Yelp, and Bing Local Listings
    • Includes up to 2 hours per month of website maintenance / updates
    • Includes weekly interactive reporting
    • 125 backlinks per month

    6.0 Additional Services

    PPC – Pay Per Click 

    It’s recommended that in addition to building a website and utilizing our SEO strategy, we explore the option of Google Ads (PPC) to help the campaign in the early stages. Google Ads will allow us to target specific areas/regions that are identified as potential areas for high conversions. Unlike with your SEO campaign, Google will allow us to target areas as specific as the zip code!

    Google Ads is typically recommended by our team as an add-on to maximize your potential return from your online marketing. We manage PPC spends of anywhere from $1,500 – $150,000+/month.

     

    PPC Monthly Spend Package:

    (Strategic Starting Point)

    PPC/Paid Ad Spend $5,000 + / Month

    Management Fee: 20%

    This includes a strategic, targeted and multi-front campaign including:

    – Smart shopping ads (A mix of shopping / display / YouTube ads, etc.)
    – Brand search network ads
    – Pushing registration memberships

    Paid Social Media Ad Spend Package: 

    Ad Spend: $3,500/month

    Management Fee: 20% 

    On-boarding: $1,500


    For client on-boarding, our team will go through a research process of your brand, industry, competitors, and current marketing and sales tactics. We will also provide a brief overview of our strategy for the ad campaigns.

    • Social media audit & page set-up
    • Strategic Brief

    Paid Media Management
    After completing our on-boarding phase, our team will move into the creation and execution of your paid advertising campaigns. Not only will we select the ad platforms that best fit your brand, but we will also develop a full-funnel campaign that will drive results for your intended goals. Upon launching your initial ad campaigns we will begin testing a variety of audiences, copy, and creative to find the most effective ads. This will be followed up with monthly reporting and strategy calls to assess progress and continuously improve campaigns.

    • Suggested Platforms: 
      • Instagram
      • Facebook
    • Custom strategy for ad structure and budget allocation
    • Custom Ad creative and copywriting
    • Event/URL tracking 
    • A/B Testing 
    • If Possible, Build custom audiences (LAL, Retargeting, Custom Conversions)
    • Variation of ad campaign types for full sales funnel coverage
      • Top of Funnel: Brand Awareness, Engagement, Web Traffic, Video Views 
      • Middle of Funnel: Retargeting, Web Traffic, Lead Generation (Lead ads, Email, SMS, Messenger Automation)
      • Bottom of Funnel: Retargeting and Conversions
    • Monthly reporting dashboard
    • Monthly optimization and strategy meetings

    Social Media Management: $2,500/month 

    • 5-7 posts per week on Social Media Profiles & Stories (Up to 4 platforms)
    • Monthly Content Calendar
    • Content Creation
    • Hashtag Research
    • Content Strategy
    • Monthly Reporting

    6.0 Payment Schedule

    This Payment Schedule is based off of our discussion and allows for the website development costs to be financed and broken up over a 6 – month pay period, baked into the subsequent monthly services investments, such as SEO, PPC, Social Media. With the Proposal will be an attached secured document that needs to be filled out that allows for auto-pay ACH / Company Card so that these terms are automatically invoiced and paid according to this agreed upon time table. The Payment Terms and amounts are as follows:

     

    Initial Up Front Down Installment: $9,766.67

    – 1/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Social Media On-boarding = $1,500

     

    Month Two Installment (Social Media Campaign Launch and Website Live Preview): $19,266.67

    – 2/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Three Installment: $19,266.67

    – 3/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Four Installment: $19,266.67

    – 4/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Five Installment: $19,266.67

    – 2/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Six Installment: $19,266.67

    – 6/6 Website Development = $4,416.67

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Seven Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Eight Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Nine Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Ten Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Eleven Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500

     

    Month Twelve Installment: $14,850

    – Search Engine Optimization = $3,850

    – Pay Per Click Ad Spend = $5,000

    – Social Media Ad Spend = $3,500

    – Social Media Management = $2,500