Wisch Media is a Tinley Park based web design and web development company who specializes in building small business websites using the, PHP and MySQL powered, WordPress CMS (content management system). We build clean, easy-to-update websites and teach our customers how to use them (we also offer website maintenance services for customers who would prefer to be hands off).

Wisch Media was born out of a genuine passion we have for helping other small business owners, local businesses and entrepreneurs. We understand the drive, motivation and pride self-employed people feel in operating their businesses. We make recommendations and decisions as if their businesses were our own.

Our core business is the development of clean, organized websites for and managed by our small business clients (we offer website maintenance service as mentioned above).

WordPress. Our specialty is WordPress. Our team and myself, personally, are very experienced with WordPress and all it has to offer. We lean on it mainly because, once we do all the heavy lifting, it’s pretty dang easy for our customers to learn about WordPress and update their websites all by themselves. I believe that by empowering business owners in making their own website content updates they have more control and are able to get things done according to their schedule and priorities.

In addition, WordPress is almost infinitely expandable due to an enormous community of software developers who contribute software add-ons (called plugins). This helps us to add website functionality in much less time (cost to our clients) than it would if we were to build the functionality ourselves. Google, Yahoo, Bing and the other search engines love this powerful web software, too. WordPress.org sums it up best:

WordPress, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines. Its features and functions guide a search engine through the posts, pages, and categories to help the search engine crawl your site and gather the information it needs to include your site within its database.

The software makes it easier on the search engines. However, at the same time, there’s more work to be done to keep your website competitive. When it comes to which order your website shows up in a list of returned search results (when a search engine user search for a specific key word or key phrase), we offer onsite services based on SEO (search engine optimization) best practices. If you find yourself in a very competitive market, you may need to implement additional internet marketing strategies. We can manage projects in this area or refer you to one of our trusted internet marketing partners.

Partners. We have developed trusted relationships with other web, creative and marketing professionals. It’s a short list and we DO NOT send work to the lowest bidder. Clients were always asking for help with other things. I knew we couldn’t learn everything and to hire a full staff could mean business failure. We have a small network of talented individuals and organizations who, as a whole, can do everything. We manage the projects to simplify the experience for our clients by providing one point of contact.

Our Office. It’s virtual! We have never had a client who has asked to swing by our office for a meeting. All of our communication is done by email, phone and meetings at our clients’ businesses or casual meeting places. This lowers our overhead, so we can make our services more affordable for our clients.