About

Hi, I'm Chris

I'd love to help you with your website.

It might be that I can help you get more leads and clients.
Why not get in touch to find out how?

Photo of Chris McMahon, owner of Very Simple Sites
Photo of Chris McMahon, owner of Very Simple Sites

Getting online can be confusing. How a website works, mysterious.

Some of my clients have said I do magic.

I don’t think I’m a wizard but what does please me is when clients have said I’m approachable, that talking to me about tech stuff is easy. If you and I do work together, I hope you’ll feel that too and that you’ll feel reassured your project is in good hands.

I'm happy working with small business clients, on e-commerce sites, membership sites and directories but probably my favourite clients are the really small micro-businesses run from a kitchen table or co-working space. Little businesses with big dreams that need a site to have impact and tell a great story.

If you run that kind of small business and you find yourself waking up at 3am worried that your website just isn’t cutting it (or when you’re going to get one at all) then I want to talk to you.

I want to find out all about where you're going and what your dreams are. Then I’ll help take you there.

I know you think you can’t afford a 'proper' professional site but you might be surprised. I’ll use tools and processes that will enable us to save on budget and produce professional results that are a distinct improvement on the sad, sorry websites many small businesses accept as passable.

I’ll bring your professional, client getting website within reach and make it affordable. And if I can't, I'll be honest about it and not mislead you.

Of course, If you have bigger more complex needs and a decent budget - great!

Oh, and if you’re interested, I live in Cambridge with my wife, 2 of my 3 children and Cleo, the cat. I drink tea, love coffee, frequently binge on Netflix and I'm trying to eat fewer biscuits and do a bit more exercise.

I built my first website in 1998 (yes, I’m that old) for the business I was running at the time with my wife. Things changed and I went on to work as the Director of Studies in a language school (and manage their website) before returning to self-employment in 2010 to set up Very Simple Sites. Since then I’ve built and managed WordPress sites for dozens of different clients, large and small. You can follow me on Twitter @verysimplesites and catch me at the monthly WordPress MeetUps in Cambridge.

Let's find out if we're a good match

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Charlotte

Career Coach

Within a month my website looked so much better and already people were better able to find me.

Chris understood what I needed and very patiently worked with me the whole time, alleviating any fears and smoothing any bumps in my journey.

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Girton Glebe

Primary School

"Working with Chris at Very Simple Sites has been a simply great decision for our school. From the initial meeting to discuss requirements, through to the finished user-friendly and easily maintainable site, Very Simple Sites have delivered an excellent service, and continue to add value as the site develops to match our changing needs"
 
Julia Watkinson, School Business Manager, Girton Glebe Primary School