Caro Bégin

Caro Bégin - Web Developer

Victoria, BC, Canada

Writer and WordPress designer/developer who builds custom websites that are easy to update.

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Overview

As a fiction writer juggling two pen names in my spare time, I understand the challenges that authors face when trying to sell books. I've been a web developer for over fifteen years, so I decided to focus my energy on building custom author websites that are easy to update by the author. Each site is built for the author's individual needs and I take care of all the technical details.

"Caro is a great listener and took the time to find out what my goals were for my website as well as what I wanted it to look like. The site she designed is perfect for me in every way! And if that isn’t enough, she went through and showed me exactly how to use the new site. I feel so empowered and I’m not scared of adding to it as I write new books or add more content. My website went from a glorified blog to something that’s actually working for me! As a fellow author, Caro really understands what authors need in a website and all of her suggestions were spot on. I’m so glad I made the decision to use her services. Well worth the money. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!"

~ Eryn Scott, Author


"Author websites are a necessary tool in our marketing toolbox and I’ve had one for five years. It was functional, designed for authors and I thought it was somewhere between okay and good. But I never had one of my readers write to compliment my website until I replaced it. Now I’m getting 'wow’s' and 'Outstanding' and couldn’t be happier about my new website at scottmatthews-books.com. Caro’s a delight to work with."

~ Scott Matthews


"When I hired Caro Bégin, I hoped to have a timely, responsive, and professional experience. I got all that and more. Caro brought her creativity and design flare to my site’s aesthetic customization, which I love. As for the back end, my website has never run smoother, nor been safer. She even recorded personalized videos to educate me on its upkeep. In short, I would recommend her services without reservation."

~ Jan O’Hara


"Caro Begin has been rebuilding my site for me. Caro has done an absolutely splendid job of making the site look great. She’s also a pleasure to work with, fast and responsive. I can heartily recommend Caro if you are an author whose site needs an update."

~ William King



Services
Fiction
Children's
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
New Age
Writing & Publishing
Works with
WordPress

Work experience

Web developer and designer

Self-employed
October, 2009 – Present (over 12 years)

I provide a high-touch service where I create a custom WordPress website that is built just for you. I help you integrate your newsletter sign-up form on your website, deliver your reader magnet post sign-up, retrieve and include your Facebook pixel, and whatever else you need help with, including setting up an email address associated with your domain name. You'll have a website that is intuitive to update and that helps you sell more books, get more email addresses, and help you grow your author career.

Projects

Sci-Fi (AlexMBrandt.com)

Custom website for a sci-fi author. The #1 goal is to collect more email addresses, then sell more books. Visit to see the site live.

Awake (https://awakethenovel.com)

Two co-authors wanted a unique website to showcase their book.

Romance Author JA Huss (jahuss.com)

The author wanted a customized, dual-identity website. She created the design and I coded the site to match. Her site includes easy-to-update sidebar content to highlight most recent books in various formats.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Immortal Angel (Immortal-angel.com)

The author wanted a darker website that featured the nature of her sci-fi books and their particular setting.

Mike Brown (MBrownauthor.com)

Mike writes clean sci-fi romance and wanted the site to reflect that.

David Gaughran's website (DavidGaughran.com)

I worked with David to revamp his website while keeping all of his existing content. His rebranded website features separate looks for his non-fiction pages and historical fiction pages, custom blog post categories, and lots more.

Cozy mystery author website (ErynScott.com)

The author already had a specific color palette and fonts selected, so I styled the website with that in mind and created slideshow images to highlight her top priorities.

Caro has 6 reviews

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Grace Marcus
Caro is a dream of a collaborator! Her creativity, knowledge, guidance, and attention to detail resulted in the website I envisioned. She has an amazing combination of left-brain, right-brain ability offering her clients both artistic and technical expertise. She communicates with clarity, precision, and alacrity. She met every deadline and exceeded my expectations. She's lively and lovely and...
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Grace Marcus, May 2022

Caro Bégin
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Grace. It was a delight to work with you!

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Peter Jay Black
Caro is an outstanding professional. Very clear instructions, explanations, & personalised videos (I'd expected generic videos explaining the backend of the site, so very happy). She's patient and generous with her time. I wound up with a fantastic author site. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Caro's services to anyone.

Peter Jay Black, April 2022

Caro Bégin
Thanks, Pete! It was a pleasure working with you. I wish you the best of luck with your author career. You know how to reach me if you ever need my help again.

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Linda Hopkins
Caro originally created my website for me a few years ago, and I reached out to her recently to have some pages added. Both times I have been exceptionally thrilled with her work. Her communication is excellent, she takes the time to ensure that she understands what is needed, her post-project instructions are thorough. I can without the slightest hesitation recommend Caro's services. Thanks yo...
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Linda Hopkins, February 2022

Caro Bégin
Always a pleasure working with you, Linda!

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Michael Botz
Caro was fantastic in every way. She put together a very nice site and offered a ton of insights that were very much welcomed. I recommend her highly and I will be hiring her again in the future.

Michael Botz, February 2022

Caro Bégin
I enjoyed working with you, Michael, and I look forward to the next project.

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David Carroll
It was a pleasure to work with Caro. She is thoroughly professional, efficient, friendly, and positive. Her stellar web designing, creativity, and communication skills are outstanding. Caro listened to my thoughts and ideas, provided expert advice, and created an excellent website. Beginning with a Zoom meeting and ending with video tutorials, I am confident Caro’s services have fortified my br...
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David Carroll, January 2022

Caro Bégin
It was a pleasure working with you, David. I wish you the best of luck with your author career. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions after watching the videos I sent you.

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