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The cost of a web site varies depending on your goals, your current situation and what you’d like to achieve in the long term.
Many companies start with a mindset of getting the cheapest website available just to be online and save money. But when they get no visitors or no new business or even worse, turn potential customers off, they have now incurred a far greater “opportunity cost” due to a loss of potential business that a good website would have generated.
With a failure behind them, they start to long for a website that can attract targeted visitors, create trust and capture leads and generate business. Not long after, they create a new website (thus incurring another cost) and start again. This time they may have better success but many skimp again and fail to maximise a decent return on their investment, thus continuing the cycle.
Cheap web designers are cheap for a reason. Usually they have limited skills, very little business knowledge, unproven or non-existent processes and are typically using you as a guinea pig to learn on the job. Your website could be, and should be, your main source of new business, if done properly it can be. So why would you hand that over to some one who’s not going to make that happen?
Start by reading the answers to the questions above…but just to clarify you should stop thinking of your website as a technical task to be carried out by a technical person or department.
In the majority of cases a meeting isn’t necessary. We have worked with many clients who we have never met in person and most of our projects are generally completed with contact via email, telephone or skype ( or alike ) only with no reduction in either quality or client satisfaction. We accept project requests from all over the world. If you require help in growing your business and in succeeding online, complete a project quote request and we will do our best to help you to grow your business and achieve your goals.
The timescale of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind we will endeavour to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. We’ve developed and refined our methods over many years, so you can expect our services and projects to be delivered consistently and in a timely fashion.
Our aim is to design for you a website or logo specific to your requirements which you are completely happy with. We use an extensive design and development process refined over many years and hundreds of clients to ensure satisfaction. There are many signoff stages where you get your feedback all along the way so there are no surprises. The best thing to do is view our portfolio in detail, if you like what you see then it is very likely that we will be able to match your requirements.
If you opt for a content management system you can have as many pages as you like. From a search engines point a view, the more pages you have the better as search engines rank a site based on keywords and on frequency of updates. When Google displays the results, each result is a link back to single page. The more pages you have the more likely one of your pages is related to the search term entered. If you have a small website with less than 10 pages then you’ll have a hard time ranking higher in the search engine results than a web site of your competitor that has more content.
We recommend opting for a content managed website or CMS( like wordpress , prestashop or magento ). A Content Management System or CMS allows you to manage your website yourself. You get a back end login area and with this you can add and edit your website’s pages, edit your menu, add links, images, videos, documents, etc. Some CMS systems can be very difficult to use so it is important to get a user-friendly CMS like ours with lots of functionality so managing your website is fun rather than a burden that you avoid.
A site without a CMS is called a static website. We would not recommend that you opt for this older website format. A static site is one which you cannot manage yourself and all changes need to be done by your web designer. These are generally cheaper than a CMS website but as you pay for updates they can often cost you more. The other cost is the fact that static sites don’t do very well in the Search Engines (because they have fewer pages and are updated less frequently) therefore you won’t rank as high as your competitors and you get less visitors, thus less enquiries and less sales.
Content Management Systems are created to be very easy to use and do have detailed help included. We provide very detailed training over the phone or in person if necessary. However, if at any time you have any questions we are available to help you and can even login and look after your changes for you if needs be. We fully support all our customers for all work completed and are always available should you encounter any problems or require any enhancements or assistance, clients can log a support request and we’ll resolve any problems as quickly as possible.
You will need to complete a quote request and fill out answers to the questions relating to your project. This will allow us to prepare a solution suited to your goals, needs and budget.
If you decide to work with us we will require a 50% or more ( depending on the project ) deposit payable in advance. Upon receipt of the deposit we supply you with a detailed list of requirements specific to the project to ensure we turn the project around as quickly as possible.
If we are designing a new logo for you then we will follow a detailed iterative process until we deliver the final artwork. This will be in a range of formats suitable for all your marketing needs. If you already have a logo then we will ask you to supply us the artwork.
If you are looking to set up an ecommerce website then we have even more detailed processes and we will hold you hand all the way through form design, product selection, content integration, configuration and testing.