How much does web design cost?
The cost of your web development project will vary depending on the visual sophistication of your site, the features you require, and the overall complexity of your website. In essence, it comes down to time and materials; the more time and features your website requires, the more expensive it will be.
Do I really need a website?
This depends on your type of business but there are tons of type of businesses that greatly benifit from having an online presence. You are simply expected to make basic information about your business or organization available on the internet. What time are you open? Where are you located? What kinds of goods or services do you provide? Most people will prefer to look up the answers to these questions on your website instead of calling you on the phone.
Can I update the website myself?
Yes, most websites that I build utilize a convenient and powerful content management system. This allows you to update your website from any computer connected to the internet.
How much does it cost if I want you to update it for me?
I charge $40 per hour billed in 1/2 hour increments. Most simple updates can be done in an hour or less.
How long does it take to build a website?
A website can be completed in just a few days, or it can take several months. There are two main factors which contribute to the time it takes to develop a website. First, the size of the site, and second, the amount of time it takes the site owner to provide the needed content and feedback.
Can you guarantee my website will be listed in the major search engines?
No, and no reputable company should. Getting a website listed in search engines is not an exact science.
All of the websites I design are optimized for search engine placement, and I will do my best to help you get listed, but in the end the only way to be assured of high search engine rankings is to frequently update your website with great content that people want to read. In other words the web rewards those who work hard and provide valuable information and services. There are no shortcuts.
What is your payment policy?
This depends on the project but I require 50% of the price before I begin and the remaining 50% upon completion.
If there are any problems, do you offer support service?
Yes! If there are any problems with your website's functionality, it is my responsibility to correct them to your satisfaction.
What is a Host?
A Host is a computer that stores your website data. When clients type in your web address they are directed to your host's computers, which will then display your site on the internet. The cost for this service greatly varies but it can be as low as $60-$80 a year. I can help you to find the best and most affordable hosting for your website.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address of your website. For example www.yourname.com is a domain name. Because domain names need to be unique you will need to register one for your company so no one else can use your address. The cost for this service is between $15 and $30 a year. I can also assist to register and setup your domain name.