Are you embarrassed because you don’t have a website or because the one you have doesn’t look very professional?
Every day thousands of new websites go online. There are so many sites online it’s become more important than ever to have a website that stands out in the crowd. It’s a fact that more and more people are deciding whether the business is credible or not simply by the look of it. The surest way to project a professional image and instantly convey credibility over the internet is to have your website that is professionally designed.
The website creation process
We pride ourselves on making sure that each website project is a very straightforward process.
Phase one: Design and layout of Home Page and Secondary Page.
This phase is the most time-consuming. It can go quickly or slowly depending on your approval of the design we come up with. One thing that speeds this up is to have “one” person who will make the final design decisions.
In order to make the process move as quickly as possible, it’s important for us to have some idea about the kind of websites you like. We recommend you search competitor websites and send them to us so we can see the kind of website you have in mind. The clearer idea we have of what you like the less money you’ll have to spend for us to figure it out. Most high-end design firms charge you an arm and a leg because they waste time making 4 or 5 different designs for you to look at in hopes of coming up with something you’ll like. We think that’s a waste of time and money. Why spend it when you can look at hundreds of sites already online for ideas?!
Phase two: Build the rest of your site with provided content
Once the initial design is approved, and if all the content required for the site is available, we move quickly to build the entire site. We average about 3-6 hours per page so you can calculate an approximate timeline based on that. An average site takes us about a week to fully construct, test and upload.
Phase three: Final proofing and corrections
This final phase usually goes very quickly. At this point, it is up to the client to go over the entire site and check for correct information and basic proofing of the content. After this pass is finished the site is ready to go online. There are bound to be little things here or there that crop up but it’s very simple and quick from here on to tweak your site. All the hard parts are over.
Once your site is online, it’s a simple matter to add to it as your needs grow.
Design and Construction Costs
The BIG question: HOW MUCH WILL A WEBSITE COST ME?
The short answer is our base rate is $85.00 an hour for all web design and programming services.
The long answer is much harder to give you because the cost depends on many factors. A site can cost just about anything — from a few hundred dollars to thousands. A website can be one single page, or it can be a complex interactive, multimedia extravaganza with online shopping systems, custom programming, links to interactive data collection systems . . . well . . . you get the idea.
That’s why it’s so important to define your objectives before you begin because, like buying a car, those fabulous extras can dramatically up the cost. And like buying a car, you need to decide what you really want, and what you really ‘need’ before you sign on the dotted line. That’s why we’ve created our FREE Web Site Project Evaluation. It’s a good first step in helping to define exactly what you need a website to do and some realistic idea of how much it will cost.
If you want a quick way to estimate how much your site would cost we’ve come up with a simple formula that will get you in the ballpark.
After doing many sites we’ve discovered if we take the total number of pages and divide them into the number of hours it has taken us to create the site, it averages out to about 5 hours a page. So to get a fairly accurate estimate take the total number of pages you think you will need and multiply them by 5. This will give you the number of hours it will take to create your site. Then take the total number of hours and multiply that by our base rate of $85/hr and you’ll have a rough idea of how much your site will cost to create.
This way of estimating will only give you a rough idea as there may be many factors that would reduce or increase the actual cost. We’d like to remind you that we strongly recommend you complete our FREE EVALUATION before you begin developing any site so you only estimate based on what you actually need. It really pays to produce detailed plans before the fact.
Website Hosting Costs
In addition, you have to be aware of the monthly hosting fee to keep your live online 24/7. As part of our package, we offer complete hosting services starting at just $19.95 a month. The actual cost will depend on the overall resources you use on our servers.
NOTE: We are not an ISP so we do not provide internet access. We are only a hosting provider not an internet service provider.