Questions Our Clients Are Asking Us!
How much do you charge to develop a website is a very popular question and can be one of the most difficult to answer in this industry. It all depends on what you want from the site e.g. simple brochure site, content management system, ecommerce, search engine optimisation, website functionality and design, content writing, images, hosting, the size of website needed, site security, etc. all these aspects and more need to be addressed and looked into when pricing a website.
We would love to send you a quote when we have a better understanding of your needs and the business your are in. A ball park figure would be to start at about £1500 and work your way upwards, price can be negotiable depending on what you want. Every website is unique and the time involved in developing such websites can vary from project to project.
We would have to say probable no. Design isn’t a commodity. Clients choose designers as much as a designer can choose who they work for. A client should respect and value a designer`s skills and experience and expect a price level to match. Quality has many levels, the better the designer, the more they may charge. It can all be about Return On Investment and the better the website, the better that return will be.
We will take the time to understand the client`s business and will recommend and amend any content supplied e.g. spelling mistakes, search engine friendly suggestions. We can however offer a complete content writing service if the client so wished it, more on this can be read here.
Yes we can a do often, for the first year we can offer a hosting package for the site to be developed, though we have no problem if you already have a hosting provider and want to stay with their services. We provide full hosting facilities that can be accessed from your own control panel and we are on hand to give advice if you have any questions. Our servers are secure, UK based and are situated in an Award Winning High Security Data Centre. For more information.
Yes we can! This can be part of the hosting package and we will advise you on which domain name would be best suited for your business and situation. The choosing of the correct domain name is sometimes overlooked, it should be well thought out and carefully considered.
The answer is yes, emails are important for a business and that too can be set up with the hosting account. POP3 and IMAP email and webmail accounts can be activated, as many as you require, with a large storage capacity, that can be expanded on for a small annual fee.
Sometimes when you are starting up you don`t have the budget to purchase an all singing and dancing website. The site that we will design and develop will be easily expandable for when the time is right and the money available. With regards to google it is always prudent to have something, no matter how small online first and then expand.
With many projects we ask for a deposit before any work is done and then part payments thereafter depending on the size of the project. For very small projects or amendments we may ask for full payment up front in advance. Payments can be made in the form a bank transfer, cheque, paypal or of course cash.
There is a lot of fancy software and hosting providers e.g. 1and1, who state you can do it yourself. Though would you defend yourself in court, there must be books out there that can help you. We would advise against it. The same is true for a website, the DIY versions we have seen, have been poorly designed and executed and are usually not the best in performance with it comes to Google and that is not mentioning the time involved to develop the site yourself. You want your site to be noticed by google and your customer and that is where we come in and the Return on Investment (ROI) will be greater. The old adage "You get what you pay for" comes to mind.
This is a quite a common question and it really depends on what is involved and what the client would like it to look like and how it will function. There are many factors to consider when designing and developing a professional website for today's market. The more simple brochure sites, we like to say could be completed within 4-6 weeks from signing and accepting the contract.
When we have completed developing a website for our clients and it is launched this is not the end of the story. We can offer a comprehensive support and updating package, also Search Engine Optimisation packages are available to help improve the visibility and rankings of the website in their particular industry or business sector. Also just some simple free advice can be all the client will need! Our belief is if the client succeeds then we have succeeded!