Many customers think they can design their own websites and in some respects this is true. However, although the process is simple it is often helpful to have someone with experience in design, content creation, and implementation to execute the vision that the customer wants. In this document, I will guide you through the development of a website, to assist you in understanding the value I add in the website creation process. I pride myself on not just being a web “coder”, but I take the time to understand your business needs and help you make decisions that will enable you to have the website fulfill the requirements you need to grow your business. From concept, to content, to graphics, to e-commerce, social media implementation, and search engine optimization (SEO). I will help you with it all…
My intentions are to act as your consultant to help you expand the reach of your business by making its content more inviting and using search optimization techniques to make your presence on the internet more powerful.. My tools and experience can help make you a more viable competitor to other online businesses. We can discuss free methods such as search engine optimization (SEO), or pay methods like Google Ad-Words to raise the online profile of your business. I have been able to get all my clients websites to show up in the first page of search results and often as the as number one result. I can make your site be accessible via a normal browser as well as tablets and smartphones (iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.) I can give you design ideas and help you create business logos or we can create dynamic content (videos or motion graphics) with Adobe Flash. Once the site is implemented and running, you will have the ability to track your site metrics; like how many people visit your site a day, where they come from, and how long they stay on the website.
Many customers ask me if they can do some of the work themselves to save money on their website or if they can change something later without my assistance. I will give you all the source files I create for you and I will give you up to 4 hours of training so you can do modifications; but I will also always be available to make changes as required for a reasonable hourly fee. I can make Flash websites but they cannot easily be modified, for that reason I usually make things simple by using a content manager called WordPress. The benefit of using WordPress is that you can log in and change your website from any computer as long as you have access to the internet. To use WordPress you simply open an internet browser such as Firefox and you can log in to your website and immediately be provided with a User Interface (UI) or dashboard. From there you can change posts, upload photos, or change pages easily. WordPress uses themes or templates to change the layout of your website, and you can find WordPress themes online for cheap or even FREE.
A domain name is the address (or URL) that people type into an address bar to access your website (www.google.com). You can purchase your domain name from many different providers. Just search for “Domain Registrar” using any search engine. All I will need is the account information (username and password and URL) for implementation. I can do this for you and pass through the cost as part of my services if you wish.
GoDaddy: $ 12/year for .com, more options at www.godaddy.com.
Website hosting is the space on an internet server that will “host” your website files. Hosting is required for your data (e.g., pictures) and files (e.g., WordPress and pages) to be saved on a secure server, so anyone can read your webpage. You can purchase website hosting from many different providers such as: GoDaddy, 1&1, Host-gator. I recommend GoDaddy for their great support and inexpensive pricing. All I will need is your account information for implementation.
Go-daddy Cost: $60/year and up depending on packages.
I have a special account with Go-Daddy that allows me to host multiple websites. I sell hosting at a discounted price because I can do this as a benefit to my customers. I will send you an annual invoice if you choose to purchase it through my services.
Cost from me: $ 50/year
|LEVEL I - $150||Economy website||Up to 5 WP Pages||Up to 5 hrs||Blog/Gallery|
|LEVEL II - $300||Small Website||Up to 10 WP Pages||Up to 10 hrs||SEO, Blog/Gallery|
|LEVEL III - $500||Medium Website||Up to 15 WP Pages||Up to 20 hrs||social media integration (FB and TW), SEO, Mobile Capable, Blog/Gallery/Forum|
|LEVEL IV - $750||Large Website||Up to 20 WP pages||Up to 40 hrs||social media integration (FB and TW), SEO, Mobile Capable, Blog/Gallery/Forum/|
|LEVEL V - $1,200||Ultimate Website||Up to 30 WP pages||Up to 60 hrs||social media integration (FB and TW), SEO, Mobile Capable, Blog/Gallery/Forum/Shopping|
|* Remember all websites come with 4 hours of training and all the source files on CD or zipfile.|