There are a range of possibilities here because what you're building isn't just a website. "Web sites" are generally understood to be hosted files that exist on the World Wide Web, each one typically running many code handlers and scripts in order to present its data.
In contrast, if you have a server-side language such as Ruby or Java hosted on your own hardware and running locally, it's more difficult to speak of the cost because so much would depend on how sophisticated your site is specifically.
I can tell you two things for sure though: 1) It doesn't take much time or effort to get something put together quickly; 2) The more time, money and effort put into creating the site from the start, the less you will have to pay for it later.
If you're looking to just get an online presence and not much more, I recommend using a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal that already exists and comes with themes/templates to choose from or build upon. These types of sites tend to be the cheapest and quickest way to get started.
The costs also depend on the agency you choose, as well as what your goals are. Make sure to ask how much it will cost for a small business owner to have a website designed so that you know whether or not they can afford it before explaining the benefits of having a website. This should be done in person during an initial consultation with an agency.
A decent website for most small businesses will start at about $3,000. Many so-called developers will be happy to sell you one for $500, but you'll end up paying more for it in the long run.
If you're looking for a more advanced site maybe with custom graphics, I'd expect that to start at around $5,000 and go up from there depending on what you add.
The most important measure of success is how it impacts your business and your customers.
For example, if you want to make a website with the sole purpose of converting visitors into paying customers, you would measure success by tracking the number of new customer leads we generated for you per month.
Or, if you are an e-commerce site looking to increase your conversion rate, you might track increasing website traffic or increasing average order value per customer.
Your goals will determine the type of indicators used to measure success.
There are many benefits of working with a professional web design company.
One of the most important reasons people hire a website design company is because they are too busy or not competent enough to do it themselves. It's also sometimes the case that companies hire web designers because they don't know how to do it themselves.
A web designer can help you take your idea, improve on it, and then create a beautiful website for you that reflects your company's values and services.
For example, if you are looking to generate more leads for your business, our web designers have specialized in overcoming conversion challenges. These professionals have tested different strategies for boosting conversion rates so that you can enjoy an increase in new customer leads without having to do the dirty work.
A website is a great way for small businesses to create savvy digital marketing campaigns and scale their business like few other options on the market today.
In addition to building trust from your customers, a high-quality website has a variety of benefits including:
-Generating new customers and leads -- Fast websites generate an average of 33% more customer leads with conversion rates that are 23% higher than slow sites.
-Improving brand recognition and credibility with customers -- Google search ranks top brand sites higher in search results, which drives more traffic to your site.
-Boosting sales -- in an e-commerce environment, we average 17% increase in conversions with a 13% increase in revenue for brands annually.
It's been proven that when small businesses don't have a website, the chances of their success are much lower.
Absolutely, please check out our portfolio and /or blog for examples of our work. Of course, we would be happy to show you any additional sites as well if you like.
Absolutely! Every Must Click Site is custom built to your brand, your industry, your market.
We always start our process by getting to know you and your brand because that's the best way to ensure we're building what you need not just what looks pretty. Our team will work with you one on one until we create the perfect site for your needs.
Because every Must Click Site is unique, the first step is a discovery call to go over your goals and audience so we can get a better understanding of the scope of site we'll be creating together.
After the discovery call, we'll recommend the best approach for you based on your project's specific requirements and budget.
Once we are ready to move forward, the next steps would be to collect
- Logo assets (logos, color schemes) -Brand assets (images, mood boards, etc.) -
- Product/service images -Taglines -brief, current content on your home page -keywords you'd like to target
- Target market(s) -The goals of your site (e-commerce store vs. lead generation, etc.)
- Demographic information (age, gender, occupation) -
As we are gathering these items, one of our talented web design strategists will do a complete analysis of your company's online presence to fully understand where you are today and how we can help maximize your reach.
From there, they will create a customized plan for your website project based on our proven methodologies with real world results. You'll be able to provide feedback throughout the process so that we're sure it is exactly what you want when it's done.
Once the site is built, we can transfer the site to you/your webmaster/your server, or you can keep it on our super-fast servers with our Must Click Support Plan. You'll have full access to the WordPress CMS which allows you to easily make updates to your site without needing to know code or hiring a developer again - something that could save you thousands in the long run!
At that point, your new site will be live and waiting for visitors to show up.
Once the site is completed, you are responsible for it moving forward. We do offer our Must Click Support Plan, which includes up to 1 hour each month of on-site updates. Additional updates are billed at $150/hour.
We offer up to three revisions of a site to get it perfect - but we'll do everything in our power to make sure it's perfect on the first try!
We also offer unlimited revisions with our Must Click Support Plan for a monthly fee that covers up to 1 hour of time each month which you can use towards edits. We encourage our clients to give feedback at any point for tweaks and updates.
No, sorry, this is not what we do here. We build incredibly profitable, fast, clean websites, but we are admittedly terrible social media marketers. This is where you'll want to bring in an expert who can take your new site and help boost your online presence through social media.
Our average turnaround time for a new website is 23 days from start to finish. Though we cannot guarantee a time frame, many of our sites can be completed in 15-25 days. This timeline does not include weekends or holidays, so it can be even shorter depending on the day you're starting from.
We do offer a Must Click Support Plan for additional website maintenance, updates and edits. This plan can be purchased in addition to your initial purchase price.
Hosting is included in the pricing of our Must Click Support Plan. Depending on how much traffic your site receives and how many hours are being spent working on the site each month, this ranges from $99-$999 per month.
We accept all major credit cards and we only start work once the project payment has been submitted.
Absolutely! Our Brand Identity service includes a newly designed logo to match your new website. We may have a designer create a new logo that works with the style of the site, or we can use elements from your existing logo to incorporate it into the design.
We are excited to hear you like what we do here, and we're happy to share some referrals you can reach out to. Just call or email us and we'll get you, their info.
The WordPress open-source platform is very user friendly, with many plugins that are easy to find. It is free and can be customized with a variety of paid themes.
WordPress is known as the most popular blogging system in the world, but it's also commonly used for business sites, ecommerce stores, portfolios, marketing websites, and more.
While you can technically create your own website, there are many reasons why doing so is not a good idea for small businesses.
For one, the time required to learn coding and technical specifications far outweighs the benefits of having your own custom made site.
The best way to find out which hosting service you should use is to do your own research. To begin, you will need to decide whether or not you want to pay for a hosting service, and if so how much. Next, compare the options available based on your criteria to find which hosting service is best suited for your needs.
Our favorite managed hosting provider is Cloudways, with their VULTR HF Servers.
We’re an experienced web design agency that provides custom web development solutions to small businesses in your area. We look forward to helping you create a website that will be the online face of your business!