If you own or manage a small business and understand that your website can be a major business asset if done well, it sounds like we’d be a good fit.
Web Consulting Included
At the start of any project I like to arrange a meeting to get to know you, and discuss the goals of your website and how we can go about achieving them. This meeting is all part of the process and won’t cost you anything. You can even take my advice and run if you like.
To understand how important this meeting is to ensure a good outcome, I encourage you to read this blog post on defining goals for websites.
It’s no secret, mobile internet use is on the rise and it’s not looking like it’s going to stop. If your website is likely to be viewed on a mobile device, I can take an approach that’s known as “Responsive Web Design”.
Responsive web design involves designing the website so that it will adapt to the size of the screen. If you’re not sure what I mean, try resizing your browser window and watching the elements on this page move around to fit the screen size – that doesn’t happen on most websites, and it means this is a responsive website. Responsive web design is a relatively new approach to mobile website design, so having a responsive website can also mean bragging rights for you!
How Much Does It Cost?
Because every project is different, I don’t have set packages to choose from. I like to quote per project because there are so many factors that can influence how much work is involved. However as a bit of a guide, the average website costs around $1,950.
The payment structure is as follows:
- 30% up-front,
- 50% on completion of all functionality (this is usually 2-4 weeks in), and
- 20% when the site is launched or 2 weeks after the functionality is complete (whichever happens first).
Believe it or not, it’s the content creation phase that ALWAYS takes the longest, so if you can have the content ready within a week or two of kicking off, you’re likely to get a discount!
How Long Will It Take?
Once I have the resources and details I need (logo, server details etc) it will usually take between 2 weeks and a month to get to the point where the functionality is complete and the content needs to go in. If the content is ready by then, it will only take another week or so to have the project complete. However from this point I am totally relying on the content being ready.
If you’ve got a reasonable deadline (E.g. 2 weeks), I’ll meet it provided that you have the content ready in time.