Starting the process of owning a website is easier than you think. It is one of the most cost-effective media for maximum exposure and the way you reach that audience is simple. Call us now!
There are different kinds of websites and they depend largely upon what you are going to try to do online. Let’s start with some basic questions…
1) What is the purpose of your website?
Do you need a blog so you can communicate with the public or do you want to promote a products page or do you simply want a page or two with your basic details for people to find? This will be one of the first things we will ask you and from that most important information, how to best create an effective online presence to help you achieve your goals.
2) How much will it cost?
The costs will depend on what you will need to achieve your goals but most websites can be created to budget. In other words, if you are honest up front and say, “I have a budget of about $$$”, then we can build you a website accordingly. This is not a question of quality, this is a question of what resources we can use to give you the best result for your money. Having said this, in website design you definately get what you pay for. There is a reason big companies use professional web designers. Listed below are some of the things included in our websites
#1 – Domain Name – This is the name of the web address for your website. Cheaper websites do not own their own domain names and cannot be found in search engines under their own name. There are standard domain names such as [dot com] or [dot com dot au] and we include one of these in all our projects. There are also premium domain names available which are names considered high traffic attracting names, These can cost thousands of dollars but can be worth buying if you need your important website to be found quickly by a bigger audience.
#2 – Business Email Address – With a dedicated domain name a good website can also give a domain email address such as email@example.com. We include the ability to install an unlimited number of email addresses with all of our websites however only manually install up to five email accounts without additional charges.
#3 – Website Building Software – This is optional. After we have setup the initial website, some people wish to take control and do the design work themselves. This is included in every website and we can include a limited amount of tuition if required. Others prefer us to do all of the work!
#4 – Website Hosting – This is the physical hard drive space used to hold your website and like all computers can vary in speed, size and reliability. We only use hosting that has proven itself the best in all of these qualities, has good cloud based backup included and has minimum amounts of down time (All computers require down time to do maintenance)
#5 – Website Template Design – There are literally millions and millions of website templates available on the interenet. These are pre-made designs that help reduce build time costs. When we build your website for you we offer a range of designs to base the look and feel of your site upon. We try to find designs similar to the description you have requested and then adapt the design to make it uniquely yours.
#6 – Logo Design – We can design pretty well anythng to suit your website needs. If you have a logo, we can use it. Otherwaise, there are really cheap logo’s available online but we can make something special for you for an additional cost. The charges for this are based on time spent by our designers.
#7 – High-Quality Images for Website – We include image optimisation for three images on any webpage created. The original image must be your own property. We can take pictures or create digital graphics or purchase media for your website at an additional cost.
#8 – Time is the main factor. We spend time with you, listening and following your vision.
3) How long will it take?
It will depend on the size of the project but to give an idea, the average website is usually online within just one or two weeks! This is an interesting question because some websites are never ever finished. They grow over time and can be changed at any point if you decide you do not like something or you are just seeking a new look.
4) Can I edit my website Myself?
There are different kinds of websites. Some are not very user-friendly when it comes to editing. We try to make every website able to be edited by its owner but we are willing to make future or even constant changes if that is required. On completion of payment and client satisfaction, we always provide all of the details that would be required should you choose to give the task of the web designer to another agency. Also, your website is an asset that is sometimes worth money to others. You would need this information if you ever wanted to sell your website.
5) What are the hidden costs?
Websites cost in the following ways. The initial design, artwork, and creation of the website which you will know up front. There are also annual costs that are applicable. These are not a Taswiz charge. Every website must be placed on a computer called a Host. The Hosting service provider charges an annual fee that is based upon the size of your website, its speed, and a few other things. Also, there are annual charges for your domain name(s). All of this sounds frightening but the average business website costs less than $200 a year and some less than $100 a year to own. This is a very cheap form of advertising and I do all of the setups for you.
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