(1) How Long will it Take to finish my Website?
(2) How much does it cost to build my website?
(3) Who owns my Website? Who’s name is on it?
(4) Can I work on my website myself when you’re done? Is it hard to do?
(5) Now that I have a website, how do people find it?
- How Long will it Take to finish my Website?
Usually from the time I get the down payment — and assuming we have talked through the entire design of the site — and assuming you have provided me all the text and graphics you decided on (I can provide this too or parts of it –if needed) Then if there is minimal back and forth — Best turn around time is a week. That’s if I had no one else ahead of you. Usually my schedule is open enough that this can happen and I get going quickly.
- How much does it cost to build my website?
At the moment, I am offering a 3 page website including a year of hosting and a year of domain registration for $299. Customers usually wonder why so cheap. Other shops are building sites for more than $1000 per page. The answer is I’m in the stage of building my business here in Albuquerque, and while I know my work is worth more than what I’m charging, I will do it until my schedule is full. Here is the full run down on what you get for $299.
- Who owns my Website? Who’s name is on it?
From the very beginning – you own the site and your name is on everything. When I’m done I turn all the passwords and login information over to you.
- Can I work on my website myself when you’re done? Is it hard to do?
Yes. Included with the 3 page website deal or any web design of 3 or more pages, I include a free 1-hour training session to help you learn how to work on the website yourself. And yes, its pretty easy. I usually build sites in WordPress, which is a free, open source system, that makes working on your site no harder than typing an email or editing a word document. There may be some things you still want me for. But mostly you can do it all yourself.
- Now that I have a website, how do people find it?
Getting people to find your website is not automatic. Fortunately, there are lots of ways people can be lead to your site. You can and should put the website on your business card. Word of mouth also helps. Social media is another way to get traffic to your site. Posts about your site on Facebook and Twitter. Pay per click ads on Google and Bing that advertise your website can help. Then there is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – which is the process of optimizing your website so that it appears higher in the Search Engine results for a given list of keywords. I can help your website move higher in Google and Bing. At the moment the service is $250 / month on a semi-annual commitment. Some people are surprised at the cost. I would tell them that I earn every penny. I do a lot of work for my SEO clients. A lot of work. And this price is generally much much lower than going to any other SEO establishment. If your interested I’m happy to discuss with you all that I do for my clients.