Website Design and Development
I will create a website design to engage and delight your customers, and help them connect with your brand.
Most clients request a custom website design which perfectly aligns with their business identity and to avoid looking like everyone else!
For clients on a tight budget, a simpler website design will promote your business as a professional venture and is far better than nothing at all.
I can work within your budget and ensure you get the best value for your investment.
The total investment required for your new website depends on the level of customisation involved.
It’s also incredibly important to consider the SEO requirements of your website. I make sure your new website is properly optimised for search engines, right from the beginning.
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Website Design Prices
Website project prices vary significantly depending on whether a basic, template-based website meets your requirements or whether a custom design will be the best option for you.
Regardless of your budget, your new website will be properly optimised for search engines so it has the best chance of being seen in search results.
In order for me to properly scope your project, please fill out the Discovery Form.
A custom website allows you to offer an enhanced customer experience and promotes your business in the best possible light.
It gives your website an exact look and feel, and allows you to offer unique experiences to delight and engage your customers.
Custom websites are most suitable when you need more options and features than a simple website can provide.
A stock or template website is a great choice for tight budgets and short deadlines.
If you want to get your business on the web without investing too much upfront, a stock website could be the best option for you.
I will combine your branding (logo, colour scheme etc.) with a range of pre-designed layouts to give you a unique looking website at a low entry cost.
What is included in your website project:
Premium Cloud VPS hosting for the first year. Hosting makes a huge difference to your website’s performance so I only use the best
Domain name registration for the first year
SSL/TLS installed which means your site has top level encryption and Google thinks you’re ace
Analytics set up and configured to track key metrics, provide valuable information about how your website is performing, and help with future strategy
A dedicated and secure client portal where you can easily find all your documents, credentials, training, and related information
30 days support and maintenance once your site goes live
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to build my new website?
For straight-forward designs and custom builds, your new website will be live in approximately 12 weeks. Much of the process can’t be rushed, and I’d rather do it correctly from the start than try to pump out a half-baked website in a short amount of time.
For more detailed builds, I’ll give you an actual timeline as part of the proposal so you know when to expect it.
What do I need to supply?
All content (copywriting, images, branding etc) is your responsibility however I absolutely understand that you already have plenty to do and are wearing many hats in your business.
Therefore, I am able to include these in your proposal so you can decide if you want to coordinate them yourself, or would like me to do it for you.
Keywords! What, how, why etc.
Keywords are an important part of the design process. The keywords you need to target will drive the requirements for your content.
I’ll do some upfront research for you on the best keywords to target so your business website hits the sweet spots. This is included in your website development.
What are your payment terms?
A 50% deposit is required on acceptance of the proposal.
The remaining 50% is due when the site is ready to go live.
How many rounds of revisions am I allowed?
I want to build you a site you love and are proud of. You will be able to make revisions and edits at critical stages throughout the build process to ensure I am on the right track.
Bear in mind, the scope of any changes will determine if the original quote price remains as is or whether additional fees will need to be charged.
What support is available after the website goes live?
Included in all website packages is 30 days of support and maintenance.
This will give me time to make any final edits, ensure the site is operating correctly, and give you time to review it.
Following this, I strongly recommend you take up one of my Website Maintenance plans to keep your website safe from hackers and malware, and ensure it is routinely backed up.
Will I be able to edit the website myself?
Your website belongs to you, and therefore you will have full access to it and can make any changes or edits as you see fit.
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) with a fantastic reputation for its user-friendly interface and ease of use.
If you have any issues, I am able to assist you at my usual hourly rate (or as part of aWebsite Maintenance plan if you choose to use this service).
Do you provide training on how to use the website?
Yes. You’ll have access to training videos specific to your website via your Client Portal, as well as general training videos on WordPress.
If you would like one-on-one training, I can do this too (charged at my usual hourly rate).
Is Search Engine Optimisation included?
On-site SEO (targeted keywords, optimised images, appropriate URL structure, proper titles and meta, speed, effective internal linking) is included in your website development.
For off-site SEO including citations, directory submissions, link building etc. (white hat only!) to really boost your website’s results in search engines, please see my SEO service.