Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a new website cost?
The simple answer is…there’s no simple answer! A website design is quoted based on the needs of each individual project. It will depend on the amount of content you want to put online and what you actually need your website to do for your business.
I do have a price to suit every budget however so please get in touch and I will advise you on the best option.
How long will it take to get a new website?
The amount of time it takes to create a site can vary greatly. If you need something very simple and fast, I can get you up and running in as little as 1 week, as long as you supply all the content early.
If you would like a more bespoke design and extra features, it will take more time and collaboration between us to create your perfect website.
The best option is to get in touch and tell me more about what you need.
Do you create WordPress websites?
Yes. WordPress is a great content management system that now powers more than 30% of the web. Its huge market share is due to it’s flexibility and ease of use. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to manage it and help you along the way.
Will I be able to update the site myself when it’s finished?
Yes! With the power of WordPress and visual page building software, its easy to manage the content of your website all by yourself. I’m happy to help you get started and can always point you in the right direction if you get stuck!
Will you maintain my site for me?
Only if you need me too! Theres a package to suit every need and if you feel you would like me to maintain your site on your behalf, we can work out a package to suit your specific needs.
How do I get found on Google?
That’s a great question but not an easy answer. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is probably the most important factor for your website but one many designers overlook. There’s no point having a great looking site if nobody can find it!
How easily people can find you though depends on how strong your competition is and how much you want to put into beating them! There is no quick fix but I have the knowledge and skills to help guide you along the way!
When do I pay?
I offer a variety of payment options, varying from a one-time, up-front payment to six automated monthly payments for larger projects. I always customise my services to suit your particular needs.
How much input do I have in the process?
As much as you like! However your input and feedback is crucial to enhancing the final result. You know what’s right for you and your business so the more you can tell me, the better I can meet your individual needs. I’ll start with a lot of questions about your requirements, your likes, your wants and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality.
Who writes the content for the site?
Usually that is you. You are the expert on your business, so it’s usually best if it comes from you. If you need help, I can write original content for you at an additional cost.
What is Hosting and Where should my website be hosted?
Hosting is very important! Think of it like renting a space where your website lives online. You may have a domain name that has Hosting included. If this is the case and you are confident about managing it yourself, I can advise you how to get you website onto that space. However I do provide a hosting package to suit every scenario and if you choose to host with me I can do it all for you, so you can focus on your business!
I’m on a strict budget. Do you have any low cost options?
A custom website can be a big investment and not all small businesses have the budget for that. I offer a budget package which will help get you online with a nice looking website fast. As your business becomes more profitable, you can choose to pay for enhancements to maximise those profits. Get in touch for a quote!
Can't I just do all this myself?
Absolutely! There are many options out there which allow you to build a site for free and this is a service I can also offer if you choose one of my hosting packages. There are many considerations to take into account however, such as whether you have the time, design skills and know how to create a site that not only looks good, but functions correctly for your business. By hiring me, having gained years of web agency experience, I can offer invaluable skills and guidance to help you achieve your goals! Why not get in touch and get the ball rolling!