Websites from $1199

Posted by | May 18, 2010 | Marketing, Services, Social Media, Websites | No Comments
Would you like a shiny new website for your business? We can build you one for $1199 inc GST and one year's hosting. You'll be able to make your own changes and add pages so maintenance costs could be zero. We know there are lots of options out there for business owners to download a free or low cost Content Management System (CMS) template for their website and then tailor it to their own needs. WordPress, which we use to build sites, is free to use and download. Why use us if you can do it yourself? If you're a business owner, and customising website templates isn't your specialty, it's probably costing you more time than it's worth to try. What do you charge an hour? And how many hours might you be spending tweaking a template and getting frustrated when it doesn't work like it should? And lots of hosting companies also offer free website templates, but when you read the fine print you could be up for $80 or more a month in hosting costs. These are reasons why you should talk to us. We know what it's like being in small business, with a lean budget to work with. We can save you time and frustration, and most of all, money. If you're a small business and would like a website with up to ten pages*, this deal is for you. Your site will have:
  • Content Management System which allows you to add more pages yourself and edit existing ones
  • A unique look and feel appropriate to your type of business, your branding and corporate colours. We customise professional templates to make them one-off designs for our clients
  • Professional photos and graphics from an image bank which suit your company's branding and positioning
  • The option for a product or photo gallery
  • The option for a blog - we suggest you take it, as search engines love blogs
  • Tailored Search Engine Optimisation on every page to increase your search engine rankings
  • Links to your social media pages, ie Twitter, LinkedIn, should you want them
  • RSS feeds so people can automatically get updates from your site
  • Site stats and analytics
  • One year's web hosting
  • Training on using your new site
  • Up to 50 email addresses for your domain name, should you need that many
If you want an e-commerce shopping cart, that's another story and will cost you more (price determined after we sit down and have a chat about what you need). The site will have a template customised to your needs and your preferences for colours. We'll throw in the hosting costs for the first year as part of the deal, but after that, hosting costs and domain name renewal should be the only costs you need to budget for with your new site. We arrange hosting with a reputable supplier and have not experienced any downtime with any of our clients' sites. Current cost for hosting is between $50 - $120/yr  with the two hosting providers we recommend but that fluctuates, so we'll keep you informed of changes. You'll be doing all the updating yourself using one of the simplest CMSs available - unless of course you'd like us to maintain it for you. We'll give you free support for the first month after your site is uploaded. After that, if you need our help, we do charge an hourly rate (with 15 minutes the shortest billing period). It's unlikely you'll need us though unless do you want a new look and feel for your site, or you've done something horribly wrong which you can't repair yourself (unlikely... but we've seen it happen). Contact us to talk more about this special offer. *The fine print. Your site would have a home page, an about us page, a services page, a contact page, a blog (should you want it), a products page and whatever subpages you'd like to make a ten page website. Because we'll show you how to add your own pages, adding more is up to you. You can add hundreds of pages should you choose to. If you're pressed for time and just want a complete site delivered ready to go, extra standard pages (ie services, products, about and subpages thereof) cost $25 per page as part of the build. Registration of your domain name, if you don't already have one, is at your cost. Domain names are pretty cheap these days and we can arrange for registration through our hosting suppliers at from as little as $12/year (current as at May 2010).