How long will my website take?
It depends on a few factors: schedule openings, complexity, and your response time. Most website builds are scheduled to begin approximately two months after first contact. This allows time for you to complete any text copy, take any new photos, and do the homework required for me to create your site.
The complexity of your website is another factor, while some sites can be completed in as little as a month, others (especially e-commerce or membership sites) can take as long as three to four months to fully plan and construct. I’ll give you a better timeline quote during our strategy session.
The final factor is your response time. During the project you will need to respond as quickly as possible to my questions and provide feedback. Delays in your responses will result in a delay in the launch of the website, and may increase the overall cost of the project. If you have any vacations or offline time planned during the time we’re supposed to be working on your website, please let me know before you sign the contract so I may alter the timeline accordingly.
How much will my website cost?
In general, most websites start at $4,995 and go up in price based on a few factors: complexity, scope, and timeline. We’ll discuss your project and create a custom quote based on your needs. Complexity also applies to strategy—a design that looks simple for a site that has a complex sales funnel costs more than a site with no sales funnel. The scope of work also affects the overall price.
The price quoted at the beginning of the project may not be the final price as changes to the scope of work (adding, removing or changing features) may result in the final project cost changing.
Finally, the timeline affects the price. The price quoted is based in part on the amount of time I believe the project will take to complete. Delays due to failure on your part to provide content or feedback will result in a “holding fee” for each week the project extends past the timeline. If you have a tight deadline, a “rush fee” may be charged to complete the project in time.
What happens after the website is launched?
Once your project goes live, we provide 30-days of support to make sure any undiscovered bugs have been squashed and that you are confident using your new website. After this, you’ll need to subscribe to one of our ongoing Care Plans to make sure your website stays maintained and continues to function as new.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
All websites developed by LizWP are mobile responsive. We build mobile-first websites for two reasons:
- Increased ranking google search
- Most website traffic comes from a mobile device
If you have a current website, you can check your website’s mobile friendliness at Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test page.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, you do. I can help you get a domain name and host your website. If you already have a hosting provider, I’m happy to work with them as well.
What is a content management system (CMS)?
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content. It is a tool that allows you to maintain your website’s content yourself, without the need for any technical skills. You’ll be able to add and edit pages or blog posts, images, or products. No additional software is required—all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your website’s name. It is the address where Internet users can find your site. For example, if your company is called “Cakes By Carly”, then a good domain name might be cakesbycarly.com.
What is web hosting?
A Web Host is a business that rents space on the Internet for websites. The web host is where your website lives. Web hosting services work by storing your website files on high-powered computers called web servers that are connected to a very fast network.
What is SEO?
SEO is search engine optimization. The aim of SEO is to increase the quality and quantity of website traffic, and to increase the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine through organic (non-paid) growth.
All my sites come with:
- Basic SEO, meaning optimized titles, descriptions and ALT tags.
- Accessibility features so that everyone who finds your site can use your site.
- Google My Business account set up so that you will appear in local search.
- Google Analytics so you can track traffic to your website.
You can learn more at Beginner’s Guide to SEO. For more in-depth SEO , I can refer you to a SEO specialist once your site is up and running.
How will I know if anyone is visiting my website?
We’ll install Google analytics on your website and show you how to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including the number of visits, page views, the amount of time people are spending on your site, and your visitors’ geographical locations.
Once you subscribe to one of our Care Plans you will also receive a more detailed analysis about your website performance and recommendations on how to improve your traffic.
If the answer to your question was not included above, do not be discouraged, or do not think that your question is too complex. These are just a sampling of the most frequently asked questions from our clients and there are far too many aspects to include on one page. Should you have any questions or want to discuss your project before setting up a call, please fill out the contact form below.
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