What Does It Cost?
The first question everyone asks is “what will it cost to build a web site for me”. In an ideal world, the cost of actually designing and building a web site should be a “one-off”, with a monthly or annual charge for hosting and managing your website, although that’s not to say that you won’t have to budget for extra development from time to time as your business develops.
The point is, that if you are going to do it, do it properly. Your website has to be responsive and mobile friendly. No one does business with an amateur looking site that’s hard to navigate and out of date. You will be judged from the moment a potential customer lands on your home page, and your web site needs to make sure that they feel confident and comfortable taking that next step with you – be it ordering something or simply picking the phone up to speak to you.
Typical Website Setup Costs
We can set up a basic mobile friendly website by adapting one of our latest design templates from as little as £500 plus VAT. This includes:
- Creating a responsive, mobile friendly design incorporating your business ambience and livery.
- Adding up to 10 pages of initial content for you (either supplied as text and images or migrated from your current site if you have one). We place particular emphasis on easy navigation, well written content and strong calls to action.
- Optimising your pages for Google and other search engines.
- Initial training over the phone, by email or by Skype in bite sized chunks as you learn to manage the facilities we have set up for you and add more content (we will happily do this for you on a pay as you go basis).
We also provide a more comprehensive, detailed and hands on service for those of you with larger or more complex projects and who need more practical help planning their website, identifying key objectives and finding solutions to achieve them.
It includes creating a more bespoke design for the website, help with writing and presenting content, adding all your site content for you, and ensuring your website is properly optimised and promoted via search engines along with other avenues such as social media. It’s hard to be more exact about costs until we talk, but as a guide, the initial production budget required for this kind of website development could be anything from £1,500 plus VAT, depending on what’s required to make your website successful.
There are a few extras on top of this. You’ll need an SSL Certificate, a GDPR compliant Cookie Control, website hosting, and possibly mailboxes and our cloud backup and data sharing service.