I provide free consultations and quotes for large projects, such as full website creation and redesigns. For small updates, graphic design, and code modifications, I charge hourly.
Paying for Value and Professional Web Services
If you own a small business, you know that every dollar counts. You also know that sometimes you need to spend money to make money.
Everyone is using the internet nowadays, and if your small business isn’t online, you will have a hard time getting new customers. You are most likely relying on your existing customer base, word-of-mouth referrals, and any traditional marketing methods (e.g. newspaper, radio, flyers) for your existing business.
A website and the right social media channels can increase your customer base and marketing exposure. While there are sitebuilders out there that allow you to create your own website, they can be slow and frustrating to use. If you don’t have time to create your own website, hiring a professional to do it all for you is a good way to get a website that speaks for your business.
How much is a small business website?
The answer to this question depends on what you want your website to do. If you want a very simple website that explains what you offer in 1-2 pages, as well as a map and the details of your business, it would be fairly cheap (less than $500). However, if you want to have an e-commerce store where you can sell products online, that will cost much more.
You also may want a gallery, a blog, or other features that will have to be designed, customized, or coded.
To find out exactly how much your small business website would cost, it is heavily advised to get a consultation and quote. A consultation will help your web designer figure out exactly what you want for your website, as well as the visual direction that your website should have. Based off the consultation, the web designer will provide a quote as to how much the work will cost.
However, there are some monthly or yearly fees that are inherent to any website. First is the domain name. A good domain name is one you will want to keep forever! Domain names are sold by years; the minimum is a 1-year registration, while some domain registrars allow you to purchase up to 5 years in advance. You also need hosting, which is the online storage for your images, files, databases, etc. Some hosts allow you to buy hosting from them, and then they offer you a free domain name along with the hosting. Bluehost is a highly reliable host that does this; they include 1 free domain with all of their shared hosting plans.
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I am a web and graphic designer that can do everything, from coding a completely customized website to designing the entire look of your website and its graphics. I pride myself in offering complete web solutions to small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in getting a website or getting your social media set up with professionally designed graphics…