Website Development

WordPress software is free. Anyone can download it from wordpress.org and install it on any host that they want. And if you feel comfortable doing that, I encourage you to go for it!

But as with any software, as you make changes to make it look and function as you envision, there are thousands of ways things can go wrong. That’s where a professional developer is able to step in.

We will meet with you (in person, on the phone, or FaceTime) and establish a working relationship. We will take the time to understand your project. We will explain how the process will work. You will be provided with:

  • Summary of the project
  • Timeline with what will be delivered upon final payment
  • Budget and payment schedule (3 payments; 30% down – at signing)

For small businesses, improper management of your website can inadvertently your online presence. Reach out via phone call, text message, email, or simply fill out the form, and let’s talk!

WordPress

Custom 6 WordPress Page Website

$1500

What is included?

  • With a design tailored to your brand, our custom-designed website offers up to six suggested pages:
    • HOME
    • ABOUT US
    • CONTACT US
    • PRODUCTS
    or SERVICES or GOOGLE CALENDAR
    • BLOG
    or NEWS
    • PRIVACY POLICY

    (We can install the free version of The Events Calendar with default configuration in lieu of two of these pages upon request.)
  • Mobile responsive design
  • SEO search engine friendly design and WordPress plugin1
  • Social media links integrated
  • Backup and security software installed2
  • Initial content for each page (or your content if provided)
  • Stock images (or yours if provided)
  • Initial training documentation for your or your staff to add pages, posts, menu items

What is NOT included?

  • Hosting. We recommend that users separately maintain their own cPanel hosting3 and domain registration. This is for your own protection. If you need assistance, we would be happy to guide you!
  • Domain Registration. We recommend Namecheap, but there are a number of good domain name registrars.
  • Ongoing maintenance or updates. We do offer packages to subsequently manage your website.
  • Logo. I can design a logo at my hourly rate or you can utilize many online logo makers.
  • Photoshop. Custom Photoshop work will be billed at the hourly rate and will be agreed in advance.
  • Professional photography.
  • Special functionality. Anything that requires custom coding (additional calendar features, for example) will be billed at the hourly rate and will be agreed in advance.

HTML5

Custom HTML5 Static 5 Page Website

$750

A professional custom HTML5 static website is appropriate for a website that will not require frequent edits or additional functionality. Not everyone needs a full WordPress website.

What is included?

  • With a design tailored to your brand, our custom HTML5 static website offers up to five pages:
    • HOME
    • ABOUT US
    • CONTACT US
    • PRODUCTS
    or SERVICES or GOOGLE CALENDAR
    • PRIVACY POLICY
  • Mobile responsive design
  • SEO search engine friendly
  • Social media links integrated
  • Initial content for each page (or your content if provided)
  • Stock images (or yours if provided)

What is NOT included?

All of the same items listed as not included with a WordPress website.

1. SEO Framework

2. Updraft Plus or Duplicator, WordFence

3. Hosting note: I do not recommend GoDaddy hosting, or any of the Newfold Digital (formerly Endurance International Group “EIG”) hosting companies such as Bluehost, Hostgator, iPage, iPower. There’s a significant reason behind their low prices. Rather than investing in support and infrastructure, they invest in marketing (Super Bowl commercials?). They often employ bait-and-switch tactics by throttling website speeds to push customers towards higher-priced plans. Their “low prices” typically only apply for the first year, after which they lock you in with higher renewal rates. They often charge for essential items, such as SSL certificates, that should be included without extra cost. You assume the risk for your choice in hosting company.

If you are looking for WordPress hosting I recommend Holistic Solutions (based in North Carolina). Their standard hosting is fine if you are just starting out. For static hosting, consider Porkbun Hosting.

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