One of the difficulties in commissioning a website is working out if the cost quoted by a web design company is good value for money and right for you.
Like all industries there are a range of business models ranging from low cost website companies who mass produce websites to high end design agencies with high end prices. We like to feel we fit in between these two extremes.
Other factors involved in the website design that you should consider are:
- Are you getting any marketing input?
- Is it a custom design just for you or a template?
- What is the quality of the designer working on your site?
- Is there any search engine promotion work included?
- What are the ongoing costs?
- Where is the site to be kept? What happens if you fall out with the designer?
- Is there a limit on the number of pages you can have?
- Can you make changes yourself?
All our sites, no matter how small, include the following features:
- Set up of your initial pages.
- All pages are editable by yourself, if you wish. Some people do this, some don’t.
- You can add as many pages as you wish (although our lower priced designs do not have a full menu and will need upgrading)
- The designs are search engine friendly and designed to inform Google when you make changes and additions to the site.
- An optional news section which is very useful in promoting your site to Google and elsewhere.
- Set up on a 3rd party hosting company – so you have the passwords and can easily pass the running on the website over to another developer if you wish.
- A large element of future proofing – including the ability to change the design but protect your investment in the content on each page.
- Ability to easily add a range of marketing features such as podcasting, video, sign up forms for mailing list building, and much more.
- Visitor Tracking and Usage Statistics
Our 100% Money Back Guarantee
Before we look at the sort of sites you could have and the price ranges, we would like to mention our 100% Money Back Guarantee.
If you are not happy with the site we have created for you we will give you your money back. We are confident enough in how we do our job to be prepared to “put our money where our mouth is”.
The only conditions are that once you have agreed to pay the final payment this marks end of the guarantee period and an acceptance of the website. Additionally, if you decide to have your money back you have no rights to the design or the website programming we have created for you. After all – you are not happy with the site so we do not expect you to want to use it.
£500 or less
If you need a website for this price range, we do not feel we can create a website of sufficient quality to give you a good return on your investment. You could go to a low-cost web designer but I would advise a different course of action – Visit 1&1 hosting – and set up a website using their site builder service.
The site builder service use a template system similar to a low cost web designer will use but the quality will be a little greater. However you will have a good starter website which you can edit yourself. Later you can then upgrade your 1&1 hosting account to run one of our websites without having to start again.
Check the site builder designs before you sign up.
£500 to £1000
Websites in this range typically have a simpler design adapted to reflect your logo or branding. It will have a limited number of pages, limited marketing input and a smaller number of library photos added to the site. However they have lots of potential
Examples in this price range.
£1000 to £2000
Once you get over £1000 you can expect a much more custom design, more time looking at marketing possibilities, more pages and a large number of library pictures. At the higher end of this range we will also spend more time improving the search engine possibilities of the site.
Examples in this price range.
Once you get over £2000 we spend a lot more time on customising the design and more time working on the marketing angles for the site. Often each page will have custom graphics and much more detailed design work. The number of initial pages and number of library photos used will be greater.
Examples of typical sites